New AceKard Photos

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    New AceKard Photos

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    We've got some new photos of the Chinese version of the AceKard that is now for sale in Chinese stores and Chinese import stores this week. The AceKard will be available with English packaging and instructions in the not too distant future.
    We will be receiving review sample AceKard's hopefully by Wednesday, so keep your eyes open for some short first impressions before the main review hits.

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    Enter the topic for a few more photos!
     


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    Small packaging shot / AceKard close up

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    AceKard inserted into a DS Lite / Moonshell running on the AceKard

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    AceKard Chinese instructions
     
  3. corsegers

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    Nice so what's new with this card ?
     
  4. laurenz

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    So, does this Acecard supports Clean Roms?
    Or does it need patching?
     
  5. CacheSyntax

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    It does support clean roms, but you have to convert it to a different file format besides FAT, called AKFS, and the program is Windows-only based.

    So, essentially yes, you have to patch the roms. It's not direct drag and drop like the DS-X.
     
  6. laurenz

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    But it does support download-play?
     
  7. x_comp

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    Features were announced a while back here.

    I wonder what the interface looks like...

    So you have to convert them manually - it's not all done on the fly by drag and drop? If there's no conversion settings to configure then I don't see why they didn't add something like that to the software.
     
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    Check out this thread and this thread.
     
  9. kildjean

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    that sucks... i guess ill end up buying the ds-x after xmas goes by...
     
  10. sylver78

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    Well you don't have to patch the rom (there are no "patch" options in any way), The application is just to have access to the AKFS file system that is not natively supported by windows !

    Imagine that the file system would have been ext2 (or MacOS file system), you would have needed to install something to have access to the filesystem from windows. So writing something to the card this way doesn't patch anything as the acekard will read the same bytes that those in your original file ! It's just the way the files are indexed that is different !

    If Acekard team release source code for their driver, it would be easy to port it as a linux module, and we could also imagine a driver as transparent as the ext2 one for windows : http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html (such a transparent driver would allow the drag'n drop thing the way the DS-X allows)
     
  11. 3DPiper

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    Whats 'IDS' and 'IDSL'?

    -Matthew
     
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    The Chinese versions of the DS and DS Lite.

    IDS = iQue DS
    IDSL = iQue DS Lite
     
  13. meangreenie

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    I love the way everyone gets annoyed that a conversion software for the file system is needed and get put off by it....... without thinking there's probably a much more significant benefit to it.. like it being faster than anything else on the market.. so ok these are the manufacture's claims, but soon we will know for sure.

    I for one don't give a flying pencil sharperner if i have to run software, as long as the said speed is there in the product.
     
  14. x_comp

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    Indeed. I'm surprised they didn't do this already, though when there's no patching options to configure. Maybe they'll do it in the future [​IMG]
     
  15. Noobix

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    Yeah...it's amazing how things get falsely labelled too. The Acekard runs CLEAN roms...it does not patch!!!

    The software is simply there to transfer the roms onto the AKFS. It's not true drag and drop under windows, because the AKFS has been developed to mimic a nintendo original cart.

    I think Acekard has the potential to rule...I just hope they haven't botched up it's implementation. [​IMG]

    Can't wait for the reviews and some reliable stockists!!! [​IMG]
     
  16. other

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    It's no problem as long as you run Windows. It's just that, a lot of us use other operating systems.
     
  17. Static Vision

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    The release of more slot1 flashcarts makes me happy and sad all at once. It makes me happy to see the continued development of this technology. It makes me sad that I just purchased an M3 Lite in lieu of waiting a bit longer before an excellent slot1 flashcart is released; perhaps by M3?

    Oh well, M3 Lite is excellent none the less.
     
  18. fuctfuct

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    Anyone have any clues as to the price it will sell for in North America?
     
  19. Kamgusta

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    Guess it
    Slot 1 = no GBA R0Ms
     
  20. Marvz

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    That's why they have Slot 2 flashcarts? DUH! So instead of buying a Passcard 3.. Buy a Slot 1 card instead. -.-"
    That is the way it should be..