Best slot one card?

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  1. blizeH
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    Hi guys,

    I'm after a slot one card since my DS Lite has just broken (shoulder button FTL) and I don't fancy flashing another.

    Just something that's going to play as many games as possible, and something that's reliable and won't break.

    Not bothered about GBA support since I'll keep my G6 Lite for a bit, not bothered about movie or MP3 playback since I have an iPod Classic and I'm not worried if I have to patch games since the trim function seems neat anyway, plus on the G6 you can add cheats etc for example.

    Also I'm UK based, so something I can pickup cheap would be great!

    Thanks
     
  2. IainDS

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    R4/M3 are pretty much the same and probably your best bet price wise.
     
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    R4 is great, but the Acekard RPG seems really cool, but it's missing some basic features like cheat and soft-reset support.

    I'm confused. Your DSLite just broke, so now you want a flashcart? What does that solve? And just wondering, does the G6 Lite have GBA support?
     
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    I just replied to his post on his broken shoulder button. Not sure if he's checked it out yet.

    The Acekard has open source firmware so features like soft reset etc. should roll out quite quickly when requested.
     
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    Exactly. My DS, R4 and 1GB microSD got stolen so I'm thinking about getting an Acekard.
     
  6. IainDS

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    I'm going to get one as well.
     
  7. blizeH
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    Many thanks, seems like the Acekard is the way to go then!

    The reason I'm buying a new one, is as Iain said (many thanks for your reply btw!) I've got a problem with my shoulder button so will buy a new DS if I can't fix it. I don't have the tools to flash a DS any more, so will need to switch to a slot 1 based card.
     
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    if you don't care about download play than yeah, the acecard

    but the cyclo has awesome download play
     
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    When I use download play on mario kart on my R4, the positions in the race are all crazy. So If I win I actually come last, it's quite fun
     
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    I really like my CycloDS/ Download play works perfectly so far, though I haven't tried it with the Wii. I'll try that as soon as I can.

    I'd go with the CycloDS, they have an amazing support team too.
     
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    Over there.
    There really is no best cart, all have pros and cons, but I'd say go with the Acekard for now. Or a Cyclo. Cuz right now I think that the R4/M3 is sort of dying out, but after the new kernel for R4 comes out maybe the R4 will become popular again.
     
  12. villa_bryan

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    check out the Cyclo DS Forum, Bug Report sections teamcyclops.com/forum

    and look at all that's being reported by the community and the response the team gives.

    the acecard has cool features but i really love download play, i can just sit next to someone at school and ask if they wanna race, play hold em, or just jump on eachother in Super Mario bros.

    the r4 has good download play, but from what i understand not 100%
     
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    Awesome thank you, is it basically a case of Cyclo if I want download play, and Acekard if I don't?
     
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    We can't really confirm that Acekard is permanently incapable of download-play as it is still in its early stages. But for now, yes; pick the Cyclo if you need download play.
     
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    Download play isn't something I've actually had to use at all up until now (other than Mario Kart and I own the original anyway) - but I'm open to the possibility in the future, so I'm not sure really.

    R4 and M3 is out of the question then really, what are the best UK sellers? I used to use Winsunx but they don't sell either the Cyclo or Acekard
     
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    Acekard definitely seems tricky to get hold of, and I notice this in a review:

    How close is it to getting this functionality? I must say it's very appealing, and would certainly sway me between the Cyclo and this. What are the main differences between the two?

    In fact, the Cyclo is very hard to get hold of too, and I've just found this Acekard - am I correct in thinking if I bought that, that's all I need? No extra memory cards, card readers, adapters etc?
     
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    I ordered my RPG from Bamboogaming too, and its all that you need. It has 1GB of built in memory and has a microSD slot if you want to have more than 1GB. It even ships with a USB cable!

    Also, like all DS flashcarts, Multicart Multiplayer works fine, its just the Singlecart Multiplayer that is spotty on some flashcarts.

    I really haven't had any problems with my RPG. Sure it has no cheats, but I am not a cheater. It has no soft reset, but is it really that hard to flick a switch?
     
  18. blizeH
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    Many thanks for that, and as much as I hate to admit it, the ability to cheat and do real time save/load (do any of the cards do this?) would be a massive plus for me. I try not to cheat if possible, but if I'm really stuck on a game near the end, it'd be great to be able to have a little extra help in getting past it [​IMG]
     
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    So does Cyclo feature soft reset/realtime save/cheats etc?
     
  20. villa_bryan

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    cheats yes, as well as soft reset, real time save is something they have promised in the firmware 2.0.

    infact right now if I go to the enhanced menu the option is there but it is not implemented yet.

    that's 2 for 3 with a promise of the third.