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The king of Nintendo DS flashcarts is now on sale at DX for $35.90 - that's almost half what I paid for mine!!

review here:
http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=53450

First post/deal so go easy on me!
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#1
Does the browser work on this?
#2
The browser will only work with a slot 2 cart like the EZ 3 in 1 (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967) as the original cart comes with on board memory.

There is a couple of very limited browsers e.g. DSorganize browser, but tbh they aren't worth bothering with.
#3
Totoriko
Does the browser work on this?


The browser needs a RAM expansion (that plugs into the GBA slot), so no I'm afraid.
#4
Nice one. I already have the R4 and TopToy. I was after this but it proved too expensive.
But this is a good price for it so voting hot.
[mod]#5
[IMG]http://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_14184_2.jpg[/IMG]
: CD is not included by CycloDS. You must download firmware for their official website before you can use the card: http://www.cyclopsds.com/
Completely plug & play - no FlashMe, PassMe or PC software required
100% compatibility, supports clean ROM's - works on any OS
RealTime Save function, allowing you to save and restore the state at any time
Wii connectivity is supported
Full NDS download play support
Action Replay compatible cheat code engine, comes bundled with over 300 cheat codes
Uses MicroSD card, both FAT16 and FAT32 supported
Supports the MicroSDHC specification, allowing for high capacity memory cards
Save type is automatically detected, no need for a save type database
Save directly to MicroSD rather than onboard flash
User friendly, easily skinnable interface. Both touch screen and button operation supported
Multi-lingual user interface
"Enhanced Mode" which provides powerful, unique features during play. Enhanced features are activated through a play menu. Enhanced mode features include:
Adjust LCD brightness while playing (NDSLite only)
SlowMotion mode which can be used to slow down to make fast paced action sequences easier to master
Return to CycloDS Evolution Menu (aka soft reset)
More features to come!
Excellent homebrew compatibility thanks to the DLDI auto-patcher
2 megabytes of onboard flash memory which contains the CycloDS Evolution OS and will be utilised in the future to add exciting new features. A recovery mode is also included.
Autoboot mode which when activated will directly boot into the last ROM or homebrew application executed
Moonshell included to provide media playing functionality
PassMe function (boot from slot 2)
Supports rumble and memory expansions, without any special user interaction required
CycloDS Evolution package contents:
CycloDS Evolution
USB MicroSD reader/writer

hot for me i got the r6 :)
#6
What is it for?
#7
Silverfox1264
What is it for?


Playing hombrew and BACKUP Nintendo DS games.

You CAN use it to pirate things as well, if you can live with the moral dilemma of it and all that. No endorsement from me.
#8
No arguments. Here is the BEST DS flashcart money can buy.

hands down.

Just buy it people.
#9
Voted hot, although yesterday I just bought the DSTT.
Might have bought this IF YOU HAD POSTED YESTERDAY !!!!!
:)
#10
Great piece of kit and a great price. I also paid double the price than here, but it is worth every penny!
#11
If we order this now have we any chance of seeing it before xmas?
#12
This is a superb deal - I ordered one last week to replace my M3 Simply.
#13
These are supposed to be the best you can get, so much you can do with them, but if you just want to play your 'Backed up' games then go for TTDS only a tenner at DX.
Hot!
#14
I actually just bought an Edge card from DX... http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10919 awesome interface, easy to use, you just drag the rom on and it plays. You don't have to do anything else.
#15
Edge DS is a poor clone of the CycloDS evolution - I'm not telling people which cart to buy, just pointing out that the BEST cart bar none is available dirt cheap at DX.
If u just want to drag n drop stuff that's fair enough - but if you want the latest releases working FIRST, English speaking support and extra features like slo-mo and real time save (save ANY game at ANY point) plus all the other extras that CycloDS offers (more every month!) then it's here and at a great price.

This cart usually goes for £32+

If you like the deal that's great - If you don't then please don't bother posting about vastly inferior hardware (DSTT. EDGE etc) being cheaper. This is a deal for theCycloDS evolution - not which DS flashcart is cheapest.

