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Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Game Dragon, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Game Dragon
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    If one was only to use flash card to play DS games only which one would be the best disregarding price and manufacturing quality I just want performance
     
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    The only time games run slowly and stuff is if you have a shitty microSD card.

    SO DO NOT CHEAP OUT ON IT. Buy a REAL card from a REAL STORE.
     
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    Whats wrong with the R4i Gold.
    I was gonna suggest Acekard 2i at first but he wasted good manufacturing quality and R4i Gold is amazing in terms of build
     
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    Don't forget to buy a good class microSD card. [​IMG]
    (Edit: As Rydian said above, gawd I'm slow today. [​IMG])
     
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    This again. I just got this card and it's now my favorite. Only the DStwo rivals it.
     
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    I think you quoted the wrong person?
     
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    He means a real SD card.
     
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    No I quoted you but misread your post.I'm sorry about that.
     
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    Thank you all for your replies,
    so
    1# DSTWO
    2# R4i
    3# Acekard 2I
    Is there any way of turning off the CPU in the DSTWO to reduce the power usage so the battery lasts longer in the DSi XL
    [​IMG]
     
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    Not really, but it doesn't run at max unless you're using it's special features (like GBA emulation) anyways.
     
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    Away from you.
    Why would you want to turn off the CPU? Without it practically every game will run shit, and it doesn't drain that much battery. Well it does, but you must be really sad to play for 4 1/2 hours straight without charging it.
     
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    Ok I am a lot confused about different Flash cards and there is a lot of different ones, what is the difference between different Flash cards, please keep it simple I am only interested in the DS and DSi games side of things I am no interested in the extras
    I have read the sticky and I am more confused than ever [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
    Note that the prices given are from chinese shops.
    If you order from a shop in another country it's more expensive.
    [*]The original R4.
    NOT "R4-III Upgrade", NOT "R4-SDHC", NOT "R4i NDSLL", NOT "R4 Red", NOT "R4 King"...
    NOT ANYTHING ELSE WITH "R4" IN THE NAME! JUST "R4 Revolution For DS".

    The cheap card for somebody that just wants to play games on a DS/Lite.

    [*]R4i Gold
    The cheap card for somebody that wants to play games on a DSi with more storage.

    [*]Acekard 2i
    Mid-range card for people that want to play games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.

    [*]EZ-Flash Vi
    Higher-end card with even more features.

    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    Pretty much the ultimate card right now.
    • DS / DS Lite
      The card will work on an original (fat) DS or a DS Lite.
    • DSi / DSi XL
      The card will work on a DSi or DSi XL as well.
    • Game Updates
      Firmware updates are what let cards play newer games, these are the life-blood of the card.
    • SDHC
      SDHC refers to SD cards larger than 2GB (gigabytes). If there's no SDHC support, you can only use SD cards up to 2GB.
    • WiFi Update
      The Acekard 2i can update it's cheats (and get minor bug fixes) over WiFi without having to connect to a computer.
    • Auto Ap Bypass
      Some carts have special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first. The Acekard only has partial support for this right now.
    • RTS
      The Real-Time Save (Save State) function lets you save and reload your game progress at any moment you wish.
    • In-Game Guide
      You can pull up text files and images in-game, in order to check a walkthrough or map you downloaded at any time during a game.
    • Slow Motion
      The card lets you slow down the game speed as you wish.
    • In-Game Cheats
      The card lets you create and modify cheats while the game is running.
    • Special Homebrew
      The card has multiple pieces of special homebrew, such as it's own GBA and SNES emulators, as well as text/PDF reader and video player.
    • Battery Life
      Unfortunately the DSTwo's extra CPU and RAM (which give it the special features) eat into the battery life a bit.
     
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    counterfeit batteries always lie and die on you after some charges.
     
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    Yeah it's not just the mAH. That's only one part of the equation. While official batteries keep the other parts stable, unofficial ones don't, so they just raise mAH and lower the other shit knowing that most people will think it's better.
     
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    The DSTwo can be updated like that as well.

    I'm not including the M3i0 in the chart because it's not a good cart to buy anymore. Updates from the M3 team have been really slow and really shitty for the past half year or so. Even the original R4 is getting better and more frequent fixes now.