I just got a DS lite and I am looking into flash carts. I am a noob to the whole GBA/DS flash scene but I am competent with computers so please bear with me. I have done alot of research on the boards and now I have a few questions. I want to be able to play both GBA roms and DS roms. I understand there are two ways to do this: 1. A slot 1 card with a GB expansion 2. A slot 2 card with a passcard Which is the better option, is there any difference, with say speeds and loading times? Is one slot faster than the other? Also on the topic of patching, I read that some cards you need to manually patch all the rom files, and some have auto patching, are their auto patching options for both card types or only one of them? Also finally game saves - I read some of them use a battery back up for them, I would rather have them stored in flash so it isnt volatile and wont erase when the battery dies. Thanks for your help guys, i will try my best not to be an annoying newb and ask questions that are obvious.