New DS looking to play backup games.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by hamsal, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. hamsal
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    hamsal Newbie

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    Hey guys, I know I know, I'm a noob and what not, I still dont know much about the ds scene seeing as how I got my first ds lite yesterday when someone gave it to me for free, all I have is the actual handheld and the charger. What is the process for playing backups on this ds? Ive done all kinds of stuff with the wii. Is it the same level of work? I've heard of this Acekard 2 which will supposedly let me load backups off of a micro sd. Where can I learn all this crucial information I need to know to play backup games without screwing myself and buying stuff I dont actually need.
     
  2. bigant262

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    All you gotta do is buy a flash cart. Then a micro sd and put the games on that and put the micro sd in the flash cart. Simple as that. lol.
     
  3. sprogurt

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    Right here! we have tutorials, homebrew most of the things homebrew wise for ds. We also support each flashcart.

    Oh and Welcome!
     
  4. ConJ

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    All you need is a Flashcart (Maybe Acekard 2i?), a micro sd card, and of course an sd card reader.
     
  5. hamsal
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    Alright so which flash cart is the best to buy right now? ill grab a 8gb micro sd off of newegg for $20
     
  6. Twilight Loz

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    I would recommend getting the Acekard 2i or the newe supercard. Dont get any outdated ones since you might get a dsi
     
  7. tk_saturn

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    It all depends on if you want to use MicroSD cards larger than 2GB, and if you have a DSi or DS Lite. If you fine with 2GB or less and have a DS Lite, you can get a R4 from ShopTemp for $6. Thanks to Wood R4, this has excellent compatibilty and is a steal. If you want to use MicroSD cards larger than 2GB or have a DSi, get an Acekard 2i. Although it's the DSi version, it also works on the DS Lite. This will allow you to also use it on a DSi/ DSi XL if you later upgrade, there's also a chance it may work on the 3DS (to play DS games) as it's internal firmware can be updated.

    While carts such as the DSTWO are better, they are also more expensive. Main advantage is that has an additional processor built in which will allow you to emulate GameBoy Advance games, and also has a real time save. If you want the realtime save, but aren't fussed about GBA emulation you can get the cheaper DSONEi This doesn't have the built in processor like the DSTWO.

    I have a comprehensive guide to using Wood R4 here and a similar guide for the Acekard here
     
  8. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    I suggest the DSONE(i) and the DSTWO. If you want to know anything about them, pose your questions in these topics [​IMG]

    DSONE(i) FAQ

    DSTWO Discussion

    EDIT: links got messed up. Fixed now.
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    CycloDS Evolution.

    Acekard2i.

    SuperCard DSTwo.



    Your three best choices.


    The SuperCard DSTwo is the newest and has the potential to be the best. I'd go for that.
     
  10. YayMii

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    If you're interested in GBA backups, go for the Supercard DSTWO. You won't regret it.