Help With a Few Basic Question Please :)

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  1. mrmanth
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    Ok one more question.

    The DSi XL has only one DS card/game slot right?

    Meaning I couldnt use the Supercard and Pokemon SS/HG simultaneously, correct?
     
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    1. No.

    2. They're pretty crap. If you can stomach it you can play some of the basics from each system, but you wouldn't want to use it as your main emulating source. Part of the problem is the speed, part of it is the screen resolution, part of it is that it just plain stinks.

    3. Yes, ignore Nintendo updates until the cart receives an update (if necessary).

    4. You need to download the software (http://eng.supercard.sc/manual/dstwo/download.htm) and extract the package to your microSD first.
     
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    Hmmm. If the emulators are crap, can someone make me feel better (tell me why supercard is better) about buying this instead of the Acekard 2i? [​IMG]
     
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    It's not just the emulators.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks [​IMG].


    Question though. In what situation would Slow-Mo be handy?
     
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    Timed hits in a mario RPG?
    When you need to dodge 20 bullets really quickly?
    When you need to make a jump onto and directly off of a tiny platform?
     
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    I would agree that the DS/DSi in general should not be your primary source for retro gaming emulation. The included emulators aren't horrible (GBA feels a tad slow on many games, but fine on others. SNES is all about finding a comfortable screen resolution from a choice of 4...both are serviceable options for on the go emulation on the DS).

    My favorite features of the DSTwo are the in-game menus which allow you to pull up maps (.bmp), guides (.txt), real-time saves, etc. Makes RPGs a much better experience IMO. The video player is also handy for playing vids/mp3s...no converting needed unlike moonshell. The compatibility is also nice. Rare a game needs a patch after release to get running, and the team behind DSTwo is also engaged in the community is also a plus.
     
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    Well pokemon is my main reason for the DS [​IMG]. But I do love retro emulation. Either way, I'm sure I will be pleased with the system/card.

    Also, the quick save, does that work with DS games such as pokemon? Save quicksaving in front of a legendary and being able to quick load if you mess up/want diff stats?


    btw I think im done with the questions [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, that's real time save, lets you save and reload from anywhere.
     
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    Edited OP.

    Ok one more question.

    The DSi XL has only one DS card/game slot right?

    Meaning I couldnt use the Supercard and Pokemon SS/HG simultaneously, correct?
     
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    Correct. If you want to trade things around you'll need two DS units.

    However what you want to do may be accomplished other ways. There's ways to rip save data from actual game carts (doesn't work in a DSi/XL unfortinately) which you can then modify on a PC, so you can rip the save game from your real cart and put it on your flash cart.

    As said though, you can't do this on a DSi/XL (it won't let you cart swap, which is needed for this).
     
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    You are a very helpful person [​IMG]

    Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Questions will not end...

    What are some popular/useful homebrews? Most specifically music/video players, but open to anything useful/fun.

    What are the best SNES/GBA Emulators if the ones that come with the card arnt that great?

    Meanwhile I will scour the forums in search of these answers [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing on that site answers either question.
     
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    He's right. With the Dsi/DSi XL there really aren't better options for either SNES or GBA emulation. For GBA, the DSLite and the EZ 3n1 card along with GBAExploder was perfect, but without the GBA slot, the DSi version are shit out of luck on that. The SNES emulators outside of the Supercard aren't nearly as good.

    Out of all the emus, I enjoy nesDS (NES), NitroGrafx (TG16/PC Engine), ApprenticeMinus (Game Gear/Master System), and Lameboy (GB) the most. All run nearly flawlessly, and with the Game Gear and Gameboy games, the experience is even better because the original games for these were meant for on the go. I love being able to play the same games I used to play as a kid on my Game Gear and Gameboy on current hardware some 15-20 years later. Now if someone could just release an Atari Lynx emu for the DS or Supercrd, I'd be all set [​IMG]

    As far as homebrew apps for music/video, it's really down to Moonshell and the included iPlayer, both have their pros and cons, but iPlayer doesn't require converting for movies, so it's a better option IMO. I also use OnlineJukebox...does a decent job streaming online radio, it's a bit buggy as well, but I use it around the house a little bit when the other devices are in use and unavailable.
     
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    Alright, cool [​IMG]. I'm just pretty anxious to get my XL Thursday and want to get this stuff figured out now as opposed to then.

    Pokémon ftw.
     

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