CycloDS iEvolution Review

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Feb 21, 2011
  1. Another World
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    CycloDS iEvolution Review
    Official GBATemp Review
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    The review for the CycloDS iEvolution, the first publically released DSi-Mode Flash Kit, has just been wrapped up. I am sure users are curious about the Flash Kit, its features and compatibility, and how it stacks up to the claims on the back of the box? To find out you will need to read the review!

    For any questions about the Flash Kit itself, please post them into this thread. I will do my best to reply with answers. If anyone has any files they would like tested, I am willing (time permitting) to accommodate such requests. Any grammatical issues, typos, or the like should be PMed to me. Please do not clutter the discussion thread with such comments.

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    Another great review
    I'm glad there's gonna be other flash cart with dsi mode..hopefully they will do it better than TC
     
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    daym i would never have the time to come up with that.
     
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    man thts a lot of DSi and homebrew related problems on the cart... firmware update needed? at the moment it seems they need to change many things if ppl are to be attracted to it
     
  5. Costello

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    great review,

    btw, you didnt mention any word on the subject of DSiware ?
     
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    Thanks Another World for your amazing work.

    I hope your review will greatly help to fix some issues.

    As for the early build of the Homebrew compatibility layer we can surely expect some future improvements.
    I will forward the list to Team Cyclops. Some of them were working earlier ( like Scumm... ) without issues (Pocket Physics load/save fails when card is corrupted ).

    Perhaps some problems are related to some version you tried or linked to incomplete fixed regression from the previous upgrade to V2.1 firmware ( Fixed game compatibility regression with some games... ).

    There is no link to the comments thread in the review itself (Perhaps it is your choice ?)

    Sounds perhaps stupid but I would like to see the addition of an effective green point for any product with only online manual ( any rating ? ) since we don't need pricy paper manual anymore. Let's save trees ;-)
     
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    Am I right that GBA games and Movies can't be play on iEvo (lice on Supercard DSTWO)?
    So it has no built in cpu?
     
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    Well for an expensive cart its G.U.I it pretty much looks like the normal Cyclods , pretty much allot of problems with games and no gba roms and movie player.Still sticking with supercard ds2 if I had the money.
     
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    He did mention about it, but it was right at the end of the large review of words (just above the "Contents and Packaging" section).
     
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    I have a feeling they won't be satisfied with just a 'Silver Award' as they've been investing alot of effort to make their card compete (2000$ Homebrew donation etc) along DSTWO.
    Something tells me you'll be receiving some e-mails as GBAtemp's reviews has alot of impact regarding product purchases on its huge userbase. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope for a card who supports DSi and has a built in CPU
     
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    Yeah, i have no doubt about the fact TC will improve their flashcart.

    @AW : very detailed review as usual. Thanks for this.
    About DSi dumps, the first group who published a proper DSi dump was Legacy. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks AW~
    Hmm...seems all roms related dsi mode have problems
    Roms are not properly dumped? I think this is not the main reason.
    Hope for the next update.
     
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    To be fair, Team Cyclo jumped the gun by donating before seeing the final review.
    But they probably agree, if many games and homebrew aren't working right in DSi Mode, they gotta improve on that.
    This is still only preliminary, the iEvolution will probably get better.
     
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    I don't think it was ever their intention to do anything like that.
    They made the promise of donation a while ago, like 1 month ago, back when the review unit wasn't even in our hands.
    The donation arrived a little late because of the chinese new year holidays.
    So they never made it sound like the donation was connected to the review in any way.

    It would be dishonest to give the card a gold award at this point IMO, but its up to the reviewer's to decide.
     
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    What a pitty, what a pitty. Maybe this card is a "must buy" if something happens in the next weeks or months. But right now, I really see no reason to buy it.

    Oh well. I'll buy some 2.i Acekards then... I get 3-4 Acekards for the price of an iEvo. [​IMG]
     
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    Great and informative review! I've always been a Cyclo-fan, and my current Cyclo works great for me. Cyclo always releases fast updates (except for the second half of last year, but that's because they were working on this [​IMG] ) and I'm sure that any regressions will be fixed soon. You can't blame them for homebrew and games that aren't built for DSi mode; that's what the regular DS-mode's for. If this ends up working on the 3DS eventually when I get one (no way am I getting a DSi this late), I'll most definitely purchase it [​IMG]!
     
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    if it is possible to update the compatibility layer to allow ds-mode homebrew to operate in dsi-mode correctly, if they fix the broken homebrew projects for both modes, if they fix the small gui bugs (nothing major just annoying little things), and if they get wifi working in dsi-mode, then this kit would easily be a gold award. the fact that there is no dsi homebrew for it is nothing i can fault, and they obviously want dsi homebrew, they donated 2,000 bucks. hopefully dsi roms get re-dumped with the correct tool and the problems get fixed. the kit has so much potential, yet sadly, i've said that before =/. it will be up to them to fix the problems.

    p.s. cyclops, you can hire me to test homebrew for you. just email me! =P

    on a side note, i got called out by someone for calling this the first legal dsi flash kit. the person linked me to this http://home.usay.jp/wiki/?NDS%2FMagiCom%2FNS168DS. check it out! something i never knew about, lol =).

    -another world
     
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    Link not working!!! Fix now!!! lol.
     
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    thts something interesting... does it have 100% compatibility? gotta do a review on it next [​IMG]
    they have a very strange name though and the website is not opening for me (the flashcart website not the above one)
     

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