Is the price worth it for the Acekard RPG?

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  1. Link5084
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    Does the RPG have everything else that other flashcarts don't? It's good for the storage, but what about everything else for that matter?
     


  2. hankchill

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    It's not worth it for the price, really. You can get a CycloDS and card for much less than an AKRPG -- Plus the CycloDS is much better [​IMG]
     
  3. IOwnAndPwnU

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    That's true. You could get the CycloDS for like $50 and get like a 1GB for like $7 while the AKRPG is like for $60-70. It all depends if you're willing to spend the money.
     
  4. Urza

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    Considering that 65USD is still dirt cheap compared to what flashcarts used to cost (also considering the fact that you're essentially buying the entire DS library for that price), I would get the best available.
     
  5. IOwnAndPwnU

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    So just get a CycloDS with like 2GB memory Kingston Japan because it's the fastest. If you want more memory, consider the SanDisk or A-Data for 4/8GB MicroSD cards. If you want to be able to connect your AKRPG with your computer via USB, get AKRPG. Recommended for developers because it saves time (for testing). Also, I believe the 1GB onboard memory in the AKRPG (NAND) is faster than MicroSD because it's built in. But you can also purchase extra memory and insert it that way. It depends on:
    -Price
    -Features Wanted
    -Memory/Built-In Memory
     
  6. Urza

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    Bzzt.

    Correct answer is: Acekard RPG.
     
  7. IOwnAndPwnU

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    There have known to be issues with AKRPG that I have yet to see on the AK2.
     
  8. Urza

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    While saying the RPG has less problems than the AK2 is quite amusing, I'll humour you.

    What problems?
     
  9. VatoLoco

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    My RPG roks like Dokken in the 80's

    The only thing the AK2 has over RPG at the moment is RPG's 1M save limit,

    that only affects BBDX,

    and is currently being fixed by gelu (or so it looks, no release yet).



    Yes, the price is worth it
     
  10. Swip

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    The RPG doesn't have features that the Cyclo has such as RTS.

    Personally I don't think the RPG is worth its price.
     
  11. IOwnAndPwnU

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  12. Ferrariman

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    Rly now, I would get an CycloDS with a memory card. More features for only like a little more. Since the acekard is open-source, maybe somthing cool will happen to it.....
     
  13. Urza

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    And AKAIO has a bucket-full of features the Evo doesn't.

    What's your point?

    Edit: RPG -> AKAIO
     
  14. Seraph

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    IOwnAndPwnU, that's a problem with AIO not with the RPG.

    I say it's worth it. The only problem I have is the Acekard team seems to leave making new features to people working with the open source.
     
  15. IOwnAndPwnU

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    I don't want to argue.

    It all comes down to the price. It all comes down to what features are needed and wanted. It all comes down to amount of memory he requires.
     
  16. Urza

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    15USD difference: price is irrelevant.

    Both have MicroSDHC slots: storage space is irrelevant.

    What it comes down to are features and interface, in both of which the AKRPG comes out on top.
     
  17. Xeijin

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    Feature-wise it depends on what your looking for. The Cyclo has RTS and In-Game Guide, whereas the RPG doesn't (correct me if I'm wrong). On the other hand, the RPG has NAND Memory and the whole open source firmware thing which could lead to potentially greater things. I'll give you interface, although I believe an interface re-design is on the horizon for the cyclo.
     
  18. Seraph

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    Well an ingame guide(or ingame text reader? Same thing?) is supposed to be added in a future version of AIO. Wasn't there an announcement of CycloDS's interface getting a overhaul, sounding a lot like what the RPG already offers? But who knows if it look/work as well as the RPG's or if they will even release at all.
     
  19. Urza

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    This is true. If RTS is something you need, then that's something to consider. Personally I've never actually used the RTS features of either the CycloDS or SCDS1 in actual gameplay (just for testing), doesn't really seem as useful as it sounds.

    Yes, the CycloDS announced they were redesigning the interface a little over a month ago, but there has been no news since and its not a good idea to buy based on possibilities.
     
  20. IOwnAndPwnU

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    Currently, the CycloDS is the top flashcart. It probably has more potential then the AKRPG. And it has a great support team from what I've heard.