SuperCard DS One v3 Review

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Jun 2, 2008

SuperCard DS One v3 Review by JPH at 9:55 AM (9,500 Views / 0 Likes) 82 replies

  1. JPH
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    [​IMG] SuperCard DS One v3 Review
    Official GBAtemp Review by JPH
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    Hello GBAtemp, I'm proud to announce that I've finally completed the Official GBAtemp Review of the SuperCard DS One v3!
    The SuperCard DS One has been changed so much since our last review, we decided to re-review it.

    So what about this new SuperCard DS One? We know it's got SDHC support, but what else?
    What all features does it have? Is it worth buying a new SuperCard DS One, or worth buying at all?
    Read the review to find out!

    We'd like to thank Monty at MyGamingMart and DealExtreme for providing us with the review samples! If you're interested in this flashcart, definitely purchase from one of those great stores (or from our affliates)!

    [​IMG] Read the Official GBAtemp.net SuperCard DS One v3 Review
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    Buy this flashcart at MyGamingMart!
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  2. AndreXL

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    Nice review, but wow... it's now categorized as expensive?
    I always though of this as one of the cheapest Slot 1 solution.
     
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    Actually, that needs to be changed - they're not very expensive.
    DealExtreme has them cheaper as MyGaming Mart does. [​IMG]
     
  4. B-Blue

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    Excellent review, JPH.
    I think it's time to buy a new flashcart . . .
     
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    Good review. Was looking forward to it. I was thinking of getting this flash cart now I probably will [​IMG]
     
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    I am considering to buy one.
     
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    Yeah, nice review. Certainly gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside for buying one. One thing remains though: There's no word whatsoever about the Realtime Guide. I find that feature extremely helpful, and AFAIK, it's basically a SCDS1-exclusive. And I've heard that the SCDS1 is one of the few cards (CycloDS being the only other, I believe) that soft-resets from every homebrew. I haven't tried enough yet though to reliably make that claim.
     
  8. jeronz

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    This is a great cart but there are a couple other issues (I think these are universal issues not just me)

    -I think it should be mentioned that the RTS is not yet 100%. It works for many games very well, but in my experience there are a few problem games where the game has a high chance of crashing, or when you load the save, it works but everything looks funny (like pixelated etc).

    -Also I've found that yes although it has pretty much 100% compatability, its not as stable (I.e games crash) as DSTT and R4 (I can only compare to these two as they're the only other ones I've had). Personally this has been a big issue for me as I never know which game has stability issues and which doesn't so I use YSMenu. If I want to use RTS I convert the save on the net and load it up with the official firmware and use it.
     
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    Finally when people compare the carts through the gbatemp reviews, the SCDS1 isn't looked down as a card that sucks.
     
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    JPH, You should add more info about its special feature (RTS/RTG)
     
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    the major problem i have with the DS One, something that's been with the card since day one, is the fact that the file browser is just incredibly sluggish. it makes scrolling through a long list of games tedious as hell, and it's the sole reason i use my Acekard 2 over this (even though the AK lacks real time save/guide, soft reset from homebrew, and its build quality isn't as good)

    i guess it's because it loads the rom information for each file as you select it, instead of loading it all in advance (like the acekard presumably does)
     
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    Exactly, now we have been vindicated!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe the CycloDS fanboys will be quieter from now on...
     
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    This card has 'teeth' on the pins...this is the kind of detail which separates the good cards from the cheap stuff.

    Edit: BTW...your link to DealExtreme is broken.
     
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    Nice review, jph, I think I will buy one in the next couple of weeks
     
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    Good review, but I don't see there anything about RTG or DMA (this came in SP3). Overall this is a very good review:)
     
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    Not true at all.

    If anything, the teeth cause more issues than they solve.
     
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    The teeth "protects" the connection point of the cart, but makes it harder to clean, easier for dirt to hold on and sometimes makes the cart unreadable by the NDS, so you have to "shake" it a bit in order to make a full contact..
     
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    Or in the case of the DSTT, prevents any contact unless you shave it down.
     
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    Use the simple text view.

    great review JPH but maybe you should've gone into a bit more detail about the SCDS's features.
     

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