I've read Fifth Element's [spelt differently I know] and I've just tried to read as much as I can on flash cards/carts/etc- but I'm still kind of overwhelmed and not sure what exactly is what. Anyways... Money isn't that big of an issue - if I'm going to get something I'd rather get the best one I can. Anyways... Some questions. I know I need a passme device [that plugs into the DS Cartridge slot (slot 1 right?)] to allow me to play DS games - regardless of what flashcart or whatever I go with. Does the passme device number (I know there's like passme 2, 3, etc] depend on the flashcart I go with, or the model of DS that I have? I have an original DS system (NOT the DS Lite) - I bought it when it was very first released... so I have the earliest model possible or whatever. If I get a M3 or G6 or whatever - do I need a Passme 3? Or do I have to go and get an older version of the passme, since I do not have a DS Lite. If the passme 3 doesn't work and I need to get a older passme, if I ever do decide to get a DS Lite - does that mean I have to go and buy a passme3 then? Also, whats up with the G6 LITE and M3 LITE or whatever. Is the GBA cartridge slot on the DS Lite smaller or something? Since I have an old model DS, can I still use the g6 or m3? I thought I read that they have some kind of catridge I could plug the flashcart into, and then I plug that cartridge into the GBA slot...? If so, is that the only way they'd work and fit in my old model DS? Also, since I have the old model DS - if I can get the m3/g6 lites to work - will they fit in the GBA slot fine or will they stick out? I thought that I've seen a pic of the M3 sticking out or something... Basically, I want a flashcart that will run DS and GBA games as good as possible. I was leaning towards the G6, but I was reading about some kind of corruption problems some units were having and it was making me a bit hesitant. I read that the M3 Lite model only works in DS Lites? It wont work/fit in my old model DS? I guess there's a larger model [does it work the same as the M3 Lite] that will work in my old DS... but if say I ever get a DSL, it's going to be all clunky and stick out [if it even fits] in my DS lite then right? I have a lot of questions and i'm pretty confused... ahhh.. I appreciate any help. So my main concerns: If I have an OLD model DS, what passcard device do I need? Does it depend on the flashcart I purchase? If I ever get a DS Lite, do I have to go and buy a new model of passmecard or whatever to fit in the DS lite? Since I have an OLD DS, will the M3 Lite [which uses sandisk memory cards right?] or G6 Lite fit? I know they fit in the DS lites... but do they fit the older model? As far as compatibility of DS/GBA games, the g6/m3 are basically the same since they are run by the same company right? Do both m3/g6 run homebrew stuff like snes games and stuff? if not, doesn't matter - since I mainly care about GBA/NDS support. I read that one of the, i guess, downsides of the m3 compared to g6 was that reading times were slower? what does that mean? slower to read/start the rom up? or does it actually effect the speed of the game when you're playing? like, does it load levels slower? or does all that mean it just loads up the run a little slower - and if so, how much slower? Also, I read up about the DS-X... when does that come out? It doesn't support GBA games though, correct? It will leave the GBA slot free though, correct? So I could technically use the DS-X and have a GBA flashcart in the GBA slot without problems? I'm waiting to see how the DS-X NDS compatibility turns out - and whether it plays GBA games... if its a not good.. then I was going to get a g6 or m3 lite i guess? but im not sure which will work on my old NDS model - and which would be able to work on a DS lite if i ever decide to get one. im just asking now so im more informed and stuff. long post, i know - and i recycled my questions a lot... sorry just kind of overhwhelming and confusing right now for me..