Help to choose a ds linker

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  1. Flirkyn
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    Hello poeple !
    So, I know that many person asked that but I haven't found all I need...

    So, some years ago (2011 I think), I bought a Supercard DSTwo for my good old DS Tank. That was my first linker and damn, that was a good one (except for the battery life of my DS :P) !
    It worked with every game and even with my 3DS (that I bought two year later). Thanks to it I was able to play japanese game in english with translation patch. Plus, there was a gba and snes emulator, and every ds game worked perfectly !

    But unfortunately, it was stoping working last year. I was playing a game and then it frozed and either my DS or my 3DS doesn't recognize it anymore, even with a different sd card. I tried to clean the pin (I don't know if that's the good word) but nope, won't work anymore :(

    Well I'm not here to ask how to repair it (well if someone have suggestion I'm open to try it, but I don't have any hope anymore), but I would like to buy a new linker.

    I was planning to buy a new dstwo (the original, not the plus version) but damn, the price are high Oo (much more than when I bought it I think), so I think I'll take another, since I can play gba game with my 3DS.

    So I want some advise. I heard about r4i card, but there's so many version...
    I search a linker who are :
    1. Compatible with all 3ds (I have currently an Old 3DS on a9lh without emunand and with latest Luma3DS installed with sysNand updated to latest version, 11.0.0.33E)
    2. Working with all ds game without problem
    3. With a good os and real time save for game
    4. Not expensive if possible
    And I think that's all.
    Also, do my savegame from my DS two will works ?

    Thanks in advance ^^
     
    Last edited by Flirkyn, May 27, 2016
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    Really, if you want to play Ds games this will do just fine: http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=490

    I think you can just copy the save files over and they'll work. Do keep in mind they may use a different naming format.
    For example: my original r4 uses name-game.sav but my blue gateway card uses name-game.nds.sav, but that's just a matter of renaming the files.

    Oh and seeing as you have Luma3DS, with the card launchers from apache thunder you can even use an original r4 card!
     
  3. Flirkyn
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    Thanks ! I think I'll buy it :) But just a question, did it have real time save ?
     
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    The R4i GOLD and the R4I SDHC do IIRC :)
     
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    Don't bother buying that, it's one of the cards with a 1 year expiry date on the kernel, so you have to update the kernel once a year otherwise it stops working unless you change the date on the 3DS back. Once they stop releasing updates you won't be able to use it all without changing the date.
    This card is the best card on the market aside from the DSTWO and doesn't have that issue: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149
     
  6. Flirkyn
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    Well that was the one I was going to buy (I buy it from a French distributor that was on r4ids.cn). I had think that was the same but apparently not. Thanks for the information :)