M3 DS real breaking - tips for replacement?

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  1. esther12
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    esther12 Member

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    Hi there.

    I'm totally out of the loop on carts etc, but my M3 DS real keeps freezing no matter how much paper I stuff down the back with it.

    I've got one with a mini sd card and the GBA pack, and I'd quite like a replacement that's compatible with the GBA pak.

    I'm in the UK and the place I bought my last card from seems to be having problems with their site, so I've not done much browsing myself yet.

    *snip

    That's a pretty extensive list. Thanks for any help you can provide.

    Ta.
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I don't know which GBA pack you're referring to, but it if can be used by GBA Exploader then any decent slot-1 cart can use it. Here's my copy-paste on which flash carts are the best deals nowadays so you can compare the features and prices for yourself.

    You have three choices for carts that have proper support/updates.
    [*]The original R4.
    NOT "R4-III Upgrade", NOT "R4-SDHC", NOT "R4i", NOT "R4 Gold", NOT "R4 Red", NOT "R4 King"...
    NOT ANYTHING ELSE WITH "R4" IN THE NAME! JUST "R4 Revolution".
    • Price: ~$6
    • Rank: The cheap card for somebody that just wants to play some games on a DS/Lite.
    [*]Acekard 2i
    • Price: ~$16
    • Rank: Mid-range card for people that want to play lots of games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.
    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    • Price: ~$35
    • Rank: Pretty much the ultimate card right now.
    [​IMG]
    • DS / DS Lite
      The card will work on an original (fat) DS or a DS Lite.
    • DSi / DSi XL
      The card will work on a DSi or DSi XL as well.
    • Game Updates
      Firmware updates are what let cards play newer games, these are the life-blood of the card.
    • SDHC
      SDHC refers to SD cards larger than 2GB (gigabytes). If there's no SDHC support, you can only use SD cards up to 2GB.
    • WiFi Update
      The Acekard 2i can update it's cheats (and get minor bug fixes) over WiFi without having to connect to a computer.
    • Clean Mode
      The DSTwo has special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first.
    • RTS
      The Real-Time Save (Save State) function lets you save and reload your game progress at any moment you wish.
    • In-Game Guide
      You can pull up text files and images in-game, in order to check a walkthrough or map you downloaded at any time during a game.
    • Slow Motion
      The card lets you slow down the game speed as you wish.
    • In-Game Cheats
      The card lets you create and modify cheats while the game is running.
    • Special Homebrew
      The card has multiple pieces of special homebrew, such as it's own GBA and SNES emulators, as well as text/PDF reader and video player.
    • Battery Life
      Unfortunately the DSTwo's extra CPU and RAM (which give it the special features) eat into the battery life a bit.

    NO ASKING FOR LINKS TO ROMS HERE.
     
  3. goncalodoom

    goncalodoom GBAtemp Fan

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    you can use YSMENU to boot GBA roms from slot 2
     
  4. esther12
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    esther12 Member

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    Thanks for all that.

    I've got the GBA pack that came with the M3 'perfect pack'.

    I just used it with sakura and didn't need any extra programs. Would I need a new M3 to be able to keep using it so easily? Does anyone know if the M3is are compatible with the GBA pack.

    It seems like it's a bit uncertain if new updates are coming for M3, but I normally use it for old stuff anyway so could just get an M3 anyway, and use whichever version of sakura's thought to be currently the best? Or is that a terrible idea?

    I was happy with the M3 - other than it breaking, and was hoping to just get an improved replacement. But if there are M3 is dead and there are other carts that I can easily move over to that are even better, I guess I should do that.

    I'm not bothered by cheats/guides/etc, and only really want something that makes playing games utterly hassle free.

    Thanks for the knowledge!

    edit: One other thing - I've currently got an 8gb micro sd card, so not being able to use that would be a pain. Ta.
     
  5. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

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    Good question. I asked the same thing some time ago, and I didn't get any replies. Good luck.
     
  6. esther12
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    esther12 Member

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    What did you do?

    I could go for an Acekard 2i, or go for a replacement M3. I'm not sure.
     
  7. Etalon

    Etalon Former Akaio Fanboy

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    lol.

    Acekard, of course! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ The savior of the broken

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Save money and hassle, go with the Acekard 2i, it's just a better card.
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    all of your questions (apart from the one I removed) could have been asked and answered Here.
     
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