Acekard vs CycloDS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Legerdemain, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Legerdemain

    Legerdemain Newbie

    Jun 7, 2009
    United States
    I'm thinking of getting a flashkart for my DS Lite, but I don't know which one is better.

    Based on my readings here, it seems like R4 is out of the question (Look at the 32894739 fixes required!).

    I'm currently debating between Acekard and CycloDS.
    What are the pros and cons of each?
    Which one do you recommend?

    And for the Acekard, is there any difference at all between 2.1 and 2i in terms of the DS Lite?

    Feel free to recommend some other card too.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

    Feb 21, 2009
    United States
    Where intellect matters
  3. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    you should do your own research. gbatemp has reviews, you can also find info using the search form is much nicer than the search button.

    the acekard is cheap in price and well supported. the akaio firmware devs have been first for updates and fixes on a handful of recent games. personally i think the akaio firmware is better for many reasons. you can check out the akaio wiki (linked in my sig) for more information. cyclo has a very expensive price but with that comes features you may want. these features include homebrew softreset, real time saves, wii compatibility, etc.

    bottom line, if you don't want to spend alot and you want 99%+ rom compatibility and 100% homebrew compatiblity get an acekard.
    if you want to spend more and the gimmick features are important to you, get a cyclo.

    any other reasons should come from your own research.

    -another world
  4. Fatboy12345236

    Fatboy12345236 GBAtemp Regular

    May 23, 2009
    CycloDS high price more fetures AK low price but not so many fetures....
  5. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    w8 is CycloDS the only cart that could Soft Reset with Homebrews? I know my Acekard can't and my R4 can't. That sucks I wish in AKAIO 1.5 they will add that.
  6. rommy667

    rommy667 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2008
    Down the road around the corner
    AK2i def unless you like macs as the CycloDS is kinda the mac of flashcards kinda.........
  7. anime4ever

    anime4ever GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 29, 2007
    Check out the gbatemp reviews and chose which one is the best.
  8. xylos

    xylos GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 6, 2007
    United States
    Crazy Cowtown City KS
    Go with the CycloDS. Trust me I have both and would definitely go with the Cyclo because of its ease of use and powerful features. Well that and sometimes the AceKard can get a little complicated
  9. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City

    Nope Acekard does not I tried with a lot of homebrews such as WeelDS, SnemulDS, Beup, CRILC, and more. Well maybe it does work with the official as I am not sure but it does not work with Akaio.
  10. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    It doesn't work with the official or with AKAIO. I believe that Normmatt was working on a soft reset for homebrew at one time, but I don't know how far he got on it and I don't know if it will be included in the next release or not.

    Personally, I don't see the point of soft reset. It takes longer to press 4 to 6 buttons at once than to slide a single on/off switch.

  11. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

    Jan 15, 2009
    United States
    New York City
    Well back to topic. If you want you flashcart with good Rom compatibility get the Acekard 2i. If you want good compatibility not as good as Acekard 2i but good, and one that has good features like RTS,and RTG get the CycloDS.

    Pros: Has the best features like Real Time Saving and RTG. Also a good team. Nice GUI.
    Bad: COST TO MUCH.

    Acekard 2i:
    Pros: AKAIO, Very good AKAIO team, Best Compatibility. CHEAP. Nice GUI
    Bad: Not a lot of features.

    I got my Acekard 2i and really I got bored of it in 2 days. I had the R4 before it and I see no difference between both I am talking about features there aren't a lot. R4 has most of Acekard 2i features. It just doesn't have good Compatibility and doesn't have good GUI.
  12. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

    May 9, 2007
    United States
    NYC, USA
    Get the Acekard if you have money. However if you DO have the money, definitely go for the cyclo.