Thanks for looking.
1 Like #16
entropical

If you like the deal that's great - If you don't then please don't bother posting about vastly inferior hardware (DSTT. EDGE etc) being cheaper. This is a deal for theCycloDS evolution - not which DS flashcart is cheapest.


This is ridiculous, the reason comments exists is so people can provide their personal knowledge and experience. If people stopped posting alternative options on threads that are 100% related then HUKD wouldn't be half as good as it is.
#17
Hot, seem too cheap thought. Usually around £30+. Hopefully it genuine lol. But expect long backorder on this.
1 Like #18
nxsfan
This is ridiculous, the reason comments exists is so people can provide their personal knowledge and experience. If people stopped posting alternative options on threads that are 100% related then HUKD wouldn't be half as good as it is.


I completely agree with you in that comments exist so that people may discuss the product, as well as any alternatives (that may be betterworse and more expensive/cheaper), however it's also important to keep note that the deal itself shouldn't be voted cold just because a different product exists that does a similar job exists for less.
A good comparison would be to those £500+ AV amps that appear every now and then. Sure, you can get cheaper amps for like £50-100 but if the amp is normally worth £2000 and it's selling for £500, that's still an amazing deal.
Likewise, this is a fantastic deal for THIS particular flash cart. There may be cheaper carts out there, but they have different functionality - so in THIS instance, it's still a fantastic deal.
#19
khho
This is a superb deal - I ordered one last week to replace my M3 Simply.


Why would you need to replace an M3 Simply? Its one of the best out there.
#20
entropical
Edge DS is a poor clone of the CycloDS evolution - I'm not telling people which cart to buy, just pointing out that the BEST cart bar none is available dirt cheap at DX.
If u just want to drag n drop stuff that's fair enough - but if you want the latest releases working FIRST, English speaking support and extra features like slo-mo and real time save (save ANY game at ANY point) plus all the other extras that CycloDS offers (more every month!) then it's here and at a great price.

This cart usually goes for £32+

If you like the deal that's great - If you don't then please don't bother posting about vastly inferior hardware (DSTT. EDGE etc) being cheaper. This is a deal for theCycloDS evolution - not which DS flashcart is cheapest.

Thanks for looking.



Gah... I simply posted what I purchased and what worked fine. If people wanted to find an alternative, they are entitled to. I didn't mention that the one I purchased was $10 cheaper did I?

Review for the EDGE card:

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=74099&pid=970304

If you look at other posts for say an xbox, heaps of other people would post "here's one that's cheaper" or "here's an alternative package that's just as good"

Anyway, Edge card is fine.

Review from Site:

I'll keep this short and sweet. The EDGE team appeared virtually out of nowhere. People were skeptical. It looked like a CycloDS clone (and is to a point). In the end, it is a great little cart with a fantastic GUI. Cheap, ROM compatibility is perfect, download play, cheat support, MicroSDHC support. A few things hold it back, such as the currently broken skinning, and a few annoying flaws in the menus. Quality control will be something to watch and only time will tell if my 'MicroSD fitting flush' issue is widespread. Overall, I think I would recommend this as the best in the sub-30USD price range.

Pros
+ Cheap
+ MicroSDHC compatible
+ 100% ROM compatibility
+ 100% Download Play compatibility
+ Soft Reset works 100%
+ Auto-DLDI patching
+ PassMe functionality
+ Sturdy build
+ Cheat system works great
+ Very fast and responsive menus
+ Different menu view options
+ 5 languages supported
+ Any number of skins on your card at once

Cons
- MicroSD may not fit flush on units from first batch
- Can't disable "Do you want to enable cheats?" prompt while cheats are enabled
- Stylus doesn't work correctly in cheat selection menu
- No software CD



The conclusion for the CycloDS

Conclusion

Team Cyclops made a lot of impressive claims regarding the CycloDS Evolution. Fortunately for them, they have actually lived up to all of these claims in one way or another. For example, the cart is the first to offer full download play support. DLDI auto patching is here and works, the enhanced in-game menu, and in turn; slow motion, work in all games with the exception of a few, and the cart is the first to support micro SDHC memory cards.
The rest of what the CycloDS Evolution has to offer has mostly already been done before.

