Flash cart recommendation?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Einzbern, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Einzbern
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    So awhile back I picked up a R4-III for the DS. I didn't do a whole lot of research then, and realize now that was a poor choice. All things considered though, it did fine for me.

    This time around I wanted to see what others think of the various 3ds carts. I'm leaning towards the AceKard 2i since I've heard good things about the AceKard. I was also considering the DSTwo, I think it is, since it apparently has GBA compatibility.
     
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    Well if you want GBA compatibility go for the DSTWO. Just don't expect perfect emulation from it. Otherwise the Acekard 2i or the R4i Gold are good choices.
     
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    How bad is the emulation? GBA compatibility is by no means required for me, just thought it might be kinda nice.
     
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    I don't have a DSTWO personally... but I think it's decent just not like VBA.
     
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    The Acekard is a really good cart for a really good price (about $15 depending where you buy from), but if you want extra features such as GBA emulation a DSTWO will do that, though it does cost a fair bit more (~$40).

    The emulation for DSTWO is pretty good... for some games though you will need to enable frameskip to level 1.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. Think I decided I'll just go for the AceKard.

    Now my last question. I already have my 3ds updated to 3.0.0-6. Do I need to worry about getting a pre updated one(I don't have access to another DS), if so where can I find one?
     
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    Yes, you do.

    Some carts state that they update theirs, but it's not always the latest update.

    This one states it;s updated for the 3DS, but doesn't mention a firmware.
    http://www.etcome.com/product/ak2i-card-for-3ds-dsi-ll-dsi-ds-lite-ds.html

    These state 3DS 3.0, but that's not the latest.
    https://www.modchipcentral.com/store/acekard2i-w-free-usb-reader-and-usb-charge-cable.html
    http://realhotstuff.com/acekard-2i-p-319.html

    So often you can e-mail the site or whatever and ask if it's really updated for the latest, as I'm not sure if any updates after 3.0 blocked carts again.