What Was the First Flash Card for DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Centimetro, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Centimetro
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    Just curious, really. Does anyone know what the first flash card for DS was, and when it came out?
     
  2. Densetsu

    Densetsu Pubic Ninja

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    Probably the PassMe that Dark Fader worked on. I think that was like 6 years ago.
     
  3. RupeeClock

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    Well, if you're talking about flashcarts as we know them now, that would be the R4DS.
    There were many flashcarts before that which operated by booting a Slot-2 device through PassMe, but R4DS was the first flashcart to load DS roms through a microSD slot in Slot-1 itself.
    It made homebrew and back-up loading incredibly easy, and when R4DS added DLDI-patching, homebrew and commercial roms alike could be run merely by drag-and-drop loading.
    No patching or anything at all, R4DS would become the standard and the model for all future flashcarts to work on.
     
  4. Normmatt

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    Actually i think you will find it was the NinjaDS that was released first (using full sized sd cards).
     
  5. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    of course you know nothing.

    The first "flash cart(ridge)" as we know it now, with a micro SD slot, would be the R4.

    The NinjaDS did the same job with a SD card.

    The first item that let GBA flash carts work on a DS was the PassMe.

    EDIT: Also, IIRC the first "stand alone" DS flashcart was the NeoFlash MagicKey (I THINK).
     
  6. jmr

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    i think all these slot1 carts came before the r4/m3

    NinjaDS
    DX-Xtreme
    DS Link
    Acekard
    NinjaPass x9
    N-CARD
    Ewin3
     
  7. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    There were more than that.

    The R4 was the first Gen-2 (what we know today) flash cart.
     
  8. rave420

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    i think he want's to know what the first flashcard for the DS was, that enabled the playing of comercial NDS roms.

    i am curious too.

    What was the first card that could be used to launch NDS roms on a DS?

    (not counting GBA flashcards, and slot2 cards for GBA)
     
  9. Stevetry

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    i have a Ninja DS