AceKard 2.1

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AceKard 2.1 by iamthinkingarbys at 4:32 AM (2,301 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. iamthinkingarbys
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    Hey, so i received my acekard 2.1 the other day.
    and have tried to put some games onto it all day.
    I don't know what i'm doing wrong?
    is there a beginners guide?
     
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    You need to install the firmware. Go to www.acekard.com to download the firmware and to view documentation. The firmware consists of one file (akmenu4.nds) and one folder (__ak2) that you drag onto your microSD card.

    -Bri
     
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    We are on the same page, I already downloaded some games with utorrent, I will be opening the card in a few as I just recieve it but I heard you can download akaio. Do I need to download the original firmware first? If I use Akaio do I have to rename the .nds file? [​IMG] I will be using the Search option now and probably that's the best you can do too for the moment. Good Luck!
     
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    You need either the original AceKard 2 software or AKAIO, not both of them. AKAIO is a lot better, so I recommend getting that.
     
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    Thanks, there should be a "acekard for dummies" guide as I'm so lost. I downloaded the Akaio to my micro card but not sure what's the next step. The program file is there but I can't open it. My brain is burned out after daling all days with my kids... [​IMG]
     
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    It should be a .rar file or a .zip file (I can't remember). Use "7zip" to extract the files from the archive. You should have a file named "akmenu4.nds" and a folder named "__aio". Drag both to the microSD card. That's it!

    -Bri
     
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    Thanks, for some reason my computer was not reading it as a zip file, I downloaded the 7 zip program and when i realize how easy it was I was like "DUH" [​IMG] Thanks a lot, I already installed like 8 games. How many of them fit in a 2g microSD?
     
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    wait until you get into homebrew. just buy a transcend 8gb class6 card now =)

    -another world
     
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    Hey so i did that..
    and so...
    how do i get games onto it?
    is it just dragging them into the removable disk or, shall i make a folder on that disk?
     
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    You don't have to make a new folder, just drag the .nds game file to the card next to the firmware ones.
     
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    just did that, and for some reason..
    i didn't work.
    how could this be?
    how do you unzip a file?
     
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    If you're using Windows, just right-click the ZIP file and select "Extract All..."

    You'll need to put the "akmenu4.nds" file and "__ak2" folder onto your microSD card. I would go ahead and make a folder called "games" on your microSD card and put your .nds files in there.

    Remember to always, always, always use "safely remove hardware" before removing your microSD card from your PC or it will get corrupted.

    -Bri
     
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    "safely remove hardware"
    What does that mean?
     
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    And do the games have to by type: NSD file?
     
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    seriously if you cant be bothered to read all of the manuals out there on the interwebs about how to set up any nds flashcart then you dont deserve to have one. why cant people do their own research BEFORE buying a card??

    yjtreads like this annoy me to no end

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    Never mind i found it ahha
     
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    Try yahoo and search for 7zip download it as it will take less than 3 minutes. Once downloaded look for your saved Akaio firmware and right click, there should be an option to unzip it with the new 7zip you downloaded. After it is open you will see the 3 folders that the Akaio firmare really has. You can leave behind the readme one and drag the other 2 to your new card. Pretty much all games I found have .nds at the end. To remove the card safely from your computer, once ready to take it out look in yout toolbar and place the mouse in the icons until you see the option.
     
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    Honestly, I think this is some troll....He's asking all the n00bish questions in order..
    If 8 year olds can get their flashcarts to work, then this guy will get it eventually too!
     
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