Which flashcard has Best Rom compatability?

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by nesis, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. nesis
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    I'm planning on getting a friend a flashcard. I got an R4 years back, but it seems they aren't updated anymore and antipiracy is a bit of a hassle to get around now. What card should I be looking for If I just want one for roms? (posting here instead of one of the flashcard boards for less biased opinion)
     
  2. Eon-Rider

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    The Acekard 2i running on AKAIO (custom firmware made by Normmatt of GBAtemp) is a great option. He releases game fixes just as fast as the commercial teams, if not faster. Otherwise, any of the flashcarts that are recommended by people are viable.
     
  3. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    but akaio is dead
     
  4. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    The CycloDS has a "stealth mode" that supposedly bypasses any anti-piracy, but at the cost of not being able to use Real-time save, cheat codes, or any other features.
     
  5. nesis
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    Whats Real-time save exactly? Is that like savestates or the regular method of saving in the game?
     
  6. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    savestates
    and i reccomend you get the m3i zero
     
  7. Gariscus

    Gariscus Former Team Cyclops Mod

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    Is that official?
     
  8. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    well it came from norrmatt so yeah i guess so
     
  9. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Yeah... his title is now "Former AKAIO Programmer"
     
  10. Eon-Rider

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    Source? If it was due to the hacking of AKAIO to work on other flashcarts then I still doubt he's abandoned AKAIO.

    EDIT: Hmm, after seeing Normmatt's user title I'm not so sure. =\
     
  11. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    its always been that [​IMG]
     
  12. Sinistral89

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    Stop spreading false rumors. It was an april fools joke that got out of hand. If it is abandoned why was there an update made to akaio a few days ago?
     
  13. Eon-Rider

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=201631&st=0

    *poke*

    I believe Rockstar was referring to that.
     
  14. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    yup
     
  15. djshok

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    Get a CycloDS Evolution. It's supported by the actual people that make the card, with official firmware updates every few weeks. It's also easy to use and you don't have to worry about putting any 3rd party firmware on there or anything, it just works on its own. Plus, all sort of cool features like the ingame menu and perfect GBA support if you get an EZ Flas 3in1.

    Check 'em out: http://www.cyclopsds.com/cgi-bin/cyclods/engine.pl
     
  16. Lilith Valentine

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    Between insane and insecure
    I'd say the best card is the M3i Zero really
     
  17. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    Agreed
     
  18. House Spider

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    Get a Supercard DSONE(i). They have good support and they even released a Zelda Spirit Tracks Fix for their Slot-2 Cards.
     
  19. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Really?
    I thought it was just "AKAIO Programmer" or something before... oh well.
     
  20. House Spider

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    He stated that when it he quits AKAIO it will be open source.