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Offline jagman1x3

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Best Flashcart for 3DS
« on: Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:43:34 AM »
I'm looking for a flashcart that will let me play my DS roms on a 3DS, and I don't care about support for 3DS games. I only have experience with a CycloDS Evolution, so I don't know anything about different carts and firmwares. I know that the iEvolution works on the 3DS, but it's much too expensive. What flashcarts are relatively cheap, easy to use, and will work on the 3DS? If knowledge of how to use different flashcarts is required, a link to a tutorial would also be appreciated.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #1 on: Thursday March 24, 2011, 03:51:25 AM »
if you put a flashcard on your 3DS it will brick and die
you cant do that, also there is no flashcard for the 3DS yet

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #2 on: Thursday March 24, 2011, 04:47:54 AM »
im only using my dsi to use roms the 3ds ill use official games on

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #3 on: Thursday March 24, 2011, 08:52:45 AM »
supercard ds2   that is the best card at the moment but acecard 2i   is the second best at the moment but cant do anything like the scds1 but is cheap

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #4 on: Thursday March 24, 2011, 08:53:56 AM »
if you put a flashcard on your 3DS it will brick and die
you cant do that, also there is no flashcard for the 3DS yet

Way to fear monger for Nintendo. That rumor is false BS set out probably by Nintendo themselves to try to scare people out of pirating.

Anyways, the Acekard2i runs on the 3DS with the DSi 1.4.1 update applied. I don't think it needs another update, I could be wrong, just gotta check the site. AKAIO will be the firmware that you'll want to use with it. Otherwise there is the Supercard DSTwo which needs no special updates to run on the DSi or 3DS, but will cost you more. Worth every penny in my opinion.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #5 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 12:51:20 AM »
What exactly can the DSTwo do that the Acekard can't?

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #6 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 12:56:36 AM »
drain the DS battery faster. And play GBA games on a DSi.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #7 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 01:11:13 AM »
drain the DS battery faster. And play GBA games on a DSi.
How much faster does it drain the battery? The 3DS battery life is pretty low already.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #8 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 01:25:37 AM »
no idea, but the DSTwo has an onboard CPU and RAM that will draw power, the acekart2i does not.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #9 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 01:42:41 AM »
Thanks. gameplayfun is selling the Acekard 2i for $13, so I'll probably buy that. Is there a tutorial anywhere on how to set up and use the Acekard?

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #10 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 03:26:50 AM »
Is there a tutorial anywhere on how to set up and use the Acekard?
Yes, on the same board. Search for the first few posts.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #11 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 07:14:17 AM »
Well, as I know, this R4i SDHC 3DS card can run 2D games on Nintendo 3DS.
Can Acekard 3 card support 3D games?

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #12 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 12:19:17 PM »
No cards can support 3ds games yet.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #13 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 02:02:35 PM »
here is a guide that i made on how to set up the acekard: http://forum.romulation.net/index.php?topic=52218.0 and the acekard right now does not work on 3ds with the 1.4.1. acekard team did mention that they made an update for the acekard to work on 3ds but they are witing for the us release of the 3ds so nintendo doesnt patch it with some sort of system update

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #14 on: Friday March 25, 2011, 03:59:40 PM »
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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #15 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 11:26:18 AM »
drain the DS battery faster. And play GBA games on a DSi.

You are grossly underestimating the DSTWO.  It can run emulators better than the acekard can.  There are little or no bootleg DSTWOs as opposed to the market being saturared with fake acekard2is.  The DSTWO bypasses any and all forms of anti-piracy without a patch, so you can always play games right when they come out while everyone else has to watch for rom patches and firmware updates.  It's better, it's faster, it's more reliable, and considering just how much software you'll be putting on it, you're better off not cheaping out.

You can also watch full movies on the DSTWO, I'm not sure but I don't think the acekard can.

Unless you're seriously in danger of losing your house, save up an extra few bucks and get a DSTWO.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #16 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 12:10:39 PM »
You are grossly underestimating the DSTWO.  It can run emulators better than the acekard can.  There are little or no bootleg DSTWOs as opposed to the market being saturared with fake acekard2is.  The DSTWO bypasses any and all forms of anti-piracy without a patch, so you can always play games right when they come out while everyone else has to watch for rom patches and firmware updates.  It's better, it's faster, it's more reliable, and considering just how much software you'll be putting on it, you're better off not cheaping out.

You can also watch full movies on the DSTWO, I'm not sure but I don't think the acekard can.

Unless you're seriously in danger of losing your house, save up an extra few bucks and get a DSTWO.

Last I heard the DSTwo specific emulators sucked in comparison to the ones already available, the 'bypasses any and all forms of antipiracy without a patch' has been proven false on at least two separate occasions and 'better' is an invalid statement without justification.

Price does not necessarily indicate quality, the acekart2i is a perfectly good card, that is perfectly capable of running movies, which is a feature provided by most flashcarts.

