DSTTi announced

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    [​IMG] DSTTi announced
    The 2nd DSi compatible flash kit
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    The TopToy team have today unveiled the DSTTi - the world's second commercial DSi compatible flash kit. Unlike the Acekard 2i, the DSTTi boot loader is not updatable, and the team have issued a warning that even appears on the packaging that the DSTTi may be made obsolete by a potential DSi firwmare update by Nintendo.

    Like the AK2i, the DSTTi is identical to the original DSTT feature-wise. But at approx $21USD (Dealextreme), the Acekard team now have someone to compete with. We've got some more photos in the thread for you, just hit the discussion link below.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  3. Cablephish

    Cablephish Show me...

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    Hope the games can be alphabetized in this one, geez.
     
  4. xanth

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    This sounds like they're announcing how they're shooting themselves in the foot. For one thing, what's to say that Nintendo won't update the firmware when they officially bring the DS-i to NA or Europe? Then they have a cart that only works in a single market (and even then probably temporarily once that market gets an upgrade).

    It's seems like it's really just a great scam to take advantage of early adopters, because anyone who buys this is potentially quickly screwed. I mean, sure, they're admitting that it's a problem, but it feels like they're hoping people won't do their homework before they buy it.
     
  5. michelkok1

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    are the games playable everywhere? or is this to region bonded?
     
  6. Canonbeat234

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    Well its competition what do you expect?!
     
  7. johnchan

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    When was it established that AK2i boot loader is updatable? Its highly likely that even in the event that the AK2i boot loader is updatable, Nintendo could still integrate some checks into the firmware which will defeat AK2i regardless, with the only way to invalidate these additional checks being an update to the hardware logic in the Actel chip on the AK2i, which could only be applied to newly produced units and not anything already in customers hands.
     
  8. Bri

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    Still no mention of this flash cart on the official ndstt.com website.

    I sent them the following e-mail:

    -Bri
     
  9. Maz7006

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    Lol, even DSTT said it themselves, its as if they know that Nintendo will block out their Flashcards. I'm just gonna wait to see what happens, and to see whats Nintendo's response to this. I mean i still remember when the first Flashcards came out for the NDS/NDSL. They were good, but not amazing, only until later did the better flashcards get released like the Acekard2, EDGE etc. All we have to do is just WAIT, i believe Nintendo are just gonna wait until everyone buys this thus wasting their money, and then they are gonna block it out. With all my respect to DSTT, i believe that they made this card just to get some quick money.
     
  10. JPH

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    Shaun, you giving this a review? [​IMG]
     
  11. cakeslob

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    so, you cant update the card?
    it doesnt sound like competition to me, it sounds like a waste of money
     
  12. R2DJ

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    So many things can happen in 30 seconds:

    - You go to GBAtemp homepage
    - You see the words "DSTTi announced: you feel happy
    - You read on
    - You see the words "the DSTTi boot loader is not updatable": you say to yourself WTF!?!?
    - You comment

    Yes it is a waste of money.
     
  13. UltraMagnus

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    I still think people are being overly negative...... nintendo will only issue a firmware update to block these flash cards if they actually have a way to detect them, or can be bothered to spend a lot of money on finding a way to and then developing it, it has been years since flashcards for the DS were released and all this time they could have released a new hardware revision to block them....
     
  14. Jdbye

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    Meh, at least it's cheaper than games. [​IMG]
    I'm sure that even if this thing gets patched, there could be a flashme for dsi by then.
     
  15. violent

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    I wont buy it but its pretty cool. its nice to see more dsi cards. soon well see more and more cards and more and more reviews [​IMG]
     
  16. Dingler

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    Not upgradable eh? Think I'm gonna flush these $20 instead...
     
  17. ryukyus

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    don't care much for dsi, but if you are getting one it seems more logical to get the acecard instead of that one, there is a high probability that nintendo we'll upgrate their firmware, and the acecard is upgradable, buying this card would be a waste of money.
     
  18. shakirmoledina

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    Nintendo have blew away cart makers with their updatable firmware... now weak programmers will stay away from the DSi
     
  19. BORTZ

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    wait why do i want something that is going obsolete?
     
  20. Legobot

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    Iwould have only got a DSi if it was region free but even the i wouldnt consider getting one of these cards