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Should I get a flashcart or an emulator?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by JustAGuy, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. JustAGuy
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    Would flashcarts be better for playing GBA/DS/NES/SNES games on the 3DS? I also found out about DSiMenu++ but I was just wondering what the best option is in terms of compatibility, speed, lack of issues, etc.
     
  2. Mikemk

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    GBA can't have a flashcart on the 3DS, use Virtual Console injection (Which is not emulation, the 3DS has an embedded GBA).
    Use a flashcart for DS games
    You can't use a flashcart for NES/SNES games on a 3DS, use an emulator/VC injection.
     
  3. JustAGuy
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    Oh, I didn't know that.

    Do you have any recommendations for any specific flashcart or are any of them fine?
     
  4. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    r4i Gold 3DS is the universal recommendation. I use a DSTwo+.
     
  5. JustAGuy
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    Any reason you use that instead of the Gold? What are the differences between the flashcarts?
     
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    My Gold doesn't fit in my 3DS for some reason. It's debated which has better battery life. I think the DS2+ does, it seems to vary depending on manufacturing batch though.
     
  7. JustAGuy
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    Ah, I see.

    If I already have CFW on my 3DS, there's no reason to get the DS2+ right? I'm fine with either the Gold or the standard DS2?
     
  8. Redhorse

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    The older DS 2 models ( only available used now) will play many gba games on a 3ds. I speak of the pre DS 2 + models. They do use batteries fast. I personally use an . Old DS1i , the model before DS2, which works on cfw systems.
     
  9. Mikemk

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    There's no reason to get the old DS2 over the + since they're the same price outside China.
     
  10. Souperman9

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    For DS games, DSiMenu++ works like a dream and can do the full speed of a cart. It can also run Gameboy and GBA games.
     
  11. Redhorse

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    Possibly, Mikemk.but since I don't own a new DS 2+ I can not comment on.it's ability to.run gba games, I only.own the Older DS2, and the DS 1i, which is what I commented on. I only speak on experience, I seldom speculate.
     
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