I am new to Ds hacking, what do I need?

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Feb 6, 2011
  1. tagzard
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    I need to know the basics. I have a original ds and I want to hack it! But I have no idea of what to do or what ots going to do! So ya. I know you can play roms on it but I need everything

    EDIT: Look at last post
     


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    The most you can do is flash it so that it won't show the warning screen, DS "hacking" doesnt have much cuz the DS barely has anything to hack. Just pop in a flashcard and your good to go.
     
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    So could you explain the different flash cards?
     
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    Materials needed: Nintendo DS, Axe

    1). Place Nintendo DS on a hard, flat surface in front of you.
    2). Take Axe in both hands and stand with feet shoulder width apart
    3). Raise above head, inline with the Nintendo DS.
    3). Bring Axe down with a sharp swing.

    Congratulations, you've hacked your DS.
     
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    Okaybutreally, you need a flash cart. You put it in your DS (it's shaped like a normal game cart), and it has a microSD slot, you put the flash cart's system files and your ROMs on the microSD and the flash cart lets you choose and play games, to put it simply.




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    NOT ANYTHING ELSE WITH "R4" IN THE NAME! JUST "R4 Revolution For DS".

    The cheap card for somebody that just wants to play games on a DS/Lite.

    [*]R4i Gold
    The cheap card for somebody that wants to play games on a DSi with more storage.

    [*]Acekard 2i
    Mid-range card for people that want to play games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.

    [*]EZ-Flash Vi
    Higher-end card with even more features.

    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    Pretty much the ultimate card right now.


    • 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.
    • Auto Ap Bypass
      Some carts have special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first. The Acekard only has partial support for this right now.
    • 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.
     
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    I was thinking about buying the CycloDS Evolution card
     
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    Well what about it do you like that the others lack?
     
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    Supposing you have a large quantity of free time, you could take a look at a few of the flashcart demonstrations that I have made so you can see how the GUI looks...if you are like me and care about that sort of stuff...
    http://gbatemp.net/t270687-flashcart-demonstrations

    For the most part, everyone one recommends a DSTWO or AK2i...(WoodR4 kernel and AKAIO are fairly similar with slight differences)
     
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    What do you mean
     
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    What features make you want it more than the others?
     
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    What is it that makes you want to get such a blatant piece of shit?

    Unless of course you mean the iEvo.
     
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    Pretty straight forward, why pay for cyclo ds when you can just get an acekard for way cheaper, better support.
     
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    Okey this is what I want in a card so if someone could point me to the right dorection.

    Play NDS roms I downloaded (like bootleg Roma)

    Play gab rooms I downloaded (so I don't have to use slot 2 just download some .gab files from some Tom site and play)

    Play media (like mp3 and avi)
     
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    Is this what you meant? If so, you're gonna need the Supercard DSTWO
     
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    The only card that plays GBA without a slot-2 that I recommend is the Supercard DSTwo (which also plays mp3 and avi and stuff as well).
     
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    can i also emulate old consoles like nes snes geneisis?
     
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    NES, yes.
    I'm not sure about SNES.
     
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    I have a DSTwo, and there are GBA and SNES emulators you can get.

    You can run Genesis and NES games on any flashcart.
     
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    NES games work fine.

    SNES/Genesis have various issues.

    The DS is not very good for emulation.
     

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