any flash carts similar to Cyclods Evo?

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Mar 31, 2011
  1. xian777
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    Newcomer xian777 Newbie

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    So yesterday my CycloDS Evolution officially died after 3 years of use [​IMG] ... so i am currently looking for a flashcart that is very similar to the Evo (for DS lite) i dont want to spend too much (which is why im not buying the iEvo right away @ $42+) but i dont want a flash cart thats gonna break eaily or that ill need to use the "paper trick" to make the cart work again... basically all i want is a frequently updated firmware and a frequently updated cheat database
     
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    The only cart I can think of is the Supercard DSTwo which isn't going to run you much cheaper than the iEvo, but boasts an impressive features list.
     
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    I'd go with the iEvo or SuperCard DSTwo. Another, cheaper option would be the AK2i, but it doesn't have RTS or other features like that. iEvo/DSTwo cost around 35-45$ each. AK2i costs around 15$.

    Personally I use the iEvo with my DSiXL, but all the carts have good things and bad things..


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    EDIT: Also the cheat databases used from cheats.gbatemp.net are all compatible with the iEvo/DSTwo/AK2i
     
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    wtf are you talking about? There are various flashcarts that have decent build quality -_-"...If all he wants is compatibility, cheat updates, and a sturdy build even a 1:1 SD clone R4 would work just as well.
     
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    You're best bet is a R4 with WOOD R4 or the Acekard.
     
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    iEdge?


    Edge is a cyclo clone.
     
  7. xian777
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    yeah i was thinking of getting the AK2i... whats RTS
     
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    RTS is real time save. (save anytime during the game)

    A feature that is sort of "obsolute" in my eyes. If I remember correctly, it doesnt work with all games and it crashes occasionaly while saving/loading.
     
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    Not very obsolete. It's a nice feature to have when a game is painfully f'd regarding save locations. It does have it's quirks regarding compatibility, but considering that some games have problems even on emulators (better processing power on a computer anyday compared to the DS), it's quite a well working feature. Also the slow motion is a nice thing to have now and then [​IMG] The idea (RTS) is quite like Save States on emulators.

    The AK2i is a good choice and does games and homebrew quite nicely. It's quite cheap for what you get for the invested $$.


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    Yeah, the i/Edge uses the same type of interface as the CycloDS. If you really want everything to be similar, I'd go with this cart.
     
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    The build quaility of iEdge is better than CycloDS and both have >0.01% fail rate
     

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