About to Get a DSi What Card Should I Get?

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Nov 1, 2009
  1. LightyKD
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    I'm about ti get a DSi and i was wondering which is the better card? What card is future proof and can be updated to stop Nintendo's FW updates? I just don't want to spend money on a card that 3 months later wouldn't be worth it.
     
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    get a acekard 2i a great unofficial team supporting it
     
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    M3i Zero 100%
     
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    OK I did some researching of the AK2i. Does this card (the AK2i) have the ability to preload a .nds file. I used to have a Max media dock and one of the things I liked about that was the ability to change my menu (from MMD to DS Organize or DSision2) by using a bootme.nds file. I'm really interested in getting it but I would like to use DSision2 so that the menu theme stays in line with my DSi menu. Any thoughts?
     
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    M3i Zero
     
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    though mine broke,i would say,the M3(i) Zero. its kind of an annoyance to update it with the cable though. also,the cable is very fragile,so you have to be careful with it. i had very much fun with it,until it broke somehow while updating it with the cable,a problem that many others have never had happened.
     
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    For all of you M3i supporters, is this it?...

    http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.29476

    BTW the question i asked earlier still stands. Is it possible with any of these cards to replace the menu by having Dsision2 load first?
     
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    Actually, AKAIO is the official loader for the AK2/i/RPG now.
     
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    Acekard 2i is better and cheaper [​IMG] I have it for months and never had any problem with it.
     
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    acekard 2i=cheaper
    m3i zer0=better

    got it memorized?
     
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    why is it better?
    what does it have?
    maybe if there is something amazing about it I'll get it. [​IMG]
     
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    it my personal favoritte:
    it has m3 sakura the best flashcart menu ever
    it has many extra features like real time sav
    real time guide
    FULLY skinnable
    dont need moonshell for media it can play it directly
    2 official firmware Failpod and sakura
    update bootloader via usb ports so you dont need another ds

    acekard is good but m3 is my personal pick [​IMG]
    i respect you choice too [​IMG]
     
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    Oo sounds pretty nicee [​IMG]
    but most likely its the features I won't use...(Or maybe I'm just saying this cause I don't have it lol )
    Maybe I'll try when my acekard dies [​IMG]
     
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    Acekard 2i gives the best bang for the buck right now.
    The reliability and simplicity of use have it over the other cards.
    I have purchased several and have never had a failure nor has any of my friends experience a failure with this card.
    It is simple to use and update.

    That said, it is possible to ruin the card by removing the memory chip improperlly.
    If you pull the chip straight out without pushing it in first you can bend or break the little retaining clips that hold the memory card in destroying the memory socket and rendering the flashcart unusable. This is true of many flashcarts. The DS/DSi console game slot will survive and occasional pull out but the flashcarts aren't that robust.
     
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    It's your choice.

    For NDS lite ,you could try acekard or supercard
    For NDSi , you could try acekard or M3i Zero
     
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    Considering I'm strapped for cash I'm thinking about the AK2i. From what I read, it looks like I'm going to have to be super careful but after I stick on it what I need on it... I hardly ever take anything out. I was that way with the Max Media Dock. That thing stayed in my old DS like...forever. My new question is this. Is the MicroSD slot fairly weak also? From what I see of the pictures, it looks like I can pretty much keep the AK2i in the system at all times and just remove the MicroSD card whenever I need to move files. Also, what exactly is the workaround for DSi FW 1.4?

    Nevermind: I found the 1.4 workaround [​IMG]
     
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    If you have DSi firmware
     
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    Get An Ez Flash They are so easy [​IMG]
     
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    m3i zero= crappier build, bad homebrew compatibility, ok rom compatibility, boot flashable without DS

    acekard2i=better build, excellent rom compatibility, excellent homebrew compatibility, reliable, boot flashable

    acekard2i > m3i zero. [​IMG]

    Got it memorized?
     

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