2ds flash card help

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by darkchas1, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. darkchas1
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    darkchas1 Newbie

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    I just got my girlfriend her 2DS and wondering what card is best to buy.

    Her version is 8.1.0-19E. (Nintedo 2DS Blue)

    she wants to play 3ds games like Zelda and Pokemon X&Y. so wondering what is the best card to get her.

    and price range from £10-70 for the cart.
     
  2. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Supercard DSTWO.
     
  3. zezzo

    zezzo The "Black Ace"

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    I think you can get cfw
     
  4. cocoPika

    cocoPika GBAtemp Regular

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    sky3ds, gateway, dstwo plus 4in1 all support the 3ds games on 8.1.0-19E.
     
  5. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector

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    flashcards cost 40-80+usd
    gateway (40+) takes time to install uses 2 flashcards (one for ds roms one for 3ds roms) and its own cfw that you need to install to use it
    scds2+ (50+) a ds flashcard that emulates gateway (that uses cfw (requires setup)) . . . (also in the past gateway has used code in there fw to brick 3ds systems of clone card users)

    all the above support ds games without buying another flashcard

    sky3ds (80+) if you want to play games online requires you to update system (to use eshop to download game updates . . . if you update sky becomes your only option) or install cfw

    with all of the above you need to setup headers for every (3ds)game or risk nintendo will give you a permanent ban
    with all of the above only let you play retail cartridge (3ds)games no eshop only titles

    cfw (free) requires a sd card or a micro sd with an adapter. all cfw takes time to install (also you can use the flashcard money you save to buy a bigger sd card instead) lets you play eshop titles

    in my opinion cfw is your best option it takes time to setup but in the end its worth it not just because its free but cfw has more features then the cfw you get with gateway , you don't need to update like with sky3ds, you don't have to fear a greedy company with its panties all bunched up bricking you, and after all that its still free
    also if you noticed any choice you make will require cfw (except sky but its recommended) so why not skip the card and get to the good stuff

    if you need a good cfw guide then use this one [Tutorial] Installing rxTools Custom Firmware - (3DS and 2DS) it has a detailed walk-through, a video version, and a link to a overly noobproof guide (pics of nearly every step) so you can pick your own speed
     
    Last edited by wormdood, Nov 9, 2015