Upgrading Flash cart

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by FranckKnight, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. FranckKnight
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    I bought my M3 Perfect Mini-SD system right before the PassCard flood and first generation of Slot-1 solutions. I'm very happy with it since I like keeping the possibility of playing GBA games, which isn't possible with Slot-1 systems of course. M3Perfect works well with every game I've played up to now too, no complaints about it.

    But thing is I hate that PassKey thing that came with it. Its big and sticking out badly. I usually slide it off before starting the game, but still its rather inconvenient to carry around and sldie back in every time I reload a game.

    So I was jugglign my options and wanted to know what you guys would suggest on this.

    I know Slot-1 solutions still give me the chance to boot from my M3Perfect, such as M3Simply, acting like a PassKey. It could play NDS games on its own as well, the Slot-2 one could be used only for GBA games as a result.

    On the other hand I could just get a cheap Passcard and keep the entireity of it.

    Note that I got a Phat DS, not a Lite, so its not a question of size per say.

    I've looked into the list of Slot-1 systems and passcards, like R4 systems with built-in memory, or M3Simply with MicroSD cards. I figure that the R4 8gb is actually a 1GB flash memory, a 8GB SD card costs alot more than this. I'm just really looking for your opinions and suggestions on this.

    Thanks in advance for the replies. [​IMG]
     
  2. crazyshiza

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    The r4 does not have internal memory it is the same as the m3. Maybe you're thinking about the g6 real?

    yes, 8gb is 1GB
     
  3. hollabackitsobi

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    Just get a Cyclo DS Evolution. Great cart, and supports MicroSDHC.
     
  4. FranckKnight
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    Yeah, most probably my faulty memory.
     
  5. DanTheManMS

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    Until you come to a decision, I'd recommend installing FlashMe on your DS. After that, you won't need the Passkey anymore. Yes, it's very slightly risky, but it's cheaper than buying a NoPass.
     
  6. HyoImowano

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    If a problem comes along, FLASH IT!
     
  7. FranckKnight
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    I actually keep making the same mistake about the R4 having internal memory :'( Was chatting with Shadow about it and made the same mistake.

    Well nevermore sicne I decided on getting a R4. The M3 Simply was out of stock [​IMG]

    So now I can play my NDS games straight off the Slot-1 and keep the Slot-2 for either extra games or GBA games.

    Flashing my NDS, I don't really trust it. I don't mean it wouldn't work, just that I don't trust myself to do it correctly [​IMG]
     
  8. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    i suggest two things:
    dont flash ur DS, since you will get a SLOT-1 and it will get u rid of that PassMe anyway and you will not void the guarantee, if anything wrong happnes like a hinge or so.

    wait till xmas, developers will show what they have until then, and if u get something like a R4 now, maybe u'll regret by Xmas.

    thats my opinion.
     
  9. iritegood

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    Get the R4. The M3DSS (the cart I have) and R4 are both the same really. But the R4 is slightly cheaper most of the time and the updates come a few days early. It's not that big of a deal but there's really no point buying the M3DSS except to match your slot-2.
     
  10. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Get an R4. Two reasons:

    Good overall cart in terms of compatibility and ease of use.
    GBAtempers have 5% discount at Gameyeeah. [​IMG] See the R4 forum, newest sticky.