DS Flashcard for 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Puppy_Washer, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Puppy_Washer
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    Hi guys, I'm looking to get a flashcard just for DS games (I don't really care for GBA or SNES emulation). I have a arm9loaderhax'd New 3DS XL on the latest firmware.

    So far it seems like the R4i SDHC is the way to go, but just making sure that I haven't missed anything. Any other recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The DSTwo has a built-in CPU. So it drains the battery faster. The CPU is used for emulation, but the OP stated he doesn't care about emulation. So the CPU isn't needed. The CPU also makes the flashcart thicker which makes it harder to fit in the slot. The DSTwo costs more than other flashcarts. So the conclusion is to get a cheap R4 card. I believe the R4i Gold RTS is the newest DS games only R4 card.
     
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    Get Wood 1.6 on it. Be happy. But not THAT wood. Though that *might* work if you scream "I HAVE WOOD!!!!!!" really loud.
     
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    I just received mine and I can't get it to work. I loaded 1.64 but it boots to a black screen. Can you point me to a tutorial or help me out?

    N3DS, A9LH, 11.1

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    Get an R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS or R4i Gold RTS.

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    Also, do not go for an R4i SDHC. There is a difference between the R4i-SDHC and R4i SDHC..
     
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    best: dstwo
    cheap n gud'nuff: r4i gold or something.
     
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    With a blackscreen it could be a few possible things. You don't have the right files on your sd card (try it on a regular ds an see if it works). Or you need a forwarder as I need one to start my dstt. Or the card is allready broken (doom scenario :P )

    Try this link.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/r4-stage2-twl-flashcart-launcher-and-perhaps-other-cards-soon™.416434/
     
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    DSTwo is not the best. One, it uses way more power than the others, even when idling. Two, it's significantly more expensive. Three, if the user's interested in GBA emulation, injection will work just fine. Same for SNES if the user has a New 3DS.
     
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    +1. I've been a Supercard user for a long time, but the extra capabilities of the DSTwo are meaningless on a n3ds w/ a9lh & luma3ds. My DSTwo is going back in my DSi and I'm buying an R4i Gold for my n3ds.
     
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    Even in an o3DS, GBA injections work just fine, and SNES emulators run decently.

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    I would seriously not suggest using the DSTWO if you intend on keeping your system portable. The on-board CPU seriously drains your battery life. Not to mention the core features aren't really needed anymore, since ROM injections are just better.
    I suggest checking out the R4i Gold (r4ids.cn)
     
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    DSTwo is only the best if it's going in a DS/DS Lite/DSi. With the current state of the 3DS, the things that made it good are actually negatives to it now.

    The best DS flashcart that is still readily obtainable is any of them that runs Wood firmware. R4i Gold (r4ids.cn) is the one I usually recommend as it is one that I've used myself.
     
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    Get a TTDS, cheap and forwarder compatible.
     
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    acekard2i on the latest kernel works well with my n3dsXL on the 11.1 cfw firmware with Luma and that includes the action replay
     
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    I had this reply when I complained to the vendor:

    My only trouble was the firmware.
     
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    DSTwo+ is the best choice, 1 cartdrige for .ds and .3ds... good value for money.
     
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    No, it is not. Not to mention its CFW is an illegal fork of ReiNand. Breaking the GPL ftw.

    Also, it takes way too much power, even when idling.
     
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    I Had forgotten... :'(