I picked up two flashcarts at a swap meet for $5 a few weeks ago. Just got a DS Lite today. From what I've read, DSTwo is the best flashcart by far, but I just can't afford the $40 for that. So I have a few questions about the two I bought... I got these two - CycloDS Evolution and Acekard 2i. I know both teams have abandoned support/updates, but I'm just gonna be running these on a DS Lite. Not DSi or 3DS so firmware issues don't matter. My Acekard is authentic (though its stupid springloaded slot is semi-busted), how do I tell if the CycloDS is too? It's black, and the micro-sd card sticks out a little past the cart at the top. The firmware update ran fine. It's sticker is really cheap/papery. Is the realtime save function reliable on the CycloDS? And are regular saves pretty reliable? I used to have an R4-SDHC card and it deleted my save files twice - ended up in the garbage after 10 hours of play vanished. I tried Dragon Quest IX and Dragonball Origins on both carts - both had some slight slowdown/choppiness. I'm using an authentic Sandisk 8gb class 10 micro-sd card (and I formatted it with the SD formatter) so I don't think it's a card issue. Is this normal for the CycloDS and Acekard? Or did I get duds that are actually supposed to be running 3d games fast and smooth? Are there many games now that either of these carts won't play? It seems CycloDS stopped updating in 2011 and Acekard stopped in 2012. Am I good for just being able to load almost any unpatched game and have it play perfect? Which is more reliable with homebrew emulators? Or is that just dependent on the emulator itself? I apologize if these questions have been asked before. I tried searching and didn't see these specifically. And finding unbiased opinions on CycloDS is a bit difficult since it seems to get a lot of hate due to the team abandoning updates soon after releasing the iEvolution. Thanks for any help. I'm just trying to decide which to keep and which to give away.