The CycloDS Evolution itself is of fair quality and comes packaged in a nice tin gift box, but it does have a surprisingly high price tag compared to the other kits on the market. You'll just need to decide for yourself whether the extra features the CycloDS Evolution offers are worth your extra cash.

Team Cyclops seem to be supporting this cart very well so far, and are taking user feature requests and criticism seriously. Let's just hope that level of support continues into the CycloDS Evolution's life. Having a real English support team is a great plus, but we've been let down by teams before.

In all, the CycloDS Evolution surprised me. I think the OS, DLDI auto patching, download play support, enhanced menu and SDHC support are all great features. It's a very easy to use device and offers everything you should need.
I'd definitely recommend the cart to anyone seeking a slot-1 flash kit, but if you're already content with your current slot-1 solution, unless you're really interested in one of the above features, you should perhaps think twice before considering migrating. But if you're in the market for a feature rich slot-1 solution, I'd suggest you consider the CycloDS Evolution.

Pros:
+ 100% ROM compatibility (from current tests)
+ Drag and drop clean ROMs - very easy to use
+ No PC usage required, all advanced actions can be enabled, disabled and used via the OS and in-game menu
+ Full download play support
+ Micro SDHC card support
+ Great enhanced features (slow motion, DLDI auto patching, cheat support...)
+ Great OS that is fully skinnable
+ Supports FAT and FAT32
+ Fits flush in your DS

Cons:
- Cart build quality not top notch
- Slightly more expensive than the competition with less freebies
- Still requires a good quality micro SD card for a few particular games
- Only available in white
- In game menu causes slight graphical hiccups


So make your own decision. Either way, both card works. One is cheaper. Ironically, the site you used for review actually recommended the Edge card as the best sub $30 card on the market.
#21
work ok on a old DS "chunky" ?
#22
teraomi
work ok on a old DS "chunky" ?


Should do.
#23
Kushan
I completely agree with you in that comments exist so that people may discuss the product, as well as any alternatives (that may be betterworse and more expensive/cheaper), however it's also important to keep note that the deal itself shouldn't be voted cold just because a different product exists that does a similar job exists for less.
A good comparison would be to those £500+ AV amps that appear every now and then. Sure, you can get cheaper amps for like £50-100 but if the amp is normally worth £2000 and it's selling for £500, that's still an amazing deal.
Likewise, this is a fantastic deal for THIS particular flash cart. There may be cheaper carts out there, but they have different functionality - so in THIS instance, it's still a fantastic deal.


I agree. Even though I posted an alternative, I didn't vote this cold. And I voted before I posted the alternative.
#24
nyum
I agree. Even though I posted an alternative, I didn't vote this cold. And I voted before I posted the alternative.


While I sort of agree but I would wonder why you didn't post the deal on the Edge yourself ? otherwise it could end up like so many PS3 or 360 posts being ruined by One or the other pointing out the pros and cons of each system..
#25
Got one at Christmas for 30 notes.

It's great.

The team that make it are European and listen carefully to what people want.

They respond quickly when there is a problem, and fix it.

I have a Cyclowiz in my Wii as well, I bought this on the back of the support I got from that.

Good product, good team.
#26
Slow Motion eh that really handy...... lol
Id just stick with TTDS simple to use and i have got quite a few of them for mates who had no issues at all. Cheep like the budgie too.
#27
BEST CARD gr8 price
#28
If only they could of added SDHC support in the R4DS :-(
#29
Ive got 4 of the Acekard2 carts which offer all of the features of this cart as far as I can see. Only $24 from dealextreme http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/BrowseReviews.dx/sku.11811
#30
HOT!

Nuff said.
#31
Istanbul_Kop
Got one at Christmas for 30 notes.

It's great.

The team that make it are European and listen carefully to what people want.

They respond quickly when there is a problem, and fix it.

I have a Cyclowiz in my Wii as well, I bought this on the back of the support I got from that.

Good product, good team.


I don't have a DS, but I imagine that this is correct since the CycloWiz is still by far and away the best Wii mod out there.

