Supercard DSTWO Opened Up

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  1. Spartan117H3
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    Not sure if anyone else did this, but I just got my DSTWO today and decided to open it up. Here are the images. The cart is closed by tiny little clips and one screw. The screw is located on the bottom right of the back of the card, near the contacts. I used a hairdryer on the front of the sticker so I could remove it without messing it up because it is stuck directly to the chips.

    As you can see, Supercard seemed not only to copy Acekard's menu, but the design of the earlier AK2i's with the Actel chips that were removed in the later version of the AK2i to fix the "bulge" in the front of the card. Since I have the old AK2i with the Actel chip, I can tell you that it is the SAME SIZE. The problem with taking it out is because, as you can see, there are more protruding chips (3 chips) than that of the older AK2i (1 chip, the Actel). For being recessed into the slot, that is not true either. It is as tall as the AK2i.
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  2. waffle1995

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    thanks for the pics
     
  3. Saddamsdevil

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    FYI, they did not copy the chip design, its common sense to make holes in the plastic to compensate for the larger processing units they installed. Also, Acekard's menu is VERY generic and Supercards EOS is acctually based on moonshell.
     
  4. spinal_cord

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    Didn't supercard team say it was based on the Acekard RPG source?
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian

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    That was the DSONE(i)'s EOS.
     
  6. Saddamsdevil

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    Hmm, well, as far as I heard it was a moonshell 2 alteration. (which also led me into thinking WTF why release moonshell with it when its already based on it?)
     
  7. Spartan117H3
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    That's what I thought too. Pretty sure they announced DSTWO's Firmware also copied it.
     
  8. creativ

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    Acekard RPG fw is open source, so why copied ?

    and what will you say with this thread ?, that supercard is a bad team
    and the dstwo a ripoff ?
     
  9. Another World

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    actually, its based on the acekard official and gelu opensource rpg sources.

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  10. Spartan117H3
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    Nope, was just stating facts and comparing the two hardware wise.
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

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    That's correct, for the DSTWO.
     
  12. 9th_Sage

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    Am I correct in presuming that the 'firmware' part of the DStwo is on the Actel itself and that the Hynix must be the 32 MB of RAM the card is said to have? I'm just wondering for sure because my experience with these chips is pretty limited (which is why I'm hoping this isn't a stupid question) and I know Hynix makes flash chips as well. I was going to check the file size of the firmware update, but it seems to have vanished (can't find it on their site either).

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    Nevermind, answered for sure in another thread. It is indeed the RAM.