Best card option for DSL?

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  1. yoshinatsu
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    I know, I know...
    Really n00bish question, but it comes from an utter n00b in the DS scene, so here it is.

    I'm thinking of buying a DS Lite, which I believe is the ideal for me, I don't really like DSi or DSi XL, and they're more expensive.
    DSL also has the GBA slot (which I suppose is a good thing, since one has more homebrew options, and can play original GBA games)

    So let's I buy myself a DS Lite. What would be the ideal card for me to buy?
    What I really want is to be able to play DS roms (no, I'm not ASKING for roms, I'm just saying I want em!), GBA roms, and maybe emu's for Genesis and SNES.
    That's all.

    I've done a little research, and as I see it, CycloDS seems like the best and most compatible card as of now, but since I'm a n00b and I don't really have much time, could someone let me in on some potential issues, incompatibilities, etc that I might encounter, and what would be the ideal card in the end?
    I mean, all DSL's are compatible with CycloDS, or are there any "unhackable" mobos and the like?
    Thanks! (excuse my English....)
     
  2. gozza

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    CycloDS is a good choice but its expensive
    you could also go with an Acekard 2 and if you want to play gba games get a EZFlash 3in1 Expansion Pack

    and there is no unhackable DS lite so you dont have to worry when you buy one [​IMG]
     
  3. yoshinatsu
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    Heh, thanks for the info + the quick reply [​IMG]
     
  4. gozza

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    if you want both really cheap then order them at deal extreme

    enter these sku's at the left side: 16142 and 02967

    dealextreme.com is extremly cheap but takes long to ship but doesnt have any shipping costs
     
  5. yoshinatsu
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    Hmm, are you sure?
    The website's American, and I live in Greece.
    No shipping costs sounds too good to be true.
     
  6. gozza

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    they ship from hongkong and yes they have no shipping costs
    the only downside is that it takes 2-3 weeks sometimes until you get your stuff
     
  7. EyeZ

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    Depending on your budget, the CycloDS or the acekard 2i (using AKAIO 1.6) would be my recommendation.
     
  8. Blaze163

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    Personally I use a Cyclo DS Evolution for the following reasons:

    - Supports any card size, all the way up to 32GB from what I've heard.
    - The support team always responds to problems within a few days. Case and point, the new Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver games, which at time of writing are only working on a select few cards, the Cyclo being one of them thanks to a very recent firmware update.
    - It's easy to use. Simple drag and drop file transferring, easy menu system, moonshell support, etc. Perfect for piracy newbs like me.
    - While it may be the more expensive card, the support you get from the team is worth the extra money.

    That's my recommendation. Not once have I ever had a problem with my Cyclo, and any time any games have new AP an I can't play them, the support team finds a solution within a few days. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go play some Soul Silver. Why? 'cause I got me a Cyclo, so I can.
     
  9. lenselijer

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    i would get the edge card, almost same compatibility as the cyclo but it autoboots in a ds lite [​IMG]
     
  10. gozza

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    there is a card that doesnt play the new pokemon games? :wtf:
     
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    HeartGold/SoulSilver Confirmed Working on the Following Cards/Emulators:

    - CycloDS w/ Firmware 1.58B1
    - Acekard2i w/ AKAIO Firmware 1.5 and 1.5.1 and 1.6RC1
    - R4i SDHC (RTS) w/ Firmware 2.6f
    - EDGE w/ Firmware 1.8
    - M3/G6 DS Real w/ Firmware 4.7h
    - DeSmuME 0.9.5 x64

    HeartGold/SoulSilver Confirmed NOT Working on the Following Cards/Emulators:

    - M3DS Real [Unreported Firmware] (Cannot save. Does get past name screens and allows you to play the game.)
    - DSTT w/ Firmware 1.17a07 (Reported Freezing)
    - DS One w/ EOS SP1 (Reported Freezing)
    - All reported R4DS cards and clones (Reported Freezing)
    - DeSmuME 0.9.5 x86 (Reported black screens after name selection)
    - No$GBA v 2.6a (Reported black screens after choosing character name)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. twiztidsinz

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    Fixed it.....
    That list was made using false information based on bullshit patches that don't work.

    Updated based on _Chaz_'s post.
     
  13. _Chaz_

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    HG/SS are working well with CycloDS 1.58B2.