Hacking CycloDS versus DSTT??

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I'm trying to decide between the Cyclo DS and the DSTT.

I'm interested in these two mostly because of:
- Speed -> from reviews, these seem to be the best
- SDHC support for when I get a SDHC card
- Game compatibility

CycloDS
PROS
- Good Support based on what I've read

CONS
- Price
- No extras


DSTT
PROS
- Cheap
- Rumble Pack included

CONS
- Menu
- No visible support and fairly new as far as I know.

Any suggestions as to which one should I choose.

Price & lack of rumble & GBA game play, holds me back on the CycloDS.

Support and unknown team, hold me back on the DSTT. Plus I can't find a bundle that has GBA pack too.

Any suggestions or additional Pros/Cons to help me choose?
 

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Add: "Features" to the CycloDS as well. The DSTT is pretty much an R4 + SDHC. And the pre-bundled packs can easily be obtained at low cost for the cycloDS.

The CycloDS can play GBA games, it just needs a GBA Expansion Pack to do so, same with every other slot-1 card. Although it is a bit pricey, I hold my word to how great the CycloDS is.
 

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Add: "Features" to the CycloDS as well. The DSTT is pretty much an R4 + SDHC. And the pre-bundled packs can easily be obtained at low cost for the cycloDS.

The CycloDS can play GBA games, it just needs a GBA Expansion Pack to do so, same with every other slot-1 card. Although it is a bit pricey, I hold my word to how great the CycloDS is.

- Add: "Features" ??? Sorry I'm not quite clear what you mean by this.

- Where can I find these low cost CycloDS pre-bundled packs?
I've done lots of searching but unable to any.

- I thought the CylcoDS is supposed to be able to play GBA games without the expansion pack?
From what I read, the feature is "coming soon"?

Thanks for the reply!
 

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- Add: "Features" ??? Sorry I'm not quite clear what you mean by this.

- Where can I find these low cost CycloDS pre-bundled packs?
 I've done lots of searching but unable to any.

- I thought the CylcoDS is supposed to be able to play GBA games without the expansion pack?
 From what I read, the feature is "coming soon"?

Thanks for the reply!

1) Features, as in anything that the loader does. Real Time Save, Slow Mo.

2) I meant you can buy the expansion ram separately.

3) Impossible, no way in hell. You need the expansion ram in order to play GBA games.
 

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since i never tried cyclo ds, so i only give an overview of ttds... feel free to add cyclo ds pro n con...

pro
-fast loading speed even if we use non sdhc micro sd
-interface easy to customize
-all game in directories will be place in single main menu. i really like this feature cus i don't need to explore the dir, all games can be selected in menu screen. simple!!...
-soft reset can be enable for all games but we can customize for individual games...
-support sdhc micro sd card

con
-no extra features atm like real time save
 

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Flip a coin. They're both good carts.
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1) Features, as in anything that the loader does. Real Time Save, Slow Mo.

2) I meant you can buy the expansion ram separately.

3) Impossible, no way in hell. You need the expansion ram in order to play GBA games.


Thanks! The real time save is a good point for the CycloDS.

since i never tried cyclo ds, so i only give an overview of ttds... feel free to add cyclo ds pro n con...

pro
-fast loading speed even if we use non sdhc micro sd
-interface easy to customize
-all game in directories will be place in single main menu. i really like this feature cus i don't need to explore the dir, all games can be selected in menu screen. simple!!...
-soft reset can be enable for all games but we can customize for individual games...
-support sdhc micro sd card

con
-no extra features atm like real time save


What do you think of the menu though?
It seems to be a complaint that it shows too few lines on the screen, which is especially bad if you have a lot of games.
Let me know what you think

Flip a coin. They're both good carts.Â
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I would
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if the cost difference wasn't so big

QUOTE(Grimalkin @ Jan 14 2008, 09:32 PM)
DarkAura wins +5 intarwebz for having the best method for determining purchase.

Well, you'd have to count the coins first. I say you should buy the CycloDS you can afford it.

Affording is not the problem. Just want to be very sure since the cost is much higher than others.
 

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ive just received 2 dstts, they are great cards that work effeciently and are a very good bang for your buck
 

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Okay, except for the extra features on the CycloDS, both carts are pretty much even.

Now the big question/hold-back for me is support for the DSTT.

Does anyone know about the team that made it? Any comments on their reliability?

I just don't want to end up with a cart made by a team that disappears a few months from now.
 

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CycloDS is not that much better, they're both very much similar. But I think that only the CycloDS has Enhanced Mode, not sure about the TT cuz I didn't really read that one so carefully.
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Thanks all for the replies.

I've decided to get the CycloDS for the more advanced features and also the more active/open support.

Now my only problem is finding a good price .......
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Suggestions again are welcome
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yep its up to the person i guess. If you're somebody who wants a cheap card to get the job done, get DSTT. as a sidenote though i still cant predict its future.. i cannot see the dstt with realtime save lol.

But if you're one who will want to expand the capabilities of the flashcart to the max such as good support with gba expansion, homebrews like beup dsorganize graphingcalc etc, and media in moonshell... CYclods ftw.

but now you're right.. the problem is finding a cyclo to buy XD
 

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Thanks all for the replies.

I've decided to get the CycloDS for the more advanced features and also the more active/open support.

Now my only problem is finding a good price .......
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Suggestions again are welcome
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dealextreme.com has good prices, but I'm not sure if they have Cyclo's...
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too bad the cyclo is expensive, it would be awesome if it was cheap but i guess u can't have it all. Btw is it only RTS that makes the cyclo better?
 

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