Noob Question About Emulation on DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Hi Im Simon, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Hi Im Simon
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    Hi Im Simon Newbie

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    okay i just got my DS a few days ago.
    i bought a R4 and a 2 gig memory card as well.

    i want to be able to play GBA roms as well.
    i've been reading quite a bit over the last few days and in this forum as well.
    but i want someone to clarify, explain, and recommend.

    in order for me to play GBA, i need a slot 2 card like the R4.
    what are cards out there that work like that?
    and will the R4 and that card be compatible at the same time?

    im so confused, please help a noob out

    thanks
    simon
     
  2. Hi Im Simon
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    Hi Im Simon Newbie

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    is my answer the M3 lite?

    simon
     
  3. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    M3 is one option (and a popular one). Another popular one is the EZ Flash 3-in-1.
     
  4. Hi Im Simon
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    Hi Im Simon Newbie

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    it wont have any conflict issues with the R4 would it?

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  5. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    i think you need to read over your posts before you hit submit dude

    R4 is a SLOT1--->DS slot
    there is NO r4 for slot 2--->GBA slot

    in order to play gba games you have to have a Slot 2 card.
    if you want the absolute best for gba + nds + homebrew on the slot 2 --->M3 minisd/lite(most expensive)
    if you want absolute best for JUST GBA(nds might be a bit dodgy)--->EZ Flash IV Deluxe/Lite(NOT COMPACT!)(inbetween in price)(recommended)
    if you just want some gba--->EZ Flash 3in1, allows you to load gba roms to the slot 2 from the slot 1 and has rumble as well as ram expansion(cheapest)

    and yes, the r4 + whatever slot 2 you choose will be compatible at the same time
     
  6. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

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    See that hole in your wall?
    I figured he meant a slot-2 device similar to an R4.

    Also, if you go with M3, make sure you get a Perfect and not a Pro. A lot of people have made that mistake because the Pro is cheaper, but it has some limited capability as far as GBA goes. I can't recall what the limitations are though.

    I have an R4 with M3 Perfect MiniSD and it works fine without compatibility issues.
     
  7. Hi Im Simon
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    i'm leaning more towards the m3 perfect lite
    but what does the passcard do?

    it seems to cost so much more with it.

    any suggestions of where to buy it?

    thanks
    simon
     
  8. Samutz

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    See that hole in your wall?
    The passcard is what allows you to run/boot NDS from slot 2 (this was before slot 1 devices, such as R4, were introduced). The R4, and most other slot 1 devices, have the passcard functionality built-in.
     
  9. fischju_original

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    R4+3-in-1 is the new standard
     
  10. H8TR

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    More like Cyclo and 3-in-1 once more people buy Cyclo DS Evo.
     
  11. xcalibur

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    the m3 pro cant run gba games larger than 128 Mbit i believe and the regular gba is also quite laggy
    i think its because of lack of ram on the m3 pro

    r4+3-in-1 combo....how does it work?
    do you put the gba roms on your slot 1 and then flash it manually to your EZ 3in1 while the ds is on?
    and how are savegames handled?
     
  12. GeekyGuy

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    Is it known yet whether or not this slot-2 solution (or the EZ 3 in 1) will work with the CycloDS Evolution?
     
  13. Rayder

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    I'd go for the M3 miniSD myself. It still has all the built-in emu's such as NES, PCE and SMS.

    Avoid Supercard, GBA slowdown is nasty. I suckered for that one, though the built-in emu's work pretty well.

    (yes, I'm back from my trip out of town)
     
  14. chuckstudios

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    Eh, the M3 built-in emus are horribly out of date.