AceKard 2i or Super DSTwo

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Oct 1, 2011

AceKard 2i or Super DSTwo by kofman13 at 12:55 AM (7,709 Views / 0 Likes) 31 replies

  1. kofman13
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    I just got a DSi and i am trying to decide which flash cart to get.

    is the DSTwo really the best card? the features are cool i think.

    I dont mind shelling out extra money for the best ( DSTwo) but are there any cons to getting the DSTwo versus the acekard 2i?
     


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    Well get a DSTwo if you would want to play GBA games on your DSi.
    If not, get an AK2i.
     
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    and also the auto bypass
     
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    DSTwo cons: Price (but you said you'd be willing to shell out), battery drains really fast whenever the DSTwo in in the slot and the DS is on, even if it's not in use.

    So... not really much to discuss. If you can afford the $30-$35, go for it!
     
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    maybe i the posts were outdated, but early this year and 2010, the DSTwo had more features but more problems and iffy performance? is this not true anymore?
     
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    I've heard stuff here (at GBAtemp.net) about the SCDS2 team never updating/releasing source code for their gba emulator and other software. But as far as I know, they do a good job on game compatibility and update their boot strap whenever nintendo releases a dsi/3ds update that blocks the cart. I'm not sure about those 'problems' you're talking about; maybe those guys had a crappy micro SD card [​IMG]
     
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    sorry for all these questions... now something else worries me..... yes overall i get the picture acekard is updated more and has better support and community.....
    what worries me is now i am reading that dstwo has bad battery life. worse than acekard/r4 how much worse is it?
    DSi with medium brightness NOT RUNNING a flash card i think is like 10 hours or 12.
    what is it with acekard
    what is it with DSTwo?
     
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    Don't have any statistical data on battery life, but DSTwo won't drain extra battery unless you use the GBA emulator or play any of the DSTwo-exclusive homebrews. Some people say that it drains energy when in stand-by (sleep) mode, but I'm not sure about that.
     
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    i also really like the acekard UI with the calendar and two screens etc...
    reading now that acekard doesnt have real time save states... i guess im getting the DSTwo
     
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    The lack of auto bypass on the DSTwo these days is enormous.
    See: Kirby Mass Attack
    At least they're fixed quickly.
     
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    Pingouin, that was 1 game.
    Get a DSTWO, it's better in nearly every aspect.

    Also, if you need help setting up, look at my signature. [​IMG]
     
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    will do
     
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    the dstwo review on gbatemp is probably out dated but it says it doesnt have 100% compatibility
     
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    ds2 feels all clunky.. i prefer my ak2i
     
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    it is outdated and the ds2 still does not have 100% compatibility. there are still homebrew projects and roms which do not load. SC is great about rom fixes so some of what was reported in that review is now fixed.

    keep in mind that we are not going to update each review with a round of fresh testing everytime a kernel update is released. its up to the user to start with a review and complete research by reading up on what has taken place since that point.

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    is there a current list of what the DSTwo is not compatible with?
     
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    Don't know if it's been mentioned but another thing dstwo has is a snes emulator so you can play games like super street fighter: the new challengers. I was going to get the acekard2i but I think just because of that I'm going to order a dstwo instead.

    UPDATE: Got both cards. They both have snes emulators that work with them.
     
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    Remember that the DSTwo SNES emu is far from perfect and has a few problems. Same goes for the GBA emu. Otherwise a great cart [​IMG]


    -Qtis
     
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    DStwo saps batteries!

    But it's a great card. Plays HGSS and BW without any hassle and patches.
     

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