DS-Xtreme Firmware 1.1.3

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Apr 10, 2008

DS-Xtreme Firmware 1.1.3 by JPH at 5:01 AM (18,433 Views / 0 Likes) 58 replies

  1. JPH
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    [​IMG] DS-Xtreme Firmware 1.1.3
    Not An April Fools!
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    DS-Xtreme owners don't throw your cart away just yet! The DS-X Team has released a long-awaited
    firmware update for their slot-1 flashcart, the DS-Xtreme.
    [​IMG] Download Locally from GBAtemp.net
    [​IMG] DS-Xtreme Official Website
    [​IMG] Source


     


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    Everyone knows this cart sucks and whatnot! But, let's try and stay civil in this topic [​IMG]
     
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    Member Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

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    wtf is a DS-X
     
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    I wonder what made them change their stubborn minds [​IMG]
     
  5. Shadow#1

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    its a over-priced built-in memory first generation slot-1 flashcart that hardly gets fw updates.
     
  6. cory1492

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    Is this just the same beta that was out/"leaked" before, or were there actual changes (beyond firmware switching) implemented between now and then?
    It was an excellent concept which over-promised and under-delivered while being somewhat over-priced, with all evidence pointing to the possibility the project was left to the hands of under-achievers after it's initial over-hyped conception (unless you count their forum staff, they over-achieve at kick-banning for customers expecting what was initially promised, and thus get at least a 100% on that point for doing that job so well.)

    I had hoped for so much more from DS-X, I'm truly glad I held off on getting such a pricey beast [​IMG]

    late edit:/ I just wish they would open source the bloody thing, and leave it to real amateurs. That would at least give retailers a reason to have a fire sale of whatever stock they are currently stuck with.
     
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    Yes and they even told for gbatemp.net to report any ds-x owner that came here asking for help that if they did come and ask for help that their customer service be disbanded from them.
     
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    Dude, when I asked for a review unit they asked "If they could get my personal information for insurance reasons". I still think they might kill me cause I said it sucked. Probably cause they sent me a defect review unit though.....
     
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    I'm pretty sure ads for DS-X were everywhere at first... Likely the most hyped flash cart of all time for any system.
     
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    April Fools!

    I'm glad I sold mine long long ago. [​IMG]
     
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    it's not a joke lol


    unfortunately, it appears to be almost exactly the same thing as the "fake" and "unofficial" 1.1.3 that was released months ago.
     
  12. hankchill

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    It's unfortunate that the DS-X turned out to be 'the little flashcard who could'... But really, it couldn't [​IMG]

    I blame the developers. This firmware update won't do them justice.
     
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    I'm glad I waited for something cheaper and had expandable memory.
     
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    Their bank accounts musta been running low again.
     
  16. Batman1701

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    Ok, I bought a first-gen DS-X and I continue to use it to this day. It works beautifully, runs every application I want to use (yes, I have to patch with arm7, but really, a monkey could figure this process out, it's no hassle), and has proven itself countless times over to me. Couldn't be happier with it. Yes, tech support blows, but that's the company. The device itself is perfectly fine.

    My question here is . . . what's everyone's problem with the DS-X? Seriously, I'm not trying to be a smartass, I genuinely want to know, why do you folks hate it? Did you ever even use it? What makes all the other cards "better?"

    And please note, if you desire to reply with some stupid "Heh-heh, loozer n00b like DS-X OMGWTF!!??!?!!!11" please, spare me. I have little tolerance for trolls.
     
  17. kazumi213

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    Just try any of the other (main) flashcards and discover for yourself.

    On to the topic: this public beta is *exactly* the same as the leaked one.

    Just in case they are reading this: PLEASE INCLUDE AN USER OPTION TO DISABLE THE SAVE COMPRESSION.
     
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    Not an answer. Question still stands.

    EDIT: I did read your whole bit about the save compression problems in some games. Yes, this is annoying, but if you know about the problem going into the game and just stick to playing that game through to completion, it's not a major problem.
     
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    All other Slot-1 cards are OS independent, ... DS-X can be flashed only from Windows connected to net without any proxies ... and since they were the first "real slot-1" card and first who didn't need any patching of ROMs they promises Mac OS X and Linux app for firmware upgrades, well that newer happend... (and patching newer worked with any emulator or virtualizator, ... ok Linux user could install Windows on another partition, but PPC Mac users cant, ...also they recomended instaling Windows just for upgrading theres products .... LAME...)

    Also on theres forum you can't give critics and report errors with ROM's (without mention ROM or name of the game, but sugesting that there is something wrong with ex. #0345) without getting ban, and/or they delete all posts with critics about they support and products (argumented critics, not n00bish ones which should and was deleted)

    I had first batch, ... card is OK, support sucks alot... now I have CycloDS... working on Mac OS X without any third party software.
     

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