Best bang for the buck NDS flashcard?

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Nov 7, 2006
  1. AeroZeppelin
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    Hi, new to this homebrew scene. I'm looking for the best bang-for-the-buck NDS lite flashcard (obviously I'm on the budget here).

    I'm looking for:
    excellent NDS rom support
    GBA support (optional)
    upgradeable memory
    doesn't drain too much battery life
    fairly inexpensive
    don't care too much about homebrew
    don't care too much about sticking out of the lite

    Right now, I'm looking towards the EZ flash 4, M3 lite, Supercard, and Ewin2. What are your suggestions and past experiences with these? Thanks! [​IMG]
     


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    supercard rumble or supercard
     
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    I've heard that the supercard rumble drains the battery a whole lot. Is this true?
     
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    Sure, if you use rumble. Otherwise it's not much different from any other flashcart.

    I like my EZ 4 lite a lot myself. The little it sticks out doesn't bother me in the least.

    I do plan on getting a slot 1 solution for better battery life and rumble compatibility though. Waiting on an AceKard review.

    And this should be in the NDS flashing subforum, not GBA.
     
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    Whoops, sorry about that. Can a mod move this topic please? Thanks
     
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    Oops..wrong forum mate. This is for GBA. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I always felt a better vibe coming from M3 than supercard so I'd probably choose that. Supercard is probably as good though, even though they were kind of slow on updating their firmware before.

    Since I have a G6 lite, which is built by the same guys as the M3 lite, I can safely recommend that as a "super card" [​IMG]
     
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    I suggest the Supercard... Mainly for how cheap it is.. I have one personally and that is the reason i am recommending it.
     
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    You want a SuperCard Lite Rumble. There is no other correct answer.
     
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    I recently got myself a ewin2, which has worked like a charm so far. It is also very cheap, and it doesn't drain too much power. GBA-support is a no-go though...
     
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    Should I wait for the Acekard? It seems great for my requirements.
     
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    I'm most likely waiting on an Acekard for my first DS cart... but my accessories get here in a few days, my onyx lite a couple days after that... I'll be hard pressed to wait much more than a week to start gaming :DDD
     
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    Well a Supercard Lite if you want GBA support, and a Supercard Rumble if you don't. There's a sharp price difference (Rumble is cheaper).

    The supercard is a cheap product but it's still solid and has great NDS compatibility.
     
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    i wouldnt say 20 dollars is a sharp price difference

    but 20 less and a rumble pack seem fine :]
     
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    ez-flash iv lite compact is also a cheap solution
    no-gba support though
    and battery life should be better than supercard i think....i could be wrong
     
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    EWIN2!!!! I got one and it is awesome. Execellent commercial rom compatibility and no problems performance-wise that I have seen.

    It is also super cheap. Just get the SD version if you dont care about it stickign out. Thats what I got for my lite and it doesn't bother me

    so...

    GOOOOO EWIN
     
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    So I got: Ewin2, EZ Flash IV, Supercard Rumble, and Acekard... I'm leaning towards the Acekard since it doesn't need a passkey
     
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    Buy a SuperKey with your SuperCard Rumble. Use it to flash your system, sell it off. You will not find a cheaper alternative.

    And besides, the rumble feature in Metroid Prime Pinball is a pretty cool novelty to show your friends.
     
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    kalibar, I think thats what I (while not the starter of this thread) am going to do... ill probably lose a couple bucks max on the card, and the supercard rumble will hold me off till supercard/m3 pull out their slot1 revs [​IMG]
     
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    Does any of these flashcards support sleepmode when playing NDS games?
     

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