Rockstar99's Official Acekard2i Review

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    <!--sizeo:15--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Rockstar99's Official Acekard 2i Review.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b></u>

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Introduction<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    The acekard 2i is a card which ive had my eye on since its release.Finally a few weeks
    ago i actually went and got one from "GameByGame"(Great Service I Tell Ya!).Finally
    after having it for about 2 weeks i undersatnd everything about it and bring you this
    review!

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Basic Info About Acekard 2i<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    The acekard2i is a slot 1 cart for you Nintendo DS/Lite/i.
    It has the abaility to run DS Roms and Homebrew.
    It also has 100% compaibility at the moment.

    Here Take a look at the feature list yourself <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> :
    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Manufacturer's product description:
    Original cart size, simple plug and play, no passme or flashed NDS needed
    The Acekard 2i is the same size as an original cart and you don’t have to flash your machine or use a passme in order to use it.

    Support DSi, DSL, IDSL, DS and IDS

    Never lost save data
    Acekard 2i writes directly to the save file on your MicroSD card. No need to manually select save types nor battery. Save files are compatible with other flash carts. All you need to do is make sure the save file has the same prefix name and put it at the same directory of file. Then you can just run the software to use new save file.
    Perfect compatibility
    Acekard 2i inherit the best quality of acekard's products. You can just drag and drop software on MicroSD card to run.
    *On first boot it takes some time to create save file. The loader time after save file is created is very fast.
    Support Homebrew programs/games
    The Acekard 2i is compatible with all homebrew because of the DLDI auto-patcher. You can just copy the homebrews to the MicroSD card and run it. You can use Moonshell, one of the most well known homebrew software on DS, for multi media. Watching movie, listening MP3, reading TXT novel on DS is so easy! Please [download moonshell for AK 2 here].
    *Some homebrews need to be put at the root of MicroSD card for best compatibility.
    Support SDHC MicroSD card
    Acekard 2i support SDHC and offer unlimited space for you. You can copy all you favorite software, songs and movie to one MicroSD card.
    Support any brand of MicroSD card
    Acekard 2i can be meet with any brand of MicroSD card. Do not need to worry about the speed of MicroSD card.

    Support Action Reply cheats. Build-in editor
    Acekard 2i support Action Replay cheats in .dat, .xml and .cc format. You can select how to use AR cheats by using the build-in editor.
    Copy AR cheats in .dat or .xml format to /__ak2/cheats. Copy .cc format file to the same directory of file.
    Press "Y" to popup the editor.
    Select "Cheat DB file".
    Select the cheat file.
    Select "Rebuild".
    If you have the cheat code of the software then a list window will be shown. You can use "X" and "Y" to enable or disnable them.
    Press "A" to save your changes and enter software for fun.

    Built in "Trimming" Function
    The Acekard 2i has a “Trimming” Function built in. When you copy a file in the Micro SD , the Acekard 2i. will automatically trim any un-necessary data in a file.
    Fully touch screen operation
    The Acekard R.P.G. utilizes the idea of the iPhone which gives the customer a totally new control experience.
    * You are able to use “Button Control” as well.
    Build-in file operation
    You can use copy, paste and delete at the files in MicroSD card.

    Can be used as a Passme to boot from slot-2 flash carts. Run GBA games by using expand cart
    The Acekard 2 can be used as a passkey, so you can boot your slot2 flash carts with it.
    AK2 also support 3in1 expansion cart. You can run gba games from MicroSD card directly.
    *You need insert MicroSD card with OSMenu to use Passme function.
    *Expansion cart sold separately.
    *There is no Slot2 in DSi.

    Support Multi-language
    You can easily change the language within Acekard 2i. There are 8 languages in the firmware, Which are Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, French, Italy, Spanish , Japanese and German. You can modify and replace these languages' text as you wish. They are all in /__ak2/language/.
    Support Skin and Dynamic skin change
    Acekard 2i use the same skin system of AK RPG. You can easily DIY Acekard 2i skin, and change it at anytime. All the pictures, buttons, text, even their coordinate can be customized. You also can add your own customer text and customer pictures. Same skin different style! You can find [more skins here]. And you can find skin editor at [at here]. You can just copy the folder of skins to "/__ak2/ui/" and enable it from "System Options" at start menu.

    Perfect UI
    AK 2 will start in the folder you last ran software from.
    Every file and folder has an icon in front of the name. Softwares will display their icon directly.
    Using the simple list view more files will be shown on screen.
    You can config the scrolling speed and whether to show the hidden files.

