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Sep 19, 2010

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  1. link907
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    I'm wanting to buy a dsi compatible flash cart, yet i have no idea which one to buy. tempers tell me your best recommendations.
     
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    Supercard DSTwo- If you have the money. Top notch compatability, has exclusive SNES and GBA emulators becasue it has its own CPU.

    Acekard 2i- If you have a budget, AKAIO means it has good compatability. I have one myyself and have no complaints.
     
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    If you want a basic flashcart, get the Acekard 2i. It's a no frills cart, but does what it does very well and is also very popular thanks to AKAIO. If you want a more advanced Flashcart, get the DSTWO. It has a built in processor which allows it to do GBA/ SNES emulation, and also has real time saves.

    If you don't have access to a DS Lite, you will need to get your Acekard 2i preflashed so it will work on DSi firmware 1.4/ 1.4.1. Shoptemp will do this for you as part of their Premium Flashing & Update Service which costs an additional $1. The DSTWO doesn't have this issue.

    I have a guide to setting up the Acekard here which serves as a good introduction to the cart.
     
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    I'm leaning towards dstwo. hmm i wonder if some one made a dsi flash cart with a strong enough cpu to do n64 but then again it probably over heat
     
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    It has the same processor as the Dingoo, and is 360Mhz. But it's not capable of N64 emulation. Remember these flashcarts only work in DS mode, the cannot use the DSi's addional features such as the camera (at the moment)
     
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    how is the ds2 on homebrew
     
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    I believe Supercard offered a free cart to any homebrew developer, so there should be a lot coming.
     
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    will ones produced now work on it?
     
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    On the DSi? They work, but in DS mode it will be as if you are using it on a DS Lite. There was progress getting them to work in DSi mode with a WiFi exploit. I don't know if 1.4.1 fixed that.

    However given that the Supercard team made a workaround for the DSi 1.4.1 firmware in under a day, if any cart will it's the DSTWO.
     
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    thx i have money 4 a ds2 so im going for it lol a bud of mine bought the r4i gold off me 4 30$ he said he knew he could get it cheeper he just hated shipping and online sales. do i need to do the flashing services on shoptemp
     
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    With the DSTWO? i'd say you don't need to. It will need to have it's firmware updated, but it's something you can easily do yourself due to how the DSTWO updates. It's one of it's plus points. You simply place the firmware update on your MicroSD card, power on the DSi, and the DSTWO will automatically update it's firmware.

    The firmware update is here http://gbatemp.net/t252940-dstwo-update-fo...-1-4-2-released?
     

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