Stupidly, I didn't research enough before I bought my Wii upgrade and ended up following the herd and buying a Wii key instead.
#32
wish i seen this earlier! jus got myself an acekard2!

chris57
Ive got 4 of the Acekard2 carts which offer all of the features of this cart as far as I can see. Only $24 from dealextreme http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/BrowseReviews.dx/sku.11811


my acekard2 should b here any day now. But ive been reading that there have been lots of bad cards recently and im wondering if i will be one of the unlucky ones with a bad card, jus wondering when were ur acekards shipped?
#33
n00b
Why would you need to replace an M3 Simply? Its one of the best out there.


The ability to use SDHC cards for one. Also the support offered by the CyclosDS team is second to none as they are very active within their own forums, offering frequent updates and patches to play some of the newer games. Being based in Europe also helps to eliminate any language barriers that may exist.
I'll be the first to admit that the M3 simply / R4 was a legendary piece of kit but times have moved on and even the M3 team acknowledge this having brought out the M3 DS Real to replace it.
#34
n00b
Why would you need to replace an M3 Simply? Its one of the best out there.


Many reasons....M3 Simply isn't SDHC compatible, has a poor GUI & touch interface, doesn't have good support for skins (very limited in fact) and most importantly it's not compatible with current games....I've even had failures past the 500 release mark. Oh and that's not even mentioning the extra features the CycloDS has over the rest (bar one) such as...

In game menu
In game brightness control
Real time save (Beta)
Slowmotion

I also like the fact you can load the last game played as the system is starting up just by holding down the left and right shoulder buttons and pressing down (you can press up to boot the slot-2 device). This may be a feature in other cards however but I wouldn't know.

Team Cyclops also give good support fixing the odd buggy new game and their forums are most helpful.

In all it's a great card, really glad I own one and at this reduced price (it was worth it at £30+) I think I'll get one to replace the mrs M3 Simply (I'd have gone for the Edge otherwise....basically a clone minus the extra features).

Don't get me wrong....the M3 Simply was a half decent card in it's day but for today's games it's pretty much obsolete.
#35
chris57
Ive got 4 of the Acekard2 carts which offer all of the features of this cart as far as I can see. Only $24 from dealextreme http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/BrowseReviews.dx/sku.11811


Acekard2 is a good card, fast menu and good support of games so far though their support for the customers is not so good, I can't even figure out how to sign up to their forums as it's in another language as are most of the members.

Also the CycloDS has extra features over the Acekard2 (as listed in my above post) and for the extra few quid, I'd say it's worth getting the CycloDS over the Acekard2.
#36
If you want "All bells and whistles" then this is apparently the card to buy.

If you want to buy a card for your 10 year old child to simply play games, then there are cheaper cards.
Now DX sell this card, it does bring it line with the other cards out there to get a true comparison.
#37
thesaint
If you want "All bells and whistles" then this is apparently the card to buy.

If you want to buy a card for your 10 year old child to simply play games, then there are cheaper cards.
Now DX sell this card, it does bring it line with the other cards out there to get a true comparison.


hey dude, i cant remember, does this one have real time save (or equivelant) like the supercard?

ok so it does but doesnt support all games.

After looking at the review, the interface looks identical, (not similar) but identical to the one on the edge cards, interesting, i shall dig into the forums n see what is going on, Ordered, heat and rep added.

cheers
#38
According to several posts in this thread, it does.
#39
over-use of exclamation points. cold :D
#40
The real-time save feature beats the supercard's hands down.

It is also the only card with slow-motion or speedup.

All other cards had problems with final fantasy crystal chronicles a while back... this one (and only this one) did not.

It's developed continuously by a european team, unlike ALL other carts which are chinese based, and most of those are simply content on releasing a product and letting it fester without anymore updated features, or they simply stop supporting it months down the line.

If you're looking for quality, and something that'll last, and always be kept up to date... then buy this.

If you want a piece of chinese junk that offers slowdowns, poor interface, etc... wait NO. If you want cheap... buy an acekard 2. At least that way you won't be throwing your money at junk.

There is NO REASON for anyone to buy a toptoyds, edge card or whatever when the ezflash V plus and acekard 2 are so cheap.

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