The future of clone cards....

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by XpertXP1, May 12, 2014.

  1. XpertXP1
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    With the exception of possibly the MT Card (seeing as they have mulitrom support, but no homebrew **yet**) is it safe to say that the clone cards are dead in the water at this point?
    The Gateway team obviously have their own programmer/s that have done a fantastic job thus far preventing any other team of reproducing what they have with the v2.0 update.
     
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    the clone carts can't update the FPGA....so pretty much yeah, if they actually had their own coders they could of probably added homebrew and eshop support, but not multi-rom without an FPGA update....but they don't so they almost certainly won't
     
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    Having an updatable FPGA is a no-brainer in flash carts... the cloners were just being cheap.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    Old clone cards will be replaced by new clone cards in due time, anyone expecting the flashcart market to stay in its current state with two competitors is delusional. ;)
    Incorrect. Releasing a criminally flawed product allows for releasing an
    "upgraded version" later down the line, possibly under a different name. You can charge the user several times for the exact same thing.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i am thinking on starting a flashcart clone business, it prints money!

    btw, another gateway vs clones thread? this needs to stop :hateit:
     
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    such is the way of the R4i 15 revisions later and they still cant make a proper nds card
     
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    R4iGold from R4iDS.cn is alright, but that's mostly because it's designed to work with Wood R4. The original R4's were good cards, it's all the clones that convoluted the business.
     
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    Actually, from what I understood, the MT card FPGA is updatable through USB. I don't own one of those so I could be wrong though.
    The other existing cards sure can't be updated.
     
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    Yeah I meant the first wave....some people still believe MT is not a clone and get very offended at the mere suggestion of such :P
     
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    The future of clone cards is the same hole the missing ET cartridges were dug out of. That is how their strategy for charging the user multiple times over works.