Planning on buying a DSi.

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Dec 29, 2010

Planning on buying a DSi. by Hatashi at 6:22 PM (1,120 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. Hatashi
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    Hello, I'm really new to this DS Scene, so I don't know anything.

    I'm planning on buying a Nintendo DSi.
    (Here - https://dixons.nl/artikel/7110947c771/Nintendo_DSi_zwart).
    Its dutch, but maybe you will understand something.

    Anyways, I was wondering what card should I be getting?
    Which will work with the NDSi, and which one has a considerable price / quality?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rydian

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    You have two choices for carts that have proper support/updates.
    [*]Acekard 2i
    • Price: ~$16
    • Rank: Mid-range card for people that want to play games on a DSi/XL with some extra features.
    [*]Supercard DSTwo
    • Price: ~$35
    • Rank: Pretty much the ultimate card right now.
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    • 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.
    • Clean Mode
      The DSTwo has special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first.
    • 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.
     
  3. Slyakin

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    Love your copypasta Rydian. [​IMG]


    I can't say much except look at Rydian's post. [​IMG]
     
  4. Zerox8610

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    Rydian, the more I browse the forums, the more I see THAT post.
    Lol
     
  5. Rydian

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    Well I modify it slightly as needed to suit a thread, but yeah.

    I'd rather spend more effort on the original post and then copy-paste than then retype some half-ass explanations every time.
     
  6. Hatashi
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    Sorry for being so late on giving an answer.
    Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it.

    I think I'm going with the AceKard 2.1
    Since all those extra features that the DSTwo has don't appeal to me.

    I had a hacked PSP, and I didn't like the Homebrew at all, I just want a card for games, so Ace is the best choice right?
    Another question, does anyone know any reliable stores I could buy an Acekard from?

    EDIT: Found a store.
    http://www.dscartshop.com/acekard-2i-card-...l-xl_p4243.html

    What is ''Multi Card Reader'' and ''TF Card Reader''?
    That is needed to connect the MicroSD to my PC right?

    Which one of them should I get?
     
  7. Zerox8610

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    Actually go with the AK2i
    Its better built, price is... (same?)
    and its compatible with DSi....
    2.1 isnt
     
  8. ACDCGAMER

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    I personally would wait for a 3DS. Oh wait, you want to do homebrew and stuff...
     
  9. Hatashi
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    Nope, I don't want to do homebrew, and I'm buying the DS for the games it has at this moment.
    I'm not interested in the 3DS.

    I ordered this one http://www.digimartz.com/acekard-2i-for-ds...pping_p313.html
     
  10. MJaoune

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    ARE YOU KIDDING???? THE 3DS will come out in 2 months, and you are planning to buy a DSi?? I'd say to wait for the 3DS, because if you buy the DSi I don't think you will enjoy it because the companies will stop creating games for the DSi.
    And if you want to play wi fi with others you will not find much people on the wifi.
     
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    So the currently-existing thousands of games don't count? [​IMG]
     
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    I would recommend you the 3DS (like a lot of posters here), but I bought my DSi XL by Dixons too. It's about 170 euro's right now, I think, and the 3DS is only 70 euros more expensive. So you have to wait a few months after buying your 3DS, untill you can play .NDS files, but then you also have the newest Nintendo Handheld.

    I recommend the 3DS, but there isn't anything wrong with a DSi.
     

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