Acecard or M3 or R4i ?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by AlexBE, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. AlexBE
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    Hi there

    just got a new 3DS which is v 1.1.0-1 E and didn't update it yet.

    I saw the list of flashcards supporting the latest firmwares (3.x) and still can't choose which one to get ?

    I don't care about GBA games nor do I care about other functionality than just running the ROMS. I had the M3 Real for my DS Lite and it always worked fine (until the DS died).

    Which one of the Acecard 2i, M3 someting and R4something would you advise me to get ?

    Most important being forward compatibility with further updates (and if the 3DS games ever get cracked, the likelyhood that this card would be updatable to make them work too).

    Thanks !

    P.S. Don't shoot me if this exact question has been answered already, cuz I didn't find anything like it...
     


  2. jimmyemunoz

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    R4i 3DS Gold with r4ids.cn on the front sticker, located at the bottom. :)
     
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    I would get the AK2i. It's a great cart, you get a choice in loaders (Wood RPG, AKAIO) and it receives quick updates.
    However, the DSTWO receives quicker/more updates than the AK2i. The AK2i wasn't updated for the Super Mario 3D Land update so anyone who wanted to play that game either had to wait for 3.0.0 to be released or not be able to use their AK2i until 3.0.0 was released and an AK2i update was released for 3.0.0. The DSTWO worked on the SM3DL update early on. Updates like these that are only included with games could happen again in the future so if you want the flashcart to be updated quickly every time Nintendo blocks it you should go with the DSTWO.
    I can't speak for the R4i but I do know you get less choice in loaders with it, though Wood firmware and AKAIO are very similar.
     
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    Go for the Acekard 2i

    Best and usually fast updated card for the 3DS.
     
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    Do you have another DS unit to do updates on? If not, then look into Flashcarts that can patch themselves without having to boot up 1st.
     
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    I'm all about the R4
     
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    so much so it is your first post! lol, welcome to the 'temp!

    I would go with the Acekard their a reliable team.
     
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    You get a choice between AKAIO, and an out-dated AK RPG kernel. Keep in mind, the AK RPG kernel is old and not recommended.
     
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    Unfortunately my DS Lite died (won't turn on or charge any more) so no I don't have another one for updates.

    I don't really care about choice in loaders in stuff, as long as I can play games, even if the loader is pink with kitties on it, it's fine ;)

    As I understand from the comments above, there is no clear consensus as to which one of the three "just works" in all circumstances without too much useless whistles, right ?

    BTW, a bit off-topic but has anyone had this issue already ?
    http://techforums.nintendo.com/thread/12676

    Thanks again !
     
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    AK2i is your best bet. I've had one for quite a while now and it still hasn't died on me. It's easy to use, has great quality and is updated pretty fast, usually around the same time as DSTWO.
     
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    DSTwo is imo the best flashcard there is for the DS/DSi/3DS

    Acekard is really fast, bought one for my mum since she had a severely outdated DSTT.
    All of her mahjong games worked again.
     
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    Ok thanks everyone, I think i'll get the Acecard since the DSTwo seems to be for more advanced use. Where is the bst place to get it online ? I'm in Europe...

    Thanks again
     
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    The GBATemp sponsor, www.etcome.com
    It also ships to europe.
     
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    Ok thanks Kitty-fan ! :)

    This one then, right ?
    http://www.etcome.com/product/ak2i-card-for-3ds-dsi-ll-dsi-ds-lite-ds.html

    and I have to update it to 3.x and then update the 3DS itself right ? with this :

    http://www.acekard.com/download/ak2/ak2ifw_update_3ds3.0_DSi143.zip
    http://www.acekard.com/download/akaio/AKAIO.1.8.9.zip

    or is it better to leave everything alone and not update ?

    Thanks again ! Sorry I just want to be sure not to mess up :)
     
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    Kitty-fan lol ;3

    Yep that one.

    Just run the Acekard update BEFORE you run the 3DS system update.
    Then it will work just fine ;]
     
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    Thanks a lot !
     
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    Stay faaaar away from the M3 Team's products, they've stopped updating >:|
     
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    Could get the Xmas edition that they are selling for the same price I believe, like collectable boxes for some reason.

    There are also other place like zhuzhuchina selling for $12 which beats all retailers, plus they are very reputable.