New DSi owner

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by nexorcist, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. nexorcist
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    nexorcist Newbie

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    Hi everyone.
    I just purchased a new DSi and have some questions.
    I spent last few hours reading this forums and guides and my head is spinning.
    I checked and confirmed that my new DSi came with firmware 1.4U and from what i read is not compatible with most flashcards.
    Can someone please tell me step-by-step: what kind of flashcard i need to buy and from where and also how do i load and play games.
    Thanks you.
     
  2. pikachu945

    pikachu945 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    well the only legit cart to buy for the DSi 1.4 is to buy a Acekard 2i from Shoptemp or if you would like to spend more money you should get a SuperCard DSTWO


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    www.shoptemp.com
     
  3. tk_saturn

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    You have two popular carts, the Acekard 2i and the DSTWO. The Acekard is a simple basic cart with a great GUI and plays games well. the DSTWO is more advanced and has features like GBA Emulation, Real Time Guides, Real Time Save etc.

    The DSTWO will work with your DSi 1.4's without having it's internal firmware updated, although you still need to set up it's operating system on the MicroSD card.

    The Acekard 2i requires a firmware update for it to work on the DSi 1.4, this needs to be performed on a DS Lite or DS original (Phat) or DSi with FW 1.3 or below. Many places such as ShopTemp can do this for you as part of their Premium Update and Flashing Service. ShopTemp charge $1 for this on it's own, or $2 if purchased with a MicroSD card as they will also set the MicroSD card up with the FlashCart's operating system, so you can to use it out of the box. if you want the Premium Update and Flashing Service you have to select it when you add it to the cart.

    If you want to know more about the Acekard 2i, I have a guide here which will tell you how to set it up and use it.
     
  4. riverchen

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    Oh, dont buy any thing that says r4
     
  5. nexorcist
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    nexorcist Newbie

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    Wow, that was easy.
    I think ill go with DSTWO just in case if i wanna run a GBA later on.
    Thank you guys very much. Ill be ordering my card in a minute.
     
  6. nexorcist
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    I am sick of the Acekard2i recommendations. Get a Flash Vi dammit. LOL. Nah I am just joking. I have a DSTWO and a DSi and trust me it is worth it bro. I just wish I had an XL so I could enjoy it more. I got my DSTWO for free so it is even better.
     
  8. CannonFoddr

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  9. saitama

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    I love AceKard2i for the simplicity and ease of use. I just want it to play games, that's all, I don't need anything fancy.
     
  10. Juanmatron

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    I have to got one DSi XL playing Stracker [​IMG].
     
  11. FlashX007

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    Not really I had to review it and it took a week. Hardest sample I ever had to review.
     
  12. nexorcist
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    nexorcist Newbie

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    Where is your review ?
    I would love to read it.
     
  13. Dter ic

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    the ois a incomplete review right......

    here

    (take time to read or just skim read it a long one) [​IMG]
     
  14. Dter ic

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    mines free too