R4 GONE! What should I get to replace it?

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  1. Pr0bedC0w
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    My troll of a sister (Shes quite lovely really) took my R4 card and since about 3 months ago I gave up on getting it back and I have no applicable effort in which I am going to use for getting it back instead I will spend my hard earned cash on a new one, I did want an Acekard2i but has the market overtook the likes of Acekard2i's and other cards recently or is the Acekard2i still in its prime? Thoughts? Please?
     
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    I would personally suggest an R4i Gold, it does everything an R4 does, but works with DSi/3DS and SDHC microSD cards.
    I have Acekard 2i, it's a nice card and AKAIO is an outstanding kernel, but the card does tend to have connection problems (at least mine does) I don't know about newer builds though.
    Still if you are interested in buying one, I suggest buying one from this site
    http://www.nds-card.com is the official sponsor for GBAtemp and buying from them, supports our site!
     
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    Thank you very much, so helpful. :)
     
  4. nl255

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    If you are willing to spend a bit more, I would suggest the DSTwo as it has lots of nice features including an in game text reader and a highly compatible save state system (much better than the CycloDS). The ability to run DOS games at 386/40 speed is a plus as well. Oh, and did I mention that you can still update it on an already updated DSi/3DS (just in case you don't have a regular DS handy)?
     
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    The Ak2i, R4i Gold catboy linked, and DSTwo are the recommended ones (as you can probably tell already).
     
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    To be specific, the Acekard2i and R4i Gold are budget carts while the DSTwo is the one with all the fancy features (and higher price, of course).
     
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    I highly recommend Acekard 2i!
    It's the best cost-benefit flashcard!
    It has an outstanding Kernel (Akaio)
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    It always have firmware updates!

    If you want the best, you sure buy a DSTwo,
    but AK2i is cheap and very good,
    the benefits of DSTwo does not worth the huge price difference!
     
  8. Dann Woolf

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    Here's an idea: grow a pair and get your R4 back.
     
  9. Pr0bedC0w
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    Thanks everyone I might get the R4 Gold thingy, as I have experience with R4 and don't need all these fancy features I just like the odd Rom and homebrew on a long journey with the ability to play music and view my photos. :)
     
  10. Pong20302000

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    R4ids.cn Gold card or Supercard DSTwo

    Acekard doesnt cut it for me as they takes a while with there firmware udpates
    supercard and r4ids.cn team normally under 24hrs
     
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    Supercard two
     
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