Will clone carts support multirom in the future?

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  1. spinner09
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    I noticed on the Gateway website, they've promised multirom support soon (they said they're already testing it internally). But the question is, will the clone carts be able to support it after Gateway release it? (such as 3DSLink, R4i Gold Deluxe, etc)
    I heard some rumors that the clone carts lack the capability and will need a hardware upgrade (so, we'll have to buy a new cart). How reliable are these "rumors"? The R4i team have already promised multirom support in their 3.1 firmware, but I don't know whether to believe them or not.
    I'm considering buying a cheap R4i Gold Deluxe and would like to know, thanks.
     


  2. lambstone

    lambstone No. Nyet. 不. Non. Nein.

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    Whilst we're gleaming into the future.

    Will I win the lottery next week?

    Seriously... there's a ton of discussion on this sub forum. Just because you're too lazy to read through them for your answer doesn't mean you should create a new thread just for asking a question for which the answer already exists.

    To answer your question, there is no answer.
     
  3. gix222

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    it looks like they are not doing anything before gateway realise, cloners said the same thing as gateway, and christmass is over and lies are shown.
     
  4. tecra_a8

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    GW claims that the clones won't be able to support multiROM and NAND based save without upgrades to the hardware chip..
    but who knows.. they still haven't even released their own firmware and christmas is already over
     
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    Where did Gateway claim this, by the way? I've checked their news updates but couldn't find it.
    Also, what if GW is just lying to try and stop people buying the cheaper clones?
     
  6. lambstone

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    It's more of progressive convolution.

    GW really just said that their carts will be updatable without the need for hardware revision. Hence the may or may not be fanboys took this to mean that the clones are inferior hence will need a new hardware chip.
     
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    no one knows except the GW team themselves :)
    but judging from their previous support, firmware and releases, i think these guys are pretty smart ass, they can't be lying
     
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    Is multi-rom really a dealbreaker?

    I would rather GW perfect NAND based saving, maintain up to date compatibility, and develop actual innovations than work feverishly to save the end user a few extra minutes a day in imaging time.
     
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    Price is same like GW, but there is no final price. Maybe they will reduce it.
     
  12. Foxi4

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    There's no reason why they shouldn't or couldn't. That however doesn't mean that they will, and this applies to each and every clone carts.

    The idea of clone carts is to take a pre-existing design, copy it with the least expenses possible and then sell it by undercutting the original's price - this tactic in no way involves loads of effort or post-release support, so all that is within the sphere of speculation. :)
     
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    It's the same price as the Gateway, and the Gateway sucks in comparison to it.
     
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    Yes they will. They will also enable you to teleport anywhere you choose. Even better, they will make your penis grow to extraordinary lengths.
     
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    You don't even have it.
     
  17. spinner09
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    Well, he's kinda right. MT-Card has multirom support already (proven in Youtube videos), and Gateway doesn't. Gateway may need a hardware revision.
     
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    Gateway can release their Firmware before MT-Card does. I suppose that it will be equal to the MT-Card's one (just without the button and maybe with another GUI). Why is everyone talking about Hardware revisions? Until now no 3DS mode flashcard needed one.
     
  19. Steena

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    I would rather have both.
     
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    I dunno man, the mt card looks like chinese crap to me.