Set Up and Review of Pandora-3DS

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  1. haddad
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    This is a full video review of the new Pandora-3DS flashcard developed by Team Pandora. I review all the functions of this new flashcard and do a full in depth review. And in the end it turned out not to be as good as it seemed.

    Note: The link below the video is a filetrip mirror, not what was shown in the video. It is the basic firmware and not the full one which contains the extra channels for this flashcard.[/p]

    [tv]259981-321[/tv]
    Set Up and Review of Pandora-3DS
    Full video review

    [​IMG] Basic Firmware
    [​IMG] Youtube Video
     
  2. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Wow, My $6 R4 does more than that hunk of junk. [​IMG]
     
  3. Devin

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    Are you sure, you should be linking to the site? If what you've said is accurate the site hosts roms, that you can download in the Full Package Firmware.
     
  4. s4mid4re

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    except it doesn't work on the 3DS [​IMG]
     
  5. Hi everyone

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    so basically, they've included a massive amount of commercial DS and NES ROMs, other flashcards' firmwares and their own logo and they call it a new flashcard? say what?

    100 Classic Books Collection, 101 All Time Favorites and 101 Megamix Sports are commercial ROMs, that's why soft reset worked on them. soft reset doesn't work on any homebrew on any flashcard.

    this has got to be the laziest flashcard team i have ever seen.
     
  6. rocp

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    You know it will be good when it misspells "Channel" with "Chanel" even thought they are both words, pretty much doesn't fit into the context. And since when does the DSware mix iOs apps? And the "Pandora Memory Card"? It did not show any information on sizes at all! Even in the picture! I can go on all day but you get my point. Smells fishy...
     
  7. Nujui

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    I actually downloaded the full one(At least I think I did, it's hard to tell.) I didn't find any roms.
     
  8. Devin

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    In the Part 4 RAR File.

    (*Cough* saves)
     
  9. Nujui

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    Dreamland.
    Ah, I didn't see that.

    Yeah, haddad, better remove that link.
     
  10. Lilith Valentine

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    So I take it the RPG firmware is just a modified version of WOOD 1.25?
     
  11. ferret7463

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    Neither does it after the 3DS firmware 2.0 update. [​IMG]
     
  12. GreatZimkogway

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    Looks like an Acekard clone for the 3DS that doesn't work on the 3DS. Hah. Failure.
     
  13. jurassicplayer

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    I happily took an effort to do a check on the actual stuff they provide.
    They include the M3GUpdaterPlus142.nds (M3 firmware update file) and AKAIO and the dlditool.exe...but they aren't even used...
    As haddad probably noticed but apparently didn't catch, softreset only works for commercial games (though it should have been obvious when all the ones with "Licensed by Nintendo" could softreset, but all the ones that didn't could not)...
    Their "2000" ROMs are the first ~1000 NES ROMs going alphabetically...
    Their "official" kernel is an insanely stripped down version of the MS2.00beta5 of which is theme-able, though I doubt you can change the number of "channels"...
    A small number of the apps are commercial ROMs...
    The rest are homebrew with no credit to the author besides what was hard-coded...
    There are random .lnk files (shortcut files used in Windows) for no reason...
    The main "_ds_menu.dat" is modified from the EDGEi flashcart...
    The website itself has lame lies for advertising...
    And surprisingly enough, apparently everyone missed the little link in the download page that says:
    The fact that this sort of thing was missed makes me feel like there wasn't any research put into even reviewing this flashcart. Why is research important for such a shitty flashcart? Because it's good having some solid facts to bash at it with.
     
  14. my3colorball

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    It's almost the same as fake acekard 3(www.acekard.cc).I just wonder why gbatemp chooses to introduce this shameless clone?
     
  15. velison

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    acekard 3 is the super clone,To clone a clone of the product, very funny
    I know from youtube.com, with the market not the other flash card images, and value-added services
    Do you know 16 channel,Ipod player and Support .nes games
     
  16. SylvWolf

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    AKAIO would like to say hi. It's had Homebrew Soft Reset for a while now.
     
  17. jurassicplayer

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    Homebrew softreset isn't an unknown feature...IIRC WoodR4 should have it as well, meaning it might even be possible to softreset the homebrew that apparently "couldn't softreset" back to the menu...though that depends on what loader the team decided would be used for all of the channels.
     
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    acekard 3 is the super clone???????? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ipod player and Support .nes games are both just homebrews, which can be supported by other flashcards.
     
  19. Wms123789

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    WRONG!
    Acekard with Akaio does it. [​IMG]

    @Topic: We should look forward to real pause/continue functions on 3DS.
    Meaning you could pause the game save the ram to disk and then play another game.
     
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    but AKAIO isn't the flashcard's original firmware. that's what i was getting at, i should've specified better, my bad.