Which to get for GBA emulation?

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  1. doeo
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    Hi guys i am new
    I have a good question because I want to be able to emulate gba on my DS.
    I already have an acekard2i for my DSi and DS lite.
    But I want to emulate GBA so...
    Should I get an EZflash 3 in 1 or a SuperCardDStwo?
    I know that Ezflash is only for slot 2 and DSi doesnt have slot 2.
    But is there still a reason I should prefer Ezflash over Supercard?

    And one last question...
    What is this lameboy emulator I hear of...?

    Can I emulate with just my acekard. (sorry for my noobiness)
     


  2. Sir-Fritz

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    lameboy is for gb and gbc only (not gba). EzFlash 3 in 1 doesn't emulate anyway.
     
  3. jurassicplayer

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    That sounds like a hard decision actually. If you use the DSLite more anyways, then you might as well go for the 3in1, though if you paid double, you could emulate GBA games on either system. Given the choice, I would probably go for the 3in1 because its cheaper and still can get the job done, AKAIO already has high compatibility, and the 3in1 opens up other possibilities with dumping and restoring saves for commercial games. On the other hand, getting a SCDS2 gets you almost to the same place (unless you really use the extra functions), and costs twice the amount.
     
  4. RupeeClock

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    Supercard DSTwo's GBA emu will reportedly be the same the iPlayer's.

    What we know about the iPlayer's is that many games are playable with a minor frameskip, others not playable at all.

    It's better to go for the EZ Flash 3in1, you'll get 99% compatibility since it actually won't be emulated, it's played natively on the DS Lite hardware.
     
  5. doeo
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    Thanks guys I decided to go for the ezflash. But i got one last question... Is the 3 in 1 just an extension? As in... Do I need another slot1 flashcard for it to work or is it a completely different flashcart which works on its own?

    again: thanks a hell lot guys [​IMG]
     
  6. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    It's a seperate flashcart but it still needs a slot 1 cart. Pretty much every slot 1 cart has some kind of support for it though, either natively or through something like GBA_ExpLoader. The AK2i has native support if you're using AKAIO.
     
  7. GWEndlessDuel

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    If you've got a DS lite and you want to be able to play GBA games there's really no reason not to go with a 3-in-1. Apart from the fact that it's a little annoying having to load 32MB roms into the NOR (simply because there is not enough PSRAM to hold it) you'd probably be much happier with it as a solution than an iPlayer or SCDS2. The emulation just isn't quite there yet in my opinion.

    ..and yeah you still need a slot 1 of some sort. Your Acekard 2i that you already have is fine for it.
     
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    A 3in1 will run gba perfectly. I have an iPlayer and I can tell you that the emulator has potential but it kind of sucks at the moment. So if you want to play gba the 3in1 is still the way to go.
     
  9. The Pi

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    why not get both

    3in1 for lite
    and dstwo for dsi

    simples
     
  10. doeo
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    Thanks all! Yeah the 3 in 1 really is a good choice. But getting it off shop temp is a little expensive. I'll have to search. [​IMG]

    And... The Pi, haha things look really easy in your life. Hope you keep it up. [​IMG] But most of us can't just wait for money to pour in our hands from the sky so I guess I'll stick to getting the 3 in 1.

    GWEndlessDuel, I have no idea about what you just said... [​IMG] thanks for trying though. To me, whatever you said = ZOMG 3 in 1 NAO SCREW DA SCDS2!

    Yup yup that wraps it up... so yeah [​IMG]

    Oh yea and TrolleyDave, I do use akaio so thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! Heeeh! thanks for the search [​IMG]

    also, thanks for the spent time.
     
  13. GWEndlessDuel

    GWEndlessDuel Banned

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    If english is your native language I'm not quite sure what the problem is, unless you happen to have a reading disability. A little less attitude goes a long way when trying to express appreciation by the way.
     
  14. doeo
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    wut? v_v
     
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    Edit: post removed. I admit I could afford to be a little more civil and it's not really my place to question a moderator
     
  16. TrolleyDave

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    It was the lack of politeness. It could have been worded in a much more respectful and polite way.
     
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    Noted. Thanks for the explanation instead when a warning or worse could have been brought. I apologize to the OP and to the mods and I'll keep it in mind.
     
  18. RupeeClock

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    GWEndlessDuel, learn a little tact, doeo probably didn't understand what you meant by NOR and PSRAM, he doesn't have the 3in1 after all. To suggest he can't understand english is a bit mean.

    Doeo, let me explain.
    NOR mode means you can write a GBA rom to the 3in1, which will let you load a GBA game as thought it were a real GBA cart, without going through Slot 1.
    PSRAM mode is temporary, where a GBA rom and its save file are loaded into PSRAM and the rom is lost when powered off. The savefile is then loaded from the 3in1 next time you start your Acekard (or GBA_EXPloader)

    In a nut shell, NOR is permanent, great for playing through a whole game, PSRAM is on-the-fly and good for short bursts of multiple games.
    There are a few 32mb GBA roms out there, like Mother 3, that can't be played in PSRAM mode.
     
  19. The Pi

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    i think mods know what flaming and trolling is
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

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    There! Now we can be friends again.


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