Just Got Acekard

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by whoppers, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. whoppers
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    whoppers Newbie

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    I just got my Acecard with a 1gig and im wondering how do i put firmware and games on it? Do i just drag and drop or do i need to make folders?
     
  2. Holaitsme

    Holaitsme 10/10 would be loyal again

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    You can make folders to keep it more organized but you don't have to.

    As for the firmware I recommend akaio and all you do is drag the __aio folder and akmenu4.nds on to the root of the card you can also put the official loader in the ak2loader subfolder within the __aio folder for better game compatibility.
     
  3. UltraMagnus

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  4. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Download the either the latest official firmware (currently 4.11) or AKAIO custom firmware.

    Official is here: http://www.acekard.com/download.php
    AKAIO is here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=3104

    Unzip the firmware. You'll see a file named "akmenu4.nds" and a folder named either "__ak2" or "__aio" depending on which firmware you're using.

    Place the file and folder (along with its contents) onto your microSD card. Make a folder named "games" and place a few .nds files in it.

    Always use the "safely remove hardware" option to remove the microSD card from your computer.

    Insert the AK2 into your DS. Insert the microSD card into the AK2.

    Turn it on. Navigate to your "games" folder and select a game to run. Click the game's icon with the stylus to run it. You can also change game options by using the "start" menu with the game selected.

    You can get more information at Acekard's website: http://www.acekard.com

    -Bri
     
  5. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

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    I thought AKAIO and Acekard has merged. So, whats the difference?
     
  6. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The official firmware uses the Bliss menu (which Bliss is no longer developing).

    AKAIO is a different menu which has all of the features of Bliss and then some. AKAIO is being actively developed by Smiths and Normmatt, and runs on both the AK2 and the AKRPG (which is why it's named AIO -- All in One).

    Gelu also has his own menu for the RPG only. Gelu's changes to his menu are usually incorporated into AKAIO.

    -Bri
     
  7. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

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    Looks like AK has alot of menus, available. Hope it has room for one more [​IMG]

    Btw, any features and advantages on AKAIO?
     
  8. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I didn't mention YSMenu for the AK2 since I don't see an advantage of that menu over others available for the AK2.

    There is also a limited version of Sakura that will run on the Acekard 2.

    AKAIO has the most features of any of the other menus.

    -Bri