The BEST DS Lite flash cart?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Tomahawk214, Jul 17, 2009.

Jul 17, 2009
  1. Tomahawk214
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    Sorry, I know you guys probably get a lot of these, but I really need a current answer. I am looking to get a flash cart that is relatively cheap (No more than a DS game), sturdy (I don't want it to break), and it has little to no compatibility problems. When I search for what is the best card, I usually am getting threads from over a year ago, and I would like an up to date answer. I don't need one that supports the DSi either.

    I've looked at EDGE, M3, Acekard, DSTT, CycloDS, and a couple others I can't remember the names of.
     
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    CHEAP = ak2

    MIDDLE RANGE (20 USD) = m3 it have features like RTS, slow motion

    HIGHER RANGE (cost of a game or more) = cycloDS it have features identical to m3 and yes it supports wii connectivity [​IMG]

    basicailly, if features are not important to you then choose ak2 [​IMG]
    it is one of the best when it comes to rom compatibility (provided if you are using AKAIO as firmware)

    EDIT: EDGE and DSTT is close to DEAD [​IMG]
     
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    Id go for an Acekard 2i, or an Acekard 2 if you dont need the DSi compability.

    Then use the AKAIO 1.4.1 firmware (its better than the official one) This combination has great compatabilty.
     
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    Thanks to the people who have inputted.

    Also, what is a good size microSD card? I don't know how large DS/homebrew games are.
     
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    i can't recall the cost [​IMG]
    8GB should be good enough
    however, no harm getting a 16GB if that is within your budget [​IMG]
     
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    Homebrew games tend to be pretty small. The very biggest DS ROM size is 256MB, but only one game is actually that big. [​IMG] I'd say the average size is about 64MB for a game. Some of the bigger ones are about 128. I'd say a 4GB card is probably enough, if you wanted to put a bunch of games and some musc, and maybe videos on it. Any smaller and you'll always be starved for more space, but the bigger ones tend to be a bit slower, and they cost more. A nice, cheap place to get one would be www.dealextreme.com

    Takes awhile to ship them, but stuff there's really cheap.
     
  7. Ryukouki

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    GET AN R4 GET AN R4!

    Micro SD card sizes depend. If you want a lot of DS games, get a 1-4GB size card. For movies, and homebrew and all that, go for an 8GB



    I was KIDDING about r4 btw. it sucks
     
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    I haven't played with my DS for about a year already because my flashcard is a pain in the a** and I want to buy a new one... but one that works!

    My current card (G6 Lite) has lots of compatibility issues and that is why I haven't played my DS for so long, I just can't stand the work it takes to make a ROM work properly...

    I don't care about GBA compatibility, I don't care about homebrew and I don't care about fancy features... all I want is a flashcard that all I have to do is copy the ROM and play, without worrying about saves sizes, without worrying about slowdowns caused by the flashcard or SD card, without the need to patch the ROM (since I use a Mac, it is a pain to switch to Windows every time I need to add a new game to the card) or whatever new problems have arisen in the last year or so.

    I don't care about price either all I want is a simple flashcard that doesn't give a headache every time a new game is released... all I want is that it works like I have a original game card on my DS.

    From what I researched, is R4 the best one for me?
     
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    I'd say that the Acekard 2 would be your best bet. It's cheap, and it has nearly perfect ROM compatibility. But only when you use AKAIO...the official firmware sucks. If you don't mind waiting a few weeks, you can get one really cheap here:
    http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18728

    It has all of the features you asked for in your post.

    ...and NO, stay away from the R4. All you can buy now are cheap knockoff clones.
     
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    So if I buy AceKard 2i and use the AKAIO firmware I won't have to use a client to send ROMs to the SD card? Sorry but I couldn't find this info, everything else seems fine to me...
     
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    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/AKAIO

    Read that, it'll tell you everything you need to know.

    ...and as a quick answer to your question, all you need to do is just put any ROM, preferably clean, anywhere on the card. I just make a folder called "Games."
     
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    I have a 4GB card, and can fit between 50 and 60 DS games on there.

    And to put games on an Acekard, it is literally drag and drop.
     
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    Go for AK2i first and faling that id pick EZVi as a close second [​IMG]
     
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    I don't see why R4s get so much flack here. I have had my (genuine) R4 for 1-2 years, and it hasn't failed me yet. It has played every game I have thrown at it, and has never lost a save or crashed, etc... Hard core? Maybe not... Reliable? Absolutely!

    The only reason I am getting a new card is microSD card size... When I bought my R4, 1-2GB cards cost enough... these days 4-8GB cards are standard.
     
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    cyclo ds, no doubt
     
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    Yup, CycloDS all the way!
     
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    Hur Hur CycloDS.
     
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    Based on what you said you wanted in your original post (reliability, compatibility, and a good price) you probably want an AK2. I suggest an 8GB microSD (like this one).
     

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