what's the reason that got you into flash carts?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by DJPlace, May 25, 2012.

  1. DJPlace
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    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    mine was just to play japanense to english games but other wise that was suppose to be it. but my greed cost me to be a pirate towards nintendo... if i could (and if i was rich) i would buy all the games i download right now... but that's my main reason go ahead and tell me yours.
     
  2. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian

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    And piracy.
    well, mostly piracy.
     
  3. elgarta

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    To be able to play downloaded games, that is why I got my DS and SCDS2. I'd already been playing them on my PC, but actual hardware sounded like a much better idea. The cost of games is still not overly cheap at the local game stores, so I didn't start off with that anyway. The other one was the promise of SNES/GBA emulation with my supercard. That didn't work out aswell as I wanted though lol.

    I honestly wish I could say for 'homebrew' or for watching movies on my DS, but I am a dirty pirate. I do buy PS3 and Wii games though, so I am not all that bad :)
     
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    I heard how the DS could be used differently and was intrigued by the homebrew scene. I love the following programs; Animanatee, Nitrotracker, and Powder. Moonshell for movies and Lick's Media Player for MP3s.
     
  5. Rydian

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    Flash carts? So I wouldn't have to buy games.
     
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    to(try) and bring out the potenchle of my dsi (was such a noob), emulate all the classics , watch videos... and not have to carry all my games around(befor someone stole them) now i just say F*** it! (piretting is the new "rentting" lol)
     
  7. Another World

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    i got into flash kits for gba games, homebrew and emulation.

    -another world
     
  8. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    So I can fulfill my lifelong ambition of being a pirate.
     
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  9. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Free games. :blink:
     
  10. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    piracy, i'll admit.
     
  11. rehevkor

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    I was going to to say something somewhat noble like homebrew (Quake!) and to play some obscure games I was having trouble getting my hands on (Dementium). But like the majority of flashcart owners it was blatantly for pure piracy, even if I didn't realise it at the time.
     
  12. syfyTy

    syfyTy PhD in Thaumaturgy

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    While on a day trip I lost my DSi and a dozen or so games.. Didn't want that to happen again,
    Now I use it for games I already own hard copies opf and more importantly guides.

    I don't feel I really own it until I have the case, instructions and physical cart. I built a high wall display for them... It's not out of any sense of honesty, just like owning something I can sell later for a profit. and not lose... I have used it for demo trials though and have bought most every game that I kept from downloading, (when poss.) as the price drops below $5. USD, which is quite a few these days... if you know where to look. Still buying them today... I know it's redundant but in the event of an unexpected update/card brick etc... I can still game on... without missing a beat... locally the physical games are quick cash in a pinch, roms are not. I have even been known to buy more than 1 copy of a game I really enjoy to support the developer. I figure if they don't get numbers and know we're interested, they stop bring games over here. I'm looking at you FireEmblem...
     
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    For the easy piracy. It's also the only reason I bought a DS.
     
  14. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    Piracy, not a chance in hell was I buying all the games I had lost (and then some) again. Plus, I like the media functionality of the DSTWO media player, ironically the media SD card is used more than the games one nowadays. :unsure:
     
  15. CannonFoddr

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    Originally - I wanted a way to carry all my legally brought GBA games around WITHOUT having to carry around countless cases (IIRC I had about 15-20 GBA games)
    Also having them all on one cartridge I wouldn't need to keep swapping them around each time I wanted to play something different....

    ... then I became a Pirate !!!
     
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    The convenience of storing every game on a single chip and not be bothered by useless clutter.
     
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  17. SignZ

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    To play more games (never had much money), so I got a R4 back then (2008) and loved it. Still remember that day, it was sunny and warm outside. I prepared my µSD card before, put the kernel and some games on it, so I was good to go. And damn, it was awesome to play the ROMs on my DS instead of my PC, with an emulator.
     
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    Piracy 100%. Would have never bought a DS otherwise and would have just enjoyed it with a emulator otherwise. Or wait. 1 more reason. Pokemon.
    Cant say piracy for the 3DS however as i bought it with the intention of playing Tales of Abyss pirated or not.
     
  19. zhuzhuchina

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    some years ago a friend requested a R4..... I said WHAT IS?? it's a mini 4wd ? later i found that was a ds flashcard. and i started to sell them togheter with other stuff.
    I am not a ds nintendo pirate sadly, only test games if run or not but I still prefers pc games over all
     
  20. Themanhunt

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    I wanted to explore game hacking on the DS, plus the fact that it is convenient to be able to store all your games on 1 microSD card and play them.

    Free games is just a bonus.