Which DS flashcard for N3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by fatsquirrel, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. fatsquirrel
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    Hey guys,

    Im looking for a good CHEAP DS flashcard for N3DS xl.
    May I ask, which cards work on these units? WillR4 SDHC Dual-Core 2015 work?
    If not, can you recommend some good ones? :)


    Cheers
     


  2. Adeka

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    r4i gold 3ds only. Nothing else unless you can find a shop that has the supercard dstwo still.
     
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    He's saying that there's not single shop having the DSTWO in stock anymore.
     
  6. fatsquirrel
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    Thanks for this mate. Theres so many versions of this damn card its easy to get lost :unsure:
    Thanks again, Ill get it :)
     
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    What's the difference between Gold and SDHC?
     
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    Can you white list the DS cards in n3DS like you can in the original? I installed a cia to the sysnand that unblocked my DS blue card.
     
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  9. link6155

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    I would recommend the DSTwo for the following reasons:
    • Fast update: The team behind the DSTwo are always on top of the game when it comes to 3DS firmware updates
    • SNES/GBA games: The extra CPU allows GBA, SNES, and other console to be emulated fine unlike other flashcarts
    • In-game tweaks: The DSTwo can apply cheats, slow motion, and even save states while you play DS games
    Unfortunately, it looks like the DSTwo is out of stocks everywhere and there's no words on when it'll be back.
     
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    I normally don't recommend a card that is impossible to find.
     
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    But sending unfortunate souls on a wild goose chase is fun. Seriously, I can't get over the detailed description he wrote for a card that is no longer in production, why bother?

    Anyway, is there a detailed answer as to why the gold version is the best?
     
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    Simple answer: It's not a clone and supports all firmwares to date. Team updates firmware if it gets blocked (like supercard). You never need to buy a new card (The original one the OP linked only gets supported for a year and then they make a new cart and never update the old one.)
     
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    Cheers. I assume the Wood 1.64 firmware on their site: http://r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.htm is the best available?
    Given that the wood firmware was released Nov 2013, I don't see Nintendo blocking DS flashcards in the future.
     
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    It should work fine. Just don't buy those stupid flashcarts that the company only supports for a year.
     
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    Just because it's not in production doesn't mean you can't get it. I just got a DSTwo from a member here on GBAtemp. You really can't get over the description? I think that comment was uncalled for.
     
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    why does everyone love the DSTwo so much when you can play emulators now on the 3ds via homebrew?

    R4 cards gives you ds games for way cheaper
     
  17. Adeka

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    Because the snes and gba emulators are much better then what the 3ds can do right now. Not to mention you don't have to patch any games to play them.
     
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    Suuuuuuuuure:
    pic12-samebuildasr4iihjzy.jpg
    They only released 12 versions without even giving them different labels so you had no idea what version you got before receiving it. And of course you had to buy new card if previous one was blocked.

    Now for real info:
    1) There is no original R4i cards, all of them are clones. R4i Gold 3DS just has official wood support, but other manufacturers have hacked that version to work on their cards a very long time ago.
    2) R4 SDHC Dual-Core 2015 will work just fine, it won't need any additional support since DS games are not released anymore.
    3) You will never have to update it, DS flashcards are not blocked anymore.
    4) Don't bother with DSTWO unless you want crappy snes/gba emulators.
    5) The only real difference between R4i Gold and R4i Dual-Core is RTS support on Gold but its not very good.

    EDIT: 5 depends on Dual-Core version, there are 2 types of them...one uses Wood menu and other uses TTmenu which will have RTS and it'll be much better than Gold version of RTS.
     
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    How about the Ace 3DS Plus as a budget flashcart?
     
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    It'll work fine, basically the same as Gold or Dual-Core. No new DS games have been released since what, 2012? So all the current DS flashcard have roughly the same compatibility and use same type of menu/games data.