Greetings from Canada...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Artimes, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Artimes
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    Artimes Advanced Member

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    First of all, hi. I'm from Canada, and no I do not live in an Igloo. I'm currently employed by FutureShop (same things as Best Buy), and I'm an Automotive Engineering (and Management) student and the University of Ontario; Institution of Technology (UOIT for short).

    As for my question(s), I'm looking for a NDS backup tool. I've done my research and have narrowed the field down to one of three choices; M3 DS Simply, M3 Lite, or R4. R4 and M3 DS Simply seem to be virtually the same product. However, neither support GBA ROM backup. This is why I'm looking at the M3 Lite. I'm willing to pay nearly double the cost for the M3 Lite and its GBA support. That is, only if the NDS support is as good as the other two options. How well does the M3 Lite handle NDS backup? Is it as good as the M3 DS Simply or R4? And is there a long boot sequence with the PassCard 3 on the M3 Lite? Also, I'm aware that the M3 DS Simply and R4 boot up right away with no PassMe. What exactly is involved with the PassCard 3, and its boot sequence? Okay so I didn't research the PassCard 3 as much... Guilty.

    Thanks much! [​IMG] - John (aka Artimes)
     
  2. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    Well, I can´t help you with your questions but...Welcome!

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  3. H8TR

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    You're better of with an R4 and EZ-V Expansion pack instead of M3 Lite. R4 has better NDS support than M3 Lite and EZ-V Expansion pack will cover GBA support. That solution is much more complicated than just buying an EZ-V bundle.
     
  4. tshu

    tshu On epic journey, brb.

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    You don't live in an igloo? How did you manage that? I am still stuck in my igloo. You must be rich.
     
  5. Deadmon

    Deadmon A Temper

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    Welcome!
    I'll be visiting the University of Ontario in around two weeks, I hope its interesting [​IMG]
     
  6. Artimes
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    @ deadmon: It's a nice campus, I'm actually starting in the Fall. I'm just loafing around till them. Mind you, I am a registered student as of last week.

    @ H8TR: So you're saying I can store GBA backups on my MicroSD (which is inserted in my Slot 1 card, such as the R4) and the EZ-V Expansion let's me play such backups? Or is there built in storage on the EZ-V Expansion? Also you mentioned the R4, but is the EZ-V Expansion compatible with the M3 DS Simply?
     
  7. nileyg

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    The roms are stored on the slot-1 card and written to the 3-in-1. Takes like 2 minutes and it can only hold one game, but after that it functions like a regular gba game.
     
  8. Artimes
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    I read that you use the R4 to do this? Is it complicated?
     
  9. directive0

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    Welcome aboard, you'll find theres already a pretty large Canadian contingency here. Enjoy!
     
  10. Relys

    Relys Master of Computer Science

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    Hello fellow brother from the cold! I get the hole iglo crap all the time, from living in Alaska.
     
  11. Shinji

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    Im moving to Canada......eventually.

    And welcome to the hotel, Artimes. Please watch your step as you walk through teh Zoo, all the rabbit-spider-monkey trainers are going mad over pokemans and they're flinging their poo...
     
  12. Akoji

    Akoji +5 internets to psyfira for avatar.

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    Hello fellow Canadian [​IMG] Ramza from Québec.

    Yeah im a frog [​IMG] oh well, got to live with it, im still proud of being a Québecer.
    You will find a lot of fun people here [​IMG]
     
  13. Hellfenix

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    Frog here too.
    You could also wait and see how the G6 Real and M3 Real fare in the real world. But until then R4 is still your best bet.
    Peace out!
     
  14. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

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    Only the coolest GBAtemp members are Canadian (such as myself [​IMG])
    Oh, and tshu, because he's only 40 minutes from me [​IMG]

    *waves to tshu*

    Can you see me waving? [​IMG]
     
  15. Artimes
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    In the short time I've been here I've seen a lot of profiles with the location "Toronto, Ontario". I'm just 20 minutes or so outside of Toronto. A place called Whitby, next to Oshawa (Oshawa is home to both GM car/truck plants).