Trying to find a good dsi flashcard...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jamezfat, May 14, 2017.

?

Which flashcard?

  1. Dstwo

    60.0%
  2. ievo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Other (please specify)

    40.0%
  1. jamezfat
    OP

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    120
    34
    Nov 11, 2016
    United States
    long past "worth it"
    I've recently been looking into a new flashcard for my dsi. The ones I've had my eyes on are the ds two (it seems to get the most praise) and the ievo (sadly is no longer supported) I personally like the new features of the dstwo but dsi mode homebrew/dsiware is very important to me. What would you recommend?
     


  2. mech

    mech ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Member
    4,387
    2,702
    Oct 26, 2014
    Tonga
    I use the R4i 3DS RTS on my dsi xl and have zero issues.
     
    jamezfat likes this.
  3. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

    Member
    2,839
    3,688
    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    Hollister, CA
    The DSTwo is better, the iEvo's DSi Mode doesn't really work too well
     
    jamezfat likes this.
  4. Columbo2811

    Columbo2811 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,146
    675
    Jul 19, 2015
    Really why. Genuine question what's wrong it cause I keep looking out for one on eBay cause I wanna put a shed load of dsi roms on one as it's the only way to play dsi roms. Yes I know my 3ds can play dsiware but quite honestly I like the dsi better.
     
    jamezfat likes this.
  5. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

    Member
    2,839
    3,688
    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    Hollister, CA
    Sometimes it doesn't work well, if you find a bug it will not be fixed because it's not being actively developed, the implementation of DSi mode is just weird, and the list goes on and on
     
  6. jamezfat
    OP

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    120
    34
    Nov 11, 2016
    United States
    long past "worth it"
    I've been using my 3ds to play dsi homebrew and dsi ware as of late but I do also prefer the original dsi for those so that is why I'm looking
     
    Last edited by jamezfat, May 14, 2017
    Columbo2811 likes this.
  7. Todderbert

    Todderbert Korg Fanboy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Todderbert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    650
    347
    Aug 30, 2009
    United States
    Illinois
    I must have fallen asleep behind the wheel, where are all these DSi Homebrew titles? I never knew about them, just DSi enabled software like DS-10+ and the DSiware Shop.
     
  8. jamezfat
    OP

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    120
    34
    Nov 11, 2016
    United States
    long past "worth it"
    there arent too many homebrew titles foe dsi, like at all... but still dsi ware is very appealing
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

    Member
    19,362
    19,686
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    The issue with the iEVO is that the devs behind the card didn't completely finish the DSi-Mode, then just up and left the scene with everyone's money. It doesn't work with most DSi-Enabled games and there were only a few handfuls of DSi-Mode homebrews. Coupled with the fact that the DSi-Mode exploit they were using was patched out in later firmware updates.

    As for the OP, I've always rather enjoyed my R4i Gold (url on cart: r4ids.cn,) It officially supports Wood R4 and all of the Wood features, plus it's light on the battery.
    The DSTWO is worth it if you want the extra power for features like the GBA emulator and SNES emulator, but it does have some serious battery drain.
     
    jamezfat and Columbo2811 like this.
  10. sks316

    sks316 Retro Enthusiast

    Member
    1,415
    629
    Nov 28, 2013
    United States
    Hyrule
    I don't use flashcards, but I've heard people praise the R4i.
     
  11. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

    Member
    1,078
    511
    Nov 16, 2015
    Canada
    why
    acekard 2I if you can find one
     
    Astral_ likes this.
  12. Columbo2811

    Columbo2811 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,146
    675
    Jul 19, 2015
    I loved the dsi. Always pick one up when I see one cheap to add to my collection of them.
    [​IMG]
    Have 10 of them boxed :)
     
  13. jamezfat
    OP

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    120
    34
    Nov 11, 2016
    United States
    long past "worth it"
    OH my...
     
  14. Todderbert

    Todderbert Korg Fanboy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Todderbert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    650
    347
    Aug 30, 2009
    United States
    Illinois
    We are the monster collectors. I have 50 DSis according to my spreadsheet, I know...its crazy hoarding. Was buying them cheap. I could not get to them all for a photo like yours though too much work. Looks like I have twenty unique DSi and DSi bundles with the rest being dups or trips. There are many hiding in brown boxes.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Black
    Blue Amtrack
    Blue
    Blue Mario Edition
    Bronze XL
    Burgandy XL
    Green Mario Party
    Matte Blue
    Matte Red
    Metallic Pink XL
    Metallic Pink XL Bundle
    Midnight Blue XL
    Midnight Blue XL Bundle
    Orange Mario Party
    Pink
    Pokemon Black Version
    Pokemon White Version
    Red Mario XL
    White
    White Brain Age Bundle
    White Bowser's Story
    White XL Jap.
     
