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<pre>This is the New Flashcart comparison chart for the Nintendo DS(lite) and DSi Systems.
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This is the comparison chart for methods of running DS games on your [[Nintendo DS]], [[Nintendo DSi|DSi]], or [[Nintendo 3DS|3DS]]. Most of the options here are [[flashcart]]s, however [[TWiLight Menu++]] is a homebrew app that can be run on DSi or 3DS consoles using a [[softmod]] or as an alternative interface for any flashcart. Despite its reliance on a flashcard on DS/[[Nintendo DS Lite|DS Lite]], it has been included in the comparison as it makes a good alternative to buying a flashcart on DSi and 3DS.
Please help us keeping this as up to date as possible!!
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Hover your mouse over the categories on the left to view a short description.</pre>
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Hover your mouse over the categories on the left to view a short description.
 
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==Slot 1 Flashcarts==
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==Plausible to Purchase==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!
 
!
![[Acekard 2|Acekard 2i]]
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![[Ace3DS+]]<ref group="fn" name="clone">Only clone cards are commonly available.</ref>
![[CycloDS Evolution|CycloDS iEvolution]]
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![[Acekard 2|Acekard 2i]]<ref group="fn" name="clone" />
![[DSTTi|DSTTi]]
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![[R4 DS]]<ref group="fn" name="clone" />
![[iEDGE]]
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![[r4isdhc.com]]<ref group="fn" name="clone" /><ref group="fn">As of 2022, any card from r4isdhc'''.com''' from 2014 and later. Not to be confused with r4isdhc'''.hk''' or r4isdhc'''.com.cn''', which are both Ace3DS+ clones.</ref>
![[EZ Flash V|EZ Flash Vi]]
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![[SuperCard DSONE SDHC]]<ref group="fn" name="clone" />
![[iPlayer]]
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![[TWiLight Menu++]]
![[iTouch 2|iTouch (2)]]
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![[M3i Zero]]
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![[R4 DS|R4DS/M3 Simply and Clones]]
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![[R4i Gold]]
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![[SuperCard DSONEi]]
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![[SuperCard DSTWO]]
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|-
 
|-
|colspan="14"|'''Hardware'''
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|colspan="7"|'''Hardware'''
 
