What's the difference AKAIO vs Bliss vs official firmware?

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by imqchummy, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. imqchummy
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    Hi everybody!

    I'm a novice at this but I just got an ak2 and I kinda don't understand what the difference is between the firmwares AKAIO, Bliss and the official firmware??? Which one is better and why? I'm only interested in backing up my roms on the AK2 and I really don't care about cheats cuz I know I can beat any games without them which is much more fun to me!
    Thank you for helping!
     
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

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    AKAIO is better and what you will use.

    That is all.
     
  3. IOwnAndPwnU

    IOwnAndPwnU GBAtemp Maniac

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    Also, now the official firmware is merged with Bliss so it's kinda the same thing. Also, I think Bliss quit .. not really sure about though. [​IMG]
     
  4. dib

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    Bliss' loader is now defunct and unsupported, so if you're using that then you are stuck with precisely what is available in the latest release.

    The official loader is periodically updated when a new release has a compatibility issue, but that's about it. Like IOAPU said, it's merged with Bliss' final release so you get all the functions of an outdated loader only now supported by Acekard.

    On a personal note, my attempts to use the current first party loader resulted in issues like cheats not working, poorly organized menus+interface+controls.

    AIO is a third party loader that works on both the RPG and AK2. It includes currently updated features like cheat management+wifi updating, UI and functionality fixes (being able to create save files as .nds.sav or simply .sav, for one example). But it is unsupported by Acekard.

    Anyway, if you don't require any frills and just want to play the games, it sounds like you should just stick with the official first party software.
     
  5. IOwnAndPwnU

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    You'll notice options missing if you switch from the AKAIO to the official firmware.

    Although the wifi updating hasnt been working for me yet.
     
  6. TechnoShaman

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    Unless u have a Ewin expansion cart or a 8 GB micro-SD card.
     
  7. Chri5

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    akio is alot better escpecialy if u went from r4 to acekard, you can choose what type of save u want it to use plus alot more like a wifi update cheat db
     
  8. IOwnAndPwnU

    IOwnAndPwnU GBAtemp Maniac

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    Not everyone wi-fi cheat updating right now. Like me.
     
  9. Smiths

    Smiths AKAIO Person of Interest

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    bliss gives you AIDS
     
  10. ROM Troll

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    I didn't get my AIDS
     
  11. Chri5

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    i used to cheat update in 1.12r but i don't update in 1.2
     
  12. IOwnAndPwnU

    IOwnAndPwnU GBAtemp Maniac

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    1.12r ? What the hell is that? I thought it was 1.1r2 and the new one 1.2. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
     
  13. jabjab

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    A typo.
     
  14. xbandaidx

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    Searched and found this thread, as I was looking for what the difference between AKAIO and the official firmware was, and that question is answered now.

    I had an R4 when it first came out, and eventually i sold my DS along with it. God damn was that a stupid ass decision selling my DS. Anyways, I do have one question left. What's the deal with the "loader" stuff, as I never had something like that with the R4 that I had to mess with?

    I keep seeing references to Loader/DMA etc

    Any help is appreciated.

    EDIT: Never mind, I found out the answer. Although I'm still looking for the DMA deal.
     
  15. Smiths

    Smiths AKAIO Person of Interest

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    wiki.
    it's stickied at the top.
    see it?
    click it.
     
  16. Silver_Johnes

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    What's wrong with an 8 GB card??
     
  17. logical thinker

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    There WAS a problem with an old version of AKAIO, but it is fixed now.