M3i Zero Vs. Supercard DSi-One

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Jan 11, 2010
  1. gringosam
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    Hey guys,

    I was looking into upgrading my flash card and I can't seem to decide between these two. They both say they have the ability to upgrade the firmware kernal of the physical card, but I can't seem to find anything that says one is better over the other. Just that the Supercard is cheaper.

    I found the M3i Zero here:
    http://www.dscardworld.com

    And the super card on a list here:
    http://eng.supercard.sc/map/UNITED-STATES.htm

    But some of the shops for the supercard seem kind of engrish and I'm worried they ship from China and I kind of want it soon.


    Any reason to go with the Supercard DSi-One over the M3i Zero?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    m3i dude my friend just got supercard a few months ago and is already sick of the slower loading times

    also dude don't post this in the m3 section because almost all your results will be biased towards m3
     
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    Thanks gameguy,

    I didn't see a general flash card forum, so I figured anywhere would have to work. Good to hear you've had experience with both.
     
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    I have both cards. M3izero has a better GUI and faster loading times (booting up). In-game loading times are the same. In terms of ROM compatibility, both of them are great and I didn't notice any difference. There's no big difference, but if you want better GUI go for M3i.
     
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    I don't have a Supercard but do have a M3. Its not a great cart. I reccomend you getting the Supercard DSone instead. RTS doesn't work in the M3 good lots of games don't work with RTS in it. Plus the new menu for the SC is awesome.
     
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    dont listen to him... as usual
    get the m3i
     
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    M3i Zero. Simply the best.
     
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    I agree with Jakob, Supercard. However The Supercard takes like 8 mins to update compared to 30 secs for M3i.
     
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    It works fine for me...
     
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    Similarly, I say M3i Zero. There's some interesting things going on with sipercard's new evolution firmware though, so consider taking a look into that
     
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    Okay I might hold off for the new menu for Supercard to percolate around [​IMG] But I dont' mind paying more for the M3i Zero. I'd rather pay once and have a card I don't have to worry about, and it's not like these things don't pay for themselves many times over. Thanks guys!
     
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    as soon as you "obtain" one or two games, its just about payed for its self [​IMG]

    also m3i zero ftw
     
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    I have both a SuperCard One and a M3iZero. Definitely get the M3i Zero.

    The support sucks from the Supercard team. They next update, and new games require patches and still don't always work right.
     
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    I'd go with the SuperCard for two reasons:

    1. New loader. It's going to be much faster, and has a much better GUI from before (more polished). The build of the card is much better than the M3i Zero, which means you'll like that it's more sturdy. There are also many options on the in game menu on the new loader which should come out soon.

    2. I've got a personal grudge on the M3 team. They fucked up Moonlight's DS hacking motivation. He quit the scene because of them. That I cannot forgive. Even though I don't know the guy, that was pretty fucked up of them.


    To sum it up, the SC does everything the M3i does (and more!), but better (or maybe at the same level). And it's cheaper. The M3i is practically only known for it's awesome, yet stolen GUI.
     
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    One thing to consider is that the Supercard team supports its products far longer than GBAlpha (the company that makes the M3, G6 & iTouch carts). The slot 2 Supercards were getting updates for something like 2 years after GBAlpha stopped updating their slot 2 carts. GBAlpha also stopped properly supporting the G6 Real as soon as they stopped making it, even while stores were still selling it. If you want a company that has a proven track record of long-term support, the Supercard team wins hands down over any other flashcart manufacturer.

    That said, the current SCDS1 menu sucks. A lot. There is the new Evolution OS that they're working on, but my policy on unreleased software is that it doesn't exist until it's out.
     
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    Have you not noticed the many Moonshell updates since then?

    I would personally get an M3 for the GUI. Sure they stole it from Moonshell but that is irrelevant to its functionality.
     
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    he come back and started doing moonshell again after his short lived hissy fit

    and of course as I always say your just taking a side on something you dont have the full story on
    moonlight posted here that he got screwed by the m3 team
    then g6 team (a member here that represents gbaalpha) posted they did pay moonlight

    then it died off, moonlight went back to developing moonshell and no one cared about it anymore
    we dont know who was lying, and we will probably never will

    choosing sides under the circumstances is just pure stupidity
     

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