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Hey everyone.

I've done lots of research and finally seem to be getting ahold of things. I understand most of the lingo, it was hard because I don't actually own a DS yet!

I'm looking into getting a DS Lite (white) and mostly want to play PokeMon games (both DS and GBA) (trade/battle with my 7 yr old nephew) but want the ability to play regular DS games AND be able to play the cart on my nephew's 3DS.

I think the best solution is to get the Supercard DSTWO + Ez flash 3 in 1? I'm still a little confused on the 2 EZ Flash versions...

I was also looking into getting the Acekard 2i + EZ Flash but not 100% sure on the compatibility with the 3DS.


I will only be using the cart to play games, I DO NOT CARE about MP3, Video, Web Browsing, or really SNES for that matter.

Also, for PokeMon (older versions) the RTC is somewhat important to me? Patches seems to fix this, they are available no matter what cart I get is this correct? I basically want the games to work as they should.


Does anyone care to put in their opinion? I'm wondering if I need the Supercard DSTWO if I don't care about MP3/Video/etc but not sure about the Acekard and 3DS functionality. (Basically I want to make sure I can put my Flash cart in my nephew's 3DS if he ever wants to play any games).

Thanks in advance!
 

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For your purposes, the only advantage of the DSTwo over the Acekard 2i is the ability to play GBA games without an Ezflash 3in1. The Acekard requires a 3in1 to play GBA games. Both are 100% compatible for the 3DS if the firmware is up-to-date.
 

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For your purposes, the only advantage of the DSTwo over the Acekard 2i is the ability to play GBA games without an Ezflash 3in1. The Acekard requires a 3in1 to play GBA games. Both are 100% compatible for the 3DS if the firmware is up-to-date.

Makes sense, thank you very much.

If I upgraded to a DSi or DSi XL, I would pretty much have to get the DSTwo to play the GBA games, right? The deal on the white DS Lite fell through and now I am exploring other options for a DS.
 

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For your purposes, the only advantage of the DSTwo over the Acekard 2i is the ability to play GBA games without an Ezflash 3in1. The Acekard requires a 3in1 to play GBA games. Both are 100% compatible for the 3DS if the firmware is up-to-date.

Makes sense, thank you very much.

If I upgraded to a DSi or DSi XL, I would pretty much have to get the DSTwo to play the GBA games, right? The deal on the white DS Lite fell through and now I am exploring other options for a DS.

Pretty much, yeah. There are other GBA possible carts out there, but the DSTwo is unparalleled on that.
 

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For your purposes, the only advantage of the DSTwo over the Acekard 2i is the ability to play GBA games without an Ezflash 3in1. The Acekard requires a 3in1 to play GBA games. Both are 100% compatible for the 3DS if the firmware is up-to-date.

Makes sense, thank you very much.

If I upgraded to a DSi or DSi XL, I would pretty much have to get the DSTwo to play the GBA games, right? The deal on the white DS Lite fell through and now I am exploring other options for a DS.

Pretty much, yeah. There are other GBA possible carts out there, but the DSTwo is unparalleled on that.

I appreciate all of your input. Last post before I go ahead and pull the trigger on everything.

I'm going to purchase a new DS Lite (GBA support is very important to me!). It seems that I am unable to get any GBA cart with the RTC anymore (that would be the M3 GEP only, and I searched for it), so it seems clear that the 3in1 is the winner?

I think I have decided on the Acekard 2i + the 3 in 1 to play GBA games. This way I get the basic functionality of playing games, and perfect? GBA support via the 3 in 1. I can also stick the Acekard into my nephew's 3DS to play games if I desire.
 

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The 3in1 is the best out in the market, yes. It's not without its flaws though; later versions have a lesser build quality and the battery is less than stellar(You may have to replace that in the not-so-distant future to retain NOR saving). Aside from the physical issues, it's a stellar product.
GBA compatibility is near perfect, but some games(IE, games that use EEPROM saves) need to be patched for proper play, and some homebrews don't always work.
And yep, the Acekard will work like a charm in the 3DS. :)
 

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