Discussion in 'DSTT' started by tinymonkeyt, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    so um recently i've decided to buy an r4/dstt/cyclods/any other flash cart thingie
    but im still having trouble deciding which one to get
    ive read all the r4 vs. dstt
    but theres still many things that confuse me
    if you could help clear it up that'd be nice :]

    ok so i heard the dstt 'sticks' to the slot1 sometimes, as in not fitting very well
    and lots of complaints about it suddenly not working
    or the games are 'hung', whatever that means
    i feel more inclined to buy a dstt because it is cheaper
    and it has some automatic patching stuff
    and supports sdhc
    and has that click thing for the micro

    but on the other hand
    r4's are much more known
    a bit more expensive
    not as much problems
    but doesnt support sdhc
    and you have to patch it yourself
    and its just sliding the microsd in (which makes me worried it'll fall out..does it?)

    ok well thats pretty much all i know about them
    im not sure about the homebrew stuff or the apps that are available
    ive been researching for like days
    but i still cant come to a conclusion :/
    when it comes to buying things i have to be really careful and stuff

    well i dunno if anyone cares to read this supa long thing
    just to help out a confused and indecisive girl
    but thanks to those that are...if any at all..
    i hope i can get one soon!
    im so excited [​IMG]

    P.S. i wanted to buy one from dealextreme but i have read like SOOO many complaints about the delay in shipping and the out of stock-ness
    i dunno where else to buy cheap ones :[
  2. Seina

    Seina Advanced Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    United States
    Dealextreme usually takes at least a month to ship. It may say in stock, but most of the time when you order it's out of stock and you're waiting sometime within the month for it to come back in stock.
  3. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    The R4 is an older cart, and somewhat outdated. It doesn't allow microSDHC cards and isn't updated very often, so that would be a reason to avoid it for a newer one.

    The TTDS and EDGE are both cheap carts that seem to work well. The EDGE is brand new, so it's unknown exactly what its support will be like, but they did release an update recently that fixed the bug that wouldn't allow the menu to be skinned. The DSTT seems to have pretty good support so far, and there is a homebrew menu named YSMenu for it which means that new features could be added regardless of future support. The DSTT is one of the fastest carts as far as loading roms.

    Some have reported that the menu lags with larger microSDHC cards formatted with FAT32. One of the biggest complaints about the DSTT is that it doesn't sort the roms in the menu. These problems could be fixed with firmware upgrades, and YSMenu doesn't seem to have those problems.

    Some of the DSTT's have had some quality control issues, so if you buy one make sure you can exchange it if you have a problem. Also, some have had problems with the card reader that comes with it (but inexpensive card readers are easy to get if you have a problem with the one that comes with your DSTT).

    If you're looking to spend more money on a cart with more bells and whistles, most people seem to like the CycloDS.

    If you want to buy a DSTT right away and don't mind paying a little more, has them in stock (use GBATEMP as a coupon code and get a couple bucks off). Otherwise, dealextreme will probably get them back in at some point.

  4. terminator99

    terminator99 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 13, 2007
    Goto, takes 7 days to deliver from china to the UK
  5. DaMummy

    DaMummy GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 22, 2007
    United States
    dont buy r4, go with dstt
  6. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Feb 27, 2008
    United States
    mmmm k thanks for the responses

    cuz with the r4 there are like hundreds of places where you can learn how to add apps and how to do this and that
    and like lots of videos on youtube and stuff to show you how
    but with the dstt theres only so much
    so i thought if i got a r4 it would be much more fit for someone as technologically-retarded as me

    but anyway,
    any um suggestions or recommended applications and homebrew stuff?
  7. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    The DSTT is just as easy as the R4. In fact, nearly every cart works about the same way. Download the kernel from the official website, put it on the microSD card, put some .nds files in a "games" folder on the card, and you're off.

    There is a thread about homebrew on this forum. To recommend homebrew would depend on what you're interested in, but DSOrganize and Moonshell are quite popular. Pocket Physics and Colors are also favorites.

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