DS Card for 3DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by warren_briones, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. warren_briones
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    warren_briones Member

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    Guys, since there really isn't a perfect DS emulator for the 3DS, I was wondering which flashcard is best to load DS/DSi roms and play on the 3DS?
     
  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    I gues on earth.
    Define best :D
    For me best = cheap and functional
     
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  3. Oleboy555

    Oleboy555 Wie dit leest is een zemmel

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  4. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    Highly recommend the R4i Gold (r4ids.cn).
     
  5. skullkeeper94

    skullkeeper94 Professional USB Corrupter

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    Um, DSTwo is the best by far. Expensive but good.
     
  6. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    How so?
     
  7. skullkeeper94

    skullkeeper94 Professional USB Corrupter

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    That RAM chip thing does numbers, but just realized it's useless for DS-related stuff. -_- Go R4, cheaper and gets you what you want.
     
  8. rehevkor

    rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

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    Real-time save.. real time cheats.. few other bits and bobs. It gives access SNES/GBA emulators but these are not that useful compared to 3DS homebrew. To be fair other cards could have these features these days, I can't be bothered to check.
     
  9. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    I'm aware of these emulators, but I don't see a need for them since virtual console injection is far superior.
     
  10. thisisallowed

    thisisallowed 中国御宅族

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  11. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    Nope, that doesn't even run Wood R4. It's a clone of a clone since it's a clone of the R4i SDHC (r4i-sdhc.com) which is DSTT clone.
     
  12. thisisallowed

    thisisallowed 中国御宅族

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    1. NDS-Card says this card has the ak2i interface.
    2. The pictures http://www.r4isdhc.com.cn/products.asp show wood r4.
    3. The kernel files are very similar too wood R4, with _RPG for example.
    This is not the r4isdhc.com. Those are trash.
     
  13. GhostLatte

    GhostLatte Yet Another Shitposter

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    I have this card and it runs an unofficial version of Wood. It's still a clone of the R4i Gold nevertheless.
     
  14. thisisallowed

    thisisallowed 中国御宅族

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    How good is it? I want to buy it because it's very cheap.
     
  15. squall14716

    squall14716 GBAtemp Maniac

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    It's probably fine if it runs Wood. Worth 9 dollars, anyway.
     
  16. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ The savior of the broken

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    "Best" is a subjective term
    For example, I prefer the Acekard2i over the R4i Gold. I prefer the how akAIO handles the Ak features and how homebrew friendly both the cart is and akAIO is. The R4i Gold was a bit harder to work with for homebrew launchers.
    Now most people suggest the R4i Gold. It's cheap and has all the same features of akAIO, plus the added bonus of RTS.
    Others prefer to the DSTWO due to the onboard hardware allowing features like a deeper Real-time menu, real-time cheats, etc. Plus GBA/SNES emulation due to the onboard CPU/RAM.
     
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  17. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector

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    you probably just posted the most useful post in this thread
    i have all 3 here and personally would say it goes scds2, ak2i, then r4i
    but i agree its up to the user
     
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  18. squall14716

    squall14716 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Personally, even ignoring the insane cost, I think the negatives of the DSTWO outweigh any positives in the 3DS CFW era. You can't leave it in the cartridge slot when you're not using it unless you just hate having battery life.

    The AK2i and R4i Gold are both extremely solid. The AK2i is the superior ntrboot card (for those who can flash it, since it won't work on OFW 3DSes) since it works as a flashcart on CFW'd 3DSes even with ntrboot installed.

    I have no experience on the $9 r4isdhc.com.cn card, but it runs Wood, so it is probably solid enough. Stay away from cards that don't run Wood in my opinion (or AKAIO in the Acekard's case).
     
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  19. HamBone41801

    HamBone41801 Vipera’s Alt

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    I have to agree with @Lilith Valentine. Its ak2i for me all the way. Although apparently there is another ak card. (akrpg or something like that? not really sure what it has or if its still being sold.)
     
  20. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ The savior of the broken

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    The DS scene was kind of my jam
    The AkRPG, which had a cool onboard NAND with the microSD card. So you had two methods of storing your games. I don't think they are sold anymore, but if they are I want one
     
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