cart or card?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by tinymonkeyt, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. tinymonkeyt
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    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    umm so im not sure if its flash card, or flash cart...
    ive seen both (like a topic in this forum is which flashCART is best)
    and ive definately seen people say like flash CARDS
    so im confused
    and its a cartridge, is it not?
    so would it be flash cart?
    or is it like a card?
     
  2. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    I use both. What do I win?
     
  3. tinymonkeyt
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    uhhh you win...a brownie point!
     
  4. scubersteve

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    i use cart!
    what do *I* win?
     
  5. drock360

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    Flashcard because DS games are called Game Cards.
     
  6. tinymonkeyt
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    uhhh. why do you guys win something anyway...?
     
  7. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    They're called game carts.
    Cart is just short for cartridge.
     
  8. King Zargo

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    I never thought about this. Very deep shit indeed.
     
  9. suppachipmunk

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    I differentiate the slot 1 and slot 2.

    slot 1 = flash card
    slot 2 = flash cart

    dont know if this is correct or not, but it makes sense to me. DS uses small thin cards and the GBA uses small cartridges...

    I dunno, my 2 cents.
     
  10. BlueStar

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    [​IMG]

    Source: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/downloads/ds_english.pdf

    For what it's worth, GBA carts are officially "Game Paks" accoding to Nintendo manuals.
     
  11. Bri

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    They are flash carts. A flash card is a general term for microSD, miniSD, SD, etc. that are often found inside a flash cart.

    -Bri
     
  12. xJonny

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    I think they are officially known as game cartridges but they call them game cards for ignorant people who might think that they are like ink cartridges
     
  13. Doggy124

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    Then we have Flashcard and Flashpak
     
  14. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Who cares. I use cart.
     
  15. tinymonkeyt
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    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    chillax im just curious
     
  16. MC DUI

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    With flashcards referring to flash media storage I use flashcart when referring to DS copying devices.
     
  17. spinal_cord

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    I always call 'em carts.

    I see a cartridge as something housed inside a plastic doodad, whereas a card is not housed in anything.

    Common examples -

    credit CARD
    playing CARD
    ink CARTRIDGE
    8-track CARTRIDGE
    nintendo CARTRIDGE
    birthday CARD
     
  18. Bri

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    A flash memory card is generally housed in plastic but almost never called a cartridge.

    -Bri
     
  19. SavageWaffle

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    Card=NDS
    Cart=SNES Game.
     
  20. papyrus

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    it should be cart. sounds cooler. card? nah sounds like bday card.