NeoFlash fresh news!

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Apr 27, 2005

NeoFlash fresh news! by Costello at 6:58 PM (7,592 Views / 0 Likes) 48 replies

  1. Costello
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    NeoFlash fresh news!
    [​IMG]

    UPDATE
    We now know more about the mysterious NeoFlash, the first Nintendo DS flash kit.
    First of all, they have a new website, with a nice alien-like green design. There is also a message board and a pictures page.
    Second point, we know the price. According to this website, the price for the 512 MB Neo Kit is $200.
    This website also reveals the release date: Monday 09 May, 2005.

    And, last but not least, shaunj66 has just been sent his Neo Kit, and he's going to write a great review as soon as he receives it!
     


  2. Harsky

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    Phew, what a relief. Now to rob a bank. Or whore myself on the streets. Hey sailor....
     
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    if this is really the actual price...i'll wait a little before jumping the gun and buying one.
     
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    And, for any Brits, that's £94.42 GBP.
    Not too bad for a starting price. I can't wait until this scene really kicks off.
     
  5. GeneralLeoFF

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    They should have made the GBA side of the flash cart compatable with the GB bridge (or design there own) so it could be used as a 4 in 1 with GB/GBC support (hardware support on a real GB/GBC or GBA/SP in GB mode. I dont care if it can support GB/GBC in emulation) as well.
     
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    Sweet, can't wait [​IMG]
     
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    from now on i will be promoting neoflash (i m not getting kit tho [​IMG] ).

    besides i did not had any sig...

    back to topic...

    yes not a bad price to start wid but still it is 512Mbits for about 95pounds and not 1Gbits cart, i m pretty sure we are going to see high capacity cards for ds i.e. 256MB/512MB(not mbits) sometime after E3.

    good news tho at least we are getting something [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't buy it cause id rather wait becasue the real use would be later on in this year, and by thne, who knows. Also price is a bit high. [​IMG]
     
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    Whoa, their homepage looks so much better now! [​IMG]
     
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    The page sure looks better now.
    I wonder how long time it will take before we´ll the second generation of DS carts.
     
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    But is there a way to dump NDS games ?
     
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    from all the info i have seen so far no u cant dump nds games with it
     
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    I don't think I'm willing to pay that much for a device that can't dump my own games. I understand the difficulties involved, but I'm willing to hold out. [​IMG]
     
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    180 bucks for half a gig... hmmm... half.. I may have to wait [​IMG]

    edit - LOL they just updated the price to $199.99
     
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    haha.... are sales going that well??
     
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    Seems a little expensive for a 512 Mb cart (if I recall well max capacity for the memory bank is about 1 Gb which means I'll wait a little more till they release
    2 Gb (or 256 MB) & higher capacity carts (I"m wishing they could fully fit the magic key into the DS slot but that's a detail important enough for me to a bit longer ...+ considering there aren't many commercial roms nor a wide selection of homebrew roms I'm not considering getting one right now... maybe if there was a reliable SNES emu to be ported to the DS I would change my mind ...until then I'll stick to my [​IMG]

    BTW if you guys are interested in what I found
    "I did a little whois & here are the results":

    Domain: neoflash.com

    Registrant
    neo flash
    neo flash
    xgflash@163.com
    tw neo flash
    tai wan, tai wan 534633 TW
    +1.1111112622

    Administrative
    nero flash
    nero flash
    neroflash@hotmail.com
    nero flash
    Tai Wan, Tai Wan 4374595 CN
    +1.1111111255

    Billing
    nero flash
    nero flash
    neroflash@hotmail.com
    nero flash
    Tai Wan, Tai Wan 4374595 CN
    +1.1111111255

    Technical
    nero flash
    nero flash
    neroflash@hotmail.com

    nero flash
    Tai Wan, Tai Wan 4374595 CN
    +1.1111111255

    Record created on September 15, 2004
    Record last updated on April 25, 2005
    Record expires on September 15, 2006

    Domain Name Servers:
    UNIX1.VIZAWEB.COM
    UNIX2.VIZAWEB.COM

    I'm counting the days till shaunj66 fully reviews the goods. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Did you notice:it seems they've been working on their linker for a moment now ..which makes sense [​IMG]
     
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    ~w00t I love it [​IMG]
     
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    well it looks to me that this is just a gba flashcard + passme-like device bundled together. so for everyone that already owns a gba-card it seems to be much of a better choice to get a passme for 20$ instead.
     
  19. elifecyber

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    look what I found...

    is it true you can't put larger files then 4 MB on the card?!
    that sounds like an interesting rumour
    kiwibonga ? [​IMG]
    is it true?!
    where did you hear it?
    files bigger then that will FIT on the cart. but I believe there is currently some homebrew memory limitation of 4MB
    because complete ROM gets copied to RAM, and continues executing from there.
    but you can easily fit you main binary in 4 MB, and load external files from the cart
    (I guess)

    elifecybe: it's noa limitation of the neoflash, it's a limitation of the DS :-)
    s/noa/not/;
    DS only has 4MB of memory..

    so you can't put files larger then 4 MB on it? the last part I didn't understand...
     
  20. Athlon-pv

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    Let's hope that the review of the card will make clear what you cant and what you can do with it.

    As it seems now the card is overpriced and has next to no features above what has been suggested before by opcode32.

    It seems far from the products were used to on the GBA front.
    [​IMG]
     

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