acekard2i or acekard rpg?

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Feb 15, 2011

acekard2i or acekard rpg? by frostnuggets at 9:14 PM (2,533 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. frostnuggets
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    Newcomer frostnuggets Newbie

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    hi guys,

    i know i'm new here and thus i'm sorry for asking questions in my very first post. but the thing is, i own a dsi and i downloaded the freaking 1.4.1 update [​IMG] . as you know, it blocked most of the flashcards. i used to use a r4i gold (yes, i know it sucks), but now it wont work. then, i heard the acekard is able to solve my problems, running games with the current patch. now, on to my questions:
    1- is the acekard really able to work in a dsi with the 1.4.1 update?
    2- do i need another ds to update my acekard or solve the update issue, if i ever need to, or anything like that?
    3- what are the differences between the acekard2i and acekard rpg?
    4- i've heard the acekard may brick your ds. is that true?
    5- how can i know which is the "type" of my dsi? (US, EUR...)
    6- which of the acekards should i buy? of course, if you know anything about a better flashcard or something, just say it [​IMG]
    7- what is real time save?
    8- what is the kernel? and what is that akamaio thing from the acekard? is it hard to understand that homebrewing kind of thing?

    thanks a lot for everyone in advance, and sorry for the large amount of questions [​IMG]
     
  2. machomuu

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    1. Yes, but you have to update the Acekard to 1.4.1 before you update the DSi to 1.4.1, or if you have a friend who has a DS Lite or a pre-1.4.1 DSi and you have a DSi 1.4.1, they can update it for you.

    2.You don't update the Acekard via the DS, but rather you can do a wifi update through the card or just download the update online.

    3. Well for one, you can't use an RPG on the DSi, there are other differences, but I'll let someone else answer that.

    4. That's a false, though there are certain programs and games (such as the fake early Dragon Quest IX dump) that can.

    5. On the back of the DSi.

    6. Because you have a DSi, you can only use the Acekard 2i.

    7. Few cards have this, but it allows you to save anytime during gameplay and load from that exact spot you saved. Basically, it's a Save State.

    8. I don't know about the kernel. Also, get the AKAIO (it stands for AceKard All In One), it's an unofficial Firmware for the Acekard that has automatic AP patching, better game compatability, and alot more. Click here for more info on it.
     
  3. Ammako

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    R4i doesn't suck if you use Wood R4.
    If you can find a way to update an AK2i to 1.4.1, then that means you can also update the R4i Gold to 1.4.1 and won't need to buy another cart.
     
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    I'd recommend getting an AceKard 2i. Much better.
     
  5. Rydian

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    1 - Yes, my DSi is 1.4.1 and my Acekard 2i works just fine,.
    2 - Yes, if you update your DSi again (or buy an older Acekard 2i that doesn't yet have the 1.4.1 update applied to it) then you need another DS to apply the update. Simply update your Acekard 2i before updating your DSi (or on't update your DSi at all) to get around this.
    3 - Don't even consider the RPG, it was a nice concept but with MicroSD prices how they are (and DMA/AAP technologies improved) the Acekard 2i is better in pretty much every way. You'll find most stores don't even stock the RPG anymore.
    4 - Not unless you happen to run some program that attempts to brick your DS, though AFAIK there's none for the DSi, and one hasn't been created at all in a while.
    5 - As said, on the back, but it doesn't matter as there's no region lock for DS stuff, and the flash cart appears as a DS cart to the DSi.
    6 - The Acekard 2i. There's also the EZ-Flash VI and the Supercard DSTwo to look into.
    7 - Answered below.
    8 - The "kernel" is the OS (operating system) of the cart. For the Acekard series you can to use AKAIO, it's the best for it.




    [​IMG]
    Note that the prices given are from chinese shops.
    If you order from a shop in another country it's more expensive.

    [*]The original R4.
    NOT "R4-III Upgrade", NOT "R4-SDHC", NOT "R4i NDSLL", NOT "R4 Red", NOT "R4 King"...
    NOT ANYTHING ELSE WITH "R4" IN THE NAME! JUST "R4 Revolution For DS".

    The cheap card for somebody that just wants to play games on a DS/Lite.

    [*]R4i Gold
    The cheap card for somebody that wants to play games on a DSi with more storage.

    [*]Acekard 2i
    Mid-range card for people that want to play games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.

    [*]EZ-Flash Vi
    Higher-end card with even more features.

    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    Pretty much the ultimate card right now.


