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Discussion in 'Acekard' started by waffle1995, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. waffle1995
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    Ok...My mom employee (she) has a son which has a DSL. I mention I had a DS and she told me that she brought a cartridge which has 100+ ds games in it for $100. (idk if its a flashcart) Her son want to play the new DS game and I told her I can do something similar. She will pay me $50 if I can get her son like 100+ game atleast.

    So I was planning on a Acekard 2i from
    http://shoptemp.com/products/Acekard-2i-Ca...e-DSi-p-30.html

    and buying a 8gb Micro SD Class 6 from
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...8-453-_-Product

    Have anyone try these 2 together?
    Any free coupon code for the Acekard 2i?
    Will the 8gb be anywhere around holding 100 games?
     
  2. doyama

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    Newegg stuff is pretty solid so I wouldn't worry too much about it not working. In general we're pretty much beyond the point where you need a 'certain' kind of SD card to make things work properly.

    8GB should be plenty for 100 games. Sure some games are large at 128MB or 256MB but they're the exception not the rule. If you're concerned, you can spend the time to trim the games to make lots of space. Generally the smaller the game, the more space savings you'll see. Don't bother trimming 128MB/256MB/512MB games as they're generally packed in pretty good at those sizes.

    I've not loaded so many games onto my own cart, but you could see some slowdowns in the GUI if you put all those games in one directory. If you do, break up the games into sub-folders somehow. Perhaps by genre or name groupings will speed up the GUI.
     
  3. Devin

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    Pirating for money........

    I'm so proud of you. [​IMG]
     
  4. twiztidsinz

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    I'd suggest the ADATA card... little bit cheaper but still an 8GB Class 6.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820211180

    I haven't had good luck with Transcend MicroSDs in the past.
    My 4GB Class 6 ADATA has worked FLAWLESSLY and saves and loads amazingly fast.


    As for the 8GB being enough, it's probably about 8,000MB
    Figuring 96MB per game (1/2 128MB games, 1/2 64MB games, no trimming) will fit about 83 games.

    As for the 8GB being enough, it's probably about 7,741MB (my "4GB" is 3.78GB**, x1024 = 3870MB, x2 = 7,741MB)
    Figuring 96MB per game (1/2 128MB games, 1/2 64MB games, no trimming) will fit about 80 games.


    **they always use the smaller measurement (1000) for the size, rather than what the computer reads (1024)
    Example: my card is 4,062,576,640 bytes (or 4.062GB by the 1000's factor)
    4,062,576,640 bytes / 1024 = 3967,360 Kilobytes
    3967,360 Kilobytes / 1024 = 3,874 Megabytes
    3,874 Megabytes / 1024 = 3.78GB.
     
  5. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Have fun explaining how to use it repeatedly for the next year. And explaining everything to the judge when / if she gets caught and slapped with a huge fine
     
  6. Hakoda

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    I would try this MicroSDHC, cheaper & Class 6. Reviews on NewEgg say its good.

    Good Luck, and make sure you update their card w/ 1.4 fix just in case. Lucky b******, pirating for money....
     
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  8. waffle1995
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    waffle1995 GBAtemp Regular

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    i just add new game when she request it because she work for my mom, so communication wouldn't be a problem.
    I don't think she get caught, her son had something similar before.

    Thanks Anyone [​IMG]
    Profit: 21+15=36, 50-36= $14
    (including that I have to DL all the game)
     
  9. riverchen

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    Pirating for money is not goood....
     
  10. doeo

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    Why Acekard? You mentioned it's a DSL so go for a $6 R4 at shoptemp.
     
  11. waffle1995
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    hmmm does wood r4 have the same game compatibility as akaio?
     
  12. RupeeClock

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    Actually right now? Wood R4 has even better compatibility.
    But keep in mind you can only fit 2gb on an original R4, you won't fit 100 games on there unless a ton of them are crap.
    I have one, fit about 35 GOOD games on there.
     
  13. doeo

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    Or you can get like 2 2GB micro SD's and tell the kid he should switch between those micro sd's for more games.
     
  14. RupeeClock

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    Seems like a bad idea, such a small thing is lost easily.

    Honestly, I think the Acekard is the better option if 100 games is really necessary.
    But then I don't think you need 100 games, that's just daft, I have 75 games I BOUGHT, since the DS launched in japan.

    Maybe you can explain to her the advantage of choosing which games you have on the flashcart, instead of having 100?
     
  15. twiztidsinz

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    RiDATA seems to have a high failure rate and low speeds.

    I have NOT owned one myself, but that's what I got from reading some of the reviews for other RiDATA cards.
     
  16. waffle1995
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    i just get the ak2i because she getting a dsixl in the future.
     
  17. doeo

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    If the kid loses it, it's HIS fault. [​IMG]