New Flasher Mistake or lucky break?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by fizzi, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. fizzi
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    I am new to the flashcard scene and having only ever heard of R4, it is what I googled.
    Knowing that I like to have plenty of space free on any memory card I own, I opted for an upgradeable card and found this one

    http://www.r4isdhc.com/r4-product/

    R4SDHC DShappybox edition.

    It came from http://www.memorycardzoo.com (I'm in the UK)

    After finding this site I immediately bookmarked and began trawling for information, and what I found about fakes and bricks concerns me.
    Did I just buy a knock-off fake and consider buying a better card to be safe? If so what would you reccomend for a basic micro SD upgradeable card to simply run homebrew and roms on?

    Thanks in advance
    Fizz
     
  2. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    Yes.
     
  3. fizzi
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    Well that was a quick reply, but not the most helpful. Any chance you could ellaborate and advise if it's worth me forking out for a different card or if I am safe with this one?
     
  4. DarkWay

    DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

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    currently there are like 4 "top" cards in my opinian these are:-
    Acekard, M3, Supercard and Cyclo DS

    those are in no particular order and they are just the makes of cards
     
  5. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    Well the problem is that there's so many R4 clones its hard to tell which one is decent or bloody awful. ( Though guys here can tell the difference)

    My advice is to try and return and get something better like an AK2i, SCDS1i, M3i etc.

    I don't you didn't pay too much for it.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    [​IMG] Sorry, I was planning to elaborate though.

    I have a CycloDS Evolution, and if you have the money for it, it's worth every penny. A CycloDS won't work in a DSi though, keep that in mind.
     
  7. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Get a different card. if you have a dsi or don't want to spend much money Acekard2i. If you have a ds or dslite and money doesn't matter get a cyclods.
     
  8. EyeZ

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    Depending on your budget i would recommend either the CycloDS or the acekard 2i for the DSlite.

    The CycloDS will not work on the DSi though.
     
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    Ok, well the card I have atm was £17.99 with 4gb SD (reduced from £28.94)
    £18 for an sd card is not tragic, a little steep but not outlandish. So a new card would not be unreasonable. However, funds are a little strapped atm so It would need to be value for money.

    I know people recommend the CycloDS for support for Wii and Wi-Fi as well as fast turn around on new games.
    These don't interest me much as I don't have a Wii and I don't use Wi-Fi on my DSlite, I'm also patient so fast turn around on games is not essential.

    Basically I need a good cheap card which is safe from bricks and will run a majority of mainstream games, and a supplier for UK with fast delivery would also win you may brownie points with this muppet. [​IMG]
     
  10. ProtoKun7

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    A UK supplier is AddictSupplies, though they may not stock some carts. I got my EZFlash 3in1 from there within a few days.
     
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    Don't ever buy a card that says "I'm Hot" and comes in a Happy Box.
     
  12. fizzi
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    Yeah, really should have been alarm bells [​IMG]

    Thanks all. I should have read up harder before ordering, I guess I got a little over excited.

    I'm going to have a good read about the differences now!
     
  13. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    - good
    - cheap
    - support
    - etc...

    If cheap's the biggest opion and works on DS Lite and DSi, go get an AK2i (AceKard)

    If cheap doesn't matter and you never plan to buy a DSi, go get a CycloDS

    If you like to mess around and want something between that works on DS Lite and DSi , go get a M3iZero/iTouch2

    I suggest as a starter and cheap, you go get an AK2i
     
  14. Panzer Tacticer

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    The R4DS Revolution was the 'thing' in 2006. This isn't 2006.

    Anything called R4 today is a cheap rip off even if it does work. And you got that from a current R4 user (I have a real R4).

    My brand of choice is likely the Acekard 2i and if I was getting a new card that's what I am buying. Remember, you don't buy based on price, you buy based on is it the right one.
     
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    Sorry to be a pain, what do you mean by mess around?

    From the website ProtoKun7 kindly supplied I would be happy with either the Acekard 2i or the m3izero costwise of around £15-20. The CycloDS seems to be almost double that from some places which seems a massive jump.

    I'm sure you get plenty of these threads so thanks for the patience with me! I'm tech savvy with PCs but this is all a little bit new but I will catch on eventually [​IMG]
     
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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
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    Ah I see, well I have already played around with the GUI files of the current card a little (made my own themes) so that would definately apeal.

    I will be ordering the M3i zero I think.

    Thanks again.
     
  18. gameguy95

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    my advice is that if the name is something like Hyper r4i or r4i upgrade, not just R4, then it is a clone and you should not get it whether or not it is a clone. wait a month or 2 and get the SCDS2 it will be easy to use and even play GBA games without having to buy anything extra and on dsi tooo