DS Cart help

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  1. rockstar8577
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    Im new to DS homebrew and all. I've been looking around and found some information but nothing that has really answered my question. My brother is getting a DS lite and i would like to get a cart/card, but one that would not install anything on the ds so its still company firmware. Is there a card i could get that would allow me to do this. Places to buy some, and if multiple then if possible some recommendations. I'm looking for a card that allows me to play GBA and DS backups. Thanks for any help [​IMG]
     


  2. JesseB

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    Google for deal extreme. They have good prices. As far as a recommendation, I would go with the AceKard2i or the M3real. These will let you play DS games. As far as GBA games, you need a different card. They sell those on deal extreme also, but i'm not sure which one is the best.
     
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    Now if i use these cards do i have to mess with the firmware to use them?

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    Cause i need a card that will leave the DS in its original state.
     
  5. Synchromatic

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    No flashcard modifies the DS firmware. To play GBA games, you need a slot-2 device or an iPlayer (emulation ).
     
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    So it will leave the DS as it is and not mess with it? Also could you give me recommendation for a card that offers both.
    P.S. it needs to be compatible with the ds lite
     
  7. Synchromatic

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    Yes, the DS will not be affected. The only carts that could play both are the Slot-2 Cards, but the firmware for those are outdated, and compatibility problems with games may occur. Your best route is to get a Slot 1 + GBA Expansion. I'd recommend either getting a AK2i+EZ 3-in-1 or getting an M3DS Real/M3i Zero + M3 GBA expansion.
     
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    Any recommendations [​IMG]

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    I mean recommendations for a site.
     
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    Dealextreme has cheap prices and free shipping, though the time to get the package may take 2 weeks or so. Realhotstuff is also a good site.
     
  10. rockstar8577
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    is there an M3 DS real that uses regular SD shows.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean, but all flashcarts use Microsd/hc.
     
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    If you don't mind waiting, go with DX. If you are impatient and want it asap, and don't mind paying a bit more, go with Realhotstuff (seeing as your flag is USA).


    Edit: I'd suggest going with an AK2 with a EZ 3-in-1. [​IMG]
     
  13. rockstar99

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    Get The M3 DS Real It Has:
    Best Firmware
    3 Differnt Firmwrae
    Real Time Save
    Slow Motion
    100% Compatibility
    SD Card Slot On The Side
    You Can Buy The Perfect Bundle To Get A GBA Cart Free
    Trust Me iT Costs More But Is Worth IT
     
  14. rockstar8577
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    Does this work: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14165 ?
     
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    Don't get the M3 Real. If you're going to purchase a card buy a good card. get a Cyclo DS or an Acekard 2i. The M3 is just a clone of the R4.
     
  16. rockstar8577
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    >.< i was just told to buy the M3 Real
     
  17. soulx

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    So, who cares. Why should that matter. Why buy the M3 Real when you can get a card and AKAIO!!! You could also get the Cyclo DS but it's a bit pricey.
     
  18. rockstar8577
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    yea but they dont have a gba expansion :\
     
  19. soulx

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    Foolishness. You can use a "gba expansion card" with the ACEKARD 2i. Search the answers. Upper-right corner, M'kay.
     
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    Wow i already said that i dont know much about DS flashcards, etc. Cut me some slack