|-
 
|-
|<span title="Works on the DS Phat and DS Lite">DS / Lite</span>
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|<span title="Works on the DS Phat and DS Lite">DS</span>
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Partial|With flashcart}}
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|-
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|<span title="Works on the DSi and DSi XL (Non-DSi Games)">DSi</span>
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Partial|v1.4.3/<wbr />1.4.4}}<ref group="fn" name="ak2i-update">HWID 44 supported until DSi v1.4.3/3DS v2.1.0, HWID 81 supported until DSi v1.4.4/3DS v4.3.0 via [[Updating the AK2i Bootloader|bootloader update]].</ref>
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|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|-
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|<span title="Works on the old/"New" 3DS/2DS and their XL variants (DS Games)">3DS</span>
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Partial|v2.1.0/v4.3.0}}<ref group="fn" name="ak2i-update" />
 +
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
|<span title="Works on the DSi and DSi XL (Non-DSi Games)">DSi / XL</span>
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|<span title="Options for expanding memory">Expandable Memory
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc">SDXC cards are supported if reformatted to FAT-32</ref>
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
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|{{No|SDSC}}<ref group="fn">Only cards up to 2 GB can be used. Some clones are SDHC, but not the ones currently common.</ref>
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
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|{{n/a}}<ref group="fn">On DSi and 3DS, the console's internal SD(HC) card. On flashcard subject to the restrictions of the flashcard it's running on.</ref>
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|-
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|<span title="Position of the Micro SD Slot">SD Slot</span>
 +
|Top
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|Top
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|Top
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|Top
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|Top
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|<span title="Built-in extra CPU">CPU</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|colspan="7"|'''Software'''
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|-
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|<span title="Plays DSi enhanced and DSi Only Games">DSi Games
 +
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}<ref group="fn" name="dsi-only">Only on [[Nintendo DSi]] and [[3DS]] consoles, not [[Nintendo DS|DS Phat]] or [[Nintendo DS Lite|DS Lite]].</ref>
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|-
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|<span title="Plays DSiWare Games">DSiWare Games
 +
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}<ref group="fn">Only a small number of DSiWare are compatible with DS Phat and DS Lite, most/all are compatible with DSi and 3DS.</ref>
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|-
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|<span title="Carts with well supported kernels can play the most games">Kernel</span>
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|{{Yes|Custom [[Wood R4]]}}
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|{{Yes|[[AKAIO]]}}
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|{{Yes|[[Wood R4]], [[YSMenu]], R4li}}
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|{{Yes|[[YSMenu]]}}
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|{{Yes|[[Evolution OS]], [[YSMenu]], [[TTMenu]]}}
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|{{Yes|[[nds-bootstrap]], Varies}}<ref group="fn">On Nintendo DSi and 3DS, TWiLight Menu++ can only be used with nds-bootstrap. When running from a flashcart, TWiLight Menu++ sometimes supports other kernels as well.</ref>
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|-
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|<span title="Can use Skins">Skinning</span>
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|-
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|<span title="Filename for Cheats">Cheats</span>
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|Usrcheat.dat
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|Usrcheat.dat, Cheat.dat, Cheat.xml
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|Cheat.dat, Usrcheat.dat
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|Usrcheat.dat
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|Usrcheat.dat
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|Usrcheat.dat
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|-
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|<span title="Skips the DS Menu on DS/Lite">Autoboot (DS)</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|<span title="Automatically patched Anti-Piracy on DS games">Auto AAP</span>
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|{{Yes}}<ref group="fn">Missing patches for some of the last releases, such as 5th generation Pokémon. Those games must be manually patched.</ref>
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
|<span title="Works on the 3DS (DS Games)">3DS</span>
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|<span title="Ability to slow down the game">Slow Motion</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|-
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|<span title="Save and load the game at any time">Real Time Save</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|-
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|<span title="Shows a Text/Image guide (walkthrough) while ingame">Real Time Guide</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{dunno}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|-
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|<span title="Can connect with the Nintendo Wii">Wii Connectivity</span>
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes|With AKAIO}}
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|{{Yes|With Wood R4}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{No}}
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|-
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|colspan="7"|'''Other'''
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|-
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|<span title="The common carts of this are clones/clones exist">Clone</span>
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|{{No|Yes}}
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|{{No|Yes}}
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|{{No|Yes (Many)}}
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|{{No|Yes}}
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|{{No|Yes}}
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|<span title="Bootloader can be updated in case of a DSi/3DS update">Updatable Bootloader (DSi)</span>
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|<span title="Able to be flashed with ntrboot to install CFW on a 3DS">[[ntrboot]] Compatible</span>
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|{{Partial|Not clones}}<ref group="fn">Original Ace3DS+ cards ''can'' be flashed for ntrboot, however the modern clones ''cannot''.</ref>
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{n/a}}
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|-
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|<span title="Estimated battery life with flashcarts and factory default battery pack.">Battery Life for DSLite + Flashcart + Commercial ROM</span>
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|?
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|7hrs 13min
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|4hrs 15min
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|?
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|?
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|?
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|-
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|- <!-- keep on the bottom -->
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!
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![[Ace3DS+]]
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![[Acekard 2|Acekard 2i]]
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![[R4 DS]]
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![[r4isdhc.com]]
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![[SuperCard DSONE SDHC]]
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![[TWiLight Menu++]]
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|}
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==Difficult to Purchase==
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{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
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|+ Slot-1 flashcarts
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|-
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!
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![[CycloDS iEvolution]]
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![[DSTTi|DSTTi]]
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![[iEDGE]]
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![[EZ-Flash V|EZ Flash Vi]]
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![[iPlayer]]
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![[iTouch 2|iTouch (2)]]
 +
![[M3i Zero]]
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![[R4i Gold 3DS Plus]]
 +
![[SuperCard DSONEi]]
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![[SuperCard DSTWO]]
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![[SuperCard DSTWO+]]
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|-
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|colspan="12"|'''Hardware'''
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|-
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|<span title="Works on the DS Phat and DS Lite">DS</span>
 +
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
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|-
 +
|<span title="Works on the DSi and DSi XL (Non-DSi Games)">DSi</span>
 +
|{{Partial|v1.4.2?}}
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|v1.4.2?}}<ref>[https://gbatemp.net/threads/296271/ iEDGE Bootstrap updater v4 released]</ref>
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|{{Partial|v1.4.4}}<ref name="ezflash-download">[https://www.ezflash.cn/download/ DOWNLOAD - EZ-FLASH]</ref>
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|{{Partial|v1.4}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20101127233111/http://www.dsiplayer.us/news/iPlayer_OS_0909.html DS iPlayer - iPlayer OS v1.1 & firmware v1.0]</ref>
 +
|{{Partial|v1.4}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20111028222006/http://www.itouchds.com/ iTouchds Home]</ref>
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|{{Yes}}<ref>[https://gbatemp.net/download/m3i-zero-core.32734/ M3i Zero Core]</ref>
 +
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Yes}}<ref name="dsone-firmware">[http://eng.supercard.sc/manual/dsone/evolution/znsj.htm Unlimited Upgrade for DSONEi only_SuperCard Official Site]</ref>
 +
|{{Yes}}
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|{{Yes}}
 +
|-
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|<span title="Works on the old/"New" 3DS/2DS and their XL variants (DS Games)">3DS</span>
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|v4.0.0}}<ref name="ezflash-download" />
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|??}}
 +
|{{Partial|v4.5.0}}<ref>[https://gbatemp.net/download/m3i-zero-core.32734/ M3i Zero Core]</ref>
 +
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Partial|v4.4.0}}<ref name="dsone-firmware" />
 +
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Options for expanding memory">Expandable Memory
 