    Support soft-reset, Download play and WIFI playing
    AK 2 support soft-reset whenever you running a software. You can return to AK 2 menu when you’re running software by just pressing L+R+A+B+Down. You do not need turn off DS to change softwares. You can disable this function in menu.
    Directly read TXT files and play MP3 files<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    -From Team Acekard

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Whats In The Box<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    I recieved my acekard 2i in a cardboard box with an acekard 2 logo on it and a sticker on the
    top edge with the words DSi Compatible.Inside The box i only got an ak2i(ill be calling
    it AK2i for the rest of the review).No free card reader no installer cd for n00bs and well only an
    ak2i.That kinda stinks but if the card is top notch who gives a damn about freebies!
    Heres a nice picture of the ak2i box:
    <img src="http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/404965/7749191/0/1239709174/Acekard_2i_Ak2i_Flash_Card_for_Nintendo_DSi.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />


    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Cart Design And Structure<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    The ak2i is sadly only available in black(I prefer white carts <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> ).It has a spring loaded
    microSD slot and the unit i recieved was pretty well built but not perfect i need to sometimes
    press it in hard to get it in.Overall its not the greatest build quaility but not the worst
    either <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />.
    The ak2i:
    <img src="http://i1.iofferphoto.com/img/item/111/754/797/v5vSLyplO3Xrqjg.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Setting up and using<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    the ak2i is the same as any other cart just go to the official website(www.acekard.com)
    and download the firmware now just simply drag and drop the akmenu.nds and the
    _aio folder to the root of you microSD card(the ak2i supports SDHC)and your good
    to go!But when setting it up search for a firmware called AKAIO(Acekard All In One)
    Its better compatibility and fixes.
    If you want to learn more about AKAIO go here:
    wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/AKAIO

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Firmware/GUI<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    When you power on you Ds it will go to the main Ds menu and an Acekard 2 icon will be
    there after you tap it a breif loading screen will pop up and you will be welcomed with
    3 choices:
    MicroSD-Browse your microsd for roms
    Slot 2-It loads whatever is in The Slot 2
    Flash Memory-Loads from the 1 gb NAND(only in Acekard RPG)
    The overall menu is nice with intercahngable skin and lots of custimization its perfect
    for me <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yay.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":yay:" border="0" alt="yay.gif" /> .Plus when you move onto a game the icon pumps like a heart beat(looks nice <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />)
    Acekard AKAIO Menu:
    <img src="http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/images/9/98/Akaio1.4.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Compatibility<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    Roms:
    Mario Kart DS-Pass
    Final Fantasy 4-Pass
    FF CC EOT-Pass
    Pokemon Platinum-Pass
    GTA Chinatwon Wars-Pass
    Contra 4-Pass

    Homebrew:
    Lmp-ng-Pass
    Nester-Pass
    Snemul-Pass
    Lameboy-Pass
    Moonshell2-Needed patching
    DS Hobro-Pass

    Downlaod Play:
    Mario Kart Ds-Pass
    New Super Mario Bros-Pass
    LOZ-Pass
    Brain Age-Pass

    Ive tested about 30 roms and all of them were a pass!
    100% Compatibilty!!!!!!!!!!!

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Pros And Cons<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    Pros:
    Good Menu
    Regular Firmware Updates
    100% Compatibilty
    Great Skins
    AKAIO
    Built in ipod
    Easy to setup
    Custom Icons For Files
    Cheap

    Cons:
    Bad build quality
    No freebies
    No White Shell Version:P

    <!--sizeo:10--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Conclusion<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>

    Rockstar99 gives the Acekard2i:

    <!--sizeo:25--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>9.2/10<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></b>


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    I don't get it.... Your last review you gave it a 9.5 and now you give it a 9.2?? Why did you make another topic you could have just edit your first one...
     
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    that was a comparison here i went in to deatail with only ak2i [​IMG]
     
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    Oops my bad. Nice review.
     
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    thanks

    if anybody has questin about the ak2i dont hesitate to ask here?
     
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    Why did you use photos your found off the internetz?
    why not take your own? This is the "official" review of yours, correct?
     
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    Does it matter...
     
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    What is up with the recent flurry of AK2i reviews lately?
     
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    Oh yes it does.

    For all we know, Rockstar99's review is simply a rephrasing of another.
     
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    what do you mean by freebies? as in usb reader?
    if thats the case you are wrong about it..
    there are cheaper version that comes without the reader and an expensive version comes with reader
    so is that free? hmm you paid for that [​IMG]

    in this world, there isn't free lunch [​IMG]
     
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    There are cards out there, where only one version exists, thats a version with e.g. an usb reader for free!
     
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    that depends where / when did you get it?
    mine didn't come with it for sure (it was a cheaper version) and our friend's review actually said that his/her ak2i didn't come with an usb reader

    there are ak2i that comes with usb reader but no CD for sure
    [​IMG]
     
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    You never get anything free...you're paying for everything you get in the box; hell, you're paying for the box too.
     
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    Member rockstar99 Hi

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    sorry mabye i shouldnt have called it free stuff
     
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    well, thats fine if you edit it [​IMG]

    another question? when you say bad quality?
    how did you judge it? so far all the flash cart looks the same to me [​IMG]
    so whats the criteria of bad quality?
     
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    I suspect it's because it's stuck together with glue, whereas other flashcarts might be nailed shut, etc.
     
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    yrah thats what i meant by bad quality
     

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