SCDS2 worth buying?

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by matejdro, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. matejdro

    matejdro Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    I see that SCDS2 is awesome with its hardware and features, but i'm not sure if it's worth to buy it. I have 3 reasons against:

    1. Developers interest

    While card's hardware is great, i guess current homebrew would need rewrite or major changes to run at new hardware. Would card be enough popular to have lots of homebrew made for it?

    2. Competition and successors

    Two years back i bought eee701 and later found that i made mistake. While computer is still decent, there were at least 2 times better products in just few months for a same price. I understand that electronics are constantly developing, but sometimes is not the best choice to buy first product of certain type, because it can be just trigger for Âevolution of these devices and completely sucks compared to products after few months.

    3. 3DS

    While i'm not planning to buy 3DS, what will happen to current homebrew? Will developers drop it and continue to more advanced 3DS system?

    Main reason for buying that card for me would be running more advanced homebrew and playing videos with more known codecs (i hate that DS codec which only 3 crappy apps can convert to). I don't care much about GBA, because i already have slot-2 supercard SD and GBA itself.

    So, it's worth to buy SCDS2?
  2. Vietkid420

    Vietkid420 Advanced Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    United States
    It has more than what u said!
    REAL TIME Everything
    Free Cheat Mode
    GBA support
    Evolution OS
  3. Danny600kill

    Danny600kill xD

    Aug 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
  4. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

    May 16, 2008
    Is it worth buying? A quick search would yield an answer.
    Short answer: yes.
    Long answer: GBA/SNES playing while also having DS roms payable, including the richly featured in-game menu with Free Cheat is awesome. Also, you can brag around 'bout your feckin' powerful DS just because this one's got an internal processor and RAM.

    Need more?
  5. Vietkid420

    Vietkid420 Advanced Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    United States
    free cheat is awesome, look at what it made:

    I order 20 SCDS2 when it was on sale at shop temp! So 80 more for sale left! But that sales is over by now!
  6. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

    May 16, 2008
    You have insufficient posts to view user location.
    1. If they release the SDK for it, then it would be a homebrew dev's dream.

    2. Sorry to burst your bubble but technology evolves as well. There will always be a better something.

    3. Who cares, it is not even out. If your thinking about the flashcarts for that thing, you as a user will be sitting on your butt for a long time while hackers get first crack at it.

    None of the questions are even really related to the SCDS2, except the first one. And the codec question. Lame really, your gropping around the questions you should be asking. Read the features to the SCDS2 on the shoptemp site and the SC main site.

    Then ask yourself is this something you want to have. If you can't answer your own question, then no.
  7. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

    Jan 2, 2010
    United States
    Sorry to bump this, but I didn't want to clone this topic.

    I am wondering if I should get a SCDS2. Here are my thoughts:

    Budget: $175
    Want to buy: SCDS2, 3DS, possibly SMG2
    Already have: AK2i, DSi, Wii (lol)

    Reasons for getting SCDS2: better flashcart experience, Pokemon GBA Emulation

    Also, will most problematic games work on the SCDS2, like Bleach Dark Souls?
    And does anyone know if the SCDS2 has an update function? As in for the firmware?

    Also, I would appreciate it if someone could compare the EOS to AKAIO 1.6RC2, or AKAIO in general.

    Thanks in advance!
  8. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

    May 27, 2009
    Kanto - Pallet Town
    We don't know about 3DS support yet so I wouldn't advise buying it if you only plan to use it on 3DS

    the SCDStwo Plays most, if not all nds roms

    I haven't seen the AK2 Ui so I wouldn't know, but the Ui is very pretty [​IMG]
  9. Escape

    Escape GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 3, 2008
    United States
    I thought you said you're not planning to buy the 3DS :wtf:
    Anyway, I don't think that $175 will be enough. Actually, I'm pretty sure that just the 3DS will cost more.

    I didn't have any problems with Bleach: Dark Souls, but I was playing the Japanese version at the time, so IDK.
  10. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    Buy the DSTWO. You won't regret it. SMG2 can always be pirated and the 3DS will cost more (probably a lot more) than those mere $175.
  11. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    The DSTwo is a bit cheaper than the CycloDS and has much better in game menu and save state support. As an example, if you bring up the in game menu on the CycloDS in battle (perhaps because you are stuck on a boss) the game will freeze once you go back to it but it works fine on the DSTwo. Also in Revenant Wings, the CycloDS in game menu will always cause the game to lock up on returning but the DSTwo works fine. Same with savestates in Megaman ZX. So you get a cart that is about $5 cheaper (for those in the US, realhotstuff has free shipping and ships from New Jersey) with better in game menu and savestate compatability that works on the DSi (the CycloDS is not DSi compatible). Not to mention the GBA emulator and other stuff coming out.
  12. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

    Dec 17, 2006
    I was here... before...
    I'm not sold with this cheap build and I will wait since we can expect something better soon...

    IEdge is an alternative for DSI and it is a budget card for half the price now.

    nl255 I've got no freeze from CycloDS with a clean card and latest firmware. Please fill a bug in Team Cyclods forums It could help. Both cards are expensive but one is a solid but three years old card and the other is a premature beta... promising but with a cheap build.
  13. gumbyx84

    gumbyx84 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 23, 2010
    United States
    Only some games freeze after going to the in-game menu w/ the CycloDS Evo. I have not had it mess-up on any of my ripped games. Not sure where you got your info on the Cyclo, but (to my knowledge) its the most updated card on the market and has similar game compatibility to AKIO and EOS. It took TC a few days to get an update for HG/SS and (if I remember correctly) was one of the first to get it running without issues.

    The CycloDS is still a good card and worth the money. Just having a dev team that speaks English and responds to user questions and OS input makes it worth while.
  14. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

    May 21, 2009
    United States

    Sure, any flashcart is fine, really. Except R4 (knockoffs) and TT
  15. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 9, 2004
    This is from personal experience with a CycloDS and firmware 1.58 final. Final Fantasy 4 worked fine as long as you only used the in game menu from the main map (i.e. not in menus, combat, or FMV) and FF12 Revenant Wings didn't like the in game menu at all. Other games had sound issues with RTS on the CycloDS as well. For a beta cart, the DSTwo seems to have much better RTS and in game menu support (though it is possible that the DSOne is also like that).