G6 Questions

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Aug 20, 2006

G6 Questions by n3z at 10:32 AM (1,317 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. n3z
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    Hey guys,

    Im thinking about buying a G6 lite. I have a M3 CF but now that i got a DSlite i want a nicer looking flashcard.
    But before i buy it i got a few questions for the G6 lite owners here.

    1. How is the homebrew support? (compared to M3)
    2. How is the compatibility? (compared to M3)
    3. How fast do DS games load?
    4. How fast do GBA games load?
    5. How is the older ROMS support?

    most important questions:

    6. Should i wait for the M3 lite?
    7. Where is the best place to buy one?

    Thanks in advance!

    ds is the best. [​IMG]
     
  2. g.crow

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    1. not so good
    2. same
    3. not as fast as m3, but pretty fast
    4. didnt try, not as fast as ds games
    5. ? ds compatiblity should be 100%, gba >98%
    6. depends on if 4gbit is enough for you
    7. mine is from hopebuy.com

    mars
     
  3. n3z
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    Newcomer n3z Member

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    thnx for the fast reply!

    5. How is the older ROMS support? (sorry i meant nes,snes,sega)

    too bad the roms doesn't load fast as M3. I think ill wait for M3 lite then. I really want everything to go fast.
     
  4. Tasu

    Newcomer Tasu Newbie

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    gba compatibility is more like 99.9% and that missing 0.1% are just the save function for summon nights and mario pinball
     
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    We are talking about, lets say, 1sec m3, 1.5sec g6. Doesnt really matter but yes, it takes longer to load.
    And it takes MUCH longer to flash the game to the card.
    I guess a m3 lite (IF it ever comes out and has the same features as the old m3) is the better deal.

    Mars
     
  6. outphase

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    Which Summon Night are you referring to? The recent US version of Swordcraft Story works fine for me.
     
  7. n3z
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    hmm ok. thnx for the answers, i will wait for M3 lite then. hope it comes fast.
     
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    Is the Homebrew support really "not so good"?
     
  9. g.crow

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    its not as good as m3s.
    reason is "real" flashcards like the g6 are based on another file system.
    for example you need a special version of moonshell, you need a special version of doomds, you cant play games bigger than 32mb with scummvm and so.
    thats what i call "not so good".

    grüsse nach deutschland.

    mars
     
  10. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    So once the G6 Flash team releases the source code, will the compatibility issues be completely solved? No more need for special versions? I love my G6 Lite for DS stuff, but the homebrew problems are quickly pushing me towards a tried and true solution like the Supercard (or the M3.) I reeeely want DSorganise, and DS native emulator support and if the developers have to put a lot of extra effort into programming specifically for the G6, I fear us G6 owners are doomed to be second class citizens in this respect. Your thoughts?
     
  11. g.crow

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    im not that deep into the technically stuff, but i think homebrew compatiblity will always be behind cards like m3/sc.

    mars
     
  12. mthrnite

    Former Staff mthrnite So it goes.

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    Well I remember not too long ago a compact flash based cart was the standard that everything worked on, then the SD stuff started catching up. I think you're right though, in the short run especially, an M3 lite or SC lite seems like the way to go. Plus there's all that nice storage space.
     

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