Best DS model to use with a flashcart?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Dandorst, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Dandorst
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    I plan to get the supercard and the acekard. Which model DS should I get that has the best compatibility with these? Are there any gotchas I should worry about?
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention that price doesn't matter at all. Willing to go with the most expensive or least expensive models. I just want the best compatibility - it's my ONLY concern.
     
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    Every DS/3DS model will work the same with the DSTWO, so I suggest the 3DS since it's current gen and you can play the latest games. The AK2i no longer works on updated 3DSes.
    Acekard however no longer receives support or updates so I would recommend getting a R4i Gold (r4ids.cn model) if you decide not to get the pricier DSTWO. It costs about the same but still receives updates, has a similar loader, plus you get RTS which isn't available on AK2i. And as a plus it works on the latest 3DS firmware.
     
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    Sorry, forgot to mention that I am hoping to get one of the non 3ds models. I have an older supercard (2-3 years, at least 1 year pre-3ds) , I don't know if it will support the 3ds.

    Although I will be getting a newer one because of the 3ds features, I am just interested in the original ds models at the moment.

    Thanks for info though. I didn't know that about acekard or that the dstwo supported the 3ds. My info is wayyyy out of date.
     
  5. Xexyz

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    The best DS for flashcards is obviously the DS Lite.
     
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    I would love a DS v5 :D
    (Phat DS with Lite firmware/screen)

    I bought mine too early and got a V4.
     
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    I dont think it is that easy to come up with an answer.

    I would love to see one of those someday...
     
  8. Ulieq

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    DSI XL? Cant beat its 4+ screen.
     
  9. SLiV3R

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    DSi XL!
     
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    I'd also go with the DSi XL because of the larger screens. Not all flashcarts will not work with a DSi XL on the latest firmware, so you should look it which firmware DSi XL works with acekard.
     
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    I'd say 3DS. New games+DS games+GBA games+emulators.
     
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    If he want's good gba games compatibility then the DS lite with a slot 2 cart will do. Those gba emulators for DS/3DS aren't anywhere as good as a hardware device.
     
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    DS Lite as it has the most battery out of all of them. Plus you can dump GBA ROMs to it (slot 1 card)
     
  14. Clydefrosch

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    why exactly do you want to use a bunch of cards?

    tell us what you want to do with your flashcard and ds.

    do you want just ds games and 8 bit emulators (gbc, nes, master system)?
    gba too?
    maximum portability or just for playing at home?

    do you have big or small hands, is your eyesight good or bad?

    do you care about 3ds games?
     
  15. Ulieq

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    DSI XL without a doubt. Huge bright screen and loud speakers.