    Last edited by Todderbert, May 15, 2017
    Sarianne, Columbo2811 and mech like this.
  15. Columbo2811

    Columbo2811 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,146
    675
    Jul 19, 2015
    Nice collection @Todderbert
    It's good to see other people are as mad as me. :)
    Love collecting 3ds family too
    [​IMG]
     
    Todderbert likes this.
  16. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 GBATemp's Official Skiddo™ | Founder of Skiddoism

    Member
    2,839
    3,688
    Feb 26, 2017
    United States
    Hollister, CA
    Man, I wish one of those new 3DS
     
  17. jamezfat
    OP

    jamezfat GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    120
    34
    Nov 11, 2016
    United States
    long past "worth it"
    i dont have a vast collection of consoles, but i have a ton of weird promo stuffs
    and for some reason the ones i tresure most are all of my demo discs...

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    and speaking of, im currently looking for a nice condition cobalt blue og 3ds...
    if anyone knows where i could find one, tha'd be swell
     
  18. Todderbert

    Todderbert Korg Fanboy

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Todderbert is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    650
    347
    Aug 30, 2009
    United States
    Illinois
    Your doing it to me again...ugh. I pulled some out of storage. Here is a shot of my NIB O3DS collection. Followed by some of my 2DS systems. The list at the end gives you an idea of my collection. Some like yourself I have extras of. There is another box of flashcards I was collecting. I'm into Not For Resale carts and the DS Download Station carts also. Why...next on hoarders...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Aqua Blue
    Black/Black 3DS XL
    Blue/Black 3DS XL
    Cobalt Blue Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
    Cosmo Black Sticker Star Bundle
    Crimson Red 2DS
    Crystal Blue 2DS
    Crystal Red 2DS
    Fire Emblem Edition
    Flame Red
    Galaxy N3DS XL Edition
    Electric Blue 2 Mario Kart 7 Edition 2DS
    Electric Blue Pokemon Y Edition 2DS
    Legend of Zelda Hyrule N3DS XL Edition
    Legend of Zelda 25th Edition
    Legend of Zelda 3DS XL Bundle
    Mickey Edition 3DS XL
    Midnight Purple
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 Edition 3DS XL
    Peach Pink 2DS
    Persona Q Edition XL
    Pickachu N3DS XL
    Pink/White XL
    Pokemon Blue XL
    Pokemon Red XL
    Retro NES Edition XL Gamestop Exclusive
    Sea Green 2DS w/Mario Kart 7 Download Bundle
    Super Mario Land N3DS Special Edition w/game
    Super Mario N3DS Special Edition Black
    Super Mario N3DS Special Edition White
    Silver Mario & Luigi Edition XL
    Super Smash Bros. Blue Edition XL
    Super Smash Bros. Red Edition XL
    Yo-Kai Crimson Red 2DS Edition
    Yoshi Edition 3DS XL
     
    Columbo2811 likes this.
  19. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,088
    3,988
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    Are you sure about that? As I recall the main reason DSi Enhanced games didn't work with it was because they were not dumped correctly early on. The iEvo expects the roms to have encrypted modcrypt sections and encrypted secure areas I think and all the rom dumpers I know of dump them with that stuff decrypted as well as all the "scene" dumps you find in illecit sites.

    Though as long as you have a relatively modern dumper like GodMode9 on 3DS or wooddumper_r89, you can get valid dumps. You'll just have to re-encrypt NTR and TWL secure areas (I tend to call the TWL secure area modcrypt, but the terms cover the same thing basically. :P )

    That was the main thing the iEvo was picky about. I think the issue was that it's compatibility with NTR only games while in DSi mode was spotty and that might be what you remembered bad about it. But it has a setting for switching it into DS mode. My DSi has hax installed and I already downgraded it to 1.4. I can even modify the DS Cart white list to white list a custom icon for it should I ever figure out how to flash a custom icon to it for the NTR mode rom it uses. :P (FYI, 1.4 System Menu did not have RSA checks for the DS Cart White list file, so you can do what ever you want to that file pretty much. :D )

    I know a site that sells the iEvo for around $40. Same place I got my DS-Xtreme too. Kinda don't want to reveal where because I don't want them to be sold out when the 3rd of June rolls around when I finally will pick one up. :D
     
    Last edited by Apache Thunder, May 16, 2017
    Columbo2811 and jamezfat like this.
  20. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

    Member
    19,362
    19,686
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    I do apologize if I got any details wrong, I was summarizing by memory. Plus it's a community I had very little part of when it was active
     
  21. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,088
    3,988
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    No problem. :P Also, the iEVo has a DS mode setting in the menu that makes the card switch to a NTR rom for doing roms/homebrew in NTR mode. (The DS mode side of it still works on 1.4.5 DSi's I believe, but you'd have to boot it on something else first to get it into NTR mode). I never owned one though so I don't know how well it does compatibility wise. But I assume it's comparable to today's cards. It came out during the DSi era after all and that was near the end of the DS's life span. I'm going on the stuff I've read about the card. Besides, if Normmatt owns one, that must mean it's worth having. :D