N5 and N-Card

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by XBlade316, May 18, 2008.

May 18, 2008

N5 and N-Card by XBlade316 at 6:54 PM (2,976 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. XBlade316
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Note: the N-Card clones (firecard, dslinker, f-card, etc) are an exception to the rule "Clones are bad" They're all the same hardware.

    Also, the N-Card has zero slowdowns, which no other cart (except for the original games!) can do.
     
  4. wilddenim

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    N5 are well known to brick your DS so DO NOT buy it!

    I have Firecard - and it sucks big time. It died on me after two months. Always had problems with it. My advice to you all - stay away from N5 and N-card and its clones! You can get better card for same price anyway.
     
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    I have 2 N-Card clones (DS-Linker & MK5), except DSLinux (... but I think the problems are caused by the missing ram ... ) and DSVideo (... But the N-Card isn't the only card without a DLDI "hack") every homebrew I wanted to play, worked (and since Im a homebrew freak & dev I tested much~)
    I had around 2~3 Problems with the Save-File error (hell, over 2000 roms, I don't expect everything to work perfekt, On my DSTT Ive had much more problems, even if the card is stated to have 99% compabtiblity). As long you don't play the newest games, download play works fine and (Local) Wifi works perfect too...

    - Using N-Card clones since nearly 1year~
     
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    Not one homebrew worked on my Firecard. That's why I hated it so much.
     
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    Been using my UFPEX N card clone for almost a year now. Go N Card!!
     
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    Every homebrew I've tried worked flawlessly. Except the pre-dldi ones. Those were a pain to get working on anything!
     
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    Depends on which firmware youve played...

    On the old ones, without DLDI, homebrew support were realy horrible, but now its realy nice for such a cheap card.
     
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    i see many agree with me that n5 is garbage.
    i had a bad experience with it. i bought a n5(cause started to play nds and i was nub so didnt no anything)then i put it in my phat ds and it got bricked so i had to buy a new nds(lite) but i cant get a flashkart
     
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    Sucks for you. But newsflash, this can happen with any cart. Not just the N Card/clones.

    With all the carts I have, my DS Linker is still probably my favorite. Sure, it's featureless compared to the other carts, but it plays every single game at full speed. I never have to worry with that cart.
     
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    It happens a lot more with the N5.

    Like, a lot more.
     
  13. arie

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    Well, I just bought an N5 but didn't research these much before.. Mine seems to work just fine but it's the only type I've used so far. That said, what is it about these that is so bad? Also, are the bricks from using homebrew or roms or both?
     
  14. Kevino

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    I believe the N5 will only brick your DS if it stops working, and you leave it on the "Loading..." screen for a long, long time. In general, I think the "bricking" issue is WAY overblown. I have an N5 (as well as 5 other carts) and the N5 overall is a very nice cart to use, except for one major issue - every 2 weeks ro so it corrupts the SD card and I have to reformat the memory card, and all my save games are lost.

    I also own a DS Fire Link Card (1 GB - N-card clone) and it has performed flawlessly so far, although I've only used it to play games and nothig else. One bummer is that the n-cards seem to not have any cheat capability. I don't use cheats, but my kids like to mess around with them, so they hate the fire link DS cart.
     

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