Which is better: R4i Gold 3DS or SuperCard DSTwo?

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  1. JohnnyBlaze1986
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    Okay, I'm in the market for a new flash card since Acekard seems to be slipping up an awful lot lately.

    Money isn't a problem, I have enough to get either. But, my main concern is compatibility and ease of use.

    The only real FAQ's such as compatibility lists for the SuperCard DSTwo are from a couple years ago.

    The SNES and GBA emulators are a plus, but I don't know if it's worth getting the card for that when I hear that there are problems with some DS games.

    So, take these into consideration when answering my question:

    -Ease of Use
    -Ease of updating
    -Speed of which the card gets updated
    -For DSTwo, the overall compatibility of the SNES and GBA library
    -Staying power(I don't want this card to be another Acekard or EZ Flash)
    -DS game compatibility

    So, which should I get?
     
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    R4 3DS = Relatively fast updating (They're a bit slow on this update, but to be fair, so is DSTwo) and it's easy to update (it can download updates in a setting)
    Great compatibility, and purely amazing


    DSTwo = Slightly shorter battery life
    Awesome GBA/SNES Emulator
    Real time cheats
    Slow down
    Game guides support
    Apparently possible to update the firmware even if it was blocked by the 3DS
     
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    I say this is matter of opinion.
    Both have great features as well both have the fastest updates. Supercard DSTwo does come with RTS, GBA/SNES emulation, but it's rather pricey.
    The R4i Gold has the fastest updates around, sometimes updating faster than the DSTwo (I have seen it once or twice) as well runs Wood R4. Wood R4 has great features that the DSTwo lacks like Homebrew soft-reset, Wifi updates, custom icons, ect. It is also a lot cheaper than the DSTwo.

    Personally I suggest going with the R4i Gold. I also suggest using zhuzhuchina, they are the best site around. They are one of the most trusted sites, that has also been confirmed to ship legit R4i Gold cards.
     
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    I just bought my first 3DS(XL version)
    and am also going to get a flash card, and being new to the 3DS scene,
    I would like to borrow your topic a bit and ask specifically about the SNES emulation.
    How good is SNES emulation on R4i gold and on DSTwo?
     
  5. Krestent

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    SNES emulation on R4i Gold? Just about nonexistent. On the DSTWO, it's slightly slower than 100% speed but still very playable.
     
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    thanks for the fast reply.
    i guess i'll be going with the DSTwo then.
    As for it lowering the battery life, i'm guessing it's nothing big, is it?

    edit: grammar
     
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    That doesn't include Mariokart.
    Mariokart can't run on DStwo.
     
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    DSTWO- Can play any rom and fast updates
     
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    As far as DS things are concerned, both carts update their firmwares within a short time and have great game compatibility.

    As far as staying power, the DSTwo since it has clean mode (which runs new games without updates while other carts need specific patches developed or need to wait for an official update) and has an emergency firmware update mode that can sometimes update the system even when a DSi/3DS has already locked it out (but you just make sure to not update your system you'll be fine anyways).
     
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    SuperCardDSTwo: Onboard RAM allows for better running of GBA and SNES games via emulators. However, onboard RAM MASSIVELY drains the battery, even if the SuperCard isn't running and you just keep it in the slot with the 3DS on. Includes "emergency" update mode in case you update your 3DS before updating your flash cart.

    R4i Gold: No onboard RAM means no battery drain just from keeping it in the 3DS. Much cheaper than SuperCard DSTwo.

    My recommendation? Get the SuperCard DSTwo if you want to play GBA/SNES, get the R4iGold if you don't. I got rid of my SuperCard not too long ago because I don't think the SNES/GBA emulators work very well at all, so the battery drain was unnecessary. I'm going to grab an R4iGold when I get a chance.
     
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    Well, actually there is SNESmulDS which can run in R4i Gold or any DS flashcard. It's emulation is way worst than SCDS2 but it does exist and someone worked really hard to make it, so just thought it was fair to metion it.
     
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    I noticed with the R4i Gold, there's type C, D, E, F & G.

    Which one is the most recommended?
     
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    both cards are good i have a dstwo and a r4i gold i personally prefer dstwo and he updating is very easy as far as buying one if you live in the usa, the best place is www.realhotstuff.com i ordered both of my cards from there and they are both legit. also, it only took 4 or 5 days to come in, and you can track your order. if you order one from a chineese site it will take forever. ;) if you want a card for emulation of nes, snes, gba, gbc, gb, sega, neo geo, and more the dstwo is the way to go. otherwise if you want it to try out ds games and such get a r4i gold. the r4i gold was my first card and like a week later i got the dstwo because of the emulation. as far as compatability of ds games i have had no problems out of the dstwo, snes emul is the best of any card and so is gba emul. the say it drains more battery but honestly i dont even notice a difference. dstwo is the way to go.
     
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    Where are you seeing this?
     
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    I think they might be different models of the similar cards. Look at the card this site is offering, it says it's type "D"

    Also I suggest anyone buying an R4i Gold, buy it from zhuzhuchina, they are confirmed to sell the right R4i Gold that works with Wood R4.
     
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    Oh yeah I was looking at the zhuzhuchina website where it had all those options. Type D it is!

    Thanks guys.
     
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    FYI: not to sound like I'm advertising, but I'm selling a DSTWO that hasn't been used for close to 2 years.
     
  18. LaserZX

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    Do you guys know how long zhuzhuchina usually takes to reply?

    I requested their Paypal information, but haven't received anything yet.
     

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