which is the best flash card for game's

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Jun 15, 2010
  1. citroenice
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    Hello, I'm looking for a good flash card for my Nintendo DSlite. this will be my first flash card and i dont have experience with it at all...

    Im going on holiday for a long time and i wanted to get a flash card for nds game's not for the music or video's
    just a fast one with 100% working rom's... i currenlty thinking about a Acekart 2.1, but not sure it's the best choose
    and what do i need more then only just the card? (that i know a MicroSDHC or something and a usb but that's already included if im right...)

    is there anything else i need to know about it?

    thx for helping [​IMG]

    (srry for bad english, is my first post on this forum [​IMG] )
     
  2. tk_saturn

    Member tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    For a first time cart, the Acekard is ideal.

    However, you are better off with an Acekard 2i. The reason being you will still be able to use it if you replace your DS Lite with a DSi or DSi XL, and there's also a reasonable chance you will be able to use it on the 3DS to play DS Games.
     
  3. Miser

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    Fixed link to ShopTemp Acekard 2i


    The original R4 is also a great choice, if you have a phat/lite DS and don't need SDHC mSD (it's compatible with regular mSD only, 2GB max).

    R4DS, $6.00 at ShopTemp

    R4DS, $3.30 at PriceAngels.
    Can't get the link working.

    Best value you can get, with Wood R4 it has great compatibility.
     
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    So you guys says R4 is the best for me...
    But is it USB adapter included? And how long Will
    the take?
     
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    I would agree with tk_saturn on the acekard2i. Granted its not as cheap as an R4 and may or may not be quicker at updating than AKAIO (depends on YWG), but AKAIO has a higher chance of working with future games that may have anti-piracy because unlike the R4, acekards have the ability to attempt AP patching whereas R4's must have the firmware updated on a per rom basis (like ysmenu).
    Of course, supposing you aren't going to play the newer games or have the patience to count on YWG's releases, you could totally go for the R4.

    As for the USB adapter...well the one I got with my R4 was crap (SimplyMods) and my acekard didn't come with one. Usually storebought adapters are more reliable than the ones included with flashcarts, though my first adapter still works fine (also came with an R4, but it was an R4 Original with all of the nice packaging and outdated firmware =D).

    Shipping generally is said to take 2-5 weeks...
     
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    ok im going for a Acekardi

    buying from a site of my own country: http://www.superpcs.nl/catalog/prod...need if im right... for a totall of 50 euro's
     
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    So he's better off waiting for AKAIO releases, huh? Lately they've been taking way longer than Wood updates. Again with the misdirection.

    So, the fact is that the best firmware for both R4DS and AK2i is unofficial, which means you can't expect any support. They develop their firmwares on their free time and they might stop any time.

    E: By the way, the site you're buying from is selling the Supercard DSONEi for the same price. You might want to look into that before order anything. It has more features and an active official support team. I don't own the cart so I don't know much about it, firmware the update frequency, build quality, or anything, but I've gotten the impression that it's good.
     
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    The R4 AP needs to be specifically added on a per game basis w/R4 HW. As mentioned by "jurassicplayer".
     
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    So, you could just play Jam with the Band on AKAIO without waiting for an update, right? Oh wait, that's right you couldn't. Zelda? No. Megaman? No. Warioware DIY? No. Anything? No.
    Read my post more carefully. It's like I said, it might have some kind of auto-patching but it won't work on current anti-piracy measures.
     
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    The feature isn't static it can be improved upon by those with the source code. It's not like they have some archaic AP auto patching code that's just kept around for bloat.
     
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    Well, AKAIO did work fairly with Pokemon HGSS even without an update (still froze rarely, but it was playable on AKAIO rather than unplayable after gym three on various other flashcarts)...although that is for a totally different reason unrelated to AP patching xD (I think).

    I'm not really sure I'm misinforming people on this one...I'm just saying that acekards do have the ability to attempt it (whether it works or not doesn't really matter to me, since I just go with "if it works, hell it works. if it doesn't, well it doesn't") whereas R4 just can't do that. We aren't saying that it will help for squat (but if it does, more power to it I suppose...) but it IS a feature of acekards and he has full rights to place whatever hopes and dreams he wants on it (even if I don't xD).

    I really don't mind whether he gets an AK2i or an R4. I have both and they are interchangeable IMO...either way, its either YWG solo and the WoodR4 or the entire AKAIO team (YWG included) and AKAIO. I would say both are fairly reliable (the AKAIO team has history backing them, but hell so does YWG...just most of the recognition goes to Normmatt xD). I place some slight trust in the fact that WoodR4/RPG is opensource, but I also place trust in the fact that the AKAIO team IS made of more than just one person.
     
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    Be as it may, you still can't name a single game AP protected game that didn't need patching.
     
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    You seem to think that AKAIO's loader updates are slow as shit. I'm fine with waiting half a day to a day for a game fix (this is of course if they're not working on the next release).
     

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