Which Flash Cart should I get?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Mikozee, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Mikozee
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    Yes, I have read the sticky that's currently up there. I'm making this thread for clarification.

    What I own: 1st-gen 3DS.

    Firmware version: 5.1.0-11u

    What I want to do: Play DS and 3DS roms. Anything indirectly related to that is a plus, but I don't care about anything else (i.e., integrated facebook support, web browser, youtube, etc.)

    According to this sticky, it looks like my best card for this is the R4i Gold / R4i DSN.

    My questions:

    1. What's the difference? The chart's listed both as the same, but the two appear to be different products.

    2. Does it support my firmware version?
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Neither of those cards play 3DS ROM. Only Gateway can play 3DS ROMs but you are on 5.1.0, Gateway only works on 4.1.0 to 4.5.0.
     
  3. Xexyz

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    List of 3DS flashcards: R4i Gold 3D Deluxe, 3DS Link, Orange 3DS, and Gateway.
    All of these play 3DS roms. (of course 4.1-4.5)
     
  4. Mikozee
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    Does that mean I'm out of luck because I have 5.1.0? Or is there an alternative?
     
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    Xexyz GBATemp's™ Official Xexyz

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    Yep, you're out of luck. :(
     
  6. Mikozee
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    Well that's unfortunate, but thank you for the timely response. Is there any word of any of the current cards updating to support the version that I have?

    Also what if I just want to play DS roms? Is a standard R4 supported?
     
  7. user64

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    Sorry if considered a necrobump.
    You can use a standard DS mode card such as R4i Gold 3DS or a Supercard DSTWO. If by standard R4 you mean the original R4, then no.