The Flashcart FAQ

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by DeltaBurnt, Apr 11, 2010.

Apr 11, 2010

The Flashcart FAQ by DeltaBurnt at 10:38 PM (4,730 Views / 0 Likes) 37 replies

  1. DeltaBurnt
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    <div align="center"><!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>The Flashcart FAQ</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    <sub>All your flashcart questions answered</sub>

    <img src="http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1961/flashcartfaq.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></div>

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Popular Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Q: Which flashcart is the #1 best?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--coloro:#006400--><span style="color:#006400"><!--/coloro-->A: It's really a matter of opinion. Quite a few people suggest the acekard2i for it's high compatibility rates, but some people like extra features such as RTS/RTG. I suggest you go <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=217593" target="_blank">here</a> for more in depth info.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Q: Will the HGSS pokewalker work with XXXX flashcart?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--coloro:#006400--><span style="color:#006400"><!--/coloro-->A: No, your flashcart would need an infared sensor to be able to work with the pokewalker. If you want to use it that badly get the actual game <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> <!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Q: With Wood R4 out, is it a wise idea to buy an R4?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--coloro:#006400--><span style="color:#006400"><!--/coloro-->A: No, Wood R4 is more for all the people who have R4s right now. R4s still don't support SDHC, nor do they work on DSi's.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Q: Can I play GBA games on my flashcart?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--coloro:#006400--><span style="color:#006400"><!--/coloro-->A: On normal flashcarts like the acekard you need a slot-2 expansion (most people recommend the ezflash 3-in-1). But if you're on the DSi you could get the iPlayer or the upcoming SupercardDSTwo which both feature GBA emulation without a slot-2 expansion pack.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->Q: Can I goto jail for using flashcarts?<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->
    <!--coloro:#006400--><span style="color:#006400"><!--/coloro-->A: No. Flashcarts aren't illegal. The roms you play on flashcarts are technically illegal, but even then it's still hard to be arrested. Basically take the risk of normal piracy and divide it by 2 or 3.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->


    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">General Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    General Questions

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Homebrew Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    Homebrew Questions

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">MicroSD Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    MicroSD Questions

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Game Playing Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    Game Playing Questions

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Firmware Questions:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    Firmware Questions

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Terminology:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    Terminology

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><div align="center">Useful Guides/Links:</div><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><hr />
    Useful Guides/Links

    <!--coloro:#FF0000--><span style="color:#FF0000"><!--/coloro-->P.S. Credits to Rockstar for helping me out with the questions.<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc-->

    Note: I know that I write too many FAQs, now leave me alone so I can go off and write my next one!
     


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    Flashcard is still permissible. After all, official DS games are on cards.
     
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    Meh, flashcard is just such a noobish term.

    It's like going up to someone and say "Thy sandwich is very tasty looking" instead of the just "Your sandwich looks tasty"
     
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    Nice FAQs, answers a lot of common questions.
     
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    Good job with the FAQ
     
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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] Er...ok...[​IMG]

    Also, for the DS "generations", I'd probably say "versions", as all of the consoles are seventh generation.
     
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    Well yes the consoles themselves are in the seventh generation of gaming. But these versions of the consoles are different generations of the console.

    Kinda how there's the ipod touch 1g, 2g, 3g, etc.
     
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    I'm impressed!, i like the topics in the General Questions section, very informative.
     
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    The DSi XL is the 4th iteration of the DS, not the 4th generation; it doesn't matter how you spin it. They are just hardware revisions of the same console. Tt's also presumptious to include the 3DS in the same generation as the DS until more technical information is availible.
     
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    I guess iteration is a better word for it.
     
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    There's a repeat, but other than that, this is probably really helpful for all the Newbies.
     
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    You mean the if you should buy the R4 question?
     
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    very nice FAQs!
    I googled "RTS" and "RTG" few days ago and found nothing useful.
    Now I know what these mean. Thanks!
     
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    Great FAQ!
    But would you mind adding a reference to Bunjalloo under the internet section? It can view picures and generally runs better than DSO's one, IMO.
     
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    Cheers.Nice to see you posted it.I like the questions you added [​IMG]
     
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    Nice FAQ. Still I'm one of those saying 'flash cards'. [​IMG]
     

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