which flashcard i can buy

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  1. appolo
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    I want a flashcard to buy most for roms(games) and a little for homebrew!! what i should buy cyclo ds evo ,r4 ,m3 simply,m3 real ?
     
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    anything from this list:
    acekard2, supercard ds1, cycloDS evolution, EDGE, EZ-Flash V+

    NOT the R4
     
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    Prepare to be flamed.
    But seriously, tell us about your financial status first so we can determine which is the best for you.
     
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    not more than 60 eyro!
     
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    all the flashcard are lagged when they play games?>
     
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    I suggest you post to this topic: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=70252

    Few if any flashcards lag during most games. There are a few games like Castlevania that have videos that might lag a little on certain flash carts, but the games are fully playable.

    lurbi's list pretty much sums up the flash carts I've seen recommended the most (with the exception of EZ-Flash V+ which I don't know much about). I would personally recommend the Acekard 2 because it's got a great menu, a nice set of features, and it's inexpensive. DealExtreme.com has the best prices but expect to wait two to three weeks for your shipment. Leetmod.com has very fast shipping to the U.S. and good prices, plus excellent customer service. Note that the Acekard 2's have had some hardware problems recently, but the latest batches have apparently had the problems fixed, so if you purchase an Acekard 2 (or any flash cart really) order from a reputable store (such as the two I mentioned) that will allow you to exchange it if you happen to get one from an older batch.

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    thx, but I can buy in my country only this 3 and i dont wont to buy from other counties!! i want to know which is the best that i can buy R4 M3 SIMPLY,M3 REAL , cycloDS evolution ON OF THSE THX
     
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    CycloDS Evolution is probably the most recommended (also the most expensive) of those you listed.

    The R4 is the LEAST recommended of nearly any flash cart as it's outdated. The M3 DS Simply is identical to the R4 and is therefore also not recommended.

    If I might ask, what country do you live in and why don't you want to buy from other countries? You do know that almost all carts are made in other countries, so whatever store you're buying from in your country actually buys theirs from another country and resells them.

    If you live in the U.S. as your user information suggests, I think that Leetmod.com is located in the U.S. (although it may be in Canada) and has lots of flash carts other than those you listed.

    -Bri
     
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    no i am from greece !! and i dont buy from online !
     
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    OK, gotcha. Your user info shows a U.S. flag, hence the confusion!

    Go with the CycloDS Evolution if you have the cash, otherwise I think you can run Sakura on the M3 DS Real so that wouldn't be a bad choice either. Stay away from the R4 and M3 DS Simply.

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    thx i will buy cyclods !!!
     
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    i found another one cyclods evolution or supercard one
     
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    CycloDS Evo and Supercard DS One are pretty much equal in terms of features but apparently the Supercard is less stable or something like that. I'd personally recommend the CycloDS as I own one and it's awesome. [​IMG]
     
  14. Bri

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    Ahhh...the age-old debate -- CycloDS or SCDS1. Opinions vary on this, and really both are great flash carts.

    The CycloDS has very good support from Team Cyclo and an easy-to-use and fast menu. The SCDS1 is generally much cheaper and has a couple of features the CycloDS doesn't have (yet), but its menu is slower and much more complicated than it should be.

    My personal opinion is that the CycloDS is probably the better of the two because you use the menu every time you use the flash cart and having a nice and responsive menu is most important to me. If price is more important to you or if there is a particular feature the SCDS1 has that the CycloDS doesn't have and you can't live without, you might consider the SCDS1.

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  15. appolo
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    I will buy cycloDs how many GB suport?
     
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    Any that are available now.
     
  17. Bri

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    I don't understand your question. You must have a slot 2 cart such as the EZFlash 3-in-1 to play GBA games that are stored on your microSD card, if that's what you're asking. If you have an EZFlash 3-in-1, the CycloDS has built-in support for it. You would just click on a .gba game from the CycloDS menu and it would load it to the 3-in-1 to play it.

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  18. appolo
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    no i dont want to play gba games
     
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    You have to buy a memory card to go with cyclods....up to 32gb i think.
     
  20. Bri

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    Oh, I misunderstood your question. I thought you were asking about GBA support.

    I believe badzman is correct, the CycloDS supports any microSD or microSDHC card, which can potentially go up to 32GB. There is currently no 32GB microSDHC card that I know of. I think 16MB is the largest available (and those are quite expensive).

    In reality, you probably don't need more than 4GB unless you plan on putting every game made onto a single microSDHC card. A 2GB microSD card can be formatted with FAT16 which is a little faster than FAT32 which is required for cards greater than 4GB. Also, microSD cards use slightly less power than microSDHC cards.

    To give you some idea of how many games a microSD or microSDHC card will hold, a 2GB microSD card holds the firmware plus around 30 or 40 games (depending on how large the games are). I personally have a 2GB Japanese Kingston microSD card because I don't play more than 30 games at once. I just put the games I want to play on there, and delete the games I've already finished (keep a backup of the save file on my PC in case I want to play the game again later).

    -Bri