Stupid question for a not so stupid girl

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by nikkinoo, Feb 20, 2010.

Feb 20, 2010
  1. nikkinoo
    OP

    Newcomer nikkinoo Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    Denmark
    Hey everyone.

    My sis has 2 nds and i want to flash one with a card but do not know which one is best for it.

    I have previously flashed my own PSP, Firmware hacked Xbox 360's and have no issues with the technicalities of something but there appears to be so many out right now compared to say Xbox360 where one drive = one firmeware.

    The CycloDS seems to be the best by a long shot buy i am unemployed right now and have very little money so i was hoping to buy one for her bday at the end of next month and have it all setup with stuff for her. Can you tell me what the next best one is ? And is there much involved in setting it up. I remember a few years back all the R4 talk and moonshell so i suppose whats it today ?


    Thanks,
    Nikki
     
  2. rockstar99

    Member rockstar99 Hi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,375
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
    M3 Real-For the most feature full cart(BEST IMO)
    Acekard-Playing games only

    both are good but i prefer m3 real
     
  3. grimtooth

    Member grimtooth GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    under the stairs
    Country:
    90% will tell you to buy a AceKard 2i.
     
  4. EyeZ

    Member EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,336
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Depends on your budget, but CycloDs or acekard 2i
     
  5. zhuzhuchina

    Member zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    537
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Country:
    China
    actualy all flashcard are good for nds , just choose one of these cheaper if you want only play games : dstt or acekard 2 , if you want some more supercard or m3 real .
    if you are planning to buy a dsi console in near future you can buy directly i flashcards version. each producer have 2 version of flashcard. i flashcard are usually 2-5$ more expensive
    just avoid R4 series due software not updated
     
  6. nikkinoo
    OP

    Newcomer nikkinoo Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    Denmark
    wow thanks guys you have been more than super fast i am currently ripping all my movies and tv shows to dpg format so they can be put on it after i get the card
     
  7. rockstar99

    Member rockstar99 Hi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,375
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
    if you plan on watchin lots of videos then M3 Real is the perfect cart for you
     
  8. kinio_64

    Newcomer kinio_64 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    41
    Country:
    Zimbabwe
    watching movies on NDS is pain in the a... small screen, low res, and most of all dpg files are big and ugly [​IMG] but its only my opinion
     
  9. cobleman

    Member cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Location:
    Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    ItouchDS is a great cart i have 3 for the kids they play all there games the firmware is allways upto date on their download site for the new games,movies ,emulators,even has a favorites menu and it only costs $39 aus
    Itouch2 is also available for DSi
    If you buy online ask them to test the cart before delivery nothing worse than having to return a cart for a change over.
     
  10. zhuzhuchina

    Member zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    537
    Location:
    Shanghai
    Country:
    China
    actually itouch 2 is a bad choice, it only updated recently to 1.4 firmware, so most seller have old stock compatible with 1.3 firmware console dsi only.
    for itouch2 price is better directly an acekard 2i
     
  11. cobleman

    Member cobleman GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Location:
    Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    Well cant you still sell your Itouch2 1.3 firmware carts as standard DS compatible or arent they backwards compatible?
    Move them out so you can get more stock
     
  12. Sumea

    Member Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,316
    Location:
    Turku
    Country:
    Finland
    Rockstar is bit too M3 fanboyed.

    It's not like Moonshell2 can do excactly same on all flashcarts.

    Anyway. I have nothing to say against M3... Neither for acekard.

    Neither I could really recommend cyclo DS in this day and age.

    I can also say STAY AWAY from R4.
     
  13. rockstar99

    Member rockstar99 Hi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,375
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
    okay fine im wrong for liking a good cart?
    its not like its an r4 clone or something?
     
  14. Sumea

    Member Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,316
    Location:
    Turku
    Country:
    Finland
    Well I am still not so sure about it being so good until I can test it.

    I still have horrors about slow downs in few dozen games and so on. Plus that whole gimmick to get M3 originally was the Sakura firmware, what Was not most excellent trade off for the compability.

    Well, for media minded it may be the thing...

    Oh, also, it's not like M3 didn't screw moonöight or anything (unless that got resolved in part I was not in)

    That has nothing to stand in this thread.

    I need to ask my friend how games roll on M3 real with the newest firmware.


    And it is not about liking but almost raving about it. Or, well where everyone else says "get this, or this" Rocstar says "get M3 real" and nothing else added to that.

    Also, that "Acekard for playing games" lets me believe that M3 is not perfect in games departement still. I am just sceptical about all it that's all.
     
  15. Maz7006

    Member Maz7006 iSEXu

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,622
    Country:
    Lebanon
    Flash with a card ?

    Makes no sense.

    Previously, as in back in the days, in order to use some of the earlier flashcards you must have a flashed, was simple process i mean it was nothing hard.

    But nowadays most flashcards just seem to somewhat bypass the Nintendo's firmware and load up flashcards... no need with flashing and such

    Hence the term flashcard.

    anyway, the guys above suggested the best of the best

    you can read some proper unbiased reviews here http://gbatemp.net/index.php?dynamic=8

    Have a Nice Day.
     
  16. rockstar99

    Member rockstar99 Hi

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,375
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
    When i say acekard for playing games i mean if all you want to do is play games get acekard.
    But if you want to play games, have a pocket media player and have extra features like rts etc then the m3 is better and if i was an m3 fanboy i wouldnt have included acekard in my post
     
  17. Sumea

    Member Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,316
    Location:
    Turku
    Country:
    Finland
    Yeah. Only thing I am actually sceptical because it would need big log of games to test against other carts is how the games run now against the year ago.

    It is hard to grasp that M3 would really get it all together in year. Then again cycloDS evolution came out from "PROUD CLONERS OF SUPERCARD" so what do I know.
     

Share This Page