DS FLASH - Nintendo DS and 3DS Flash Cards
New generation of Nintendo 3DS compatible flash cards has arrived at stores. These new R4 3DS cards are being sold at the cheapest price ever, but are they any good? We have run our tests and can report that they do what is being promised, but read on to find just what it is.
Earlier Nintendo R4 3DS compatible cards were not true 3DS Flash Cards, as they run in DS MODE and could not yet play 3DS roms. That all changed with GATEWAY 3DS card! GW3DS is the first card that can play 3DS ROMs on the 3DS and is not limited to older NDS games on 3DS. Nonetheless there still is plenty of use for a R4 cards (and Gateway BLUE card is one of such) on 3DS even if it can not access all of the new consoles features. Nintendo DS and DSi roms along with the NES, GameBoy, GBA, SNES, SEGA and other Emulators, DivX Player, MP3 support - all this and more can be added with any R4 3DS flash card.
The Slot-1 in the back of the DS is only capable of running encrypted roms from an original DS game card R4DS M3DS Real G6DS MK5. Because of this, pirated DS roms are stored on and run from a flash card inserted into the GBA slot at the bottom of the DS. Now, this is not how the game roms are originally meant to run, so there are a few steps that are needed to get them to run properly:
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Nintendo 3DS compatible flash cards!
3DS has been cracked or more precisely the DS-MODE of the 3DS. Most DSi compatible R4 DS Flash Cards that had a firmware update option now can be upgraded to work with the latest version of the Nintendo 3DS firmware. My personal favorite 3DS flashcard is the SC3DS - an updated version of SuperCard DSTWO that works on 3DS. Of course it lets you play all the NDS and DSi games on N3DS, but it also adds SNES, GBA and MAME emulators and DivX video player!
DS Mode from GBA Slot
When a GBA game is started normally from the GBA slot the DS kicks into a mode that limits it to work just like a GBA. To get DS roms to run from the GBA slot you have to use some method to trick the DS into booting into full DS mode. What boot methods you can use depends on which version of firmware was your DS has. See DS Firmware for how to check your DS firmware version. SuperCard Mini SD Review Max Media Dock Review EZ Flash IV Review Brakken's NeoFlash MK3 Review M3 Mini SD & PassCard v2 Review Max Media Launcher Review M3 SD X CelShader's NeoFlash MK3 Review M3 Perfect SD Review M3 Perfect CF Review NeoFlash MK2 Review NeoFlash Magic Kit Review Neo-Max 1Gbit Review NeoFlash MagicKey 2 Review G6-Flash 3rd Generation Review Ewin 512mbit + Passme Review SuperPass DS Review NeoFlash 512Mb 3in1 Kit Review GBA Based Reviews EFA-Linker II 1Gbit Review SuperCard SD Review SuperCard CF Review EZ-Flash III 1Gbit Review EFA-Linker 512Mb Review EZF-Advance Review X-Rom 512Mbit Kit Review Other Reviews Nintendo DS Lite Review Qoob PRO Gamecube Modchip Review.
DSTwo from SuperCard is a new flash card that incorporates the XviD/DivX Avi Media Player options from iPlayer and all the best nds rom playing features from the SuperCard DSone into one package! In addition to playing video without any converting you have the best GBA, SNES and MAME emulators for DSI available only for cards like iPlayer and DStwo (because these cards have an extra CPU processor and RAM memory inside them to help the emulation) more at GBA DSi.com
Upcoming Unreleased DS Flash Cards:
When the idea of the NinjaDS emerged, several Nintendo DS owners dubbed it as a fake, as a hoax. Well apparently, they were dead wrong...but still, who can blame them right? The NinjaDS, in case you have got no clue about it, aims to be an all-in-one NDS homebrew device that functions pretty much the same way as your average NDS/GBA flashcarts and adapters, allowing you to execute .nds files. You may be thinking that it's just the same as other NDS dev products, but let me point out that unlike the others, the NinjaDS will function as a Passme/Passkey device and a SD card adapter. Plus, NinjaDS will not waste up your GBA slot, so you can still use it for a whole lot of other things that you please. It is a common belief that this one will be bundled with a ton of NDS software such as a built-in MP3 player, WiFi file transferring utility, and development-friendly software. The good news is that Team Ninja (the guys responsible for the NinjaDS) announced that this contraption is production ready. They have released some pics of the NinjaDS that will pretty much resemble the end product. Its release is expected in the coming weeks so watch out for that. For now, feel free to marvel at some of its pics.
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Comming soon - Full review the first 3DS ROM compatible flash card from the Gateway 3DS team!