3DS XL (4.1.0-8U) Compatible Flash Cards & Advice

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by wikoogle, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. wikoogle

    wikoogle Newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    United States
    Just picked up a 3DS XL today running stock firmware 4.1.0-8U.

    People here seem to recommend the Supercard DSTWO as the best all around flashcard since it's the only one that can also play SNES & GBA games. Is there any way I could play Genesis games using the Supercard DSTWO?

    Do you know if any retailers will set it up for me beforehand so that it works on the 3DS XL without any set up (I don't have a DS).

    Thank you very much for your help in advance.
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    The DSTwo is the best flashcard out of all of the others. Mainly because it has a CPU that allows GBA and SNES emulation (albeit they both kinda suck) and it gets fast updates.

    If all you want it for is DS games, then I'd say there aren't any product-decision cons out there. In fact, I'm not even sure what the cons might actually be if there are any.

    EDIT: As for the compatibility with the system, you can update the 3DS to the latest firmware if you buy a DSTwo.
  3. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    The DSTWO may use a tiny bit more battery than the average flash cart due to its extra chip that gives it that boost in power, setting it apart from the competition. That's about the only sort of con I can think of though. The DSTWO is definitely the best cart on the market. I'll leave the compatibility up to someone who actually has a US 3DS XL and DSTWO.
  4. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Oct 11, 2010
    The R4i-Gold is kinda good if you're not into the DSTWO, just make sure you don't get a bad clone of it.
    Ace-3DS is quite popular in Singapore. It's cheap too.

    As for compatibility, it's the same as 3DS.

    The DSTWO is #1 for it's features, ease, superfast updating and compatibility with DS games (like the early Pokemon B/W/B2/W2 straight from the ROM).

    The con is price. That's all. The DSTWO doesn't really suck a lot of battery.
  5. insidexdeath

    insidexdeath .

    Apr 13, 2010
    Who ever recommends you to get an Acekard 2i, I suggest not to listen to him/her..

    Also, it's really up to you. Are you looking into playing just ROMs? If so, go with R4i Gold (r4ids.cn)

    If you're looking into extra features for example: GBA/SNES emulation and more, then go with the Supercard DSTWO.
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  6. wikoogle

    wikoogle Newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    United States
    Thank you for the advice everyone. :)

    Any chance we may get Genesis emulation from SuperCardTwo as well?
  7. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    You can use JenesisDS on it just fine, which works okay for the most part. It doesn't take advantage of the extra power though, so it runs the same as it does on any other flashcart.
  8. PaulAldrich

    PaulAldrich Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    On price nothing beats Amaze3DS! $20 aud for a fully functioning up to the most recent firmware flash cart!!!
  9. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    thats only becuase it literally just came out
    you cannot base that its good when nintnedo didnt know about it when they did an update
    also it doesnt have a trusted kernel supported at the moment as there new so new game could be a problem
    its also more expencive than a r4ids.cn gold card

    DSTwo best because
    -updates under 24 hours
    -Kernel plays any game and can remove ap without any updates, so no waiting for patches
    -have gba emulation
    -extra cpu for power :D

    r4ids.cn R4i gold (make sure r4ids.cn version)
    -updates under 24 hours
    -supported by YWG for kernel so get game compatibility updates quickly
  10. Gaiaknight

    Gaiaknight GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 26, 2008
    United States
    howell, Michigan
    I have had an r4i gold 3ds for over a year now and i must say i really enjoy it. The team updates quick when there is need for a firmware fix plus it has wood support so games get fixed pretty quick. lucky you got 4.3.0-8U when i did a system transfer it made me update to 4.3.0-10U so i could do a system transfer.
  11. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
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    Look at this.
    It's a list of flash carts, mostly clones.

    Notice that there's a column for when a cart was last updated. All those carts were fully-functional when they came out... but notice how many carts haven't been updated since 2008/2009.
  12. iikkee

    iikkee Newbie

    Dec 10, 2011
    That website also hasn't been updated for a long time ;)
  13. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
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    That's why I didn't mention ones that are marked as 2011.

    Attempting to visit many of the URLs listed will fail, as often the entire sites for older flash carts are gone.
  14. isthar

    isthar Member

    Jun 25, 2006
    United States
    FWIW I picked up a launch 3DSXL (first one at my store sunday morning!)... got a acekard2i from my dslite... i just had to not update (wish I could update just one version but not completely), so for now I'm OK enjoying my bigger screen to do stuff (yes, I always have the dslite worse comes to worse)...

    Follow http://www.acekard.com/news.php and http://www.acekard.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=8928&extra=page%3D1&page=2 if you have or get a 2i, I think they'll come through but it does seem like other cards are currently being more actively updated.
  15. enarky

    enarky owls?

    Jul 31, 2003
    Been using Supercard products since ~2006 and I can't imagine how someone could recommend something different. They're supporting their products for what seems like forever, have the best compatibility around besides maybe Acekard and more recently cards with Wood firmware and have more features than the cheaper cards (e.g. Realtime Save). Really, 40 USD isn't that much for what they offer, I can still remember the time when you paid five times that much for GBA or GBC flashkits, not to mention the absurd prices of N64 or SNES copiers back in the days.

    Supercard or GTFO.