Best flashcart for a used ds lite

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Vianen, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Vianen
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    Hi everyone, I´m planning to buy a second-hand ds lite, not a dsi or a 3ds, just the plain old lite. And i have some options for cards: a classic r4, an aceckard2i and one R4sdhc with dual core (the seller of this one says it´s compatible up to the 1.4.4), I´m doubtful wich one of these will give me less trouble since i only want to play the latest stuff compatible with the device, i dont mind an outdated cart as long as it gets the job done ... and buying a card outside might be a problem with the bitchy customs of my country...Thanks in advance!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    R4. Probably a cheap clone and maybe not the best build quality. If not it should have Wood and be compatible with everything though lacking nice features beyond cheats and soft reset (the main two everybody wants though). Also will only go up to 2 gigs.

    AK2i. Though not immune to build quality concerns there are worse. Also lacks the most features though its cheat engine and soft reset are some of the best. Will support microSDHC and so up to 32 gigs. Technically has not been updated in a while but will play practically everything out there, most of the stuff it will not play are actual shovelware and some games aimed at kids.

    Anything with R4 in the name that is not an R4 is not likely to be great, give or take maybe the R4i gold people like for the 3ds. Dual core means nothing other than maybe being able to hunt down a site for it. Probably a gamble but if it is less than the AK2i it will probably play all the same games, certainly enough to do justice to the DS library.

    All of them should be very cheap, online and at current exchange rates it seems you can probably get change from 130 pesos for the AK2i. It will probably be more in country though, such things usually are. Whether they are as reliable as the likes of a

    As for customs is it just the normal hassle associated with importing into Argentina or do they actually care about flash carts? I imagine it is the former but I have been surprised in the past.
     
  3. Vianen
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    To be fair, they will only retain a package if the order surpasses the 25USD shipping included, but anything with the word "China" on it will be retained for sure, then i will have to go to the offices in the capital (not a short trip in my case) and then pay 50% of the value of the article to retrieve it, not a disgrace, but still a mayor annoyance, these guys are paranoids.

    As for the prices you are right, it should cost me 130 pesos, 150 if i get it locally, porbably the safer bet sice they will make me pay the bill in dollars.

    Thaks for the response!
     
  4. Ulieq

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    R4i Gold best card you can get for the bux. Expect 18~ total to your door in less than 2 weeks. Good packaging and quality.
     
  5. Vianen
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    Interesting, do these guys accept paypal under the table?
     
  6. Acidflare

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    here this is your best bet http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149
    I have 2 of these one for my phat ds and my girlfriend has one for her ds lite they work amazingly
    the NDS-Card store accepts visa paypal and western union
     
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  7. If you message some flash cart sellers they will accept PayPal. They will give you a payment request with a message along the lines of "as discussed in emails" and will warn you not to mention the flash cart on PayPal.