R4i Gold 3DS or DStwo?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by gamercyrus, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. gamercyrus

    gamercyrus Newbie

    Jan 25, 2012
    Okay so I'm new to this forum but I've been reading though threads for a couple hours now, yet I'm still in a dilemma.

    I just bought a 3DS updated to Ver. 3.0.0-6U and I want to get a flashcard that is supported.

    From what I've read the R4i Gold 3DS and DStwo seemed to be the favorites. Which one should I buy?

    Here's of functions I would be using the card for, from TOP priority to the lowest; running as SMOOTH as possible with either the stock emulators or installable compatible for that card:
    • -SNES Emulations (This takes the cake, whatever card emulates SNES the best shall be my choice!)
    • -Capable of running "Super Mario RPG" (I've been running emulators on a number of devices in the past and nearly all aside from my iPhone have had troubles emulating games with FX chips.)
    • -GBA Emulations
    • -Runs DS Back up games (Though I've read that both cards handle this well. For the games the I already own a physical copy of.)
    • -And the other emulators, NES, Sega, etc. (I mainly want one for SNES & GBA).

    PS. I know neither card will not run 3DS dumped game files, that doesn't bother me.

    Last questions, if these cards can only work under "DS Mode" does that mean I won't get the benefit of the 3DS' true processing power?
  2. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

    Apr 9, 2010
    Bamboo Forest, Gensokyo
    DStwo is the best you can do for GBA and SNES emulation although you may find the compatibitily to be meh. I think mario rpg runs on CATSFC for dstwo (http://filetrip.net/f24262-CATSFC-1-1.html) but I've never tried it.

    And ds mode is separate from 3ds mode. So yes, you won't be using the 3DS' "true processing power"
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    DSTwo. The DSTwo is one of the only carts with a better emulator capability than normal. The others that can do it can't do it as well (and that's only the iSmart and iEvo).

    However even with the DSTwo, SNES and GBA emulation is not perfect, consider an alternative portable if SNES/GBA is your main goal.
  4. NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU

    NES SNES V.B. N64 G.C. Wii WiiU Now with extra redundancy!

    Feb 10, 2011
    The EoF
    DSTWO has the best emulation, and is the only one that fills all your requirements. :)
  5. RNorthex

    RNorthex GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 22, 2010
    United States
    has some neater homebrews here and there though, like the dos emulator using it's extra cpu
    but if it's for ds games mostly, i love my R4i gold
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