Returning to the Flashcart Scene, need Advice.

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Jan 12, 2011
  1. zerkz
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    Newcomer zerkz Newbie

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    Hello, let me start out by saying I purchased my DS lite back in 2006, around when they first came out. I also picked up a rather expensive (at the time) Passcard 3, and M3 Lite Pro. I notice that the firmware for it is rather outdated, and although it plays some newer games (999 for example) I find myself having some compatibility issues at times.

    Is it worth it to upgrade? I checked the stickied thread, and Acekart seemed awesome, but it seems according to linfox, it hasn't been updated in a while...


    Any advice on what to get?
     
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    Acekard is up to date and one of the best solution out there.

    side note would you consider selling your M3 Lite pro to me?
     
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    Well if you're looking for a cheap deal, get an original R4. You might've heard of Wood Firmware, it works like a charm, all games pretty much work on it, and its constantly updated (but you're limited to 2gb sandisks). If you're looking for a more feature-rich card, try a Supercard DStwo, which has real times saves, free cheat, speed modifier, and an in game gba/snes emulator.
     
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    Would really prefer to get some use in with the newer SDHC microSD's out there.
     
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    the above mentioned carts support SDHC!

    p.s. sent u a pm regarding flash carts.
     
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    almost forgot:

    Welcome to gbatemp!!
     
  7. Zerox8610

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    Okay, two best current carts???
    Acekard 2i
    Supercard DSTWO

    AK2i if you want a card to play games, up to date, no fancy features.
    OR DSTWO if you want the card that does everything, including GBA emulation, and the current best SNES emulator.

    I have both, and I would recommend both.
    Ak2i is about 15
    DSTWO is about 35
     
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    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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    There it is ;]

    Lol this is pretty much everything there is to the scene at the moment.
    Except the CycloDSi, COULD be amazing.
    But it's so late in the game... I'm guessing most people won't bother with it...
     

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