advise me flashcart setup for DS Lite

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  1. go-vegan
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    so i'm planning to get DS Lite that can play GBA games too.
    i'm totally new in this and i see there is mumbo jumbo of info about those flashcarts (some went out of bussiness, some dont update anymore, some are fake clones, some are glitchy...)

    it is 2015. and i would like to know which flashcard (or combo slot1 + slot2) is best for DS Lite right now, what are my choices?
    i was going to get some android emulator, but i really like DS Lite's legendary battery life.

    HELP ME GET ME MY DS LITE :cry:
     


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    Regarding SLOT1:
    If you don't plan on using the flashcard later on a 3DS, get something cheap, eg. an Acekard2i and put AKAIO in it. (I have this one on my DSLite and it works quite well)
    I suppose if you don't plan using it on a DSi, you can get an Acekard2.1 that is very cheap (I don't have experience with this one, but I suppose it has the same compatibility as the 2i)
    If you want to use it later on a 3DS, get an R4i GOLD.
    If you want some advanced emulators that use the card as kind of a coprocessor, get a Supercard DsTwo. WARNING: I know you appreciate battery life, and the DsTwo drains way more battery than the other suggested cards.

    Regarding SLOT2:
    Get an EZFlash 3in1 (actually, I had that one and worked quite well)
     
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    THANK YOU, after some research, i dug up same info as you suggested me,
    p.s. I'm not planning on getting 3DS anytime soon, it is old retro style RPG's i am after.
     
  4. Technicmaster0

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    I would suggest you an R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn) for DSi/ 3DS or a R4i Gold 3DS RTS and EZ-Flash 3in1 combo for a DS lite.
     
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    Acekard2i is better since it will directly load gba games to 3in1 from its menu.
     
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    thank you, acekard 2i is it then.
     
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    So does the R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn)
     
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    It doesn't. Wood r4 works only with old 3in1 cards, not the current 3in1+ models.
     
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    i have a ds lite, and a EZ IV is the best..
    in my opinion is much better than a 3in1...

    yeah it gets a bit out of the ds lite, but the card is great...
     
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    Yes it does. I have a 3in1+ and Wood works just fine with it, including the rumble function.
     
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    whats the difference with the 3in1+ models? more memory?
    is there a PHAT (gba size) version of the + model?
     
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    It has 512Mb Nor whereas the other models have 256Mb. Only my EZ V running a beta kernel seems to make use of the extra memory though, you can flash multiple games to the Nor with it. GBA Exploader only supports 256Mb of the 512Mb. I've never tried flashing anything over 256Mb with Wood as I haven't got anything above that size to test. There isn't a Phat version 3in1+.

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    Here is proof the 3in1+ works in Wood. Official Support was added in Wood v1.44. qwertymodo actually added it before this.

    Wood R4 V1.44 update content < Feb 3rd, 2012 >
    Core update:
    extlink support.
    3in1+ support. opera works, gba launch from psram/nor works, even rumble in some games works. big thanx to mbmax for testing.
     
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    SCDS2 + EZ Flash 3 in 1. Best possible setup for DS, GBA, and SNES Games on your DS Lite.
     
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    Ok, seems like they added support in the last versions. Still I would recommend ak2i, akaio is better than wood imo (anti-piracy functions and stuff).
     
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    Again, I have to disagree. Wood has all the AP fixes Akaio has and a few more. The last version of Akaio is at least a year older than the latest version of Wood. Wood also has Real Time Save too. I agree with the advice of Technicmaster0 of getting a R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn). This card will also work on the current lastest firmware of newer machines too. You're basically telling him to buy a dead card with no remote possibility of updates.
     
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    Well the 3in1 is much more comfortable with a Slot-1 card that supports it. You only have one MicroSD with all files, I experienced that the 3in1 has better compatibility, the Wood OS is prettier, easier skinnable with more skins avaible etc.

    Nope it's not. Both have some advantages and some disadvantages but Wood R4 is better (especially with the r4i gold) due to a lower price, slightly better game support, more favourites, Real Time Save etc.
     
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    thank you all for your suggestions
     
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    so,
    SLOT1: R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn)
    SLOT2: EZ-Flash 3in1

    is this right?
     
  19. Gyron

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    This is same as what I use. Works fine.
     
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  20. Technicmaster0

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    Yes, sounds good.
     
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