Ok... Definitely buying a flashcart now

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by darkriku2000, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. darkriku2000
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    Alright, me and my bro are DEFINITELY finally buying flashcarts. We where considering the SCDS2, but decided against it after seeing it for close to $40 while the R4i gold was as low as $7 in some places. So here's what I want to know... what FC should we get?

    Most important features:
    Homebrew (Mostly for me, I care mostly about emulators, ebooks, and visual novels)
    Commercial games (carrying them around is a pain in the ***)
    and, most of all, price.

    We where considering the R4i gold which we saw for $7 on price angels and $12 on shoptemp. Thing is, I'm not sure how the shipping is for either of those. If it's much faster on ST than I'm thinking of going with that.

    Any other recommendations or does that seem sufficient?
     


  2. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    Get an Acekard 2i, it's 12 bucks at most shops. R4is suck nuts.
     
  3. shango46

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    I agree. Get an Acekard 2i. I have had mine for almost a month now and I have not had a single problem. I had an R4 for my DS Lite but it was a piece of garbage.
     
  4. 1Player

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    stay from those R4 clone..
    if the DSTWO is too expensive, than like everyone else said, get an Acekard 2i
     
  5. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    Acekard 2i is a great card I have 3 of them, but if you want cheap just get 2 R4's off of ShopTemp. the total cost for both of them will only set you back 12$, thats 2 for the price of one AK2i and since WOOD R4 came out its a great purchase.


    Edit: also you can add in 2 2GB Micro SD's and you'd still only be around 28$ total for everything and you both would have decent flash kits.
     
  6. Glyptofane

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    Unless either of you care about GBA roms, Acekard 2i is a fine choice. Even so, AK2i works great with EZ-Flash 3-in-1.

    Personally, I would have tried the SCDS2 if I didn't already have an EZF.
     
  7. DarkShinigami

    DarkShinigami #1 strongest Shinigami BANKAI

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    get a ak2i its a good card all around. you have to use the latest akkio. it is one of the best ds/dsi cards out there


    hope i helped
     
  8. Whipple

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    I have used the AK2i for over a year on DSL/DSi/DSXL with no problems. It is the best flash card on the market as far as bang for the buck goes. With AKAIO software installed, it is a hard to beat combination.

    Think about it, there has to be a reason so many enthusists here have chosen AceKard for their flash kit.
     
  9. Exaltys

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    If you want Slot-1 GBA and SNES, Supercard DSTWO. For just DS games, Acekard 2i is fine.
     
  10. darkriku2000
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    Oh yeah. I can't believe that I forgot to mention this, but we have dsi's so firmware upgrades is a must.

    Also, I came to the realization that I have my psp for gba and snes, and they look pretty nice on there.

    So really just backups, ebooks and homebrews. I must ask though, what makes the AK2i so special. And what's the best place to buy it?
     
  11. trumpet-205

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    AK2i is ONLY special because AKAIO (an OS). AKAIO is updated constantly so you can virtually achieved 100% playable DS games.

    Best place to buy them is from ShopTemp.

    Here ---> http://shoptemp.com/products/Acekard-2i-Ca...0.html?ref=6551

    Be sure to buy a SD card and premium flashing services, since you have a DSi.
     
  12. linkin007

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    What's console you guys have? DSi or DS lite?

    You must know you have to update the acekard 2i before you use it ,if your console is 1.4 version.

    Most important thing is you need to confirm if the online store has texted the acekard 2i .

    I recommend you 0shippingzone. pre-updated the acekard 2i for free
     
  13. johncenafan427

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    you should get the dstwo.

    it's way worth the investment!!!
    trust me!!
     
  14. Rydian

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    The R4 clones suck and most have outdated firmware so you can't play most recent games without hunting down patches.

    With an AK2i, the firmware is updated regularly, so you don't need to hunt out patches.

    Seriously, stay away from R4 clones/knockoffs.
     
  15. haddad

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    Were basically all trying to say this


    If you don't got 35-40$ and are on a low budget. Get this -----------> [​IMG]


    If you are able to spend 35-40$ and able to spend the extra cash for cool amazing features ------> [​IMG]



    Period.
     
  16. darkriku2000
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    That seems like a cool way to think of it.

    Also, we have one micro sd already, so we'd only need one more so I could just copy to premium serviced cards file to that. So how much does the flashing service cost without the card?
     
  17. DarkWay

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    From shoptemp the price of a Pre-Flashed AK2i WITHOUT a Micro SD card is $16.95 it's only like 2 dollars more so it's well worth it.

    ****PLEASE NOTE****

    If you DO NOT have access to a DS Lite then BOTH AK2i's will need the "Premium Flashing Service" as you CANNOT just copy&paste the AK2i's 1.4 DSi update.

    Here's the link to the AK2i from Shoptemp:
    Shoptemp - AK2i
     
  18. darkriku2000
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    I know that, I was saying just the price of one card, I'd still get the flashing service for both, but than I can just copy the other files (the pre-packed homebrew) onto the other sd micro
     
  19. Infinite Zero

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    If you think the DS2 is too expensive, save for it and buy it. Like some said, it's a good investment. But if you want to have a flashcart right now then just get an AK2i
     
  20. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    No, you can't. The update that they install is not stored on the microSD, it's flashed to the cart itself, so you can't just copy it.