Which came first?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by KazoWAR, Apr 24, 2009.

Apr 24, 2009

Which came first? by KazoWAR at 4:33 PM (1,052 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. KazoWAR
    OP

    Member KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,752
    Location:
    Winter Haven
    Country:
    United States
    Dose anyone know? I tryed to google it, but all I found where old threads asking, Should I get M3 Simply or R4?

    I know they are the same cards, but what card was first.
     
  2. Fabis94

    Member Fabis94 Xbawx playa

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    847
    Country:
    Latvia
    Never mind [​IMG]
     
  3. Depravo

    Global Moderator Depravo Jaded curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,082
    Location:
    Purgatory
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    That's not what he asked.
     
  4. Fabis94

    Member Fabis94 Xbawx playa

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    847
    Country:
    Latvia
    Oh right lol...umm okay
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    Member DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    4,325
    Location:
    Georgia
    Country:
    United States
    The R4 is the original, the M3 Simply came very shortly afterward. They are indeed the same, and you can use one's firmware on the other with some minor hacking. Neither is worth buying nowadays.
     
  6. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I agree - I've have/had the M3 Simply but it's not supported anymore - so the best thing is to get a more 'modern' card (any with an 'i' on the end Acekard 2i/DSTTi/EZVi etc), these are not only compatible with the DSi but also backward compatible with DSLite/Phats - also being modern there's bound to be support for it either from the manufacturer or from the clever bods that do Homebrew
     
  7. Golin

    Member Golin GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Messages:
    201
    Location:
    United States
    Country:
    United States
    The R4 DS came out first while the M3 Team was working on their own card. They realized that they would not make it out along with their competitors in time and lose market share so they made a deal with the company producing the R4 DS. That company agreed to do a small change in the card and relabel it the M3 DS Simply while the M3 Team worked on their own card. This way the company profited, M3 profited, and the M3 Team would have some buffer for their own true card to be released.

    That's why the M3 DS Simply firmware came out later than the R4 DS firmware time after time and had a lower firmware version number than the R4 DS although they were, in fact, the same firmware.
     
  8. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    16,978
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Who cares? What matters is what does its job better.
     
  9. KazoWAR
    OP

    Member KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    1,752
    Location:
    Winter Haven
    Country:
    United States
    I just wanted to know who ripped off who, but since neither was a rip off and it was a business deal then it makes its all good.
     
  10. elixirdream

    Member elixirdream GBAtemp Legend

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    10,007
    Location:
    6th Dimention
    Country:
    Malaysia
    I thank you for this piece of information! [​IMG]
     

Share This Page