Gaming Is Nintendo DSi XL hackable?

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with flashcarts (I have a R4 which I use for my o3DS), etc. I read that it's not compatible, is this true? I am planning to buy a dsi XL
 

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If you're quick with it you can grab one of the exploit games from the DSi shop and hardware downgrade it and enjoy native homebrew.
Other then that,flashcards that work need to have an i in their name (R4i Gold, DSTwo, CycloDSi)
 

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There isn't much of a point in buying a dsi. You can do pretty much everything on a 3ds (that you could do with a dsi).
 

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You need to make sure whichever flashcart you're using is compatible with the DSi on whichever software version it's on.

There isn't much of a point in buying a dsi. You can do pretty much everything on a 3ds (that you could do with a dsi).
Agreed.
 

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There isn't much of a point in buying a dsi. You can do pretty much everything on a 3ds (that you could do with a dsi).
ah I see. yes I have a 3ds xl. but I read that it's not really recommended to play 3ds xl because the trouble to switch the exploit on and off. (btw I really haven't caught up with the latest homebrew scene, so I have no clue if it's not the case anymore)
 

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ah I see. yes I have a 3ds xl. but I read that it's not really recommended to play 3ds xl because the trouble to switch the exploit on and off. (btw I really haven't caught up with the latest homebrew scene, so I have no clue if it's not the case anymore)
There's no trouble with running homebrew on the 3DS XL.
 

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There isn't much of a point in buying a dsi. You can do pretty much everything on a 3ds (that you could do with a dsi).
heh, if i find a cheap ass DSI XL i will think of getting it...
DS games in a bigger screen without upscalling blurriness..
i use my 3ds xl for ds games but i miss the sharpness
 

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heh, if i find a cheap ass DSI XL i will think of getting it...
DS games in a bigger screen without upscalling blurriness..
i use my 3ds xl for ds games but i miss the sharpness
ah yes that's the point everyone says. I still have no clue how different is playing on native ds screen vs 3ds screen. I like bigger size screen, I thought playing on 3ds xl will be just the same experience and even better because it's bigger. it is not?
 

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heh, if i find a cheap ass DSI XL i will think of getting it...
DS games in a bigger screen without upscalling blurriness..
i use my 3ds xl for ds games but i miss the sharpness
The quality difference is indeed significant, but I wouldn't say it's worth buying a whole other system.

ah yes that's the point everyone says. I still have no clue how different is playing on native ds screen vs 3ds screen. I like bigger size screen, I thought playing on 3ds xl will be just the same experience and even better because it's bigger. it is not?
Bigger screen size isn't the issue. The 3DS has a higher resolution, and the upscaling results in a reduced quality compared to a DS or DSi. In other words:

DS games on all DS/DSi systems > DS games on all 3DS systems

However, if you have a 3DS already, I don't think the quality difference is worth buying another system.
 
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ah yes that's the point everyone says. I still have no clue how different is playing on native ds screen vs 3ds screen. I like bigger size screen, I thought playing on 3ds xl will be just the same experience and even better because it's bigger. it is not?
dsi xl screen is bigger because it has more space between pixels (like the 3ds vs 3ds XL)
dsi XL has the same resolution as the older DS consoles...

however 3ds resolution "got more pixels" it has a higher resolution but it is not a multiple (for example x2, or x4) of the DS consoles
and what happens on a LCD when the resolution is not the right one and you upscalle to fit the screen? blurriness...
is you press start OR select when starting a DS game in a 3ds, the console will not upscalle the picture, it will be sharp and you will think "wow", but it will be much smaller size...
 
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