ROMming on a Budget

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Buretsu, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Buretsu
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    All right, here's the deal. I want to play DS Roms on my first generation Nintendo DS. I have $100, and no clue about what I'm doing.

    Everytime I see what looks like it might be a good deal, it turns out I need to buy lots of other stuff in order to get it to work.

    Is there any hope, or should I just say **** it and give up completely?
     
  2. jaguares

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    I say wait a couple of more week until the slot-1 solutions come out, there cheaper and have better functions that are out right now.
     
  3. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    DS-X!!!
     
  4. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    Consider that new DS games are around USD $30. You're investing just over the price of three. I can barely think of much more than three current games worth flashing. Maybe FF3, New SMB, Castlevania:Portrait. For me it's a wash and not having to screw with pass-me/flash-me/tickle-me ninja-SD suprl33t cards is a plus. GBA flash carts were a different matter, but I can't justify DS.
     
  5. Shinji

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    Off the topic, its all about taste if you can find more than three games that are worth it to you, and if I recall, those three you named cost more than 30 bucks each XD

    Back on the topic Buretsu, waiting for Slot-1 would be an option, or you could go for a slot 2-lite option that has a standard gba cart as an option. But you have to answer a few questions to get a meaningful answer on whats important in a flash cart to you. Is playing GBA games important? Homebrew? External memory (ala microSD) or do you prefer internal memory. And of course you'll need a PassMe device (or a TickleMe according to Taras [​IMG]) or if you know someone with one, they can flash your DS for you. Just read up a bit on all this and then you will be a little more educated in making a decision.
     
  6. kalibar

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    You want a SuperCard Rumble miniSD. They're $35 (plus a miniSD card, but those are cheap off of Newegg), they fit flush into the bottom of the old-style DS, and they've got 99.9% compatibility with DS games.

    Score that shit, yo.