Which Acekard should I spring for?

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  1. Eclipse42
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    First post here. Sup everyone?

    Anyway, over the past day or two I've been scoping out the DS flash card scene, and reviews tend to favor the Acekard 2, because of its reliability and also its low price. Here's my dilemma: I have a DS Lite. There are two versions of the Acekard 2, the 2.1 and the 2i, the latter of which seems to be newer and designed with the DSi in mind. I have no plans to upgrade to a DSi, so are there any clear advantages for a user of an older DS model to use the 2i model as opposed to the 2.1?

    Of course, I'm also open to recommendations for other flash carts as long as they are comparable in terms of features.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Daidude

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    Probably get the Acecard 2.1 unless you have friends that have a DSi and may borrow your flashcart or want to use it. You never know... I would get either 2.1 or 2i.
     
  3. Hakoda

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    Right now, it almost impossible to find and buy the original AK2. Most sites carry AK2.1's. I would go with a 2i as its build is glued down while the 2.1 is clipped. The 2i also has a repairable/updatedable bootloader so if anything goes wrong or you actually do get a DSi and need to update, then there it is.

    EDIT: I seemed to have gotten myself mixed up; it is the 2.1 that has better build quality than the 2i

     
  4. Kiekoes

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    Ak2i, I owned it and it was great.
     
  5. Slyakin

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    Well, I'd say AceKard 2i, because it's just more reliable than the others.
     
  6. Eclipse42
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    Alright, looks like I'm going for the 2i. Thanks guys!

    Quick question. It's probably a given, but the 2i does have full GBA emulation support, right?
     
  7. Another World

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    the ak2.1 comes in glued or clipped and spring loaded or non spring loaded. acekard stopped making the clipped shells over a year ago but some resellers still have them. the 2i has a much worse build than the 2.1. the 2i has contact issues, msd slot issues, and shell issues. i have used many which are fine, but i have my share of warped 2i shells and pcbs which do not make contact. i've never had a problem with my 2.1 cards and i currently have 7 of them. if you are not going to get the dsi, you want the 2.1. i only upgraded to the 2i when i picked up my XL.

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  8. Uncout

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    Yea, you should get the 2i if your going to get an acekard, but the only slot 1 flash card with GBA support is the SC DS2, you can run GBA games on a DSL and a slot 2 card with the acekard though if thats what you mean?
     
  9. Hakoda

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    Not by itself. It needs a slot-2 expansion like the EZ Flash 3in1. if you want a slot-1 GBA Emulator then I suggest switching cards to the Supercard DSTwo.
     
  10. YayMii

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    Just to let you know, that isn't an emulator. If you're using a Slot-2 expansion, it'll be running natively, meaning you won't have those issues you typically run into when using an emulator, as it'll be running as if it was on an actual GBA.
     
  11. person66

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    Also, if you decide to go for the supercard DS two than you would also be able to run SNES games and other stuff that regular flash cards can't run (or can't run well). But if all you want is to be able to play ds and gba games, than the acecard 2i (or 2.1) and slot-2 expansion would be the better choice
     
  12. Another World

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    if and when they release the snes emu.

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