Suggestions for two slot2 carts

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Nov 26, 2007

Suggestions for two slot2 carts by Gore at 11:38 AM (2,397 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Gore
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    I want to get a Slot2 for the Web Browser for my DSlite, and a Slot2 for GBA games for my Gameboy Micro.
    Would the official rumble pack work?
    I have read through old topics, but they're all confusing and..old...and stuff..
    I think elink seems the best, if it is good, could I get a link to a site selling them in black?
    Thanks.. [​IMG]

    edit: I don't want to patch any roms besides ones that need RTC. unless I can get a cart with RTC..
    also, it cant be very expensive. (under $100 please?) i don't have tons of excess cash laying around you know [​IMG]
    i don't need a lot of space
     


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    great budget you got there mate
    "it cant be very expensive" and "under $100" dont go along if youre shopping for gba flashcards
    in fact, its impossible to find a gba flashcard over 100 dollars even if you include a 2gb memcard
    the most expensive and arguably the most feautured packed(im not sure about the best) is the M3 perfect and it costs around 70 dollars
    there are several shells for the m3 lite perfect including a gba shell but i think it comes in white only.
    the one which i use is the EZIV and it has absolutely no slowdown and plays and saves all my games perfectly(except SRT:OG2 but i just had to rename it) and the soft reset works great.
    im not sure about cheats but i dont use them at all.
    it costs 35 dollars for an EZIV minisd version
    its good a less than stellar build quality but i think they did that on purpose so you can lift up the casing a bit to make prying out the memorycard a bit easier.
    the only drawbacks i can think of is the the fact that it has no RTC(which the M3 has) and that you cant play games bigger than 16 MB except if you load them to NOR storage(which takes 6 minutes) but you have the advantage of being able to start the game with no delay afterwards(as if its a real gba game)

    i think you need to patch all games for gba flash card so youre at a bit of a loss there but all the major flashcards have a very simple patcher which have batch processing included
     
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    sorry, i know nothing of slot2 carts.
    from what i had heard, they were all really expensive...

    ok, so now i know they're cheap.

    i don't really want to buy a microSD card again, so I'd like flash memory.
    i'd like it if i could switch shells so it would fit both gameboy micro and dslite, but i can just buy a ram expansion.
     
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    Wow, that does seem great.
    A little expensive too... and out of stock.
    I suppose I am fine with using removable memory, and if I must use removable memory, I prefer microSD cards as they are very compatible.

    All I really want is the RAM for my dslite, is there something cheaper than the e-z flash?

    I heart the official rumble pack had the appropriate ram. Is this true?
    [​IMG]
     
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    No. As far as I know, the rumble packs do not have RAM (with the exception of the unofficial M3 Rumble RAM pack)
     
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    i have the ez flash iv it works fine and it should work with the browser with an patch.
     
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    Well that clears a few things up.
    I guess now I just want the cheapest RAM expansion for DSlite, and the easiest to use microSD compatible slot2 for Gameboy Micro.
    Since all cards need roms patched, I'd like one with a very simple patcher.
    Sorry to be so difficult.
     
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    I'd say get the M3 Perfect. Sure, it has no rumble, but I'm sure you could live without that.

    I bought a Supercard miniSD and I'm kinda disappointed with it since GBA games tend to slow down a lot. The M3 Perfect doesn't have that issue as far as I know. THAT is what is important.
     
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    Would that be this? http://www.realhotstuff.com/mini-perfect-p-65.html

    That seems perfect. (No pun intended)
    I am disappointed it's MiniSD and not MicroSD, but I can live with it.
    Plus I'm positive there's MiniSD adapters for using MicroSD cards. [​IMG]
    I believe I will order one of these.
    I'll worry about ram expansion later, I guess web browsing and other capabilities with it aren't very important.
     
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    get the m3 ds real perfect pack
    its got a cheap gba and rumble expansion which come along with it
    im sure you could get the whole pack for around $50
    no need to use any memcards except for the slot 2
    rom, ram and rumble are all taken care of in this little pack
    it is for the ds lite though and from waht i heard the expansion packs are less than stellar.

    i find it strange rayder reccomended the m3 minisd while you have a dslite
    get the m3 lite perfect, its the same price yet uses microsd cards and has changeable covers


    ooooh: i just checked the gameyeeeah website and it seems they have a rumble ram expansion which comes with the m3 real

    http://www.gameyeeeah.com/m3ds-real-rumble...pack-p-812.html

    http://www.gameyeeeah.com/m3-perfect-lite-...scard-p-34.html
     
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    I want 2 cards. One for RAM for my dslite, and one for ROMs for my Gameboy Micro.
    That's why he recommended it. [​IMG]
    I think I'm pretty clear on what I'm getting now.. [​IMG]

    M3 Perfect Mini SD for gb micro, and for RAM, probably nothing. xD
     
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    i mustve not been clear enough
    the m3 lite perfect also has a GBA sized cover
    that way you can still use your microsd without a silly adapter
     
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    Ah, I see now.
    A few dollars more expensive, but I guess that's no big deal for the time I'd save not using adapters and the ability to use it on my lite as well.

    I guess I'm getting this.
    Does it include ram? I don't think it does because I don't see it on the webpage.
    I probably will end up not getting ram because all it's for is the web browser anyways. xD
    I'll just work on getting DSHoBro to work.
     
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    ofc it includes ram, its another perfect product which has RAM
    ram is needed to play gba games in slot 2 flashcards
    thats why rumble carts cant play gba(with the exception of EZ3in1)
     
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    As far as RAM goes, the EZ Flash V 3in1 wins hands down.
    The only real problem is the queerish rumble.

    For a GBA cart, EZ IV. I bought a Transcend Micro SD and it came with a Mini SD adapter as well as the standard SD adaptor.
     
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    Yeah, I misunderstood.
    I'm ordering! Just two last questions.
    While I'm sure it works with Game boy Micro by use of alternate shell, the product page says works with Dslite ONLY.
    So I'd like a more knowledgeable person to inform me that it indeed plays in a Micro, despite this.

    Also, I found the same thing on the website minus the passme. 11 dollars cheaper! [​IMG]

    Anyway, minus 11 dollars is 69.
    That's a large amount compared to 24 for a supercard or the memory deprived Fire link (10 dollars!)
    Is it really worth it over its much cheaper rival carts?
     
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    I am not sure if it works with a micro but if it doesn't you can always order the M3 perfect SD/mini SD. That works with GBA models and NDS models but it sticks out of the lite but I don't mind.
     
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    I'm now largely leaning toward a EZ4.
    It seems to have all the features minus nds game compatibility (not needed) at half the price of an m3.
    The only downside is I have to use a mini SD adapter or buy a mini sd.
    But at half price..
    I will almost definitely order one.
    If only RHS sold them...
    Gameyeeeah should work out just as well though.
     
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    I hope it works as well as its been working for me.
    Great choice [​IMG]
     

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