I make my statements based on the experience of numerous people on these boards, not marketing hype.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #17 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 12:15:23 PM »
the scds2 supports gba, gbc, gb, snes, nes, mame and movies without converting like the iplayer but not quite as good  and more

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #18 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 03:15:50 PM »
the scds2 supports gba, gbc, gb, snes, nes, mame

so does the acekart2i excepting gba.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #19 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 03:49:16 PM »
Last I heard the DSTwo specific emulators sucked in comparison to the ones already available, the 'bypasses any and all forms of antipiracy without a patch' has been proven false on at least two separate occasions and 'better' is an invalid statement without justification.

Price does not necessarily indicate quality, the acekart2i is a perfectly good card, that is perfectly capable of running movies, which is a feature provided by most flashcarts.

I make my statements based on the experience of numerous people on these boards, not marketing hype.

Last you heard?  You don't even own a DSTWO?  Your opinion has become completely and utterly invalidated.  I own both the DSTWO and Acekard2i, and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that the DSTWO blows the ak2i out of the water.

Yes, the acekard2i does exactly what it's supposed to do and is in no way a bad card.  But to actually imply that it's better than the DSTWO is just lunacy.  There is nothing the ak2i can do that the DSTWO cannot.  There are several things the DSTWO can do that the ak2i cannot.  Therefore, it's impossible to say truthfully that the ak2i holds any sort of candle to the DSTWO in any aspect besides price.

The ak2i does NOT have a real super nintendo emulator by the way, as the list of compatible games for it is pitifully small, and even among those are full of glitches that render them unplayable, whereas the DSTWO emulator has only minor flaws and runs MOST games smoothly.

Go try a dstwo because honestly, your blatant fanboyism is making you come off as just silly.  Like I said, the ak2i is good, the DSTWO is better.  There is zero bias in my statement because I have tried both (the ak2i before the dstwo even, so I started off as a big ak2i fan until the DSTWO showed it up), whereas you don't even own a dstwo.


Case and point, checkmate, game over, you lose, until you mod me because admins tend to have a heavy trigger finger when proven wrong.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #20 on: Saturday March 26, 2011, 04:04:39 PM »
Last you heard?  You don't even own a DSTWO?  Your opinion has become completely and utterly invalidated.  I own both the DSTWO and Acekard2i, and I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that the DSTWO blows the ak2i out of the water.

Yes, the acekard2i does exactly what it's supposed to do and is in no way a bad card.  But to actually imply that it's better than the DSTWO is just lunacy.  There is nothing the ak2i can do that the DSTWO cannot.  There are several things the DSTWO can do that the ak2i cannot.  Therefore, it's impossible to say truthfully that the ak2i holds any sort of candle to the DSTWO in any aspect besides price.

The ak2i does NOT have a real super nintendo emulator by the way, as the list of compatible games for it is pitifully small, and even among those are full of glitches that render them unplayable, whereas the DSTWO emulator has only minor flaws and runs MOST games smoothly.

Go try a dstwo because honestly, your blatant fanboyism is making you come off as just silly.  Like I said, the ak2i is good, the DSTWO is better.  There is zero bias in my statement because I have tried both (the ak2i before the dstwo even, so I started off as a big ak2i fan until the DSTWO showed it up), whereas you don't even own a dstwo.


Case and point, checkmate, game over, you lose, until you mod me because admins tend to have a heavy trigger finger when proven wrong.

how the hell am I a fanboy? I don't even own an NDS or have the slightest bit of interest in owning one. I have, however, been on this forum right from the beginning and have read hundreds, if not thousands of posts about the different carts. That is what my so-called 'invalid' opinion is based on, the reported experience of dozens of different people, where as your 'valid' opinion is based on the experience of ONE person. My opinion is no less valid than yours. Nor did I imply that the acekard2i is better.

You say you have zero bias because you own both? guess what, you can still be biased one way or the other. I own neither, and have never used either, therefore I cannot be a fanboy of either.

try harder next time.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday March 30, 2011, 07:07:15 AM »
R4i gold 3DS can work well on 3DS

Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday May 10, 2011, 05:28:28 AM »
If you don't really care for the Real Time Menu or any of the special plugins and you are just using the flashcart for playing commercial roms, the Acekard 2i is the way to go ,I gave both and honestly prefer my Acekard, though the DSTWO is better and I use the RTG and Plugins often.
And Ak2i is cheaper and is as good as the dstwo. if you plan on using it for emulators, homebrews, than get the dstwo

« Last Edit: Monday June 13, 2011, 03:28:32 AM by lynne madsen »

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday May 10, 2011, 06:58:13 AM »
Acekard 2i for the win.

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Re: Best Flashcart for 3DS
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday May 11, 2011, 09:14:04 AM »
I havnt tried a acekard 2i but my supercard owns  the movie support isnt anywhere near as good as my Iplayer but the Iplayer was almost solely for movie   i still like my ttdsi but i dont really use it any more since i got my SCDS2