what hapened with moonlight and m3 sakura team?

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by sumarth, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. sumarth
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    i got a m3i0 a month or so ago, so i dont know much , and im just wondering after i read stuff in the forums about m3 team not paying up and stuff, so im just wondering, what happened ?

    this sort of stuff intererests me [​IMG]
     
  2. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I guess no one knows...
     
  3. Densetsu

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    The developers of the M3 firmware (the original TouchPod) hired Moonlight to create M3 Sakura as a new firmware for their flashcart. Moonlight flew from Japan to China to help the M3 guys, and after M3 Sakura was completed, they decided that they weren't going to pay as they promised. So Moonlight stopped developing Sakura.

    After their betrayal, Moonlight continued to develop Moonshell 2, which looks exactly like Sakura, but with more features. Too bad, Sakura could've been just as nice as Moonshell 2, but whoever decided not to pay Moonlight is a fuckstick with no honor.
     
  4. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    If it weren't for Moonlight making Moonshell 2 better purposely (out of anger I suppose) then Sakura could have been one heck of a menu...even better than it is now :\

    But nope some guy had to screw over all M3 users and Moonlight. They may have made even more money than they saved, because more people would get the M3 for the better Sakura.
     
  5. House Spider

    House Spider In the GBAtemp attic.

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    Fucking gimps. I wonder which M3 cheapskate decided to not pay him.
     
  6. Mylar

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    Man, now I actually feel bad for buying 6 of their cards.

    Thats some seriously low shit.
     
  7. House Spider

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    He had to fly from Japan to China too. [​IMG]
     
  8. x1kris1x

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    is sakura still going to be updated? sorry im new to the m3 real card lol [​IMG]
     
  9. Densetsu

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    It's still being updated, just not by Moonlight anymore.
     
  10. Tanas

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    Wasnt that long ago I said that M3 were the scum of the flashcart world because of what they did to moonlight, and some little fool on here actually scooped low enough to defended them.
     
  11. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    I knew there was some friction between Moonlight & M3 (found this out after I brought a m3i0) - but never knew exactly what it was until now

    Boy - do I feel bad buying the m3i0 now..... [​IMG] ...still - I've still got the AK2i to fall back on

    Now all I need is some1 to come up with a way to boot straight into Moonshell (no autorunning) & get MS2 to run Commercials ROMS using AKAIO loaders & I'll be laughing
     
  12. sumarth
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    what about feature/gui updates?
     
  13. Densetsu

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    I wouldn't know anything about GUI updates, and I don't think anyone else does. All I can say is that there was a major update to the GUI almost exactly a year ago. At the time, Moonlight still worked with them, and Sakura jumped from v1.12 to v1.33 around Christmas time last year. Then Moonlight quit developing Sakura in mid-January, and we haven't seen a major GUI update since then.

    As for feature updates, we just got RTG and Universal Settings recently, so it's not unreasonable to think that we might see more features added in the future.
     
  14. Ultralex

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    The M3 team is a bunch of assholes.
    Now i'm thinking about getting a supdercard dstwo
     
  15. Shardnax

    Shardnax GBAtemp Regular

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    Something tells me it isn't worth buying a new flash cart. Unless you have an actual contract with someone they aren't obligated to do anything.
     
  16. rockstar99

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    this makes me regret buying their m3i zero cart too [​IMG]
     
  17. Magmorph

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    If you already have an M3 card there is no point in buying another brand.
     
  18. cubicjack

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    Wow, never knew something like this happened. Guess my next flashcart would not be an M3. Well, it's not like I'm liking my current M3 a lot either.
     
  19. Densetsu

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    +1

    When this whole thing was still new, some people were having outrageous ideas such as destroying their M3 flashcart. It just doesn't make sense because M3 already got their money, so they may as well continue to use their flashcart. If they destroyed it, then M3 would've gotten their money, and they would have no flashcart. "Ha! That'll show M3!" [​IMG]
     
  20. sumarth
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    i feel the same
    if you want to do something, pay moonlight
    "if you have a jewel, dont worry where it came from" - old (not true) quote
    sigh.... what should users who like sakura do? paying another company doesnt make anything better...