What is a good flashcart for me that fits these criteria?

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  1. erebakish
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    Hey, this is my first post on this forum and I'm just wondering what the best flash cart would be for a Nintendo DS lite. What I am looking for is

    -SDHC compatibility
    -Low price
    -Plays all DS games (or as much as possible)
    -Easy to use

    That's all I'm looking for. I don't need any special features, I just want something that is cheap and fits those criteria. I've heard of the R4 and I believe there is an SDHC compatible one out, but I have no idea where to get it for the lowest price...and I also read a few posts around here saying that it no longer has support from the makers or something like that? Anyways what would be the best flashcart for me?
     
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    Well...I heard DSTT is good for a low price. Also Ackard
     
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    The EDGE card is cheap and fits what you said below

    SDHC compatibility
    -Low price
    -Plays all DS games (or as much as possible)
    -Easy to use

    The top card is the cyclo ds evo which is one of the top cards.
    If not the top card but is the dearest.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend the DSTT/TTDS. I have had a few problems with it...

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    Get a AceKard 2.1, or a EDGE. They are both very good flashcarts. They have their firmwares updated all the time and they both have the best compatibility at their prices. (Ahem. About the AceKard, akAIO is the firmware that gets updated. Read more in the AceKard section of the forum)

    First priority should be the AceKard as it is cheaper. If it isn't in stock, go for the EDGE.

    It says you are from Canada...

    I recommend getting from either of the sites:
    KickGaming (Based in Canada, Fast Shipping, High Prices and No Free Shipping)
    GamerSection (Based in Canada, Fast Shipping, High Prices, Shipping Not Free)
    DealExtreme (Based in Asia, Slow Shipping, Cheapest Prices, Free Shipping)

    Either of the sites are good. I recommend KickGaming as I have had experience from them. All can be trusted...
     
  5. erebakish
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    Thanks a lot

    the acekard is exactly what i was looking for! I'm glad I didn't jump on the R4

    IF anyone knows any other good sites please let me know! [​IMG]
     
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    I know a few more. Except those are recommended. Which province are you from? I am not gonna stalk you or anything, just wondering so I know which site is closer to you.

    There are others based in USA such as Real Hot Stuff or DealWoot, but I am sure shipping will most likely trouble you.
     
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    Edge has slow mo and only costs a dollar or two more than the Acekard. It is also one of the most durable cards on the market. There are just almost no complaints about the card itself breaking down or having problems. A lot of Flashcarts have had this problem, even the Acekard had this problem at one time.
     
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    The EDGE has Slow-Mo? I want to know your source. I checked the EDGE site and it doesn't say anything. I checked the features and here is what it said:
    EDGE Features:
    Supports MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB
    Plays Commercial NDS ROM
    Plays Homebrew NDS ROMS
    Touch to execute OS system
    Works with Moonshell for multimedia playback such as movies and MP3's
    Frequently updated OS for best compatibility
    Action Replay compatible cheat system
    Brighntess adjustment for NDSL
    In game reset
    Full download play support
    Supports slot 2 expansions
    Multi language user interface
    Save game saves directly to Micro SD
    Automatic save game type detection
    Supports clean ROMs
    Robust non-spring loaded Micro SD slot
    Micro SDHC card reader included

    Nothing....
     
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    Well because you cold not find the feature on the outdated feature list it does not mean edge didnt got it.
    Beside dont forget to mention edge got 3in1 support also.

    Hint for you dontload the firmware and look on the readme note inside:

    Change log
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    - v1.45 (16/3/2009)

    * Game compatibility fix (3517)

    - v1.44 (20/2/2009)

    * Automatic browser RAM patching supported with EZ3in1+
    * Problems with some kiosk demos resolved
    * Game compatibility fixes (3070, 3211, 3223, 3268, 3332, 3151, 3369, 3396)

    - v1.43 (13/1/2009)

    * Game compatibility fixes (2625, 2746, 2822, 3191)

    - v1.42 (1/12/2008)

    * Game compatibility fixes (2796, 2838, 2949, 3049, 3054)

    - v1.41 (6/10/2008)

    * SlowMotion feature added, hold L + R + DOWN + B for 1 second
    in-game to toggle on and off
    * Updated the cheat code database file

    - v1.4 (23/8/2008)

    * Game compatibility fixes (2436, 2472, 2540)
    * Automatic rumble support for EZ3in1
    * Automatic Opera Browser RAM patching for EZ3in1

    * Updated the cheat code database file

    - v1.37 (27/6/2008)

    * Game compatibility fix (2385)

    - v1.36 (11/6/2008)

    * Fixed a minor graphical problem with the cheat code list

    - v1.35 (10/6/2008)

    * Game compatibility fix (2343)
    * Miniaturized game icons are shown in list view
    * Updated the cheat code database file

    - v1.34 (30/4/2008)

    * iQue games are now supported on regular NDS units
    * Slot 2 can now be booted in either NDS or GBA mode

    - v1.33 (6/4/2008)

    * Game compatibility fixes (2203 + others)
    * Updated the cheat code database file

    - v1.32 (3/3/2008)

    * Added new languages: Chinese Traditional, Spanish, Latin American
    Spanish and Portuguese
    * Updated the cheat code database file

    - v1.31 (24/2/2008)

    * Game compatibility fixes
    * Skinning system enabled
    * Japanese GUI translation added
    * Moonshell soft reset support added (you must download the latest
    EDGE Moonshell build to take advantage of this)
     
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    That is cool.... Now I know of two flashcarts with Slow-Mo.

    CycloDS Evolution and EDGE>
     
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    AceKard 2 seems to fit you best.
     
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    OFF TOPIC: The M3 DS Real also has slow-mo. But it definitely won't meet your price criteria; it's too expensive.
     
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    Avoid M3 untill it sorts it crappy cheat engine. See plothora of problems with recent releases and the crying m3 owners.
     
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    Im in Toronto, and i've seen some sites floating around like "mygamingmart.com" and "systemgears.com" but I have no idea if they are going to try to scam me or not...the best case scenario would be a local pickup in Toronto i have no idea where to look. Is realhotstuff good? They have very good prices from what I see but the shipping is a bit expensive although I don't mind as long as it arrives quickly enough...

    http://www.realhotstuff.com/acekard-2-p-285.html

    And I was looking at this microSDHC card, it's a 4 gig transcend class 6 and it comes with a card reader at a good price.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?...N82E16820208461

    Looks good?
     
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    Yes~! This is good. I know this isn't a good site... But there is KickGaming which is based in Canada, Ontario. So they ship pretty fast but their prices are sadly... Expensive. There is also GamerSection which is based in Canada, Quebec. Haven't tried buying from them since their shipping is expensive.

    For your Micro SD Card, I recommend getting one from CanadaComputers. There should be at least 1 store that is near you and you can check it if you go around the site and find the section of their exact locations. I get my computer peripheral from them all the time. From Micro SD Cards to LCD Monitors, I always have sticked with them.
     
  16. erebakish
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    Is realhotstuff fine though? Because the prices there are the lowest i've seen. and the microSDHC on newegg is also super cheap
     

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