1. Jaems

    OP Jaems GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 21, 2007
    United States
    So I bought my Acekard 2i nearly 2 years ago and kinda fell off playing DS games for a while. Decided to play some stuff in the backlog recently, only to find my DSLite falling apart (fucking hinges).

    I was looking at maybe purchasing a DSi/DSiXL or a 3DS to replace it. However, having browsed around I believe I've gathered that 2i no longer works on DSi's or 3DSes? Is that correct?

    If this is the case, would you fellas believe it a viable option to find a DSi below 1.4.5u to use with my Acekard? I only really look to play DS games with it anyway.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Jan 3, 2008
    it works on them just fine, as long as the firmware is compatible. if you buy a new system there is a chance it will be updated to the point that you can not boot the acekard. if you are only into ds games and homebrew then i would highly recommend the dsi xl. that larger screen makes all the difference. i'm pretty sure you will have no trouble tracking down a system with a lower firmware. it is something any seller can check for you in under 30 seconds.

    -another world
  3. Xarsah16

    Xarsah16 GBATemp's Official Village Dingus/Idiot

    Oct 6, 2007
    According to the Acekard website, 4.3.0-10 is the latest firmware version they have fixed.

    If you can get a 3DS that has firmware 4.3 or below, you will be fine. I also hope your Acekard2i has HW81 - there was a revision to the hardware and HW44 models do not work on the later 3DS firmwares.

    DSI 1.44 is the cutoff for DSi firmware working with the Acekard2i.

    In this case, the two things I would recommend are

    a) keep your Acekard2i and purchase another DSLite or DS phat (this can run you $70+)

    b) Purchase a DSi or 3DS and buy the Supercard DSTwo (around $40) or R4i Gold 3DS (R4 is about $20 cheaper than Supercard, but the Supercard is a more powerful card allowing you to emulate more like GBA and SNES games better and smoother than the R4i could.)

    Places to purchase - nds-card.com (official sponsor of GBATemp) realhotstuff.hk and my personal favorite - Zhuzhuchina.com :)

    Good luck!
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