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

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

  1. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    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

    Sep 17, 2011
    United States
    The Pacific Northwet
    And piracy.
    well, mostly piracy.
  3. elgarta

    elgarta GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 2, 2012
    United States
    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 :)
  4. Todderbert

    Todderbert Korg Fanboy

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    Aug 30, 2009
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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

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Flash carts? So I wouldn't have to buy games.
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  6. Wanderman_Trigge

    Wanderman_Trigge Member

    May 18, 2012
    United States
    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

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    i got into flash kits for gba games, homebrew and emulation.

    -another world
  8. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    So I can fulfill my lifelong ambition of being a pirate.
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  9. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

    Sep 11, 2009
    Free games. :blink:
  10. Ace Overclocked

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

    Jul 30, 2010
    piracy, i'll admit.
  11. rehevkor

    rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 21, 2011
    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

    Apr 11, 2011
    United States
    Tazmily, USA
    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...
  13. Depravo


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    Oct 13, 2008
    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.

    Oct 2, 2010
    United States
    San Miguel
    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

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    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 !!!
  16. Closet Nerd

    Closet Nerd Advanced Member

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    The convenience of storing every game on a single chip and not be bothered by useless clutter.
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  17. SignZ

    SignZ Timelord

    Jul 16, 2008
    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.
  18. DarkStriker

    DarkStriker GBAtemp's Kpop lover!

    Mar 15, 2009
    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

    zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 17, 2008
    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

    Themanhunt GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 11, 2011
    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.
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