Slot 1 M3/G6 in the works

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Madrigal, Aug 26, 2006.

Aug 26, 2006

Slot 1 M3/G6 in the works by Madrigal at 9:13 AM (4,517 Views / 0 Likes) 36 replies

  1. Madrigal
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    Well, the M3 Lite isn't even out yet and word from M3 is that they are already in the process of releasing yet another cart. This one will be a slot 1 solution (in other words, it's the same size as a DS game and goes in the DS slot). No word on release date yet, but the chip has already been sent to manufacturing.

    This info comes from the admin of the Unofficial Supercard Site:

    The biggest news here is that the G6 version will be available in 8G (2GB). A DS solution with 2GB internal memory? Sign me up!!
     


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    8gigabits = 1gigabyte. i don't get the 8g->2gb conversion.

    also, i'd be interested in seeing a slot1 vs slot2 throughput benchmark.
     
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    I may be way off base here, buuuuuut, its my understanding that if you use a "Slot 1" device, that you can use Clean Dumps. And if you can use clean dumps, wouldnt that mean that single card multiplayer should work with unflashed DSes? In otherwords, do these new "Slot 1" devices allow people using flashcarts to finally play local single card multiplayer with people who dont have modified DSs?
     
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    Well if it has a built in apssme i can get one as it can boot any cart in the gba slot so i will have double capacity while having full speed using internal memory.
     
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    Expected but great news [​IMG] The DS scene has come a long way!
     
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    I hope this is true and that those new M3s won't cost too much, so I can buy one asap =))
    Oh, and let's hope that they'll accept clean dumps, so we can finally make local multiplayer working w/o flashme!
     
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    Excellent.
     
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    if it doesn't play gba roms then it is dog shit
     
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    Oh yeah, becuase everyone wants to play GBA games, and I'm sure there's not a single person out there who will just want it for NDS functionality!
     
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    If worse came to worse and it didn't play gba roms, I'd just keep (and use) my G6Lite for them.
     
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    No, if a dog ate it and pooped it out, THEN it would be dog shit. Personally, i'm not too fond of the slot 1 flash cards. I like the idea of buying a flash card and being able to play DS games AND gba games from it. I'll just stick with a M3L and PC3 solution here thanks [​IMG]
     
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    man...now i gotta wait even longer! can't they jsut stop the production of m3 lite and start mass producing this instead? [​IMG]
     
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    I don't care about GBA games, I have 2 GBA flash carts and an M3SD capable of playing GBA games, I don't give a damn about a DS flash being able to play GBA games. I want it to play clean dumps of NDS games.
     
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    if the clean dumps of nds games can be played and the multiplayer works, then i'm sold !!!!
     
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    I just hope it doesn't cost like 120$ for it because that is way too much for it IMO. Maybe the G6 version can cost that much since the memory is built in, but heck, at that point I'll buy another DS Lite, lol. Can't wait for the M3 release and the price point given. I was planning on geting one of the Lite gen flashcarts, but now this comes out, lol.
     
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    there is zero advantage to slicing out the GBA support
     
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    well i'm getting this no matter what. that way i can use this for my NDS and G6 lite for GBA.
     
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    No expensive PSRAM = reduction in cost, both for their production and our purchasing pleasure. Big advantage.
     
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    Yes there is. Most of the current cards either use removable media or NAND memory to store games, neither of which are fast enough for use as GBA media (fine for DS software though). To get around this these cards have a chunk of RAM to copy the software to before it's executed. This RAM costs money and takes up PCB real estate, if you don't support GBA then you don't need this extra RAM thus allowing for cheaper, smaller carts.
     
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    Unless there were some kind of gba emulator that would utilize the ds ram, but I doubt that'd ever happen since the DS already supports gba.
     

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