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I got a new DS card to Review recently........

It's a Galaxy Eagle ( i ) SLOT 1 DS card

Here's My review ...

note:- (LOTS OF IMAGES to follow so dial up users BEWARE may take some time loading!!!)

First some screen shots ......


FRONT of box


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BACK of package

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Unboxing the Galaxy Eagle i card It comes with a carry case similar to the old R4 cards and a card reader that also

looks the same as the old R4 micro sd reader

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FRONT of Galaxy Eagle i

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BACK of Galaxy Eagle i

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Instructions and loaders and the all important 1.4 update ## for DSi 1.4 firmware for the Galaxy Eagle i card can be

found at the website www.ge.ndsi.in or get the latest loaders mirrored here >

linfox domain

Instruction manual **


specs from the Galaxy Eagle i website for the card are as follows :-

?Support SDHC memory cards ( compatibility up to 32GB) ;
?Change language of menu as you want without any limit;
?As same size and thickness as original card;
?No need to flash. Build-in launch Slot-2 (gba) function(NDSL only);
?Support DMA read and no lag when using any microSD card;
?Support FAT16 and FAT32. Can transfer files with PC, PDA, Cellphone and Camera;
?Support clean rom and drag-drop to play. Fast loading;
?Support NDS and iDS games. Run iDS games on any version of DS;
?Write save files to TF card directly and no need manual backup or restore them;
?Auto save type detection and no need to update save type list database;
?Support moonshell and home brew;
?Power saving design. Enter optimization mode automatically;
?Double screen UI. Support display thumbnails of games;
?Easy to use and setting;
?Support button and touch operation both;
?Support Wi-Fi and rumble package and browser expansion(NDSL only);
?Support change back ground picture of menu;
?Support change font color of menu;
?Support brightness adjust (DS Lite only);
?Support soft-reset;
?Support AR cheat code;
?Support soft-reset of moonshell (back to main menu of GEi) ;
?Support DLDI auto-patching;
?Support Download play;


** Note: This card is an R4 clone so if you have owned an R4 then you pretty much know how to use this card already!

## Note 2: If your going to make the update for DSi firmware 1.4 then you will either need a DSi with 1.3 firmware or be

able to borrrow a DSlite or DSphat otherwise you will not be able to update the card!

OK so now on with the review ....

For this test I will be using my 1gb kingston micro sd test card ... after downloading the latest loaders (from linfox site ...

GEi_v2.0_English.rar )

Download and unpack the rar files contents to your mem card and you should have a couple of files and folders in the

root of your mem card as follows :-
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## If you wish to update your Galaxy Eagle i card then you will also need to download the GEi_firmware_v1.4.rar

nds file (unpack the nds file and copy it to your micro sd) once its on your mem card put the micro sd into your Galaxy

Eagle i card and put it in your DSlite/DSphat/DSi with 1.3 firwmare and start the console up...

Once loader you must run the update nds file by first clicking the GAME icon (This is the icon also used for loading

games/appz and homebrew) see image below

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Once you have located and selected the update nds file start the update by pressing the (A) button this will start the

Galaxy Eagle i card updating itself DO NOT TURN THE DS OFF OR REMOVE THE CARD at this point otherwise

the card will BRICK and become unusable!!! ... You will be prompted once the update is complete.

a few screen shots of the updating stuff .....


game loader icon on DSi prior to flash to 1.4

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Initial loader screen before the update process is started

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Top screen during update process

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bottom screen during process ..

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note had to borrow a dslite to actually perform the update process as my DSi is on firmware 1.4 already!

Game icon on DSi after update process ..

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If the update succeed then when you use it in your DSi 1.4 firmware you will see the now familar ***DANNY PHANTOM

game icon instead of the normal Galaxy Eagle i card icon ..note this is normal and now the icon you select to launch

your Galaxy Eagle i loader
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You can put your .nds game or application/homebrew files anywhere on the card but I tend to make a folder called

GAMES or APPZ and keep them organised.

Screen shots of the pretty familiar R4 style interface ..

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A new function is a game settings option .....

this is available by pressing the SELECT box on screen or pressing the 'X' key (In the R4 this was a DELETE function

often pressed by accident removing a wanted game etc so maby a good idea to replace it!)

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Ok so on with the review (note all tests done on DSi with 1.4 firmware and Galaxy Eagle i 2.0 kernel) .......


Games tested :-

Spore Hero - result - WORKS fine
Assassins creed II - result FAIL - game white dual screens
C.O.P. The Recruit - result - game LOADS but fails after clicking START
Casual Nanua - result - WORKS fine
Pokemon - Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky EUROPE - result - WORKS fine
Sideswiped - result - WORKS - fine
Pokemon Diamond - result - WORKS fine

Applications/Homebrew tested:-

GameUp v 3.0 - result - WORKS fine
Halo DS - result - WORKS fine
UApaint 1.10 - result - WORKS fine
Beup 0.5 - result - WORKS fine
Lameboy 0.12 - result - WORKS fine
nesDS - result - WORKS fine

Also tested Moonshell with MP3 and DPG files - result - WORKS fine


MY SCORES ON THE DOORS for the Galaxy Eagle i card are :-

7 out of 10

its yet another R4 card clone with a couple of changes and graphic images, It works with 1.4 DSi firmware which is a

bonus along with being SDHC compatible its a good budget card for a beginner or a child with a new DSi for

Christmas etc
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prices .... around £17,96 GBP ($25,44 USD) ( € 19,95 EU) Other places may vary in price.. But delivery may take

longer!

Note these are MY VIEWS THOUGHTS and images etc yours may differ along with other reviewers!
lastly ....thanks goto ..

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shop.01media.com

as they are an official distributor for Europe of Galaxy Eagle i cards (Wholesale prices are available along with bulk buy

discounts)
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Thanks for supplying my review sample cheers guys!
 

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I just wanted to share that I was able to run YsMenu that I downloaded from the author's website. I just copy and pasted it. But... I don't know how to use YsMenu so my testing isn't that complete.

The only game I had problem with is Bowser's Inside Story.

What I play Civilization, it sometimes just gives me a white screen. This almost always happen when I remove the cart and the memory card (adding new files). Probably because of some caching issues? I don't know.

Kingdom Hearts was made playable by hex editing the rom itself.
The world ends with you was made playable by closing for ten seconds and opening the lid during the intro cinematics.

I also got one that failed on me when I tried to click on Music. It's because moonshell's nds file is missing when I got my kit. I had to download the lastest but most definitely outdated firmware to get the file.

Since they say it's an Acekard clone, I tried installing AKIAO 1.5.1, well I didn't work.
 

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Ah... Sorry for reviving old threads, I just wanted to post my experience on this card I figured that the closest topic I could find is here. Kinda like a unified thread. Anyway, I don't want to use AKAIO cracked as it seems to be hated by forumers here. So what should I do, create a new thread and delete my posts?
 
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