Why is Sakura better than Moonshell 2?

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Jul 15, 2009
  1. fearofshorts
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    I have been using moonshell ever since I first got a flashcart and jumped on the opportunity to upgrade tp the excellent Moonshell 2.
    However, I have heard many people saying that Moonshell 2 is not as good as Sakura. As far as I can tell (ie: having read THIS review of the M3i Zero) there is no difference between the two except the skin and the ability to load roms without the YS-menu hack.
    So my question is this: is there anything else about Sakura that justifies it's reputation or are people just giving credit to the M3 team where they don't deserve it?
     
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    sakura has cheats from the menu slow moation rts
    and it also has the "Push Slide n Play Feature"
     
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    Oh, ok. Thanks.
    Another question occurs to me... why are they similar?
    I'v heard that there was some history between moonlight and M3, but I don't know any details. Can anyone confirm anything?
     
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    Pretty sure moonlight made both .... moonshell 2 is basically what was produced before the M3 team put in rom loading, cheats, rts. (might be wrong here)
     
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    Moonshell 2 is better for multimedia because it has way more features than Sakura. On the other side, Sakura has Rom loading and lot of fetures in that aspect like RTS.
     
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    What multimedia features are different for Moonshell? I've not used it in a long time.
     
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    I thougt sakura came out before moonshell 2? (im talking about the early japanese only versions)
     
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    The ability to play DPG files smoother. MP3 files are smoother also. Tons more.
     
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    various bug fixes, jacket support, loads of new hot keys. way too many things to list really.
     
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    Oh okay, I see!

    Someone really should add those new features back into Sakura...
     
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    You can't really compare Sakura and Moonshell 2 because they are both different things, Sakura is a firmware whereas Moonshell is a multimedia player. I thought we went through this last year when Moonlight retired from coding.. Moonshell 2 was based off and made a while after Sakura hence all the similarities.
     

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