slow games

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  1. brianfast
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    hey I just got my acekard 2 from dx. However when I play some games like tony hawks pro skater or gta chinatown wars the games slow down sometimes... is this my microsd's fault or can i overclock ds or something to prevent this? thansk.
     


  2. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Probably the micro sd and no you can't over clock a ds as far as I know.
     
  3. xshinox

    xshinox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    what brand is your micro sd card? get a better quality brand like japanese kingston
     
  4. Normmatt

    Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    It your fault they just dont like you and slow down just to piss you off
     
  5. brianfast
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    My microsd card is kingston china (actually deal extreme calls it trans-flash) ... the packaging says microsd and the back of packaging it kingston.com/china/products
     
  6. jackdanielchan

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    You won't get perfect emulation for some games on a flash card, they just don't have the capacity to run them at full speed. And as far as I know when ever I play China Town Wars on my flash card and original cartridge there will always be some lag either way.
     
  7. Count Duckula

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    I've had bad experience with DX MicroSD cards.

    Formatting with the Panasonic Formatter did seem to speed them up somewhat, so it's worth a try.
    Just run it, choose your MicroSD from the 'Drive' list and click 'Format'.

    I stick to locally purchased sandisk cards. Even the class 2 ones seem faster than DX's class 4 cards.


    As others have said, some games push the MicroSD harder than others and some slow down even on the original carts.
     
  8. Tokiopop

    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

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    Actually... You can overlock your DS. I was going to do it, but there's barley any support, and I even asked her a while back and got NO replies because everyone was like 'wah?'. Basically, you solder a couple of tings in, put the replacement case on, which has some switches, and you can go from 1X speed, to 1.5X, to 1.7X. There's also a turbo function.

    But follow Count Duckula's advice and format with the panasonic formatter. And you may want to get a faster speed card, I have a class 6. Never had slowdowns.
     
  9. UltraMagnus

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    It is probably your micro SD, this is why I always recommend people buy a class 6 card as a minimum, even then some slowdowns will happen a little.

    it involves changing a SMT capacitor (I think), but yes it is possible, however it will make most games faster than they should be, and won't fix the issues you are having because they are to do with the speed of flash access.

    an interesting note is that you could actually cheat on a lot of gameboy original games by underclocking it and making the games slower
     
  10. spardasieg

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    Gonna bring this back up, I made another topic somewhere else but got no response yet, I also get crazy bad slowdown on Tony Hawk games, I have a Kingston 4gb class 4 I believe from ShopTemp. Will formating with that really do any good? I mean its new, has not been messed with, formatted normally before using it.
     
  11. RupeeClock

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    Brianfast, you're using AKAIO, right?
     
  12. badnat

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    Turn off the background music. Ran perfectly for me after doing so.

    Has anyone noticed Lock's Quest being really slow? I couldn't play it the framerate was so bad (not unplayable, really, but very distracting).
     
  13. spark1223

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    Good luck, get another china one and itll still be slow, I can guarantee it.
     
  14. spardasieg

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    Turning off music does nothing....You do mean in game settings right?
     
  15. badnat

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    I mean removing every song from the playlist.
     
  16. Samik

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    i suggest to buy new microsd card with high reading an writing speed
     
  17. MarkDarkness

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    I can affirm from experience that this does NOT work. Some games will keep on lagging.
     
  18. spardasieg

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    Like Metal Slug 7? That game is unplayable.
     
  19. Drigz

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    FF rings of fate multiplayer, blue dragon awakened shadow are slow multiplayers, even the retail carts
     
  20. twiztidsinz

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    What parts in MS7 are unplayable?
    I'm not trying to say you're wrong because I've heard people say that in the past, but I've played it a bit (both on my R4 w/ 1GB Class 2 MicroSD and AK2i w/ 4GB Class 6 MicroSDHC) and cannot recall running into any problems.