whats the best type of flash cart?

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Sep 5, 2010
  1. powerfull Tails
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    Newcomer powerfull Tails Advanced Member

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    OK i lost my r4 (waa).
    it corrupted on me so much (had to reformat it like 10 or more times) so its time to say goodbye to a r4.


    but whats better...

    a ackared or r4?

    like does ackared support moonshell and loading things from a EZ flash?
     
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    Honestly please look this question up, we get this lot.
    But it's all about what someone wants in a card.
    I would say Acekard 2 is better or if you have some extra cash for the Supercard Two.
    But again it's really all about what one wants in a card that makes better than another card.
     
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    The R4 (KEEP AWAY FROM THE CLONES) only supports SD cards up to 2GB. If you use an SD card larger than that, get an AceKard - Otherwise another cheap $6 R4 from ShopTemp is fine

    Also note that the new SuperCard DSTWO has an internal CPU that lets it emulate the GBA - and soon there will be an emulater for the SNES, and an AVI player.
     
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    Acekard is better
    I choose acekard over R4 because of the 2gb limit of the R4
     
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    Original R4DS, Acekard 2i and Supercard DStwo are all good, but have different things to offer.
    They all have great rom compatibility, can load Moonshell, and support the EZ flash 3in1.

    Anyway, if you're looking to buy a new flashcart here's some advice.

    The R4DS is super cheap, it's only $6 and with a 2gb microSD, you can fit in some 30+ DS games. When you install the custom Wood R4 firmware, it'll play games amazingly well. The only downside is that you're limited to 2gb, and it has no DSi support.
    (Also, only the ORIGINAL R4DS supports Wood, none of that SDHC/R4i/Gold crap)

    The Acekard 2i is also very affordable at just $15, with AKAIO firmware it has great compatibility and the added benefits of DSi support and SDHC support (so more than 2gb memory).
    It'll work on DSi 1.4 but you'll need to flash it for it to work.
    The only issue really is the contacts issue, which is easily resolvable.

    Finally, there's the Supercard DStwo, it's arguably the best flashcart, at a price of $35.
    The DStwo has an onboard processor that is capable of GBA emulation, SNES emulation, video playback, and more, and there's an open SDK that will allow developers to make exclusive enhanced homebrew for the DStwo. In other words, DStwo has the best emulation potential of the entire DS homebrew scene.
    The DStwo has an advanced real-time menu that you can access on DS games, where you have real-time saves, toggle cheat codes, enable slow motion, and check game guides in .txt or .bmp format.

    So, those would be the best flashcarts in my opinion. To sum it up:
    R4DS - cheap and effective, but limited
    Acekard 2i - Affordable and works very well, a standard flashcart.
    Supercard DStwo - A premium and pricey flashcart that performs very well.

    Remember to avoid fake R4s like R4 SDHC, R4i or R4 Gold, they won't be anywhere near as good as the cards I mentioned here.
     
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    R4 is just a beginning .

    Acekard is popular.

    Supercard ds two is expensive,but it is a premium flashcart.
     
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    If you can afford at least one DS game, you can afford one cartridge that'll let you play hundreds of games. [​IMG]
    Well actually if you get the R4DS, you can afford more than one, $26 will get you two R4ds with two 2gb microSDs.
     
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    I don't think the dstwo is expensive..it's the price of a pokemon game
    saving hundreds of dollars on games is worth the $35...
    to me it's the last game you'll ever have to buy for the DS
     
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    the only flashcart i think is good enogh to buy are the once in my sig.
     
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    if the question is acekard (i assume the 2i) or r4, i'd say go for the acekard.
     
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    I'd choose Acekard over R4 because of the AKAIO firmware.
     
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    I say acekard. Even though I sold it for a Supercard!
     

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