Supercard DS ONEi Full Review

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  1. iwakura
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    Hey everyone,

    For those of you interested in the Supercard DS ONEi, I've finally got a full video and text review up.

    Here's the video:


    I also have the full text review up on my website if you're interested. Link to my website is in my signature.
     
  2. BoxShot

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    Now I know why the supercard is considered slow. Nice review anyways.
     
  3. DeltaBurnt

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    Seems like this cart is a little rushed as well...that kind of stinks.

    I'm hoping that the M3 Reali and the unannounced Cyclo DSi won't be as rushed as all the other DSi carts.
     
  4. iwakura
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    it doesn't feel rushed per se...but it could have used quite a bit more work before being released.

    I actually never got a SCDS1 to try out before, so this is my first time with one of supercard's slot-1's. I had a supercard lite and SD back in the day... [​IMG]

    oh? TC has a few tricks you say?

    edit: let's hope the betas that are supposedly releasing over the next few weeks promise more than rom compatiblity...
     
  5. wchill

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    BTW PharaohsVizier you might want to remove that raffle thing in your sig. It's been 6 weeks already.
    Also if you could make the SCDS1 use Moonshell 2 as its menu then it would be faster, but that's not going to happen.
     
  6. raing3

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    Thanks for the video review [​IMG].
     
  7. iwakura
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    you're very welcome [​IMG]
     
  8. iwakura
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    Hearing that about TC get's my blood going; i'm really interested in what they may release now...

    and yeah, I still am a user of the classic supercards [​IMG] use it for my micro. (got a ezflash iv to replace it recently though)

    actually, i just turned on everything on the advanced patch menu thing, and then i ran tetris. When it finished loading, it actually ran for a few seconds, then hung on two black screens. I rebooted to find that the .nds file was corrupt.

    I cant seem to reproduce the same thing though, now the rom just hands on the two black screens, but doesnt corrupt when i reboot. I agree, I would only have one big patch at a time. I was just messing with it [​IMG]
     
  9. DeltaBurnt

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    The M3 Real is no where near as slow as the SCDS1i as seen in the video, plus the M3 Real/M3 Reali has/will support Sakura which is much faster than the original firmware.
     
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    The Sakura firmware is so awesome I can't wait for the M3 Real i to be released in early May [​IMG]
     
  11. iwakura
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    the menu is the only serious fault of the supercard, but it's only feature that puts it ahead of the itouch2 in my book (realtime guide) is practically useless when it's shows so little per page, and in such horrid font [​IMG]
     
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    yeah...I actually thought it was updatable until you said otherwise [​IMG]

    still, the itouch2 is my favorite, so long as i dont update [​IMG]
     
  13. Virgil

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    I disagree; What we have right now is a evolution of flash carts, and each one bringing a different experience in its own right. The thing is though, favoritism is what is causing trouble. I've used the Acekard2i, iTouch2, and SCDSOi. Personally, the iTouch2 has a sleeker feel to it in general, and I enjoy the little extra "touch" of the slide effect that you normally see in Powerpoint. Its customization doesn't really bother me much since I can still switch out the BG and such with something i like, so I have no problem with it. Its own extra features are very nice, so for me the cart felt all around well done.

    The Acekard2i feels much more hyped on its use, especially its skinning ability. It does have a very array amount of customization, that is for sure, but the skin itself (Just in general, any.) doesn't really feel that good. Its very well done, but the skins itself doesn't feel right. Its a very speedy cart, except when loading roms it seems (I noticed quite a few seconds for a rom to load, when the iTouch2 is very fast for it {And even includes a nice little "creating save" screen.}).

    As for SCDSOi....It still is very early for me to say much, but I still have no bloody idea how to correctly wore the GUI correctly. If it requires a R button to do so, I am inherently screwed since mine is broken right now, but the basics of the card still work. For me, the SCDSOi is still in the works, but the firmware upgrade might be what also change the loading times and functions later on to actually use the DSi camera. I don't think Acekard firmware will be able to do so to that grand of a design, so in the long run a SCDSOi seems to be a more beneficial choice.

    I'll be on the look out for the next cards (M3Reali correct?) and test them out as well, but for now the SCDSOi seems to be agood choice, at least for me (Wish I still had the iTouch2 though, but my friend needed a flashcart himself actually. What better than a brand new to the market cart!)
     
  14. BoxShot

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    A few seconds is something you have more than enough. Geez I don't understand when people whine about a few seconds >.> AKAIO with the acekard has more merits then your gimmicky functions you like. Last thing the acekard does having a creating save screen more or less when you load the rom the bar for loading if it takes a while its making a save.
     
  15. iwakura
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    @Pharaoh

    Yeah, the acekard2i seems to be what i'm advising everybody to get. EzFlash Vi looks great too, looking forward for a stable release. and no worries, I personally dont mind, though the users/mods may find themselves otherwise [​IMG]

    @virgil

    You shouldnt need an R button for much in the GUI for SCDSONEi. and while itouch has that nice save screen thing, it's saves are gigantttttic and it takes forever to create

    @Boxshot
    Sure, it only takes 2-3 seconds for the next icon to load in the interface. but as someone said "I have 137 games in one folder, i'm not going to wait 2-3 seconds each!"
     
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    Best suoercard review I watch so far , [​IMG]
     
  17. Virgil

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    When I did a save file for Luminous Ark 2 for it, it didn't take more then a few seconds to create. Maybe the one you have may be a different build or something, I have no clue (That or I got lucky and they made mine a bit better, xD. Yea right.).

    For the R button issue, its the only way to use its RTS and RTG extras. I still don't know how to reach the menu on its above, but I don't really need to use that menu for awhile still, since I have no need for it yet.
     
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    HEY iWAKURA IM GOING TO GET THE SUPER CARD DS ONEi b [​IMG] but what i want to know is can u only play dpg videos on it and if not is there a easier way to gey videos on there [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. iwakura
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    unfortunately not. it can only run .dpg, and this is based off of the older moonshell too, which probably has slower loading speeds. [​IMG]
     
  20. DanTheManMS

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    Right, it's best to just install Moonshell 2.0 or 1.71 manually, and launch that from the Supercard DS menu when you want to play media files. The built-in one is useful for really old DPG files that don't play in newer versions of Moonshell (wrong width for instance) but otherwise isn't all that useful.