First Time CycloDS User

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Ahmedz, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Ahmedz
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    Ahmedz Advanced Member

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    Hey guys. I recently placed an order on a CycloDS Evolution and it should arrive in around 2 days and I'm gonna pick up a MicroSD 2 GB tomorrow
    Since I'm gonna be a first time user....mind letting me know what i should do first when i get it [​IMG]
     
  2. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Go download the firmware, and then play with it [​IMG]
     
  3. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Update to latest firmware.
    Just download it from team cyclops website and copy and paste it into the root off your MicroSD card.
    Then next time you start the DS with it in it would update your CycloDS Evolution and then youre ready to put some homebrew and roms on your MicroSD
     
  4. Ahmedz
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    Ahmedz Advanced Member

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    lol i already downloaded the update and Rominator (awesome program btw Hankchill) and i have a few games and homebrew [​IMG]
    now all i need is that microSD
     
  5. altorn

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    dont forget to make your custom skin if you want [​IMG]
     
  6. Joe88

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    just dont get a sandisk MicroSD

    kingston, a-data, (and some other brand I cant remember)
    are the one's you want
     
  7. Fat D

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    Transcend.

    I hate my luck. I bought a Sandisk Class 2 a month ago, and a week later they had Transcend Class 6 for about 2/3 of the price.
     
  8. sphere9

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    i have a sandisk and it works fine?

    :S
     
  9. Toni Plutonij

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    I'm using SanDisk microSD 4 GB Class 2 and SanDisk 2 GB, and NEVER had any problems?! Why are everybody recommending people not to use SanDisk, it was the slow card before and it was slowing very few games on R4 and M3 Simply, but now..most of carts with SDHC compatibility doesn't have such problems (and Cyclo DS EVO is one of those carts)..
     
  10. Fat D

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    Only Class 6 Memory Cards have random access speeds in the range of a Toshiba non-HC. And SanDisk cards are Class 2 (medium random access speeds, low transfer speeds) or Class 4 (low random access speeds, high transfer speeds). No Class 6 card (both random access and transfer at high speed) has been released by Sandisk. However, this only affects Castlevania POR
     
  11. Toni Plutonij

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    I don't know, but I can play Portrait of Ruin without any freeze..
    I actually have a problem with one game, and only one game, and that's Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam..
     
  12. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    But be gentle inserting it that very first time. Its sensitive, and if it doesn't work right away, then just keep trying and keep an open mind, it gets better with practice.!

    Lol, feeling pervy!
     
  13. altorn

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    (depends on your microSD cards really, although i usually buy kingston in the first place, so im liable to not having issues with sandisk. Too bad kingston still doesnt have 8gb capacity or is hundreds of dollars cost)

    Try registering in CyclopsDS forums to show your support for the cyclops team. Actually, that is pretty much you need to do in the first few days. Next, play, pirate and plunder.
     
  14. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Aw took mine. Try NDSThemes. Best site for skins.
     
  15. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    LMAO!! [​IMG]
     
  16. Ahmedz
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    Ahmedz Advanced Member

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    Well my CycloDS finally arrived and I picked up a cheap microSD 2GB card. the card's manufacturer is called twinmos....somethin rly weird [​IMG]
    anyway i tried out a few games (including Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin) and haven't suffered any slow downs, crashes, etc..... [​IMG]
     
  17. Sticks

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    Most likely a rebranded Toshiba. There are a TON of rebranded cards floating around...
     
  18. SleepingDragon

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    well, sounds like you're all set. You'll enjoy that cyclo and shouldn't have any problems. good luck