Help Picking FlashKart

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by whinis, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. whinis
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    I have an original Fat ds model ntr-001 and was wondering what flash cart would still work with my ancient wonder and which the community would recommend.
     
  2. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you don't have a price range, get the DSTWO. It's probably the most expensive one ($35), but it blows every other cart out of the water.

    If you need a little cheaper, I guess get an Acekard2i.
     
  3. whinis
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    So those cards would still work on a ntr-001, it think this is actually one of the first dses to come out .
     
  4. stylow

    stylow GBAtemp Regular

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    If the acekard 2i is expensive for you you could also buy a r4i ultra that is a cheaper version and it has the latest game support
     
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    You have three choices for carts that have proper support/updates.
    [*]The original R4.
    NOT "R4-III Upgrade", NOT "R4-SDHC", NOT "R4i", NOT "R4 Gold", NOT "R4 Red", NOT "R4 King"...
    NOT ANYTHING ELSE WITH "R4" IN THE NAME! JUST "R4 Revolution".
    • Price: ~$6
    • Rank: The cheap card for somebody that just wants to play some games on a DS/Lite.
    [*]Acekard 2i
    • Price: ~$16
    • Rank: Mid-range card for people that want to play lots of games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.
    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    • Price: ~$35
    • Rank: Pretty much the ultimate card right now.
    [​IMG]
    • DS / DS Lite
      The card will work on an original (fat) DS or a DS Lite.
    • DSi / DSi XL
      The card will work on a DSi or DSi XL as well.
    • Game Updates
      Firmware updates are what let cards play newer games, these are the life-blood of the card.
    • SDHC
      SDHC refers to SD cards larger than 2GB (gigabytes). If there's no SDHC support, you can only use SD cards up to 2GB.
    • WiFi Update
      The Acekard 2i can update it's cheats (and get minor bug fixes) over WiFi without having to connect to a computer.
    • Clean Mode
      The DSTwo has special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first.
    • RTS
      The Real-Time Save (Save State) function lets you save and reload your game progress at any moment you wish.
    • In-Game Guide
      You can pull up text files and images in-game, in order to check a walkthrough or map you downloaded at any time during a game.
    • Slow Motion
      The card lets you slow down the game speed as you wish.
    • In-Game Cheats
      The card lets you create and modify cheats while the game is running.
    • Special Homebrew
      The card has multiple pieces of special homebrew, such as it's own GBA and SNES emulators, as well as text/PDF reader and video player.
    • Battery Life
      Unfortunately the DSTwo's extra CPU and RAM (which give it the special features) eat into the battery life a bit.
     
  6. whinis
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    Where should I order from in the US?
     
  7. hullo8d

    hullo8d GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Realhotstuff is a pretty good store. They are a bit overpriced, but they have fast shipping. I received an acekard I ordered from them in 2 days.
     
  8. Rafinesque

    Rafinesque GBAtemp Regular

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    I'll second the vote for RealHotStuff...
     
  9. GolenSun550

    GolenSun550 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yep , RHS is good place to go .

    I also recommend Lightake.com if you don't cart about the long time waiting (pretty similar with shoptemp.com)
     
  10. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    Although I'm not american, I've seen plenty of US citizens vouch for realhotstuff.
     
  11. Ron

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    Hey, Rydian, an R4iDSN is a good budget cart now because of Wood R4iDSN, the same goes for R4iGold so you might wanna update your chart.
     
  12. Tzosin

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    definatly buy the dstwo as it owns all flash carts around and has slot 1 gba + snes emulation as a bonus.
     
  13. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    When it gets an official review and all that I might add it, if it manages to knock the AK2i out of it's place (which is unlikely). It's not going to knock the R4 or DSTwo out, at least.