M3DS Real or Acekard which should I get?

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  1. elctgames67
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    I am new to forums in general so im not sure if im posting this in the right place. I'm getting a new flashcard because my r4 is starting to bore me. Should i get m3ds real or acekard considering the firmware for both (sakura and the bliss loader)? Any help would be apreciated [​IMG]
     
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    Well, AceKard (2 I believe) is cheaper cart, while M3 Real is more expensive but you get rumble ram expansion (or if you decide to buy perfect bundle, you get GBA expansion too)..
    I prefer M3 Real, as I'm a long time M3 user, and I've always been satisfied with their products..I tried AceKard2, but it was not good enough to replace my M3 Real (at least for me)..
    I'm using Sakura from the release day, and I'm very happy with the way it works and with all those multimedia options, as I watch movies a lot on my DS..
    Wait and see what will other members suggest, and then decide which to buy, you may also check the reviews for both carts to learn little mora about them (remember, reviews are outdated, but still true about lots of things)..
     
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    I've already read both of the reviews and i noticed that they are a bit out dated. I'm still concerned with things like cheat use and soft reset. Also, how quick the loaders are to boot roms and homebrew. (yeah sorry abou that i meant the acekard 2).

    EDIT: One more question, how well does m3sakura work and are there any issues? Thanks for all your help. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd say the Acekard2 but the reports of bad carts scare me.
     
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    I heard that thing about the bad batch, but I've heard if you order from deal extreme they sell so many at a time that they don't have anymore of the bad batch.
     
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    Does anyone else have a suggestion because I need to know soon. I'm going to be ordering one of these flashcards tomorrow, and I'm still not sure which to pick. Thanks in advanced. [​IMG] (Sorry for posting twice in a row, but i need advice asap.)
     
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    I ordered a SuperCard DS from Deal Extreme. It has more features than the Acekard from what I've heard, and lots of people are recommending the Acekard 2 and SuperCard DS over the M3 Real/Sakura.
     
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    Thank-you, for the suggestion but i also heard that the SuperCard DS is very picky when it comes to which microSD card to use.
     
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    well me thinks the M3 only had the sakura menu going for it over the other carts and now you can put sakura on almost all the carts. even acekard and such.
     
  10. Minox

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    Acekard 2/Scds1
     
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    The AK2 is even pickier.
     
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    Well, you thinks wrong!!;)
    You can't run any games with Sakura on other carts, and only few homebrews run normally...Only thing that works for other carts are nice menus and multimedia options....(and Sakura hack probably won't get updated when Sakura gets upgrades, and fixes)..

    With M3 carts, you get strong team (one of the strongest teams in the scene), and you're sure they won't drop the support on their product..Sakura works amazingly good, however it has few things to sort out, but that's normally, as it's a new developed firmware, and will be getting updates on regular basis, just as any firmware in the scene..

    M3 Real has really low defect rate (I believe there is statistic of 1 bad cart on 250 sold)..And it's not so picky about microSD cards..

    I'm just giving you mine opinion, I'm not telling you what to buy..Check more about AceKard2 as it's actually cheaper solution..
    If you asking me what would I buy, it's obvious....M3 Real (and that would be my first choice always)..
     
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    Personally, I prefer the Acekard 2 menu over Sakura (and the AK2 is also a lot cheaper). I wouldn't worry about the defective carts because they were most likely all sold out a while ago. A new Acekard 2 AKAIO menu will be out soon that should be really good (slow-motion and some other nice features). Acekard 2 is a little pickier about microSD cards, but I haven't had any problem with my 2GB Japanese Kingston.

    The SCDS1 has an overly complicated and somewhat sluggish menu system, otherwise it has the most features for the price.

    -Bri
     
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    That's ony because the OS is based off a hacked version of Moonshell 1.41.
     
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    m3 real for sure. acekard 2 last stock got defective items and more bigger cart, sometimes hard to pull out
     
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    Like I said, it's unlikely you'll get one from the bad batch as that was a while ago and most reputable stores are already through that inventory. Acekard was quick to apologize for the manufacturing defects (unlike some other carts that have had hardware problems) and corrected the problem. Even if you do happen to get a bad one, you can exchange it for a new one.

    I've never had any trouble at all getting the cart out of my NDS, but honestly I have only had need to take it out a handful of times.

    -Bri
     
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    Since the last real update (not counting small bugfixes) was 2008.03.18 I myself suspect that they are making something bigger for the next update, maybe a new GUI and other stuff.
     
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    Thank-you for all of your help I think I'm going with Acekard 2, unless someone else changes my mind. I also like the fact that the Acekard team frequently updates their product. [​IMG]
     
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    every cart maker does

    except for R4, and DS-X?
     
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    I like the acekard also because of its nice GUI compared to others which are cluttered or not as appealing