Updated n00b guide to setting up your Acekard

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by tk_saturn, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. morrisseyshair

    morrisseyshair GBAtemp Regular

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    Very cool guide. It was very helpful. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. phillyguy

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    Hi, i'm new here and hope you can help me. and thx for the guide. it help me a lot.

    I have a DS Lite and an AK2i. Not sure if i need to update to firmware 1.4? I use AKAIO.1.6.RC2 and everything work great but every time i want to change game, i have to turn power off. Is there away to change game w/out power off?

    Also, the __aio\ak2loader\ where can i find download link based on your step #5?
    When i install the AK2i version 4.21, if i want to change game all i need to press all button and it will take me to Game folder. but the AK2i v4.21 some game not working and it's slow when loading game. AKAIO 1.6rc2 is faster

    thx
     
  3. tk_saturn
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    You have the official 4.21 archive you downloaded from the Acekard site. Open this and copy the AK4Menu.nds to __AIO\AK2LOADER\ in my case after coping I renamed it 4.21.nds
     
  4. BowlOfSpiders

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    Great guide. Should be stickied in place of mine. [​IMG]
     
  5. tk_saturn
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    Problem is it means I have to take care of the thread and n00bs can be a pain in the rear.

    If it slips off page 2, then i'll leave it be.

    What I would do is remove the "Old tutorial" +associated text "(has more information but much harder on the eyes)" from your guide, also remove all the spoiler tags. You then need to update the 1.4update it links to, it's the wrong one. You also need to change which update it should use, it should be the DSi file regardless of console.

    Then put at the bottom "A more in depth guide can be found here " with a link to the first post in this thread. That way people can quickly read a small thread, and if they need more information read a larger in depth post. It also means there will be no need to replace your thread with mine,
     
  6. jak larnak

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    Or maybe you could copy your first post when editing it and then pm it to Somerandomguy so he can edit his guide with yours quickly (simply copy/past).
    (Of course he would mention your name)
    Just a suggestion... [​IMG]

    Very great guide btw (hope it will decrease all the noobish posts around here [​IMG] )
     
  7. Hakoda

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    You beat me to it. I was going to make an updated video guide for setting up an Acekard. Nice guide btw. [​IMG]
     
  8. brad335

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    I recently purchased an acekard 2i from leetmod with the 1.4 firmware. I followed the directions in the tutorial, but when i try to use it i get a message saying : An error has occurred. Press and hold the Power Button to turn the system off. Please see the Nintendo DSi Operations Manual for help troubleshooting. From what i have read this would happen when the dsi is v1.4 and the firmware is not, but firmware on the acekard is, or at least should be 1.4 (comes up as danny phantom on dsi). I'm not sure what do now, any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. jak larnak

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    If you have an access to a DS/DS Lite or a pre 1.4 DSi try to re-flash the card with the 1.4 fix.
     
  10. tk_saturn
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    It could be a bad flash. Leedmod updated it to 1.4, but never actually tried it on a DSi.

    All you can do is try reflashing it or sending it back to them.
     
  11. tk_saturn
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    If I do anything like that, it will be coping it to the WiKi.

    I've already done the update guide (and it's better) http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?tit...dating_to_FW1.4

    But i'm starting to get fed up WiKi, and it's not doing what I want it to.
     
  12. jak larnak

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    I understand and it would be very nice to have this guide on the Wiki...
    But the thing is that most of the time n00bs just can't read, they can't even find a stickied thread so don't expect them to search something on the Wiki...
    (n00b:"huh? Wiki? Wth is that?" [​IMG] )

    Recently I saw severals threads where people were sent to Somerandom's guide without knowing that yours is there and better...
    I would understand if you stand on your position (dunno if it's correct english... [​IMG] ) but it would be really n00b helpfull if your guide could replace the old one...
    After all, you made that guide for them, no ? [​IMG]

    Again thanks for your work ! [​IMG]

    Btw, I added a link to your guide in the AKAIO Wiki links section (informations section)
     
  13. Hayydrian

    Hayydrian Newbie

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    okay i got as far as root directory. what is that?
     
  14. Hakoda

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    Root directory is the absolute base of your MicroSD. If you go to Start --> "Computer" (Windows 7 or Vista) or "My Computer" (XP) then double click on your MicroSD, that is the root directory.
     
  15. Hayydrian

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    okay thanks and i guess since i dont have dsi i can ignore the note at the top of the first post. thanks for help.
     
  16. nycsam786

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    I think the instructions you had provided are great!
     
  17. ericling

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    This should be stick. Great job!
     
  18. Gvaz

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    can you update the microsd images in the op? they're all 404s
     
  19. tk_saturn
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    I'll update the post to reflect their new locations in just a little while, I was over the limit on my ISP storage and had to reorganise. As this thread slipped to page 4, I didn't think anyone would notice.
     
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    Links should be fine now.
     
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