Why Slot1 Cards?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Chyper, Jun 15, 2007.

Jun 15, 2007

Why Slot1 Cards? by Chyper at 11:03 PM (1,572 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Chyper
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    Hi,

    i want to buy a flashcard soon. I've read many threads but one question still remains...why do slot1 cards exist in the first place when you can play GBA and NDS games from Slot2 cards? What's the use/benefit of the slot1 cards?

    Besides that, i think the best slot1 card is the new cyclo evolution (waiting for the review :-))
    What Slot2 card is to recommend? (for my GBA needs [​IMG])

    Thanks for your answers.
    Chyper
     
  2. fischju_original

    Banned fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    You don't have to flash your DS. They also allow things like ram and rumble packs to be in the second slot, and they are cheaper. They don't need patching for ROMs either
     
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    Also, battery life.
    Slot 1 cards consume way less power than slot 2 cards
     
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    Allows you to link with gba games easier, better battery life thans if you are using a passtrough.
     
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    Isn't that only slot-2s with ram? The rumble versions have the same, but no gba
     
  6. Chyper
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    Thanks for your answers.

    Which slot2 card would you guys suggest in combo with a cyclo evolution slot1 card?
    Is that 3in1 combo card any good? can you manage your savegames or will they be overwritten every time you copy a new game to the 3in1 card?
     
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    If you can bother waiting for them to release their soft reset code, the 3in1 would be a good choice with Rudolphs Tool, otherwise you can just use rudolphs tool/gbaldr to put GBA games on the 3in1.

    If you're just interested in GBA, but want the storage, get the EZF4 Deluxe. I got an M3 Lite, and it's a good card, but it was too expensive; I'm looking to sell it and buy a 3in1.
     
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    The 3 in 1 is very good for the price, and it is the only current slot 2 flashcart that will allow for GBA linkage with a slot 1 flashcart. I got one because it was cheap, to hold me off until I could afford an M3 lite, but it has become so useful that I'm just going to stick with it.

    You can manage the saves. They stay on the cart until you write a different game to it or back them up manually.
     
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    Do GBA games get written to the slot 2 card through that rudolph program? And if you can manually manage the saves, how do they get sent back to your micro sd card?
     
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    which 3 in 1 card are you guys talking about? does it support DS browser? Does it work with G6 real?
     
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    The EZ-Flash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack. It was designed for use with the EZ-V, but it can be used with any slot 1 cart that has full DLDI support.

    The G6 Real does not have a DLDI driver yet, so it cannot currently be used with the 3-in-1.
     
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    it does not work with G6 real, since the program made by rudolf they were talking about is for M3 simply and R4, and the other one out requires you to dldi patch it, it will work once G6 real releases their dldi patch, if they do that is.

    Ez flash V 3 in1

    GBA rom/Nintendo Ds browser/Rumble pack is what 3 in 1 stands for, it plays gba roms, it is browser ram and it rumbles.
     
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    The Evolution may be the most powerful card, but it is in no way the best. You can buy two R4s with the price of one Evolution.
     
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    This is incorrect. Rudolph's 3in1 tool will work with any slot 1 cart that has full DLDI support, it just happens to have an extra feature (soft reset) that only works on the R4, M3 Simply and DSLink.

    Soft reset is used for enabling rumble and the web browser expansion, it is not needed for playing or managing GBA games.
     
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    it's like one cannot get G6's nice UI without certain sacrifice. I got the G6 lite for the UI, now it cannot act like RAM pack as for M3 and SC. I got G6 real for the UI, and it's does not work with EZ 3 in 1. sigh... I wish the M3 team would use the G6 UI too. I'm sure it's not a problem, I think they just want to leave market share for G6...
     
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    Buy an EZF4 Lite Deluxe. They are the greatest for GBA ROMs(I havent had any problems yet or slowdowns). They also use Micro SD's
     
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    There is a patch that allows the G6 Lite to work as a RAM expansion for the web browser, if that's what you mean.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=525
     

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