M3 vs G6 vs SC vs R4

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  1. dover19
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    I got a regular DS and my brother has a DS Lite. We both wanna get a card and I'm wondering which do you guys think is best and why.

    Also, if I got an R4 and say he got an M3, we would still be able to play together right?

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  2. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Yeah, you can play with every flashcart with any other one, or with original games.

    Download Play might be an issue, but mostly for Slot-2-cards.
     
  3. dover19
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    a slot 1 device will have problems with GBA roms though right?
     
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    Yes. As in they will not work [​IMG]
     
  5. dover19
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    lol, k. sounds to me like a slot 2 device is better than.
     
  6. redsrule2500

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    You prefer GBA games to DS Games? huh
     
  7. dover19
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    no but i prefer to be able to play both, what advantages do slot 1 cards have over slot 2 then?
     
  8. KaliKot

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    Slot 1 cards have 100% compatibility with DS, and just drag and drop them to the sd no need to patch them unlike with slot 2
     
  9. Sweater Fish Del

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    If you only get a slot-2 device then you'll also need to get a nopass to go in slot-2 or else you won't be able to play DS games at all. So since you're going to have to get two devices either way, the better option is probably to get a slot-1 flash card like the R4 or CycloDS Evoltion and then get a slot-2 cart specifically for playing GBA ROMs. The EZ-Flash 3-in-1 (a slot-2 cart that requires a slot-1 card in order to load ROMs onto it) is cheap enough that you won't really be spending any more money that way even though you could probably pick up a nopass pretty cheap these days.


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  10. dover19
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    about the nopass, isnt that only if the ds isn't flashed?
     
  11. flai

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    Yes, if your DS is flashed you don't need a nopass. I would recommend you get a Slot 1 and a Ez Flash 3 in 1. Rumble, RAM, and 32MB for GBA games, so thats a couple of GBA games, DS Browser compatibility, and rumble.
     
  12. Sweater Fish Del

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    But you can't flash your DS if you don't have a nopass (or some other passthrough device).


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  13. HellShade

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    As for the 3in1, it's actually as many GBA games as you're willing to put on your slot-1.

    You don't actually write the game to the 3in1 unless you're playing it (or you're using NOR for slot1 to 2 linkage)
     
  14. redsrule2500

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    slot 2 can't play both, you're gonna need one for both slots anyway.
     
  15. dover19
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    you sure? my buddy has a slot 2 SC and he can play both. the only thing is he has to patch his DS roms before uploading them or something.
     
  16. paul1991

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    Slot 2 cards with good GBA compatibility are 2-4x more expensive than a slot 1 card.
    A 1 gigabyte ncard is 50$ CHEAPER than a Slot 2 of the same size.
     
  17. kikapo_O

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    I prefer Slot-1 Card. first I owned a M3 lite prefect but now I got my R4 ands it's much more easier than a Slot-2 device. U can save a lot of time with the drag and drop function ;D
     
  18. Sweater Fish Del

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    The EZ-Flash IV Lite Deluxe is a slot-2 cart with very good GBA compatibility and most places sell it for $40, which is at most $10 or $15 more than the cheapest slot-1 cards. Plus the cost of whatever size microSD card you want.

    I don't actually own one, so I can't say how good the DS compatbility is, though. That's the only problem with slot-2 carts is that you need to patch DS ROMs to get them to work, so you're depending on updates to the loader software everytime a new unsupported game comes out and those updates are going to get more and more infrequent as companies phase out their slot-2 carts in favor of slot-1. (Contrary to what most people always say, ROMs need to be patched for slot-1 cards before they run, too, but it's in-card so that you don't notice and since slot-1 cards are the current technology, most manufacturers are prompt about fixing games that don't work.)

    I still say the best option is definitely to get both a slot-1 and a slot-2 kit. If you don't plan to play a lot of GBA stuff, get a 3-in-1 for slot-2, if you do plan to use GBA a lot, then get an EZ-Flash IV or other full slot-2 flash kit.


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  19. dexmix

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    shouldnt this be in the NDS section?