Do I need to buy a separate flash card?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by KiraBlaize, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. KiraBlaize
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    First off, I know that there is nothing out there that currently plays 3DS roms. I have an old r4 (original, not a clone) in my DS lite. Do I need to buy a new flash card for the 3DS or can I just update the firmware on my r4 and use it in the 3DS?
     
  2. Fyrus

    Fyrus Artilleur Carmin

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    The original R4, as far as I know, is not supported by the 3DS.

    Your best options would be a Acekard 2i (cheaper) or a Supercard DSTwo (A bit less cheap, but with some extra features)
     
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    Every flashcart that doesn't work on a DSi doesn't work on a 3DS.

    DSi capable flashkits are recognizable by having an "i" in their name.
    Examples are Supercard DSOnei, M3i, Cyclo DSi, Acekard 2i.
     
  4. KiraBlaize
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    hmmm. I thought so. Well I suppose it's time for an upgrade anyway. I completely skipped the DSi/XL/LL generation. I had an Acekard for an older DS Lite a few years back and was generally impressed with it. Though that Supercard looks very tempting with all the extra features.
     
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    If you want GBA and SNES emulation as well as a near perfect flashcart then you should indeed go for the SCDSTwo.

    I've had it since launch and I'm very pleased with it.

    If you just want a cheap flashcard then Acekard is still the better one.
     
  6. KiraBlaize
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    Sounds like it's worth the extra money especially with GBA emulation. I remember the Acekard being a good flash card, but it left me wanting more.
     
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    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    I have a dstwo and I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the GBA emu (played all 3 swordcraft stories on it....ah, good times). The SNES emu compatibility is rather....limited though.
     
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    The GBA emulation isn't as good as you think.
     
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    Use an older GBA emulator.


    The official SNES emulator is indeed limited.
    CATSFC is better.
     
  10. mysticwaterfall

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    Depends on the games you play. Works fine for my needs.
     
  11. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    It's not that bad either, played everything I wanted (including Touhoumon Emerald hack~). True, the compatibility isn't as good as a 3in1 but can't really use that on a 3ds eh XP