New/Different CycloDS

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by OzModChips, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. OzModChips
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    Just a heads up to everyone, as this will cause slight confusion.

    TC will begin shipping a different version of CycloDS to resellers that want them.

    This version will have some base code, but no firmware at all.
    I'm not sure if the message when you turn it on will be a custom one, or just the normal "integrity failure, Press A to load update.evo" etc
    It will look exactly the same, on the outside, no hardware difference at all.

    The end user will be responsible for loading on the firmware themselves.
    So if in 2009 your cycloDS arrives in the mail and you power it with an error message, don't freak out!

    -OMC
     


  2. Cablephish

    Cablephish Show me...

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    Does this just mean the firmware won't be preloaded? I'm considering buying a Cyclo
     
  3. 2Thumbs

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    Good move IMO.

    Gives the user an incentive to install the latest FW from the get go, which should solve alot of problems with new users.
     
  4. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Where did you get the info from...a cursory browse of the Team Cyclops forums gives me nothing!
     
  5. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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    He probably got it directly, because he owns a reseller site!
    I'm just curious why are they doing it..Is it possibly something with DSi?!
     
  6. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Its useless to doubt ozmodchips....
     
  7. sirus

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    because he's one of the major suppliers in oz.
     
  8. OzModChips
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    OzModChips GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nothing to do with DSI

    Its just legal stuff



    Its just an option, the prelaoded ones are still available, and i think most resellers will stock these preloaded ones

    In Australia, everyone will be switching to blanks.
     
  9. Cablephish

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    Yeah, I guess that's a method of protection, is it?
     
  10. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Ho boy, this is gonna cause a lot of problems for people.
     
  11. Raven Darkheart

    Raven Darkheart The Radioactive Flamer

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    whats so hard about putting update.evo onto your card once u get the cyclo 0.o
     
  12. OzModChips
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    OzModChips GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well probably not GBatemp members
    but the general public will have issues
     
  13. pEpz

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    should be no general public for those kind of things
     
  14. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    Shouldn't that be GBATemp members will have issues, there's FAR too many noobs here.
     
  15. JOCKz

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    id buy the blanks if they were cheaper [​IMG]
     
  16. Nayr Rosfar

    Nayr Rosfar White Knight

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    Wherever the next link takes me.
    Since they are shipping it firmwareless they should lower the price by a couple of dollars. Since it's missing something it had included before
     
  17. Just Joe

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    Unfortunately, it feels like most people don't bother to read anything, they want it to work straight out of the box. Then instead of reading the instructions, they'll assume it is broken and either contact the seller for a refund or find sites like GBATemp to complain about it.

    You could put a banner, at the top of the portal in purple saying

    If your Cyclo Evo doesn't work straight out of the box, please read the instructions, then search the forums before posting. Thank You

    and they'd still post the whiny "HELP PLZ!!!1!!!1! - CYCLO DOESNT WORKS"
     
  18. ackers

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    I don't get this. The firmware comes on the microSD so how would TC put a firmware on the CycloDS? Unless the firmware's built in? I don't remember mine coming with a built in firmware when I got it last yr.
     
  19. MFDC12

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    the firmware is flashed to the chip
    (i dont know if i described that right [​IMG])
     
  20. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    How many flashcarts work right out of the box? How many flashcarts come with a microSD with the firmware already on it?