Flashcart for homebrew

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Muzer, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Muzer
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    I'm looking to buy a flash cart for my recently-purchased 3DS. I'm looking to do the following things on it:

    * Run DSi-mode homebrew on my 3DS
    * Run DS-mode homebrew on my DS Lite that requires GBA expansions, including DSLinux (with my Opera RAM expansion)

    So, is this possible? I know the CycloDS iEvolution was originally perfect for this, but with system updates, it's become a bit of a problem, as I read that it's difficult to change it into DSi mode which is required for 3DS compatibility, and Wifi doesn't work when you do.


    I've been looking at the Acekard 2i but it's far from clear whether or not this actually runs in DSi mode, taking advantage of the extra CPU and RAM, etc.
     
  2. Rydian

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    The only cart that runs in DSi-mode is the iEvolution.
     
  3. Muzer
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    Ah, right. Is there any way to set it to DSi mode yet without a non-updated DSi or 3DS? Or is it worth waiting to buy until something like this comes along?
     
  4. Nathanaël

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    It's worth waiting. Untill then, you can get a normal popular flashcard like Acekard or R4iDSN.
     
  5. Muzer
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    If I'm going to wait for something properly DSi-mode-compatible to come out, I'll probably just stick with what I have now - my biggest frustration is the lack of DSLinux support, but apart from that, it works well enough on my DS Lite. I can wait a few months without being able to run anything on the 3DS, after all. (It's the R4 SDHC Upgrade that I have currently, the one that has www.r4i-sdhc.com as the homepage).
     
  6. Muzer
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    I just think it would be good future proofing - I have already seen two or three pieces of homebrew that are enhanced in DSi-mode due to the extra CPU and RAM, and I think it'd be a very good thing to have in case DSi homebrew does take off at some point. 3DS homebrew doesn't look like it's going to be appearing any time fast, but DSi homebrew is already possible, so I'm surprised there isn't more of it.
     
  7. Nathanaël

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    R4i-sdhc is definity better supported, better in build quality and better in running ROMs than Cyclops iEvolution.