Just got my AceKard RPG! W00t!

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Jan 7, 2008
  1. Extreme Coder
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    I just got my AceKard RPG from DHL!
    After tearing through the extra packaging of DHL, I found a small cardboard box.
    I thought at first that they packaged the AceKard in it, instead of its real packaging.
    But then, I opened the box, and I found two plastic bags, one for the USB cable, and one for the AceKard box.
    When I first saw it, my jaw dropped at how small the box was.
    It was sexy, sleek, and elegant [​IMG]

    I connected my AceKard to my PC just to make sure its working fine, and no problems so far. I tried moving a few files, and the transfer felt as fast as a MicroSD card.

    Build quality seems very sturdy, as good as a normal DS card. And the USB port didn't seem shaky or anything like that.

    The only bad news is this : I won't be getting my DS Lite untill the end of this week/beginning of next week [​IMG]


    Once I get my DS, I will play around with it a bit, then I will post a review for Drunkencoders.com.



    Ahmad Yasser
     


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    I always thought the AceKard RPG was the best flashcart around, with his great GUI, dual slot memory and his Open source.
    I hope the Open Source will grow soon, and the price will fall too [​IMG]

    Looking forward to the review [​IMG]
     
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    I agree. I already owned an r4 and had a black cyclods on pre-order when I got my RPG. It is the card that stays in my DS. The cyclo gets swapped in there occasionally. But I really like the RPG the most out of all three. The cyclo has a couple of cool features that the RPG doesn't have, but I find I rarely use them. I just feel like the RPG has the highest overall quality of these three.
     
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    And just to know, does the RPG have the regular functions like Soft-Reset, Real Time Save/Load, Auto DLDI patching,... now?
     
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    Well, from what I read (since I didn't actually use it yet), it has Auto DLDI patching (it says that in the manual), and soft-reset was implemented in an update.
    I read somewhere in the AceKard RPG forum that they were planning to do RTS in a future update soon.

    Okay guys, I have another question, any good places to get skins?
    Or any good skins to take a look at?

    Thanks!
     
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    The only place I found so far was at the AK forums. Although don't expect too much. Personally I stuck with the Black skin. I don't really like the lacey stuff on the top screen but I deal until I get off my ass and make a skin myself.

    EDIT: And yes the RPG auto-DLDI patches and has soft-reset.
     
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    There is a thread on the AK forums for some user made skins.

    I too am writing a review for the AK. So far I have test quite a bit and it performed great except in two departments, DL play and cheats. I find that the cheats are pretty tedious to do and that it isn't worth it. Maybe they will smooth out the cheats in later releases. Second, the DL play was a shame. 3 out of the 4 DL play games I tested didn't work. :'(
     
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    Soft-reset works but not in all games, Auto DLDI works fine, RTSL will be implemented.
     
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    Im mad at this acekard today I played jackass the game on my microsd and acekard didnt made the saves, I had to copy that game to my flash memory, then saves worked properly, but I lost my 30 minutes of playing [​IMG] .
    Either this acekard system is quite unstable when playing from sdhc cards or it is just my and my bad luck.
     
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    Maybe it depends on your MicroSD type?
     
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    Worked fine here from the card, kingston 1 gig.
     
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    Worked good for me too with Kingston 2GB(JP).
     
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    I use kingston 4 gb japan maybe it is really fault uf some weak sdhc compatibility (if so damn me being so greedy and buying 4 gb card in place of 2 gb).
     
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    hooray for the acekard!
     
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    What?
    Are you just saying that for no reason?
    Increase post count?
    Keep acekard topics fresh, so temp will give us our own forum sub-group?
     
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    mm, i was going to comment on that post yesterday but i at the time i decided not to bother. take note of what gratefulbuddy said though.

    it seems that at the moment soft reset is a very buggy feature in that it only seems to work with 75ish% of games, which i hope will be addressed soon.

    Normmatt has done some nice work in regards to small changes/additions to the loader, which we will hopefully see in upcoming official releases too.

    overall it's worked very well for me. intuitive, fast and reliable in most regards.
     
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    I hope RPG turns into THE card to have once all the cool open-source mods get going [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, just to show other card teams what difference it makes to have an opensource loader (if there's any [​IMG] )
     
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    Where can I buy this and how much does it cost? I bought a DS-X (not the smartest move in my life), and have a DSTT coming in the mail but I have been interested in this since I first read the review about it. I would like to maybe purchase one in the near future.
     
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    I got mine from Bamboogaming.com.
     

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