Is M3 Sakura replacing M3 DS Real?

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  1. yokomoko
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    I was about to get a new M3 DS Real but I just read about the M3 Sakura. Is there going to be a new Sakura flashcart for the US market or are we just getting the Sakura loader over here? I really don't wanna invest in a new DS Real and have it be obsolete in a few months(you know like how the Simply was no longer supported once DS Real came out). So is it safe to go ahead and get a DS Real, or should I wait a while for a possible US Sakura flashcart?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jaems

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    As far as I know, the M3 Real and M3 Sakura Cart are both basically the same thing, since both run the Sakura OS anyhow.

    But I could be wrong.
     
  3. DarkRey

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    is just same nothing different
    the sakura flash card is an m3real with sakura firmware on it, (kinda like that)

    sakura is the latest firmware from the m3 team, its been released in japan only but some genius gbatempers have managed to translate it in english.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=89197

    get m3real
     
  4. Toni Plutonij

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    What both of them said [​IMG]

    M3 Real and M3 Sakura are same carts, there are only few design differences, Sakura loads microSD from the side..
    But Sakura is Japan-only cart!

    We had a group of few people here who worked on translating it and hacking, so we have english version (until official one is released)..

    You can check my sig for a link to the last version download!


    Just get yourself M3 Real (if you can, get the Perfect bundle)..
     
  5. kobykaan

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    Be careful though there are some M3 REAL FAKES out there!

    these are R4/TTDS clone cards in disguise!

    check out the M3 adapter website here for more information and some images of REAL M3 cards [​IMG]
     
  6. yokomoko
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    Thanks guys for clearing that up for me. I'm definitely picking up a Real now.
     
  7. ahtin

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    The M3 Sakura firmware release soon, the official translating have beed started
     
  8. Joe88

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    they just started? O_O
     
  9. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Unless they're planning to translate it into several other languages, I don't see why translating would take so long. We've already got unofficial English, Spanish and German translations of Sakura.
     
  10. kobykaan

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    well its hard work using CHARACTER MAPS to do each letter/word you know!! lol [​IMG] [​IMG]

    and these people get PAID to do this!?

    Dunno why they cannot just ask GBATEMP translation team if they mind using the hacked translation if they credit them in the files/ README or bung them a few cards or £££/$$$/€€€ (insert their desired currency here) for using their hard work ... It would save em a lot of time lol [​IMG]
     
  11. cornaljoe

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    They actually did! After a few lols and other comments, the request was erased and never spoken of again.
     
  12. Darminator

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    The M3 real is the same as Sakura card, just that the sakura firmware was far superior to what comes with the Ds real initially. But with the lack of improvement thus far on the Sakura side of the firmware, it is not worth keeping up with any more... The M3 real is pretty much garbage, slow, and has limitations that make it pretty much a garbage card. The only think that kept me from tossing mine thus far was sakura firmware. But like i said, it is now lacking and well, just not worth it anymore. M3 was 'okay' when it first came out, but now is just pathetically behind the pack. Not even mentioning the crack down going on with the R4, and the M3 being made in the same place! What might happen there, who knows? If you are smart you will avoid the 'bad' cards (yes they all 'work' just a couple far better than others, and most way worse.) and get a 'great' card. Things seem to be changing fast tho, so the great card balance may soon shift.

    As for a 'good' card the SCDS1 is okay, not great, but okay. Try them all for yourself if you like, i did.
     
  13. Joe88

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    lulz @ above post
    nice flamebait / trolling d:
     
  14. ahtin

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    I think they need a long time is because of they dont want it unofficial support other cards again....
     
  15. Lord Kanti

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    M3 Real kicks ass. don't waste your time and money with cyclos if you're not rich. Use the money saved to get a nice 8GB tf SD. hell use the extra cash to take a female out to buffet or something, who knows you might just get lucky.
     
  16. Toni Plutonij

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    Yeah, that was my guess right from the start....But anyways, it's been really a long time since they released it, and if they don't add RTS and some of those "features" it won't be good!
     
  17. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    [​IMG]
     
  18. superbob

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    +1 !!!
    A "in-game text" could be nice too, but it may be a lot to ask ...
     
  19. kobykaan

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    they could also be translating the other tools that come with Sakura like the Check disk tool that's currently only usable in Japanese [​IMG] and also the image viewer.
     
  20. powerpuff

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    You guys REALLY need to remember that the "M3 TEAM" is a couple guys in Hong Kong who have day jobs and families and do this crap in their spare time because it's fun to hack systems. They probably also have a presence as a completely different team making Wii mods, XBox mods, whatever.

    "These guys get PAID to do this?"

    If by "get paid" you mean "make a couple bucks for every unit sold" then sure. Think about it - we're a vocal but SMALL community. There have probably only been a few thousand M3's sold total. If those guys got $10 per... that's not a lot. Certainly not enough to live on.

    So cut them some slack.