GBAtemp's acekard 2 Review

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  1. Urza
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    [​IMG] GBAtemp's acekard 2 Review
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    Team Acekard has really refined their offerings from the original acekard cart offered back in 2006. Now they've essentially taken their flagship product, the RPG, and ripped out the flash memory. Does acekard now have a formidable foe to the established brands in the budget market? Or is this gimped RPG going the way of Alf and "pogs"? Find out in the review below!

    Feel free to leave your comments and questions in response to this thread.

    [​IMG] GBAtemp acekard 2 Review
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  2. DrKupo

    DrKupo Resistance: Fall of Gbatemp

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    Personally, I'd just get the RPG, but I guess this is good for a budget flash card.
     
  3. DespizingU

    DespizingU GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Looks like a pretty great cart. I'm debating to get one of these or the RPG. I'll probably pay a little more and get the RPG.

    I really like the GUI, and all the options in the Start Menu. Hoping it gets the more advanced features that a couple other carts have.
     
  4. Urza
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    Price difference between this and the RPG is 30-40USD in case you were wondering.

    I also apologize for how poorly written this review is. Unfortunately its the best I can muster right now, so bare with it.
     
  5. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    The only reason the cheat menu doesnt have touch screen support is because when I made it i didn't really have touch support in mind, I may in the future add touch support but i like it as it is at the moment, about the extra features those will come eventually.
     
  6. Destructobot

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    You really should use thumbnail images instead of making the full size images small with size tags. The page would load about 50x faster, and that's not an exaggeration. You have images that are over 1200KB displayed at the size of a 20KB thumbnail.

    Real thunbnails look better than browser scaling anyway.
     
  7. golden

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    Looks great. Another fine job Urza. So I guess it is safe to say anything the AK2 has right now the RPG already has too right? What I mean is, the last time I checked MKDS DL play with RPG's 4.06 firmware it didn't work but now with 4.08 already out and your review of the AK2 passing MKDS DL play I want to know if the RPG also offers this better DL play support.

    EDIT: Urza happy 3000th post.
     
  8. DespizingU

    DespizingU GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Good to hear.
     
  9. Slowking

    Slowking GBAtemp Maniac

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    What is the performance with the castlevanias? I've read that they lag even with fast SD(HC) cards...
     
  10. Urza
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    Only the intro video.

    Lagged with 1/2GB Japanese Kingston; played fine with a 4GB Class 6 A-Data MicroSDHC,
     
  11. Psy-Phi

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    I was hoping this would have the opensource OS too [​IMG]. Still, if I can't find an AceKard RPG in a US retailer in the coming months I may get this anyway. I dig the GUI, and don't really want the features that the Cyclo has over this.

    C'mon US retailers >_
     
  12. tinymonkeyt

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    more competition in town
    wonder if i should buy when prices are low and in stock...
     
  13. neonix

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    The acekards are really nice. If I was to get one, it'd be the ZRPG though. But I'm waiting to see if it can catch up with all of the Cyclo's *exclusive* features. For now, my R4 is still truckin
     
  14. sueil

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    Well this certainly looks like it *might* be the new budget card to recommend.
     
  15. OzModChips

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    It really is impressive
    I had someone come over today that wanted 4 flash cards for his kids. I set up 4 Acekards for him and gave him a run down in a couple of minutes. He was a happy chap.

    My only suggestion to AceKard is to make their website less Chinese, or split it into 2.
    Chinese and English on the same page looks too confusing to me
     
  16. fli_guy84

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    Woah, it's pretty good for a budget cart.

    Edit: Okay, now I'm waiting for M3's budget cart review and I'll buy whichever that's better.
     
  17. Slowking

    Slowking GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well that's good to know.
    But could anyone that has it allready test the AK2 with a Class 4 SDHC and these games? I'm just curios since Class 4 cards are much more cummon.
     
  18. Jdbye

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    I think it would be worth mentioning under cons that it isn't open source, since the AKRPG was, and they're basically the same minus the NAND.
     
  19. shaunj66

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    Good review Urza [​IMG]

    Nice work as always
     
  20. laminaatplaat

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    Cool GUI, sdhc, fast... If my r4 would breakdown this one would be high on my toget list [​IMG]