41 yr old newbie

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by bpopman, Nov 18, 2008.

Nov 18, 2008

41 yr old newbie by bpopman at 1:01 AM (2,779 Views / 0 Likes) 35 replies

  1. bpopman
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    Newcomer bpopman Member

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    buying DS's for my girls, 7 and 5, for Christmas and thought I would do a little homework..great looking site

    come a long since my VIC 20 and Atari 400

    Cheers,

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  2. Costello

    Administrator Costello Headmaster

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    hello there bpopman!
    I'm one of the admins here and I can say it's nice to have oldwise guys like you around! [​IMG]
    I hope you enjoy your stay here and that you find answers to your questions!
     
  3. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Welcome to the 'Temp!

    It's rather odd to have someone older than me join,
    a day after I make a blog posting regarding just how old I feel here.

    Do you have any particular questions?
     
  4. xalphax

    Member xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    welcome, if you have any questions just ask.

    the knowitalls around here usually have the right answer!
     
  5. bpopman
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    My first offiicial questions is:

    looking for the best cart to get for my DS's for a 7 and 5 year old to use..no need for all the bells and whistles..just something reliable and easy for them to use...

    Thanks for the warm welcome...
     
  6. xalphax

    Member xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    acekard 2

    - cheap
    - perfect compatibility
    - easy for you as a parent to maintain
    - easy to use
     
  7. Osaka

    Member Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hello and welcome to the site ^^; I think most people like the cyclo [​IMG]
     
  8. xalphax

    Member xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    yeah, but the cyclo is expensive and has features the 5 and 7 year olds will NEVER use.
     
  9. Osaka

    Member Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I was just saying which one I hear people liking x.x;
     
  10. Jordan10la

    Member Jordan10la GBAtemp Regular

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    But has perfect compatibility. I don't know about other carts. Also Slot 1 plsu a EZ V 3-in-1 if they are into GBA games.
     
  11. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    If it's good enough for Narin, I'll agree with that.
     
  12. Narin

    Former Staff Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    Greetings and welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy our little slice of the web! If theres anything we can do or if you have any questions, just let us know. We are a friendly bunch of people here, oh and just a word of warning, please don't feed the Tempers after midnight here..they are worse than Grimlins. Always trying to screw on my little moogle pom pom, bah!

    In all seriousness, for a simple, cost effective flashcard for its features I suggest the AceKard 2 flashcard with the AKAIO loader made by several talented developers here. [​IMG]
     
  13. TheSpade

    Member TheSpade GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I too would like to welcome another of the over 30 crowd. Acekard 2 or CycloDS are the best choices presently. It comes down to how much you want to spend. I'm more on the side of CycloDS, because it's a simple menu, easily upgradable and English-speaking support via their website (and of course, you can always come here for assistance). Either choice works. Of course, you could buy one of each as a middle ground. It would also help each differentiate between your girls. Also, you said you plan to buy 2 DS units. Why not a third for yourself, or a fourth for the misses?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. gumbyscout

    Member gumbyscout GBAtemp Regular

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    I use the ez flash V. It's pretty stable, has about 90% compatibility I would say (all of my games always worked). It doesn't have much in the bells and whistles department, but it supports the 3 in 1 expansion pack 100% (same company), so you could get the two bundled together.
     
  15. ENDscape

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    Great to have more non-kids people here. Welcome [​IMG]
     
  16. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Wow.
    You can tell it's a slow night.
    The welcome wagon is out in force. [​IMG]
     
  17. bpopman
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    If it was only that simple I would buy one for my dog too....Like that idea of both as I could play check them both out

    words of wisdom from an old wise guy..sample many and forget love, only works in the movies..go for the $$$$ [​IMG]

    what do you think of the Supercard DS One V.3 instead of Cyclo??
     
  18. War

    Member War Take it easy~

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    The Cyclo is the best flashcart around, hands down. It has the best compatibility, features, a very good development team, and is very reliable. However, it's also the most expensive! If you're buying one for each girl, you're looking at at least 100 bucks.

    Since you said bells and whistles don't really matter, I would recommend either an AK2 or DSTT. Those are very good flashcarts, and very cheap. They have good compatibility and are easy to use.

    Also, welcome to GBAtemp!
     
  19. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    War, I believe he's asking if a Supercard DS One V.3 is comparable.

    The nicest way I can say it is this:
    Supercard has some vehement supporters, but I am not among them.
    I have not used one, nor seen one used, but the people here whose opinions I trust don't seem to spend their money on a Supercard.
     
  20. BlueBX

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    I would either choose Cyclo, Edge (my fave), Acekard 2, or DSTT.
     

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