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NwK
February 27th, 2009, 13:46
So.. I was thiking of getting a DS but i have a few questions regarding homebrew; Is there any Ds that does NOT suport homebrew through flash carts? Is there anything i should know about? Like bricking for instance.
About the flash carts, i was completely lost about all the different models but I'm getting the hang of it now, out of these which would u guys recommend? CycloDS,AceKard,M3/R4?

I was thinking of buying the flashcarts from this site link (http://www.ndx-systems.com/shop/nds-flash-carts), does anyone know it, is it reliable? And last, any site where i could get a ds for cheap? cheapest i found is 99 but they don't have the white one that i wanted =(

Tnx in advance.

g8mum
February 27th, 2009, 16:20
hi i`m new to but my kid`s do have a ds lite they both have a r4 card each but they have now brought out a r4sdhc which allows you to have a bigger micro sd card "ie" i think up to a 32gb try this place has allways done me well http://www.memorybits.co.uk/shop/sd-gaming/r4-nintendo-dslite-adapter-r4/7802 also the best place to get a cheap one is ebay sometimes a second hand one is just as good and you can sometimes pick up a bargin .hope this helps

DanTheManMS
February 27th, 2009, 22:06
Anything with the name "R4" in it is to be avoided at all costs. The original ones are outdated, the "new" ones are all fakes or clones and are not guaranteed to work. It's not worth the hassle.

All DSs will work with any slot-1 homebrew device, though if you want to use it on a DSi you'll need to make sure you get one that's specifically compatible with it. As for the choices, your main options are going to be the CycloDS Evolution on the high end, with cheaper alternatives being the Acekard 2, Supercard DS, and EDGE. You can look up some reviews on places like GBATemp to help you decide between them. Features you may want to compare include Real Time Saving, cheat support, in-game text viewer, and the amount of support given to each card.

I've never heard of that store before, but I've only really looked at more US-based shops. DealExtreme is one place you may want to check out, as they've got cheap prices and free global shipping, though it does take forever for them to ship (my own order that I placed on the 15th just now finally got into the mail, so it's another 2 weeks of waiting for me).

NwK
February 28th, 2009, 18:50
Thnx everyone, i ordered the acekard 2, and that site i got from here : http://www.acekard.com/distributors.php, its an official retailer so it must be reliable.

yykakashi
February 28th, 2009, 19:13
does acekard have the in-game text viewer? or is that only cyclods?

DanTheManMS
March 6th, 2009, 02:52
I believe only the CycloDS Evolution and Supercard DS have that feature.