Lag?

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  1. dragonfyre173
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    I've only noticed this in AceKard 2i. I have both the retail cart and CycloDS. From playing the Retail Cart, I know what to expect, and it has never lagged on CycloDS. Ever. But, I notice a signifigant (Well, to me, at least) slowdown on AceKard. The graphics are choppy and things like cycling through the Pokédex are a lot slower. Also, when my character runs, it looks really... Laggy. I'm using AceKard 2i on a DSi, Firmware AKMENU 4.16, Sandisk 8 GB MicroSD Card.
     
  2. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    err use AKAIO for starters.
     
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    I'll try that. I recently got this, so I'm not sure what's the best firmware and such for it. Plus, I barely come on here except for firmware and homebrew downloads...
     
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    be sure to use the latest loaders when you install akaio.

    Also, it may have something to do with the class of your microSD. You may have a class2, which is considerably slow...
     
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    So what's the best MicroSD? And I've downloaded AKAIO. I like it better, so I'm keeping it, but it hasn't helped my lag problems on Platinum.
     
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    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    Try holding down the X or A buttons when loading the game. Holding X using an old DMA mode loading text should turn red, Holding A using non DMA mode and loading text will remain blue. I hope one of these fixes it for you.
     
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    Okay... I tried it, but neither will load my save file...

    One last problem with it; I can't get Soft Reset to work. I have the button combination right, right? (A+B+X+Y+R+L)

    EDIT: Oh crap... I think something's wrong with my save... Or it was deleted >.< I can't find it... The normal load won't open my save either...
     
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    Soft reset is L+R+B+A+Down in AKAIO plus you have to enable it in the system options. Please read the Wiki.

    Change the save type to either *.NDS.SAV or *.SAV.
     
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    I figured it out, thanks. It still lags, but I guess I can deal with it... Hopefully, it won't lag on the CycloDSi.
     
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    what class/how fast is your microsd card?
     
  11. dragonfyre173
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    As said before, it's Class 2. The only time I've EVER seen it lag is in Pokémon Platinum...
     
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    The retail game lags as well, just not as noticeable. But you should know that since you should have the retail cart because you're playing a "backup" right? [​IMG]

    Also, download this program and run it on your DS then post your results.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=1381
     
  13. Tokiopop

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    Strange, I don't notice this on my Acekard or my retail cart.
     
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    I used the program, and it came up with these results...

    Sequential (512 B)
    Max: .717 MS
    Avg: .371 MS

    Sequential (4 KiB)
    Max: 3.066 MS
    Avg: 2.949 MS

    Sequential (16 KiB)
    Max: 12.074 MS
    Avg: 11.836 MS

    Random (512 B)
    Max: .773 MS
    Avg: .735 MS

    Random (4 KiB)
    Max: 3.060 MS
    Avg: 2.954 MS

    Random (16 KiB)
    Max: 12.100 MS
    Avg: 11.882 MS

    EDIT: I converted them from μS to MS.
     
  15. zero383

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    Looks good to me. Pokemon (also GTA:CW) are known to lag a bit in certain situations so it's not the microsd.