I can't make any sense of what DS Flash cart to purchase

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  1. MSearles
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    Can I get help on which flash cart to purchase if I post my console details? I searched various websites and read a few threads, but I'm confused by all of the technical details of the carts. Some say "SDHC", "Dual-Core", "RTS", "Silver", "Gold". Some are $9.99, and some cost up to $16.00. Also, I read somewhere that DS flashcarts have trouble fitting into the slot of an XL console. I really just want to play DS games without any trouble.

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    For what it's worth, my "Wood R4i Gold 3DS" works fine, although I would not recommend it as it is of extremely poor build quality and is hard to insert on new3ds consoles for some reason. Just buy whatever works and isn't like what I've just described.

    Anyway, here's a breakdown of some the features you mention:
    SDHC: Supports high-capacity microsd cards (greater than 2GB), which is typical
    RTS: Supports real-time save-states
    Dual-Core: Contains an extra processor for emulation. If you already have the homebrew menu, this shouldn't really matter.
    Silver/Gold: I have no idea
     
  3. Quantumcat

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    If you have CFW you can use nearly any of them, since Apache released his flashcart loader. Just buy the cheapest.
     
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    supercard dstwo

    if you can find one although due to the cpu they added it does have trouble ejecting out of my o3dsxl and I can't get it to fit inside my New3dsxl. and sometimes it gives me the "no find SD card" but take sd out re-insert usually fixes this
    (I have the old model with the screw located on the back) it's a little more costly than others. and it's not blocked by nintendo my buddy has the newest model (one without the screw) and he updated his 3ds to newest firm and it works.
     
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    The r4ids.cn R4i Gold is one of the best DS carts on the market, you can buy it from GBAtemp's sponor: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149
    "Dual-Core" doesn't actually mean it has an extra CPU for emulation, the carts just like to use that in their name for some reason.
     
  6. rileysrjay

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    I got a r4i gold card off of eBay from a guy that lives right down the road from me. Mine works great: I've been playing super Mario 64 ds on it and I haven't had a problem. I would highly recommend it.
     
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    The r4ids.cn card is the best on the market at this point, in my opinion - the other Gold/Silver/RTS/Snoopy/2016/dual-core/etc editions don't run Wood.
     
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    How can you say that? DSTwo will always be the best card. Maybe not the best value for money but definitely the best card :-p
     
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    RIP battery.
     
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  12. DHall243

    DHall243 I Stay Broke Because I Keep Buying 3DS's To A9LH

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    In all honesty spend a little more and buy a DStwo or plus, Its pretty much a CFW DSi in itself, and playing emulators is 10x better because of the built in CPU.


    Because its 3.5 times bigger then a regular 3ds battery, and you dont have to pack around 3 different batteries or a charging solution.....
     
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    I think I'd rather purchase a new 2DS, or a used 3DS. Or just purchase 3 batteries at $18.00 and pocket $70.00, or purchase 3 batteries at $18.00 and use the extra $70.00 and put in an extra $20.00 and then purchase a new 2DS. $89.50 is ridiculous.
     
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    Why would you recommend a DSTwo to a N3DSXL user if it doesn't fit in your own N3DSXL?
     
  15. DHall243

    DHall243 I Stay Broke Because I Keep Buying 3DS's To A9LH

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    I have a N3DS and have no issue with mine other then it rubs a little bit. but it does the same in my DSL too
     
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    It's XL's that have the problem with them not fitting.
     
  17. DHall243

    DHall243 I Stay Broke Because I Keep Buying 3DS's To A9LH

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    ....I have a N3DS XL lol sorry Neither the XL or the N3DS either one have an issue.
     
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    R4i Gold is incredibly inexpensive and works fantastically. I use that, and would absolutely recommend it.
     
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    Is it okay for using with an XL console?