New DSi = New Flashcarts

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by punkyrule, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. punkyrule
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    Ok, so i'm planning to buy a DSi (US Version) this May or June but I still don't have any idea what flashcart i should choose.
    Only one of these carts (AK2i, DSTTi, EZFlash Vi, iTouch 2) are included in the DSi package that I would buy.

    Could anyone recommend any good flashcart based on the given flashcarts above? and could you somehow explain why it would be a good flash cart (like perfect game compatibility, presentable GUI, fast load times, updates occasionally)? [​IMG]

    Don't even recommend the R4i because i know that the R4 team is already down for a long time now.
    The M3 team would be releasing the M3 "i" some time next month based on their official site but I think the iTouch 2 is made by the same team so I wouldn't know if there would be any difference. [​IMG]

    I really don't know what cart to choose because i've only used EDGE (yeah i know it's a CycloDS clone) for about a year now and somehow i feel that there would'nt be any EDGEi or something like that (CycloDS Evo "i"). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. DeltaBurnt

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    Oh god, please dude just look around. There are tons of these topics all of the forum.

    There's even a topic right under yours right now called "best DSi cart?".
     
  3. punkyrule
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    Oh, sorry. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, if you want to buy for cheaper, and be guaranteed that Ninty won't make an update,
    JUST BUY A DS LITE!
    The DSi looks bad, and performs much worse!
     
  5. iwakura

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    Performs much worse...?
     
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    Well the battery doesn't last nearly as long but if that's what you mean by worse than it's not much
     
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    The lower battery life is expected: bigger screen + more powerful processor = more energy drain. This shouldn't be an issue for most people. If you're on the road travelling a lot then get a car charger.
     
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    I have yet to have my DSi battery die on me. I'm sure many of you might need a bigger battery, but I have yet to find the need for one.
     
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    In regards to the battery life; yes, without a doubt, it is shorter than the original DS and DS Lite, HOWEVER, I find it lasts long when you reduce the brightness of the screen. I remember reading that in the system manual that came with the DSi. I did just that, I dropped the brightness to 2, I can still see everything clearly, I can play in the darkness if I want, and the battery seems to last longer than before when I had it at 3.
     
  10. punkyrule
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    woah! now this topic is about the battery life of the DSi? [​IMG] , i was just asking about which flashcart is recommended for the DSi... [​IMG]
     
  11. iwakura

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    acekard 2i seems to have the best features/interface/support (with AKAIO), but the Ezflash Vi seems a tad more reliable (won't crap out on you). I've heard the AK team have fixed up the problem though, and many people say the problems were limited to a small batch (despite hearing worldwide complaints). Those two are my candidates right now, but I actually have an itouch2 waiting for me at the post office, which I'll be picking up later in the day. [​IMG] I want to get at least a preliminary review of that out ASAP, so you might be able to see it tonight [​IMG]
     
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    okay! post your review of itouch2 here if you don't mind. [​IMG]
     
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    I just got a AceKard 2i from stuff4kids. I actually ordered an AceKard 2.1, but they sent me a 2i instead, so, yay for that. It actually made me go out and return my DSLite and buy a DSi.

    The AceKard 2i works flawlessly so far, though it has hung while saving DSDoom . . . though that's probably due to emulation.
     
  14. wchill

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    Actually, AK2is are rushed pieces of shit that fall apart too easily.
    Normmatt himself said so. He's gone through a couple of them.
     
  15. Normmatt

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    I've never had one 'fall apart' but i have had a few carts that stop being detected but this is mainly a connection issue and is solved by putting a piece of paper behind the pcb so its pushed onto the nds connectors better.