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Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Reaper, Feb 15, 2009.
I have a legit R4 working fine though
If your R4 does everything you want, then no.
If it doesn't, then yes. AK2 costs about $10 (at dealextreme where I got mine) and using AKAIO has nearly 100% compatability, some great features and best of all an active dev/user community here.
R4 was my first flash cart & i liked it. (EZ5 was my second.)
I picked up an AK2 a few months ago, and haven't looked back since. I might give CyclosDS a try one day, but I am more than happy with AK2. The user interface is top notch & it's loaded with all sortsa cool stuff.
Get one, you won't be disappointed.
you should buy oen now your r4 might die anytime now so you got a back-up
that’s very untrue. my f2a is 9yrs old and working perfectly. your r4 will most likely outlast your nds if you take care of it. i have a few ak products. ak2.1 is a great purchase and worth every cent.
Like CoconutCake said, if your R4 has all the features you need, then just stay with it. But if you decided you want something more for a good price, then Acekard is a good cart. AKAIO software is great, the skins are nice, and it has many settings, even the ability to show/hide hidden files (good for myself for hiding my "secrets" from anyone who uses mine *fufufu*).
you should buy a cyclods evolution , i know its a bit pricey but it is worth it in the end. but if your not willing to spend the extra cash for a cyclo then yes the acekard is probobly the second best card and you should definetly get some sort of new card b/c the r4ds is outdated. i have one and i don't use it for anything anymore now that i got my cyclods
the cyclo is hardly the "best" card. it has some gimick features and a paid support team. how does that justifies the $60 price tag? the thing costs $3 to make. the bottom line is it comes down to a "fan boy" perspective. i guess i'm to indy to buy into the cyclo hype.
i love how the rebuttle is always something about compatibility. i'm the last one to bitch when 1 out of 3379 roms won't work, and the other 3378 work just fine. when i was growing up atari games cost $50 bucks, i was happy to get a few a year. kids today have it so good with clean drag/drop flash linkers. they just don't know it.
I've been using an acekard 2 for the past 6 months and have had no problem. Recently switched to AKAIO and now it's even better . Get one, they're pretty cheap now, I got mine at a higher price
Well what justified the $60-$80 price for my RPG? Probably the fact that there are other mitigating factors in the value of something than straight production expense. I got the RPG for many reasons when I could have gone with a crappy AK2 and paid the cost of a fast food meal.
Point is, Cyclo does have some kickass features (namely the save states and slow motion) that so far Acekard seems unwilling to support or even acknowledge. You want to talk about people taking something for granted, how about all the kids here using AIO on their AK2s? That's not open source, and if Acekard were the ones producing the firmware their experience would be much different--much worse. People here are fortunate that Norm and Smiths are around to make a better software, and that Acekard let them despite all the reasons they might have not.
that is why i got involved. i organized the 3-in-1 purchases, i update the wiki, i started #acekard, etc. i don't take the two of them for granted... trying to do my part.
i think the rpg cost was the nand and then they figured they could get a few bucks out of the mini-usb interface. i also own an rpg, i purchased it first. i only have ak2s because they were all free.
i still see stuff like RTS and slow-mo as being a fan boy approach. i'm just not a fan of those features and i don't see the need for them. i have been gaming since 83 without those features and i'll personally continue to do so.
The necessity for those features is the fact that they are present in a top competing product. That alone should be justification for adoption.
Because every time somebody asks me which flash card to buy, I'm inclined to report my favor for the Acekard but that always requires mentioning that technically the Cyclo provides better (first party) support and more features.
The success of the Acekard is _entirely_ contingent upon the labor of Norm, Smiths, and in the case of the RPG Gelu (thanks, guys!) The fact that Acekard seem content with this--even while doing minimal effort in assisting them--is the main defect of their business and support models and the precise reason why I'm irate that they don't adopt these features.