Acekard R.P.G. loader 4.01 released & Open Source!

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. THeLL

    THeLL GBAtemp Fan

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    Why is Gbatemp hyping the RPG Acekard so much? They constantly control the news and frontpage here @ gbatemp and the news about it has subjective terms in it that shouldn't be in a newspost....
     
  2. Emu

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    I feel kinda weird seeing all these people with multiple slot-1s wanting this new one.. Like.. I have my R4 and that's good for me. Why would I want another one? Each one gets better with each release.
     
  3. go185

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    Whenever a new flashcart gets released, there is always news articles on the front page about it (INCLUDING the R4, to make the R4 fanboys happy)
     
  4. Raisingod

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    It got some dodgy parts but not that bad ( already managed to understand alot of the GUI mechanisem and its quite nice) also it isn't a bad code its just that it isn't commented and got some bad C++ habits ( declartion everywhere makes it hard to keep track).But I guess this is what you ger when a non open-source compeney releases the code ( I did say the first community project is commenting)


    Anyway thanks AceKard team for the source [​IMG] .


    P.S I have a theoraticly semi working Moonshell button for the GUI ( haven't got an AceKard to test it) which could be used as a shortcut mechanisem basics [​IMG]
     
  5. mastertop101

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    In a few minutes... riiiiiiiiiiiiight
     
  6. Raisingod

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    Why being so skeptical, there are some really nifty things that can be done in a matter of minutes (providing a good programmer is writing it) . If you have looked into the source code you would have known that there are some really helpful procedures in there [​IMG]
     
  7. shaunj66
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    We get accused of being biased towards every flash cart at the time they come out... naturally there is more news about new flash carts and thus they take up a lot of frontpage time... There's nothing seedy about it.
     
  8. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ok. 2 games out of 1200+ is DEFINITELY minimal compatibility issues, no matter how you look at it. What do you want to be said, that the R4 is utter garbage and should be burned and destroyed because Worms 2 and Deltora Quest don't work without a patch, when there's no way to fix the Acekards download play and soft reset issues like that? Get real.
     
  9. KINGOFNOOBS

    KINGOFNOOBS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    2 Games? More like 20. Then again, most of these games suck so eh.
     
  10. zi70410

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    yea
     
  11. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Really, 20? I had no idea. The only game I heard about was Worms 2 Open Warfare. Doesn't really matter to me though, as I just sold my R4 and will get a Cyclo as soon as RealHotStuff ships out there 10/1 batch.
     
  12. OSW

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    The whole arm7 fix thing is what has let R4 down for me. Perfect compatability without manual patching should be a given, but R4 is behind the times.

    BUT BACK ON TOPIC AS PharaohsVizier WAS TRYING TO GET ACROSS!
    no more R4 talk!

    I'm probably getting my acekard this week or next, i'll post my impressions then too.
     
  13. stop_loading

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    R4 patches game on the fly, there will be more incompatibilities
     
  14. go185

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    Just purchased my RPG from bamboogaming! [​IMG]
     
  15. iwakura

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    which games does it need to patch on the fly?
     
  16. Alastair

    Alastair GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Where do you think? Number one.

    I read everything I could find about the available cartridges and purchased based on what DS flash cart. plays DS games the best. If that makes me ignorant, I'm sorry [​IMG] but I will never accept from anyone that a card with inferior compatibility (R4/ARPG) is better.

    I didn't get my CycloDS because I heard that it had as wonderful support for download play as the other options. [​IMG]
     
  17. Seraph

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    Huh? Doesn't the RPG have 100% capatiblity too? And also you don't have to buy a specific SD card for problematic games.(same goes for G6 Real) So the problems with the RPG that keep it from being the best cart are the features that haven't been added yet.
     
  18. Alastair

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    If you only play single-player, yes. Download play is important for people that have friends with DSs though and fromw hat I heard, D.P. with the RPG is a joke.

    The SD card problem is a bit disconcerting (although I only thought it happened with Portrait of Ruin on the CycloDS), true, I agree but it's not hard to get the right SD card.

    As for the things that keep the RPG from being the best: You're absolutely right. The same goes for every single cart. out there: if only they had the features to make them the best, they WOULD be the best! [​IMG]
     
  19. ViRGE

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    Every last card that has been made does, every card that will be made in the future will too. It's the result of using flash memory, it's slower than the ROM memory Nintendo is using and that's all there is to it. A well designed card will implement a patching method that can be very effective, but there will always be the possibility of a game not working on a card if it's throwing something the patcher can't handle.
     
  20. recover

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    If you don't prepatch the rom (modifying the actual file), of course the cards will have to do it on the fly (in memory when you run the rom).
     
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