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    Its clean rom compatible...
     
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    Good luck with it, and I look foward to your review. [​IMG]
     
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    yeah but sorry, it isn't frag and drop because you wont be able to recognise the card when its formatted with AFKS, unless you use the supplied program. so technically the rom remains unchanged and thus is clean.
     
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    Sorry I didn't know when i posted that the Acekard used it's own filesystem.

    Is there some benefit to the Acekard team developing their own FS for it?

    Oh well I guess I'll have to wait for Romman to make a slot 1 supercard with no custom filesystem and that uses clean roms so I can just drag and drop from my mac.
     
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    It doesn't matter if you care for his words or not, his statement wasn't subjective at all, and he speaks the truth. The AceKard uses it's own file system called AKFS, (Ace Kard File System) and roms have to be converted over with a Windows only (at this point) based program provided by AceKard. Also, homebrew seems to have isses with the AceKard as well, because most homebrew is FAT 16 format and not AKFS format.
     
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    Ninjapass X9TF is supported by any device thats compatible with mass storage usb devices (such as OS-X), and its pure drag and drop. It might be better suited to your needs. Also, the file system advantage for AceKard is that games run just like they would in a true DS cart. Even with lower speed media apparently. Or so I've heard anyway.
     
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    Whatever you say, the fact that it requires a PC software to transfer the files makes it just like patching. What difference does it make if the roms are patched or not, as long as you have to pass them through a software?

    This PC software is a bad thing for the following reasons:
    - it makes the acekard compatible with PC only
    - will most probably require updates (I dont know that, but are there special settings to apply when writing a rom? like the M3? that would surely be annoying)
    - the transfer speeds might not be as good (tbc?)

    The use of AKFS is also a bad thing because:
    - it doesn't support file fragmentation (so if you have this scheme [64 MB game][32 MB game][64 MB game], if you delete the 32 MB in the middle, you can't re-use this space for another game unless it's 32 MB. You're got for a re-format.)
    - homebrew will not like it
    - you can't use drag and drop ( which is by far my favourite feature... )

    With all that known, how can you still be an acekard fanboy !?
    I mean, there are other similar solutions out there, much more professional, like the x9 and the microninja!

    What I'm trying to do here is to prevent you from a big disappointment. Some of you will still buy it and pretend to be happy with it (because one does not like to acknowledge their mistake especially when it comes to spending money) - but they don't know the other, better slot 1 solutions. I am here recommending you to wait for a review before you make a mistake. From all we know, the only two positive points of this cart is its DS rom compatibility and its price. Is that enough to make it a good cart? Not according to our criteria.

    Anyway, our acekard units should be on the way now.

    edit: see, I haven't even mentionned the look of the cart itself [​IMG]
     
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    Costello, are you guys getting a review unit of the X9TF anytime soon? I'd love to see a review.
     
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    Yes, we're getting units from WinsunX soon.
    I don't know when "soon" means though, they're not very informative when it comes to delivering packages.
     
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    Yeah, these are all legitimate concerns but I have hope (nothing more than that), that they will be mostly unfounded. I don't think that it will require updates or special settings, but I really have no proof of that one way or the other and I won't pretend that I do. Also, are you sure that it doesn't support file fragmentation? That would be a pretty big issue and something that most people will not realize. My own doubts about the Acekard are more about how they are keeping the release in China too much, and their slightly misleading information (many people still don't realize that no patching doesn't mean no PC-side client).

    On the other hand, to answer the part of the quote that I bolded, no patching means that it will probably allow Download Play for games to unflashed DSs. That's a big plus in my eyes and probably for many others as well.
     
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    Its true about the fragmentation stuff I'm pretty sure. There were people talking about it on some forum I came across, so unless you REALLY want certain games on there for a while, I'd say the acekard would be a hassle for people who switch games alot.. And this just occurred to me, but if the AceKard uses a program to move roms to the SD card, then how would you get non-roms (mp3's and such) onto it? And also, why do they need a program for a new file system. Can't they just put it in the form of a windows driver? I've had experience with other files systems like the Roxio Drag to Disc format and such, and all it makes you do, is install system drivers so Windows will recognize and interact with the file system. If they made it a driver, all you'd need would be a formatting program to put the media into AKFS format, and then you could just drag and drop from windows.
     
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    I think to put Mp3s and so on like normal. Also, I think they can put it in a form of driver just that .sav needs to be created when a file is added. Only time would tell how good AceKard is. Also, remember that it's still not 100% fully complete yet and I bet they are testing out the markets in China first as it is more forgiving there where the demands of "drag and drop", Homebrew and so on would kill it in the international markets.

    Just that Acekard is the best Slot-1 card for playing NDS games and nothing else. No slowdowns, no compatibility problems and so on. Because of using AKFS which is like copying the NDS structure, they'll never come in a problem where a game simply can't run unless it requires special hardware. For Homebrew and the rest, it's not up to snuff yet.

    Btw, Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abp7s64foYE
     
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    well.finally.It comes to BeiJing.
    the shop is only 2 miles away from my home
    shall I go and buy it
    to be or not to be?
    this is the question.
     
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    Isn't it a bit early to make statements like that? Let's wait for the reviews.
     
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    couds you guys tell me which is the best shop to order the acekard?
    if it matters, i live in germany.
    the best shop i know is winsunx.com, great prices nd fast shipping, but unfortunatly they aint got the acekard
     
  16. Noobix

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    Just wait a little longer and see.

    Tough luck if you haven't got a PC, but hopefully you'll be able to run the client software on a virtual PC system.

    I think eventually they'll just release an apple version of the software, after all it's only a simple transfer program.

    Oh yeah and wasn't the DS-X firmware update for windows PC's only ? I guess if you got an Apple you could still drag and drop to the DS-X...but unfortunately the game might not work!!! [​IMG]

    So why keep boasting about Apple compatability, when you can't update the firmware to run the latest games from an Apple PC?

    Acekard won't suffer from update problems since it runs the Roms clean, in a file format that is a copy of an original carts file system! The Roms are NOT patched in any way. [​IMG]

    Acekard will rule...long live the Acekard! [​IMG]

    (Hehe I am being an Acekard fanboy to even things out!) [​IMG]
     
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