Best Slot 2 card for GBA games on DS Lite?

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Mar 11, 2012
  1. JasonR
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    Hey, guys. I've been researching this topic for a few days and haven't been able to find what I'm looking for, so I thought that I would just ask. What I'm looking for is a Slot 2 DS Lite flash card specifically for playing GBA games at full speed. Right now, I've got a DSTwo, which I use exclusively for DS games, but I want to get some retro action on my device. I've tried some of the emulators for the DS, including the plugins designed especially for the DSTwo, but the performance and compatibility wasn't really at an acceptable level, so I thought that I would turn to GBA games, since the DS Lite has the ability to play them natively. I haven't been able to find one that I like though. I really want one in the form factor of a Supercard Lite, so that it won't stick out from the DS Lite. Also, I would like one in black, so that it will blend in and not be noticeable. I've read though that the Supercard Lite isn't a good option, though, because games run really slow on it. That sounds really weird to me because if the DS can run regular GBA games at full speed, then why are they slow when running off of a flash cart? Does anybody know if this problem was ever fixed? Also, this card my be a problem, because I looked around and I couldn't find any shops that still stock it. Also I looked at the EZFlash V, but it appears that it only has a small amount of onboard memory and no SD card slot. I have about a gig of games that I want to load onto it, so that probably wouldn't work, either. Do you guys have any idea about any cards that might be able to do what I need them too? Let me know and thanks in advance!
     
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    I think the only one you can find nowadays is the EZ-Flash 3-in-1 and EZ-Flash IV. Also the EZ-Flash V is a slot 1 card, it doesn't run GBA Games.
    Still the EZ-Flash IV does use mini-SD to play GBA games.
     
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    Thanks, Cat. Also, I was reading about the G6 Lite. It sounds promising, but I can't find it for sale either. Do you know if it's out of print, too?
     
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    The EZ Flash 3in1 is the one he called a "EZ Flash V"...because if you see it pictured it says EZ Flash V and not EZ Flash 3in1. I wanted to point this out to the original poster, so he knows that the option is compatible with GBA games. The thing is, with an EZ Flash 3in1, you use a slot-1 flash card along with it. This makes it possible to use as large of a micro sd card as you want, up to 32GB micro SD card, if you wanted. JasonR in the future refer to that device as a EZ Flash 3in1 because there really is a slot-1 card made by the EZ Flash Team called the EZ Flash V (and there's 3 versions of it too).
     
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    Ok, thanks guys. I'm going to give the EZ-Flash 3in1 a try. Just placed my order.
     

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