    • DS / DS Lite
      The card will work on an original (fat) DS or a DS Lite.
    • DSi / DSi XL
      The card will work on a DSi or DSi XL as well.
    • Game Updates
      Firmware updates are what let cards play newer games, these are the life-blood of the card.
    • SDHC
      SDHC refers to SD cards larger than 2GB (gigabytes). If there's no SDHC support, you can only use SD cards up to 2GB.
    • WiFi Update
      The Acekard 2i can update it's cheats (and get minor bug fixes) over WiFi without having to connect to a computer.
    • Auto Ap Bypass
      Some carts have special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first. The Acekard only has partial support for this right now.
    • RTS
      The Real-Time Save (Save State) function lets you save and reload your game progress at any moment you wish.
    • In-Game Guide
      You can pull up text files and images in-game, in order to check a walkthrough or map you downloaded at any time during a game.
    • Slow Motion
      The card lets you slow down the game speed as you wish.
    • In-Game Cheats
      The card lets you create and modify cheats while the game is running.
    • Special Homebrew
      The card has multiple pieces of special homebrew, such as it's own GBA and SNES emulators, as well as text/PDF reader and video player.
    • Battery Life
      Unfortunately the DSTwo's extra CPU and RAM (which give it the special features) eat into the battery life a bit.
     
  6. frostnuggets
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    holy crap, sounds like i asked all those things at the right forum [​IMG]
    thanks a lot for the fast answers, and sorry for the time i took to post a reply.
    ok, i just didn't get some things:
    1- as i said, i've already downloaded the 1.4.1 update in my dsi. is it still possible to use the acekard 2i?
    2- lets consider the acekard 2i is already "updated". in that case, is it necessary to update my dsi in some aspect? remember, it is 1.4.1 already.

    ok, and now some new questions [​IMG]
    3- sometimes i have the same game, but one US and the other one is EUR. are there any differences between them, like "the US one is supposed to be played with US DSi"?
    4- about the auto ap bypass, what does ap stand for?
    5- is the EZ-Flash Vi or the Supercard DSTwo able to work at a DSi with 1.4.1 firmware?


    thanks a lot again
     
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    1. Yes, if you have a updated AK2i. If you haven't you'll need a DSi with fw 1.3 or below or a DS/DSL.
    2. No, no update is needed since the AK2i doesn't need the firmware to be of a certain version.
    3. Not necessarily, there might be some localization things with language (color vs colour, etc.) and the Eu version usually has more languages.
    4. Anti-Piracy
    5. Yes and Yes, if they are updated to support the 1.4.1 fw.


    -Qtis
     
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    DS games are region-free. You can play any region game on any region system.
     
  9. frostnuggets
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    lol, sorry again for taking such a long time to post a reply.
    just one more question: the Supercard DSTwo, EZ-Flash Vi and Acekard 2i seem to be the best flashcards right? so, before buying any of them, do i need to consider any other aspect that wasnt mentioned in that list Rydian posted before? because i dont care about the price, so the Supercard DSTwo seems to be the best option. and about that battery life thing, what is it about? i mean, is it a permanent reduction of the battery life OR is it just about spending "energy" faster, thus needing to be recharged more often?
    thanks a lot again [​IMG]
     
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    Just needs to be recharged faster. Although keep in mind the more a Li-ion battery is used is slowly becomes weaker over time.

    And yes, the DSTWO has the most features and best compatibility.

    @ Rydian: Didn't the Dragon Quest IX rom get a Taihen redeux? I remember that disguised Japanese DSi version rom was just Taihen with padding and it WAS able to brick DSis.
     
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    The DSTWO eats up battery life in the short term, though that will have an effect on the longterm in the process.
     
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    I would say. Go for the acekard 2i. I don't think you will use all the functions of the supercard DSTWO anyway since the standard thing that people want is just to play games. But if you really don't care about money grab that supercard [​IMG]
     
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    If you use an normal DS / Lite you should buy an Acekard R.P.G. it has 8 GigaBit NAND, an better Build Quality and it is able to use Wood and Akaio and its completely OpenSource...

    But which Shop has the Acekard R.P.G. in Stock ?
     
  14. frostnuggets
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    sorry for the bumping again [​IMG]
    ok, so just one thing that isnt clear to me yet. do i need to consider any other aspect of the flashcards other than the ones listed in that list above?
    and so, i didnt like that battery thing from the dstwo, so i should buy an ez-flash?
    thanks [​IMG]
     
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    You have two choices:

    1. Live with it.
    2. Get an Ak2i.
     
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    I'd go with acekard 2i, all around great card.
     
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    but according to the list, the ez flash is better than the ak2i isnt it? [​IMG]
     

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