Should I get a DS Lite with a Card or DSi with a Card?

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What should I buy?

  1. DS Lite, and another M3 Real and GBA Expansion

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  2. DS Lite, an M3 Zero and GBA Expansion

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  3. DSi, and a M3 Zero

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  4. DS Lite, and a SuperCard DSTWO, maybe a GBA Expansion also

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  5. DSi, and a SuperCard DSTWO

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  6. Buy another card(Respond)

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  7. Other(Respond)

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  1. Ocarina
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    Ocarina Advanced Member

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    Hello

    About two years ago I should my DS Lite, and bought a PSP 3000, mistake I know, damn Sony and there anti homebrew motherboards and firmwares. Still I've had fun with my PSP, even more since the HBL came out, however, I miss my DS and it's homebrew, my friends are also getting back into them, and I want one much more now the new Zelda and Pokemon games are out. I wish a full CFW for a PSP 3000 would come out, so I could use it for GBA games, ohwell, I know no one knows how to make one at this point...

    However, when I sold my DS, I kept my card, an M3 Real, with the Sakura Firmware and a GBA Expansion(Very nice card), I put it away, but annoyingly though, like an idiot, I've lost it, I hope someone hasn't stolen it, ohwell. If I buy another flash card, and find my old one, which I probably will eventually, I'll sell my old one or keep it for homebrew testing and fun, which is my hobby I suppose.

    I'm now left with some options:
    1. Buy a DS Lite, and another M3 Real and GBA Expansion, or find my old set.
    2. Almost like (1.) Buy a DS Lite, an M3 Zero and GBA Expansion.
    3. Buy a DSi, and a M3 Zero, no GBA games though.
    4. Buy a DS Lite, and a SuperCard DSTWO, maybe a GBA Expansion also.
    5. Buy a DSi, and a SuperCard DSTWO.(Which I'm leaning towards the most so far)

    I've heard, since I've gotten back into the DS homebrew scene, that the DSTWO is a very good card, and it has a built in CPU for GBA emulation, I'm guessing this wouldn't be as good as a GBA Expansion, but would be playable. The other problem with a DSTWO though, is the Sakura Firmware, I really enjoyed using this on my M3 Real and from what I hear people can get it to work on there other cards, but I'm not sure.
    So in the end, I'm left with some questions:

    Should I care about GBA games as much?
    Should I care about a DSi as much?
    Should I just wait for PSP homebrew to improve? (Which it probably will, but it might take awhile...)
    Can the DSTWO use the Sakura Firmware?
    Is the DSTWO Firmware just as good if not better than the Sakura Firmware?
    Is the DSTWO GBA emulation just as good if not better than a GBA Expansion?
    Are there any other cards I should consider?


    Thank you very much for reading, if you have any ideas, please go ahead and tell me.
    Please leave a response or vote. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

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    Your best bet is the DSi with a SCDS2 with a gba expansion pack.
     
  3. Ocarina
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    Ocarina Advanced Member

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    Yeah, I was guessing that, but there wouldn't be any point in buying a GBA Expansion pack, since there's no slot 2 on a DSi, my only option is the built in gba emulation that comes with the DSTWO, for DSi.
     
  4. doeo

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    I don't really know what to tell you...

    I have a DSi and a Lite,
    I have my AceKard2i and I'm gonna get a GBA expansion soon.
    I'm gonna use my Lite with the GBA expansion for GBA emulation.

    I wouldn't get a SCDS2 cause I already have an AK2i and the SCDS2's GBA emulation has a slight frameskip while the expansion doesn't.
    So.. yea that's pretty much it.
     
  5. Ocarina
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    Ocarina Advanced Member

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    Well, what would you choose if you could only have one, DSi or DS Lite with a GBA Expansion?
     
  6. CamulaHikari

    CamulaHikari Kami Kurai

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    Depends since you mentioned GBA I would say DS Lite, with Acekard 2i with a GBA expansion. The Acekard 2i doens't cost that much and with AKAIO (newest version just came out yesterday) there's a lot to do.
     
  7. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    DSi + DSTWO. That leaves every option open for the future.
     
  8. doeo

    doeo Banned

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    If I really only had to pick 1, then I'd say DSi with SCDS2.

    But what about migrating Pokemon?
    And playing Guitar Hero on DS?
     
  9. Njrg

    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

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    Apparently DSLite is being dropped from production. Might be cheaper than ever to buy one soon.
     
  10. wyndcrosser

    wyndcrosser GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Make your own choice.... there's like 10 of these threads. DSLITE, itouch DS/DSTwo and bam you are set.

    Wynd
     
  11. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    iTouch DS? That forgotten budget cart of M3's? Why not just get an M3i Zero of you want something from M3?
     
  12. d3monsting

    d3monsting GBAtemp Regular

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    What's this box for
    For the cheaper peeps:
    OPTION 1: Get DSi+AK2i to quickly have fun with stuff, fun and cheap....
    OPTION 2: Get DSi and wait until the DSi mode is *clicked*, and then get one of those flashcarts, unless that one magical *new* flashcart will still be able to be used once DSi mode is *clicked*.

    (I have OPTION 1) [​IMG]

    Best Wishes. [​IMG])
     
  13. Ocarina
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    Ocarina Advanced Member

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    If that's the case, it won't happen for a little while, which is kind of annoying, considering I want to buy one in the next week, which reminds me, (I'll be buying my DS in a week, it's not like I'll go out and buy one tomorrow or anything, so believe me, I'm listening to your ideas) [​IMG]
     
  14. Am0s

    Am0s Mojo Risin

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    DS lite + cycloDS evo [​IMG]
     
  15. mad567

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    +1 :yayds:
     
  16. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    What's the point in cycloDS when an SCDStwo is ~same price and supports ALOT more
     
  17. Ocarina
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    I agree, I understand people still enjoy there old cards, such as the R4, DSTT and EDGE, which are the most popular cards, they still do there job, but they have aged, especially the R4, heaps of people with a DS own one, but they don't realize they can get a better card now. There's not that many features on the old cards that compare to the newer cards, I think it's worth the extra $20-$30 for the newer cards and there features.
     
  18. Matthew

    Matthew GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I realise it but A I have no easy way of getting one and B I can't be asked [​IMG]
     
  19. Ocarina
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    Ocarina Advanced Member

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    I know you would know you could get a better card, and most people on this site would. [​IMG] I meant the people who buy cards just knowing they can play backups and homebrew(average people), not actually realizing what they are and that you can get different models.
    It shows you the company did a good job and made a good card though, originally, if people are still using it.
     
  20. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

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    DSi, and a SuperCard DSTWO

    Warning: Spoilers inside!