Exclusive GBAtemp.net DS-Xtreme Update

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Exclusive GBAtemp.net DS-Xtreme Update

New information!







New glimpse of and information on the DS-Xtreme!

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We have just received word from our trusted source that they have our preview sample of the DS-Xtreme in hand and we are eagerly anticipating it’s arrival!



We've also been able to get a few things confirmed that you've all been waiting to hear!
  • ROM backup compatibility seems to be absolutely astonishing! Gone are the days of new ROM backups such as Lego Star Wars not running or Castlevania's intro stuttering.
  • The Operating System can already be used using the Stylus of your DS – Yes! It's touch-sensitive! With some very nice features.
  • The Operating System also features the most advanced skinning up to date with a lot of user flexibility.
More news as it comes in, and we can't wait to get our unit in the near future to give you impressions first hand!


 

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"The Operating System also features the most advanced skinning up to date with amazing user flexibility here."

I'll believe that when I see it... We have pogoshell
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oh and... other than that... it seems like a great card... Tho I guess it won't support GBA. So having any of the other flashcarts might still be better.
 

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I think I saw it priced at around £60 or so...

What I'm curious about is the battery life. Now that this doesn't make use of a secondary form of media, it shouldn't end up halving battery life like the current adapter carts do. If it doesn't then, great
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I still think 512MB is too small though. A 1GB version if they can fit that in would be good.
 

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Thinking that other companies will come with their "slot 1" solution there will be some choice, but until those M3/G6/Supercard/EZflash people have something this might be best thing to have , that is if DSlink doesnt work for you.
 

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What I'm curious about is the battery life. Now that this doesn't make use of a secondary form of media, it shouldn't end up halving battery life like the current adapter carts do. If it doesn't then, great
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I agree that it should take less battery than current adapters. However, you are misinformed as to just how much battery the current adapters take. I guestimate that they take less than 1-1.5 hours off the batterly life.
 

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Right now, it claims it's compatible with everything but... If a game pops up that doesn't work on it, I wonder how good support will be. Will it be as fast as M3's response to new titles or not?

And yeah. Other companies should end up with their own slot 1 solutions too. DSLink sounds good but it still requires some form of patching which again, makes me wonder how good their support is for any future non-working ROMs will be. It won't be good if a new company comes up something new that's good for a while then dies out >_>

I agree that it should take less battery than current adapters. However, you are misinformed as to just how much battery the current adapters take. I guestimate that they take less than 1-1.5 hours off the batterly life.
Well, I actually tested my own M3 cart and a few friends of mine came up with the same results. They all ended up with halving the overall battery time using Flashme and nothing in Slot 1.
 

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I get 10 hours on brightness 3 without a flashcart (super mario 64 DS real), 10 hours on Super mario 64 DS with EZ4. Flashed. Flashed DSes with flash carts hardly take any battery at all.
 

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Well, everyone seems to have different results as all the previous topics about battery life shows but, my M3 definitely halves battery life. I tested it and recorded the times because I want to know how long I can play my DS on plane journeys
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So battery life on any new cart will matter to me most. Reason why I bought the DSL really
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What has faster processing power, the DS slot or the GBA slot?

GBA slot.

DS games don't require the fast access that GBA games require. In fact it would be quite impossible to play a GBA rom from the DS slot. It would either not work at all or run extremely slow.
 
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No more waiting for patches/loader updates and having a longer battery life is nice, but I still play my GBA roms quite a bit (and there's SRT:OG2, Yggrda Union, FF5, FF6, Scurge, Pirate Battle, Metal Slug, etc...still on the way), so there's not much point in paying more for a card that doesn't support them. If they get cheaper I guess I can see the appeal.
 

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is it just me, or do the posts on this site about the ds-xtreme seem more like adverts than objective news posts? not that i'd suggest gbatemp was receiving any kind of incentive from ds-x, like free flash kits, money or just the right to have an exclusive news post... nope, not suggesting that. not at all.
 

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: these slot 1 solutions won't be useful until Nintendo starts making more use of the slot 2 port for hardware expansions.

Until that time, slot 1 solutions provide no significant benefit over slot 2 solutions while forcing users to endure significant downsides (namely no GBA support).
 

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Right now, it claims it's compatible with everything but... If a game pops up that doesn't work on it, I wonder how good support will be. Will it be as fast as M3's response to new titles or not?

And yeah. Other companies should end up with their own slot 1 solutions too. DSLink sounds good but it still requires some form of patching which again, makes me wonder how good their support is for any future non-working ROMs will be. It won't be good if a new company comes up something new that's good for a while then dies out >_>

No more waiting for patches/loader updates and having a longer battery life is nice, but I still play my GBA roms quite a bit (and there's SRT:OG2, Yggrda Union, FF5, FF6, Scurge, Pirate Battle, Metal Slug, etc...still on the way), so there's not much point in paying more for a card that doesn't support them. If they get cheaper I guess I can see the appeal.
Which is correct? Do we need to patch or not?
 

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Would like to see that version with a memory card slot, instead of flash memory.
I know we got DS-Link but that requires flashme to play.
 
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