Getting an Acekard 2i...

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by iTStorm, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. iTStorm
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    Alright, so I bought an Acekard 2i and a TTDS (as a backup, so if anything happens to my Acekard, I can do the swapping thing for flashing the bootloader) from Coolgadgetsgift.com, which is on Acekard's reseller list.

    1. I recently bought a Transcend 8GB Class 2 MicroSDHC card, but is it enough? I saw a person saying that you should at least have class 4.. and I can't get a refund for the card since I bought it from a store that doesn't give refunds (I live in India, and we don't really take refunds..)

    2. Can I unbrick the Acekard 2i using a TTDS (with the swap method)?

    That's pretty much all my questions.. If someone could answer them it would be appreciated.
     
  2. rook2King

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    Should be fine, i have a Sandisk Class 2 8gb microsd and games play on my acekard just fine.
     
  3. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You should have no problem using the DSTT to fix a bricked Acekard 2i, if it happens.
     
  4. iTStorm
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    That's good to know, also when converting saves (No$GBA to Acekard 2i Compatible) using the Shunyweb converter, its No$GBA (.sav) to Acekard 2 | CycloDS | (etc.) right? Since I already started my Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, I would like the same save.

    Also, where do I place the save file?
     
  5. Sinistral89

    Sinistral89 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah No$GBA to Acekard 2 is the right way to go.

    You place the saves in the same directory as the roms. Just make sure they have the same name (ABCD.nds / ABCD.sav)
     
  6. iTStorm
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    Thanks for answering, could a mod lock this?
     
  7. Ammako

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    AceKard already uses a raw save type, so converting it to AceKard 2i format should normally not be needed.
    Of course, that is only if you were using a Raw save type in NO$GBA. If you were using Compressed or Uncompressed, then you'd have to convert it.
    But it'd be easier to just set the "SAV/SNA type ==" line in NO$GBA.INI to "Raw" instead of "Compressed/Uncompressed"; the emulator should be able to load compressed save files anyway and automatically convert them to raw.
     
  8. iTStorm
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    Will try that out now. But the Shunyweb converter method still works right?

    Also, can I directly update the bootloader? From the original bootloader to 3.0.0-5U.
     
  9. eggsample

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    Check AK2i's HWID (hardware id) if it's 81. If so, you can do update.
     
  10. iTStorm
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    Yep it is, + I just got my Acekard today, time to have some fun :)