CycloDS Evolution download play update

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  1. shaunj66
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    CycloDS Evolution download play update

    100% working..?








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    Team Cyclops, the team behind the new CycloDS Evolution that promised "Full NDS download play support, including problem games such as Mario Kart DS", have updated their forum thread (link below) with updated download play results. Only one out of the eighteen tested games does not work normally, the problem game 'Yoshi Touch & Go'.
    While an impressive result, and definitely the best out of any flash kit currently on the market (including G6DS Real), it's still not quite 100% and it seems we're still going to have to wait for that "perfect download play" DS flash kit.

    Stay tuned for the CycloDS Evolution review, which should be up in the coming weeks on GBAtemp.

    [​IMG] Team Cyclops forum thread


     


  2. frostfire

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    You could also just flash your ds-es. I mean come on, if you just do it properly and follow the guides then chances of a brick are like 0%.
     
  3. Sinkhead

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    Ok, so it's not 100% but it's very close. Nice! I can't wait for my sample.

    - Sam
     
  4. AshuraZro

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    When it comes to download play, it probably won't be your DS that's recieving.
     
  5. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    frostfire: That's what I thought too when I had my M3 CF and it all worked flawlessly, but now with my M3 Simply the Performance is VERY BAD (yeah, all DS are flashed). I hope the M3 Team (/R4 Team ) will updated the DS Downloadplay compatiblility there aswell.
     
  6. HBK

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    The DS-X has good download play too, but not like Cyclo DS, if what they say proves to be true.

    I have my DS flashed, though.
     
  7. Kaphis

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    yea R4's download play sucks O.o
     
  8. Monkey01

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    Download Play Compatibility does NOT improve by flashing for the majority of Slot1 Flashcarts.
    Flashing your own DS never helped anyway, the receiving DS's need to be flashed, which their owners may not want or something.

    @topic:
    Looks pretty good, finally a card that beats ds-x in download play compatibility instead of only claiming to do so (G6Real).
    Hope it doesn't get as pricy as ds-x though. [​IMG]
     
  9. 4saken

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    Wouldn't it be funny if it had a high compatibility with download play, but shit ass game compatibility (Not likely though [​IMG])
     
  10. Gendou Ikari 201

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    Even if you have both DS flashed, D/P seems not to work, at least that happened when I tested it.
     
  11. xiaNaix

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    I wonder if they tested this fully. For example, what if one DS has the CycloDS and the other is flahed? Does it still work?
     
  12. kedest

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    sounds like an excellent card.
    but i'm happy with my r4 now, not planning on switching just because of download play.
     
  13. Costello

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    I'm wondering if there's any DS linker that supports Yoshi Touch & go download play...
    they seem to have a very special type of protection; for some reason the rom successfully starts on the remote DS, but you can't actually get in-game (freezes after the 3..2..1...)
     
  14. stop_loading

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    close, but not quite
     
  15. 754boy

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    I knew it wasn't perfect!! KNEW IT!!!!





    Still.....kicks all the other carts asses when it comes to download play [​IMG] Great job
     
  16. Romain

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    Just flash your DS with flashme v8, then put your R4/other_brand_name_here into YOUR FRIEND'S slot, so you have to receive;
    except if you want to play to Mario Kart with 2 or more DS than are not flashed, this is not a major issue to not have perfect download play.

    Moreover, if you are into that since a long time, you should own many linker. I personally have a Supercard CF and a G6Lite in combinaison with my R4 so there is never the lack of hardware to play with others [​IMG]
    On the other hand, you've got to patch the ROMs (...) that you want to play with, because of the old school technology used by those pieces of love [​IMG]
     
  17. Costello

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    you don't get it... there are multiple reasons for that.
    1) They promised 100%, it's not 100%, and that needs to be said just like for the G6 Real.
    2) What everyone's waiting for is not "per-game fixes", it's an actual method that really allows you to play DS games "1:1" (because that would have to be future proof, unlike fixes for every individual game)
    3) Cyclo products are "supported" by the MaxConsole/Divineo couple. There's a high probability that Maxconsole would have claimed "100% download play compatibility" if this game hadn't been proved not to work. We think it's important for people to know the truth, not just big commercial lies.

    That's all there is to it, really. We never said it wasn't a great product, on the contrary.
     
  18. Costello

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    You know what? first, we don't have special rules that defines what type of information deserves to be posted on the frontpage. If we think people would be interested in something, then we post that something on the frontpage. Plain simple!
    Secondly, we don't have our samples yet and the tests are ran by the Cyclops team. If like the G6 we had had our samples, we would have been focusing on the review and posting our results in the review, not in a separate announcement.
     
  19. thegame07

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    yeah thanks to gbatemp we now know its not really 100%. So some people could have purchased it and then felt ripped off. so we should be thankful the gbatemp staff informed us.
     
  20. faceless

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    it's unfortunate that it's not 100%, but hey, it's closer to the goal than anyone else before.