Been using 1.7 now for a few days after using the 1.6 RC's previously and I dunno ... I wanna love 1.7 but. Loading games is quicker but once loaded they seem to be lagging more. In general white/black screens before intros start etc are on screen noticably longer than normal. Im finding akaio to be more responsive/stable inside the menu but outside of that, inside games its noticably slower and far worse now. I don't normally have options like cheats enabled etc. So all of this is just what I have experienced so far on normal settings. Animal crossing (E) is so slow in 1.7 its unplayable. The lag is so serious I guess this is more a dma problem or something to do with the loader. Worked ok with previous RC2. Not that I'm that bothered about playing the game but seeing that got me worried. I should stay away from that game after updating next time cause I didn't get off to a good start there. Scary. Metroid prime hunters is real slow now, I can feel the wait between screens and this is just navigating the menu screens before playing a game. The sound stutters when I go back from the options menu to the main menu... cannot remember noticing it this bad before. Pokemon platinum seems to have suffered as well. Browsing items in your bag it properly lags from section to section. It is noticably slower scrolling down through items... feels heavy as. Same as with a lot of games now it seems to be sitting on black or white load screens for excessive periods when you go from one place to another or into a building etc. Nintendo browser crashes if you close your DS. New super mario bros now freezes if you go into the mingames and then back out to the title screen again. Rumble (EZ3in1+) doesnt work with commercial roms but only rumbles inside akaio and in homebrew. Btw this is only re: akaio 1.7 and the acekard RPG. I tried akaio 1.7 with ak2.1 and had a totally different experience, I was blown away (although I still couldnt get rumble to work with that either in any commercial roms). I was so excited to hear the RPG engine had been updated for 1.7 (mentioned on the news topic) but Im not feeling it at all tbh. Any RPG users here notice anything like the above or similar slowdown in games since 1.7?