Newbie to flashcards - a few questions

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ilovemygames, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. ilovemygames
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    I have a New 3DS XL on 11.3 with CFW and would like to download some DS games to play on it. I've read the TWLoader is working on this but their game compatibility list is very limited right now and doesn't yet support the games I want to play, so I'm resorting to flashcards. I am looking to buy this flashcard: http://www.oz-3ds.net/product.php?id_product=28

    Here are the questions I have:
    1. Can I save my game progress on the flashcard?
    2. Can I enter sleep-mode while playing a DS game via the flashcard?
    3. Can I play online?
    4. I was watching a youtube video where the person said I would need a DS/DSi to flash firmware on this or something. Is this true? Because I don't have neither.
    5. Is there a step-by-step guide for first time installation?
    6. Leave any other pros/cons if you have experience with this particular flashcard
     
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  2. THYPLEX

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    That flashcard ?
    Meh , there's better
     
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    I would recommend using ttds, very cheap and has all the functionality you would need and I used it for the last decade or so... and it is supported on 3ds if you have cfw even tho they say its not.and its really cheap.
    The answer to all your questions is "yes", tho the online for ds games is long gone (servers are down). I mean, there are no flashcarts nowdays that dont support saving the game or sleep mode... about needed prep. You just download some files they tell you to, and place them on the root of the sd card.. I would recommens using ys menu instead of wood, looks a little worse but has better compatibility and loading times from what I experienced
     
  4. SonicMC

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    1. Yes for normal saving technically it saves to the micro sd in the flashcard not the flashcard itself. real time saving... maybe
    2. Yes
    3. No... Yes... kindof https://wiimmfi.de/
    4. Luma deletes the whitelist so most newer cards just work without needing to reflash nds cards
    5. no, it's pretty much unzip and copy paste os onto sd card, copy game files onto sd card, put sd card in flash card and put in 3ds and boot.
    6. They all work about the same, some have a bit better compatibility, some drain the battery more,

    For instance, the DSTwo for sure has Real time saving; but I never used it, it also have additional cpu and few more features like gba emulator that uses extra cpu. but due to the cpu your battery dies faster.
     
  5. ilovemygames
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    ilovemygames Newbie

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    Can you link me to said flashcard(s)? I'm new to these things so I don't know really know.

    Thanks for the reply, I'll look into that flashcard.

    Thanks for the answers! So I guess I'm safe for question 4 then? No DS/DSi needed.
     
  6. SonicMC

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    Yeah if their page says it works on 3ds firmwares over 4.5 and dsi firmware 1.4.5. Then it more than likely will just work and you will never need to flash it.

    Even most older card can be ran without flashing with the help of some homebrew! https://github.com/ApacheThunder/NTR_Launcher
     
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    Its not like some of the flashcarts are better, they are all the same (except the dstwo(+) which u dont need)
     
  8. THYPLEX

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    If you want a complete and multifunctional flashcard i recommend you the DSTWO
     
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  9. Sophie-bear

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    I own a Supercard DSTWO and a pair of DSTTi cards and can highly recommend both of them with the utmost confidence.

    Edit: I'm reading sites saying the DSTTi can't work on 3DS consoles but I don't think I ever had a problem with it; other than having to do firmware updates via a DS lite, it has always seemed to work on my 3DS. Now that my 3DS is running CFW, though, I can't honestly test it.
     
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    If you just want to play DS game, this R4i Gold 3DS is enough.
     
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    I would dare to suggest the DSTWO , for me , the best in the market
     
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    Get this cart instead: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149
    It's the best cheap cart on the market. High compatibility using official Wood R4 and doesn't have a timebomb in the kernel like a lot of cards do nowadays (stops working after a year or two then you need to set the time back to keep it working which messes up time based events in games)
    It also has RTS, something not normally found in the cheap flashcarts.
    It also works on the latest 3DS (and of course DSi) firmware even without CFW.

    The only cart better than it is the DSTWO(+) with all its extra features but that costs at least twice as much and most of the extra features (GBA, SNES emulation) are only useful for DS/DSi consoles since the 3DS already has emulators for those systems. So unless creating cheats is important to you the R4i Gold 3DS I linked is the best 3DS flashcart.
     
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    If you want to use R4 Wood Kernel, you need to go with R4i GOLD 3DS RTS , @Crystal the Glaceon recommend it.
    But, if you don't want Wood Kernel Features, you can go for a $4 cheaper R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS, which recommend by @gnmmarechal.
    Both of them support real time save and cheats (Not real time cheating like DSTWO).

    This is what R4 Wood Kernel offer:
     
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    DSTWO has stopped production, the upgraded version is DSTWO Plus
     
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    I'm using this and it works flawless on both my O3DS XL with 11.2 firmware and DSiXL on 1.4 firmware. No issues so far.

    [​IMG]
     
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    these sorts of cards have timebombs. DO NOT BUY

    just buy r4i gold 3ds rts
     
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    Yes, r4i gold 3ds rts is very worth, the link which the author ilovemygames talks about looks like reliable
     
  18. ilovemygames
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    So my R4i Gold finally came in today, but it doesn't seem to be working for some reason. I downloaded the latest woodkernel V1.64 from http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.htm and unzipped it to my SD card. I then added games to the card. My 3DS recognizes the flashcard as some Konami game but when I click to run it, it flashes a white screen and then turns black. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm on 11.3.
     
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    I think this post maybe useful for you, How to upgrade R4i gold 3ds to match 3DS v11.3, hope it can help you!