DS-Link, have any questions or tests?

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  1. shtonkalot
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    Hi all.
    I have received my DS-Link and am fairly impressed.

    Thought some people out there would like some questions answered about it.
    Anyone have a particular thing they'd like to know?

    Does a particular ROM run?
    Homebrew programs?
    Client software usability?
    what does DS-Link smell like?

    Ask away!

    All DS-Link owners please answer!
     
  2. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    why not do a review and submit it to our members review competition?
     
  3. Costello

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    A review of the DSLink by Shaunj66 is on the way. He really does work hard to write his reviews so it may take a few days before his review is ready; meaning you can post yours first if you want.

    Also can you test Castlevania's intro and tell me if there are slowdowns? (you know, the anime movie intro that lags on almost every other adapters/fc)

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  4. shtonkalot
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    Hey guys, thanks for the suggestion to do a review but I think I'll wait a bit longer if I'm to do a review.
    I only got the cart this morning and don't think I can give it a very good over all appraisal yet.

    Costello, I'm happy to report with my 512MB Kingston Micro-SD card that the Castlevania intro is nearly perfect. It stutters once through the whole thing only skipping a few frames. Sound is perfect.
    4.5/5 I reckon!

    On my EZ-Flash IV lite (latest firmware / client) the same card plays the movie fairly poorly. The EZ-Flash IV lite was able to play only about 50% of the movie (in bits) at full speed, the rest was horrible. The sound was distorted throughout too.
     
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    what version of dslite are you running, did you already update?
     
  6. IxthusTiger

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    Do you also have a SanDisk by any chance?
     
  7. corbs132

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    is it possible to do a firmware update to include nopass code?
     
  8. shtonkalot
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    Yes I also have a Sandisk 1GB Micro-SD. Just a vanilla one, no ultra-mega-turbo edition 17.
    I'll check the Castlevania intro on it and update this post in the next few hours. I assume that's what you would like?
    **update**
    WOW! I tried my Sandisk 1GB out and it was poor compared to the kingston. Very choppy video.
    The sound was fine though and overall it was better than the kingston was in my EZ-Flash IV lite.
     
  9. shtonkalot
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    I can't say no to that as I don't know exactly how a nopass device works.
    I'm fairly sure that you need different hardware though, so my asumption is NO!
     
  10. corbs132

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    well its just part of the cart code. like when you click it where it goes. i am pretty sure it can be done. can you contact them?
     
  11. dreary79

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    Does sleep work?

    Does Animal Crossing have long wait times when enter into your house?

    Is yours a Chinese or English cart? Do these carts use different firmware?

    Is your kingston a 60x?
     
  12. sipoon

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    you gotto test out the rumble pak, I don't think any reviews have covered that yet
     
  13. tama_mog

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    the chinese review did on yyjoy, and clearly was stated that it was no problem. As was the RAM expansion pack to run Opera.
     
  14. ryohki

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    how does it handle the newer roms?
    as in starwars, havest moon.
     
  15. melloncollie

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    The sites up.
    You can get the firmware update.
     
  16. shtonkalot
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    That's a great idea!, you gotta send me the rumble pack! [​IMG]
     
  17. shtonkalot
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    Well the site is up [​IMG]
    But I can't see a link to download the firmware [​IMG]

    The only download on the download page of their site seems to be a patch for the client software.
     
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    Thanks melloncollie but unfortunately there are two problems with that file.
    1. It is hosted on dslink.cn which is not the official DS-Link site.
    2. The .zip file is corrupt! at least every time I download it.
     
  20. melloncollie

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    Shite. Well I'll host the file I downloaded. I'll edit the post when it's uploaded.

    Edit: Here's the Filefront Download