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#1 cyclopsw

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:02 PM

So I currently have a Supercard miniSD which is a slot2 solution. To play NDS Games on my DS Lite, I would need to purchase a passcard 3 which is a slot 1 solution to allow the supercard to play for both GBA and NDS Games.

Instead of purchasing a passcard 3, would purchasing a R4 card work to act as the passcard so that I use my supercard to play both NDS and GBA Games?

I'm just trying to avoid using both the micro sd and minisd solutions

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:56 PM

R4 DS, M3 DS Simply, DS-Xtreme all have a passthru function.

You might need to use 3rd party software to boot the slot-2 card, but it will still work.

If compatible memory is a concern, the DS-X has memory built in (512 MB) so you dont need to worry about compatible memory for it at all.

Edited by throwingks, 02 March 2007 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

If you already have a Supercard miniSD and don't want to spend too much money, you can get any of the cheaper passthrough cards like the Superkey, Passcard3, EZPass3, etc. Your SC miniSD should allow you to play both DS and GBA games although the GBA compatibility is supposedly not that great. Or you can flash your DS with Flashme and not even need a passthrough card.

If you have extra money to spend and want to get the R4, M3 Simply, you can play DS games from them and they also can function as passthough cards. But then you will have to buy microSD cards for them.


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:17 PM

I was originally going to get a passcard but I found that an R4 only cost $5 more. I just need to think hard now whether I should get a 512MB miniSD and a 2G microSD to utilize both the R4 and SC, or get a 2GB miniSD purely for the SC

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:26 PM

Just so you know,
512MB holds up to ~12 games
You can also store music and/or movies so more space may be better for you.
NDS games in the future will be bigger. Nintendo is now allowing for it.

A MicroSD or MiniSD are both easy to transfer files from your PC, so for 512MB is plenty. I never play more than a couple games at the same time anyway.

However, you can get a 2GB MicroSD for under $20.
http://forums.xbox-s...howtopic=583049

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:58 AM

QUOTE(cyclopsw @ Mar 3 2007, 09:24 AM) View Post

I was originally going to get a passcard but I found that an R4 only cost $5 more. I just need to think hard now whether I should get a 512MB miniSD and a 2G microSD to utilize both the R4 and SC, or get a 2GB miniSD purely for the SC



Jandaman has the passthough cards for $15. The R4 will cost you around $45 + shipping at most places unless you order it from China/HK, but then the shipping will cost $20+. So it's really a decision only you can make. Do you want to spend the extra $30 to get the R4.


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Posted 05 March 2007 - 10:45 PM

i just bought the R4 and 2x 1GB kingston microsd.

i'll let you guys know in a few days what i think. for about 55 im happy so far.

Edited by grim_d, 05 March 2007 - 10:46 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:22 AM

I still don't get why all of you just don't reflash your DS so there is no need for slot 1 carts other than for sleep mode. It works great for me and with a super card lite compatibility is pretty close, so far the only game s I have noted to be incompatible are games that I wouldn't buy in the first place. i understand there is a need for the passme in the first place, but luckily I know someone that has one.

Edited by EverestX, 06 March 2007 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:03 AM

QUOTE(EverestX @ Mar 6 2007, 01:29 AM) View Post

I still don't get why all of you just don't reflash your DS so there is no need for slot 1 carts other than for sleep mode. It works great for me and with a super card lite compatibility is pretty close, so far the only game s I have noted to be incompatible are games that I wouldn't buy in the first place. i understand there is a need for the passme in the first place, but luckily I know someone that has one.


because i dont want to open my DS and this way is just easy.

You just say that because your poor laugh.gif

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:24 PM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Mar 6 2007, 04:10 AM) View Post

because i dont want to open my DS and this way is just easy.

You just say that because your poor laugh.gif



You only have to take the battery cover off laugh.gif

And yes. it's true I am too poor to afford slot-1 solutions huh.gif

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE(EverestX @ Mar 6 2007, 01:31 PM) View Post

You only have to take the battery cover off laugh.gif

And yes. it's true I am too poor to afford slot-1 solutions huh.gif


Yeah hes right, you only have to remove the battery cover, bridge a couple of points and let the flashing begin, very fast and very simple to do aswell.

Still though, for warranty sakes, i'd just use a passkey, if warranty doesn't bother you then i don't suppose it matters too much smile.gif

Cheers beerchug.gif

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 03:04 PM

o right ok, i just watched the start of a video and saw him taking a triwing to his ds, then i just assumed..doh.

in any case i want to keep my ds stock. haha

and cheers again for that link dano, whats his shipping like?

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 04:08 PM

I have flashed a few DS's now, my fiancee too keeps hers stock using a passkey, and she has an M3 lite, its a good bit of kit.

No worries about the link mate, glad your happy with it.

His shipping is pretty damn quick, i think his cut off time is between 3-4PM for shipping the same day, after that goods are virtually always sent the next working day, depending on the delivery method you choose its all down to royal mail after that.

Special delivery is usually what i go for, costs a couple of quid extra but i always think its nice to get the stuff the very next day.

First class recorded etc is usually at your house the next day aswell, but it can take abit longer depending on Royal Snails speed, errr sorry i meant Royal Mail.

Its all down to the delivery method used, but at any rate, he ships pretty much straight away, ive deffinatly not got one bad word to say about the lad.

Cheers beerchug.gif

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:07 AM

Just wanting to share the wealth with you guys. The reason why I'm getting an R4 card is because its only $30 with free shipping. (google DealExtreme)

Thanks for all your suggestions and comments. I really appreciate it. Cant wait for the R4 to come in.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:59 PM

more than happy with the R4, would and have recommended it to a few people now. there nothing i can say that i havnt said before but this thing would have been cheap at twice the price.

love it.




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