which is better acekard 2 or cyclods evolution

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by shasta588, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. shasta588
    OP

    Member shasta588 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    south eastern MI
    Country:
    United States
    if they both had dsi support which would be better please no saying anything about other flash carts and could someone give me a complete features coparrison so I can decide which one to get
     
  2. Purses

    Member Purses GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Country:
    United States
    Read the wikis, read the reviews. There are tons of tools at your disposal.
     
  3. unknownworlder

    Member unknownworlder GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Country:
    United States
    Lets see, well, as far as I know, the cyclods doesnt have any dsi support, while the ak2i has dsi support. The cyclods is more expensive, but has lots of features like an in-game menu, and real time saves.
    The Ak2i has hardly any special features, but its much cheaper and using it with AKAIO firmware rocks.
     
  4. shasta588
    OP

    Member shasta588 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    south eastern MI
    Country:
    United States
    there's no wiki for acekard 2
     
  5. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    So?
    The reviews are the best info sources you could wish for.
    Read them both.
     
  6. shasta588
    OP

    Member shasta588 GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    south eastern MI
    Country:
    United States
  7. BurlyEd

    Member BurlyEd GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    389
    Location:
    Big Hat Country
    Country:
    United States
    I have a CycloDS Evo. It is my second favorite. I like my EDGE better.
    I seldom use the Evo, but I am going to try using it more.
    I have no doubt that CycloDS is the best, but ...

    I used to have an AK2. I hated it. I loaned it to several people. They all hated it.
    I finally gave it to someone else who traded it for a DSTT (or maybe an R4?).
    I have no doubt that AK2 is one of the best, but I just don't like it and I do not know anyone who does.

    I have an NDSi on preorder and an AK2i on order. I want to try AKAIO. The AK2i does not have the crappy clips.
    If/when an EDGEi or CycloDSi becomes available I will probably buy one and frisbee the AK2i.

    I think that different cards appeal to different people. Little kids like R4 and DSTT.
    Advanced users like more expensive and powerful carts. I also have but never use:
    R4, DSTT, SCDSone. I have used and/or owned almost everything else including an R4 clone.
    Your mileage may vary.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. SleepingDragon

    Member SleepingDragon GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    770
    Location:
    P3X-719
    Country:
    United States
    I've owned and used both an Acekard 2 and CycloDS Evo (as well as R4, DSLink, etc.) and imo Cyclo is best, hands down. Since I tried the Cyclo, I have never and will never go back to anything else.
     
  9. hdofu

    Member hdofu GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    254
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    I heard it did have experimental support
     
  10. Eternal Myst

    Member Eternal Myst Back from the Myst.

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,634
    Location:
    I have a bomb alallalallala
    Country:
    United States
    CycloDS is best.
     
  11. Toni Plutonij

    Former Staff Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,153
    Location:
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    Country:
    Croatia
    Move to appropriate section..

    Also, out of those two carts, you have to choose for yourself what do you need more! If you have money and like extra features (and you think you'll use them) get CycloDS, if you don't care about extras stuff, you want cheaper cart, but reliable and with nice GUI, get AK2..

    REMEMBER, if you want your AK to work with DSi, you have to get AK2i!!
     
  12. Adr990

    Member Adr990 To boldly go where no man has gone before!

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,469
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Cyclo does have the most features, and support for slot-2 (And like EZFlash thing) ) Rumble stand in flash menu setting, bright setting...

    In game bright setting and rumble setting, and read txt files in game Real state save...

    Most rom support...
    And protection by pass code not needed...

    And more...

    Cyclo is the best... and updates most of all flashcards!
     
  13. Normmatt

    Member Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,135
    Country:
    New Zealand
    Wrong again AK2 is the best, AKAIO gets updated every day.
     
  14. BurlyEd

    Member BurlyEd GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    389
    Location:
    Big Hat Country
    Country:
    United States
    This is an update of my post #7 on this thread.

    I just received the AK2i that I ordered 3 weeks ago from DX.
    Construction quality seems greatly improved over the POS early AK2 I previously had.

    I installed the 4.15 official firmware and I still hate it - except for moonshell.
    Next I tried AKAIO 1.4. I have only used it for a short time, but I really like it!
    I am not sure yet that I like it as well as an EDGE or CycloDS, but I like better than anything else I have tried!
    Time will tell. I hope it works on the NDSi I have pre-ordered.

    If money is a factor, I would buy either an AK2i and run AKAIO or an EDGE with EDGE-OS-1.44 or later.
    I will never buy another standard AK2. I will not use the current official AK2 firmware!
    The CycloDS may be worth double the price to some, but not to me.

    edit

    After further use, I have changed my opinion again.
    Now I think CycloDS IS worth the extra cost.
    I would recommend:
    1 - CycloDS Evo for experts without budget constraints.
    2 - EDGE for anyone.
    3 - AK2i with AKAIO for experts on a budget or NDSi owners or prospective owners.
    4 - DSTT for beginners, children and misers only.
    I am still hoping for an EDGEi and/or Evoi.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. MFDC12

    Member MFDC12 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    761
    Country:
    United States
    thats funny, since last time i recall the acekard supported cheats. how is that playing games as they were intended?

    real time save is very helpful, especially on games where you can not save often, or maybe you want to explore different paths. maybe you do not want to start at the beginning of a dungeon in phantom hourglass. *shrugs*

    to be honest, if rts/rtg was implemented into akaio one day, acekard would probably be my main cart of choice (and this is coming from a cyclo user)

    though to answer the OP's question, if you want rts/rtg/ingame menu get a cyclods, otherwise, acekard will fit your needs
     

Share This Page