M3 DS Simply Review

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    M3 DS Simply Review

    Official GBATemp Review








    Sorry for the delay, ladies and gentlemen, but we finally have the M3 DS Simply review online. We've seen a couple Slot-1 flash cards that are just shy of greatness. Others are nothing to write home about. The powers behind the M3 comes out swinging with the all-new M3 DS Simply, their first slot-1 flash card. After arguably dominating the slot-2 marketplace with its high compatibility, skinning support and more, can it continue its dominance upon the flash card marketplace, or is it time for them to throw in the towel? Are you out of your damn mind? Read on for a thorough scope into quite possibly the best slot-1 flash card that anyone could own!


     


  2. Mewgia

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    Glad this news post finally got up. I saw this in the "active threads" sidebar on the front page days ago...And read it then. All-in-all, a good review.
     
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    koolio
     
  4. fli_guy84

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    Can anyone confirm that the new batch of M3 doesn't include the black cart shell?
     
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    I can confirm that it DID come with the black/grey cart, but not the white cart. I recieved the batch as of Feb 03, 2007. It came with a black cart, black card reader, a blue wrist strap, and the blue game case, and of course the cd.

    hope that helps. [​IMG]
     
  6. Mystic-Homer

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    I think you can get one or the other... You have to specify it when you order, if you CAN specify, that is :/

    I'm guessing some sites/retailers only have one or the other, and don't carry both colours XD
     
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    Good review.
    However it would have been much easier if both m3 simply and r4ds were reviewed together(since they both got the same rating).
    I am probably sure that there might have been some logical reasoning behind them both getting reviewed separately. [​IMG]
     
  8. Smiths

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    Good review. I just got finished reviewing this as well.
    I have to note though that the unit I received was from KickTrading and the SD card reader was a small, blue plastic one that doesn't overheat at all.
    I'm wondering what packaging yours came in for review?

    I don't want to do link-whoring, but if you go to the "homepage" listed in my profile, you can find shots of the box I received or the M3 Simply.

    I'm wondering if the box determines the SD reader.

    Also, Sandisk 512MB MicroSD works with Portrait of Ruin just fine. Many report the 1.02 firmware fixed a lot of problems with that game.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how is your Sandisk formatted? I'd like to test that again with my Sandisk 512MB (last test with the game was with 1.02 beta I believe). Also, how far into the game are you? I could get to the Egyptian painting area before freezing would occur with the Kingston. I own the game, so it's all gravy to me. [​IMG]
     
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    I got two of those blue usb readers with my m3dss and get bad data when i use it. I do like the keychain bonus [​IMG] I attach it to my psp and store mem sticks in it.
     
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    Good work theSpade, I'm enjoyin the simply as well. Well done product from r4/m3 team..basically tells us pretty much this is the last flashcart I'll need for the DS...unless somethin drastic happens I guess. But this is a good informative write-up.
     
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    Good review.

    I got a translucent blue USB Micro-SD card reader with my M3 Simply, got it late January but ordered it mid Jan. It reads and writes fine in the 2 weeks I've used it. Sandisk Micro-SD 2GB formatted FAT16 64K (PoR freezes on teleport everything else perfect) My packaging was a plastic shell packaging that was resealable not a box. Came with both plastic shells for the M3 Simply too.
     
  13. rest0re

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    OMFG I HAS BETTER HOMEBREW SUPPORT THAN R4DS WHY IT DIDNT GET 9.5!!!! THIS IS TRAVESTY!!11
     
  14. Emu

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    Presuming the Homebrew review you gave is in more recent DLDI development than shaunj's R4 review, is the brightness and soft reset limited to the M3 or are those functions possible in a future R4 update?
     
  15. 7llusion

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    Brightnes and soft reset are alread included in the R4.
    Illusion
     
  16. TheSpade
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    Incorrect. It has the same homebrew support as R4DS. They share the same DLDI driver.
     
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    Proof that most americans don't "get" sarcasm and irony.. =]
     
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    I THINK I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH [​IMG]
     
  19. Smiths

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    I formatted in FAT32.
    I'm not super far into the game (first portrait, floating blue head/big metal armor boss guy), but I've warped a over and over and gone in and out of menus countless times (which seems to be the best way to initiate a freeze).

    The compatibility wiki has been updated as well to reflect 1.02 changes.
    http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/M3_DS_Si...patibility_list

    At 1.02b all Sandisks were listed with "freezes". Now they're green. (I didn't change it, so someone else may be noticing compatibility increases).
     
  20. GexX2

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    Nay. Proof that the internet is not a good place for sarcasm.