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I want to get a flash cart for my DS. How ever not really sure which to get
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. I've narrowed it down to either a supercard mini or a g6 lite. After reading the reviews it seems G6 plays pretty much everything , where as the supercard has problems with GBA games.How ever the supercard can potentially hold more games.

So really just a couple questions about both.

Supercard no RTC? , so games like pokemon will not work? or is there a patch for them like the gba ones.
Battery in the supercard , is it rechargegable or will it need replacement in a few years?.
DS games , how many don't work?. List at the top of supercard forum seems abit outdated. Also I've heard of problems with castlevania and others slowing down. Is this a prob with the card itself or just crappy SD cards being used causing it?.
Also can I take saves to and from it like I can with my gba cart?.
Last thing , will a supercard mini fit a DS lite. Not got one yet , but if I even do change it will still work right?. Just stick out of it abit.


G6 , all DS games work on it , no problem?.


Really not bothered about GBA games , as I have a EZFA for em , also not bothered about emulation or anything. Purely DS game usage.

Thats it really , just looking for some advice from people with em. Supercard fine for just DS? , or newer G6?.
 

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since you dont care about GBA, id suggest going with a Supercard Lite. It doesnt stick out of the ds lite at all, and has the potential of HUGE amounts of memory on it (using micro sd cards of course). Like all supercards, it has near 100% DS compatability (only a few dont work). I cant really tell you about the G6, as I have never used it, but I am a supercard user, and am really happy with the Ease of use for DS roms
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Ok thanks
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but it would be a supercard mini , not lite as I have a normal DS (Should of made clear in first post) for now and the lite don't fit it. So that question still stands , would a super card mini (not lite) work on a DS lite , if I get one at a later date , but just stick out abit?.
 

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yes it would work
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I have a supercard SD that I use to use on my DS "phat". I got a DS Lite, and it works like a charm
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if you get a g6 lite it comes with a 4 cases, 3 lite cases and one phat case, so if you decide to get a lite later on down the road. you dont need to buy a new cart
 

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Yeah, but the G6 Lite only has 512MB of memory while with the SuperCard miniSD he can get up to 4GB's! I have a SuperCard miniSD and it works great in my DS Phat.

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Looks like it's might be a supercard then
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, unless I find something that changes my mind . Not really too worried about it sticking out of a lite if I ever get one , as long as it works it's all good
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and it seems to be just what I need. Cheapish solution for playing ds games and large storage
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Just few more things. Battery in it , rechargable? or not?. Look all over and can't find it.
Saves can be transfered from pc to ds and back?. Again looked about and can't find it.

Finally will this SD card work with no problems with games like castlevania (seems to have most probs).
http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/8803...rd/Product.html
Been reading and people say as long as it has fast access time it will be fine and have no issues , but can't seem to find the specs for that card.

Lot of questions I know , but like to know everything before I buy
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First, i dont think the battery is for DS games, I think its for the saving in GBA Games. (the supercard SD doesnt have one, and saves work fine) Yes, you can transfer the saves. What you do is patch the rom, and 2 files come out, the rom and the save file. that save file contains the save for the game. (makes it easy to download saves)

I dont think that the speed of mini SD cards matter, my current sd card is a 8x sd card, and works fine
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I doubt that the DS can read at speeds of 4+ mb/sec.
 

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If you are getting the SuperCard miniSD and that miniSD in the link you are in trouble. It lags to death in almost every game that requires any graphical power. Animal Crossing, Nintendogs, Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Pinball, M&L, Madden 06, Tony Hawk and many more. If you try and do the Castlevania test with that miniSD all you will get it still frames and choppy audio. I first bought that SanDisk miniSD when I bought my SuperCard miniSD and then quickly sold the miniSD for a faster ATP ProMax 150X 2GB miniSD. With the 150X miniSD the problems were corrected and the slowdown went away for the most part. With the SuperCard miniSD you need flash media at least 80X or faster so that you won't have any performance problems. Its up to you in the end but you'll end up wondering why you didn't spend the extra money in the end when Animal Crossing is unplayable.

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Not bought anything yet , was just looking around. Problem seems to be hardly any UK sites want to give any details other than it's size and I can't seem to find the atp ones in the UK , other than on ebay.

Seems like it's gonna be more hassle than it's worth to find a decent card over here. What a suprise , once again UK sites try to screw you
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Went for the G6. Spent some time looking and can not locate any cards that people say work 100% here.
ATP 150X cards , which seem to work great , don't seem to be available in the UK
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. What a damn shock , once again the good stuff is not available here
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.The other mini sd cards that people have success with , look for here again and guess what?. Unavailable here or very hard to get hold of. Pretty much all I see here are sandisk or generic/no name cards that don't say the speed , in fact there is pretty much no techinical info listed except the size.

Seems like it was gonna be more hassle than it's worth to find one here and I'm not gonna spend £30 or more for one that may or may not work. Would of thought supercard store or other sites that sell the damn thing would have em , but no. Seems like it's , if your in the UK have this crappy sandisk or **** off. Always the same, anything cool or interesting for any console and we either don't get it here , or it's more than everywhere else
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Well rant over , was really just posting to say thanks for the help
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