DS & DS Lite

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by lukands, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. lukands
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    lukands I took the little bus here

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    I already have the DS Lite running with many different cards, but I have the opportunity to get my hands a regular DS (in a trade, why would I buy one?). Do the cards (dstt, r4, acekard, etc..) run just the same in the original DS as they do in the DS Lite. Or are there any drawbacks to the DS over the DS lite (besides size). I don`t mind trading some old junk for a spare DS.
     
  2. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    The ds phat is a brick, light is crappier than the dsl level 1 brightness, and yeah you can run the flash carts. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    The old DS (A.K.A. DSphat) is exactly the same as the lite in functionality and compatibility. The only real difference besides the exterior design is the backlight for the screens only has on and off (no brightness variations) and looks dim compared to the DSlite's 4 brightness settings. The charging plug is bigger too.

    In other words, all your flashcarts will work fine in it. Keep in mind though the the DSphat's slot2 takes a full size GBA cart and doesn't stick out like the DSlite's, so any DSlite slot2 carts you might have that sit flush in the lite won't work in the phat simply because the cart is too small.

    Hope that answers your questions.
     
  4. lukands
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    lukands I took the little bus here

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    Yes thanks, no worries with the slot 1 carts good!! (that of course was the big question)
    I didn`t realize about the slot 2 stuff, Thanks good to know.
     
  5. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    DS Phat... Fatter, darker, ugly.
    DS Lite... Brighter, smaller, better.
     
  6. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

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    If you have large hands (like myself) you will probably find a DS phat much more comfortable to hold and play. My Lite cramps my hands.
     
  7. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

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    The Promised Land...
    Or you can wait for a DSi LL [​IMG]
     
  8. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Freshâ„¢

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    Read the OP. His options are trading stuff for a spare DS phat, or keeping his stuff.
     
  9. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

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    That was a joke man! i mean the [​IMG] is not there for nothing
     
  10. lukands
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    lukands I took the little bus here

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    I get that with the PSP also, I bought those retractable grips, best $5 spent.
    Maybe somebody should invent the similar thing for the ds series?
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    They did.
     
  12. Tokiopop

    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    Fixed that for you [​IMG]

    I wouldn't say the Lite is better, it's much less comfy to hold, and the buttons/d-pad are a pile of shit. I'm thinking of replacing the button pads on mine since I had to practically crush it just for it to recognise I pressed A/B/X/Y. Also, GBA games stick out, making it a pain in the ass (literally, when it's in your pocket).