Whats the Best DS Flashcart for 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Majorami, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Majorami
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    I'm going to get me one of those 25th Anniversary Legend of Zelda Ocarina 3DS Bundles that are comming out this Friday.

    Since I'll be selling my DSL, I'll need a newer, 3DS compatible flashcart if I want to keep all my homebrew/Game saves.

    So I'm asking what is the best 3DS supporting DS Flashcart to get?

    I know that I won't be able to play 3DS games on one, I'm only interested in older DS games.

    Any suggestions?
     


  2. Kiaku

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    R4i Gold, because there's Wood R4.
     
  3. Majorami
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    I was thinking more along the lines of Acecard, Cyclo Evoi, DSTwo, etc...

    I've never really liked R4. Paying 5$ for a flashcart makes me think it'll break within the 1st week
     
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    I recommend the acekard 2i, r4i Gold 3ds (make sure it's the one from http://www.r4ids.cn), or the SuerCard DSTwo. The SuperCard DSTwo is only if you want some extra features/capabilities like special homebrews, gba emulation, RTS/RTG, etc, although it's much pricier than the other two. Otherwise, the ak2i or r4i Gold 3ds should suffice. The difference of the two is the firmware used: acekard uses akaio, while r4i Gold 3ds uses wood r4 firmware. The compatibility for all three carts are among the best, and bootstrap updates to counter dsi/3ds firmware updates come fairly quickly.
     
  5. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    dstwo and acekard are the best for you
    also ISmart MM has a PS1 Emulator
     
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    Get a DSTWO, by far the best card for playing DS games and it doesn't need a DSL/i to upgrade the firmware to play it on the latest 3DS firmware.
     
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    Sounds nice for avoiding firmware momentarily...

    I was not aware of this...

    Though I can pretty much expect that PS1 emulator to not be no where near as capable as the PS1 emulation on a PSP, I think I'll just use my PSP for that.
     
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    DSTWO or iEvo. AceKard2i is good if you don't want to drop that much on a card. :P
     
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    The R4i Gold isn't the same as the original R4, it's just using the R4 name. It's on the same level as the AK2i.

    My recommendations are the Ak2i, R4i Gold, and DSTwo.
     
  10. Majorami
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    Well I will be selling my DSL + 7 PSP games to Gamestop so I'll be saving $80... Spending $35 on a flashcart (and really, all flashcarts pay forthemselves) isnt that bad.
     
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    I agree with Rydian,,r4i gold is actually a good card, unlike other r4 clones, this one has Wood made by YWG.However, if you prefer a feature rich card and are willing to spend more money then I suggest the Supercard DSTWO. I did a search just now, and found gamekool was the cheapest place to purchase the supercard dstwo, i was thinking of buying 4 for Christmas presents.
     
  12. Majorami
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    How exactly do I update it then if not with a 3DS?

    I just sold my DSL for a 3DS and Mario 3D Land forced me to update firmware.

    I'm currently in the process of DSTwo checkout, but I need to confirm if/how I'm able to update the firmware while having an updated machine
     
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    >you put the update file on the root of the sd HOWEVER you put a -b at the end of the file name.
    >Put it in your 3DS.
    >Turn 3DS on.
    >Wait 5 or so minutes
    >Restart DS.
    >?????
    >Profit.
     
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    I have ordered from them and my friend recently ordered from them and it only took a little over 2 weeks to get from China to Indiana and about the same amount of time to Massachusetts.
     
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  19. Majorami
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    I expected 2 weeks for free, not 4 weeks.

    And I notice Gamekool and your site forces me to make a login/provide my shipping adresses. Do these places not accept PayPal?
     
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    They do, I am not sure why they need an account, but they do use paypal. Also don't use Gamekool, they aren't very good to be honest with you. Every time I used them they took forever and even screwed up my address when I got my Supercard DSonei from them.
    I said little over 2 weeks, like a day or two over two weeks, Gamekool takes like 4 weeks honestly.