|<span title="Options for expanding memory">Expandable Memory
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD (some clones also HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDHC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" />
|Micro SD(HC)
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|{{Yes|SDXC}}<ref group="fn" name="sdhc" /><ref group="fn">SDHC only for NDS mode.</ref>
|Micro SD(HC)
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|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Position of the Micro SD Slot">SD Slot</span>
 
|<span title="Position of the Micro SD Slot">SD Slot</span>
|Top
 
 
|Top
 
|Top
 
|Top
 
|Top
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan="14"|'''Software'''
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|colspan="12"|'''Software'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Plays DSi enhanced and DSi Only Games">DSi Games
 
|<span title="Plays DSi enhanced and DSi Only Games">DSi Games
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|{{Yes}}<ref group="fn" name="dsi-only" />
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
 +
|{{No}}
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|-
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|<span title="Plays DSiWare Games">DSiWare Games
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{Yes}}
 
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|-
 
|-
|<span title="Firmware that can be used besides the normal firmware">Alternative Firmware</span>
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|<span title="Carts with well supported kernels can play the most games">Kernel</span>
|{{Yes|[[AKAIO]]}}
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|{{Yes|CycloDS Evolution Firmware}}
|{{No|None}}
+
|{{Yes|[[YSMenu]], [[TTMenu]]}}
|{{Yes|YSMenu}}
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|{{Yes|EDGE Firmware}}
|{{No|None}}
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|{{Yes|EZ Flash 2.0 Firmware}}
 
|{{Yes|EZ Flash 2.0 Firmware}}
 
|{{No|None}}
 
|{{No|None}}
|{{No|None}}
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|{{Yes|iTouch firmware}}
|{{Yes|Sakura}}
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|{{Yes|[[YSMenu]], Sakura}}
|{{Yes|YSMenu, R4li, Wood R4}}
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|{{Yes|[[Wood R4]]}}
|{{Yes|Wood R4}}
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|{{Yes|[[Evolution OS]], [[YSMenu]], [[TTMenu]]}}
|{{Yes|DSTT Firmware, YSMenu, Evolution OS}}
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|{{Yes|[[Evolution OS]], [[YSMenu]]}}
|{{No|None}}
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|{{Yes|[[Evolution OS]], [[YSMenu]], [[Moonshell]], [[bagplug]], [[iMenu]]}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Can use Skins">Skinning</span>
 
|<span title="Can use Skins">Skinning</span>
|{{Yes}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Filename for Cheats">Cheats</span>
 
|<span title="Filename for Cheats">Cheats</span>
|Cheat.dat, Cheat.xml, Usrcheat.dat
 
 
|user.EVOcheats
 
|user.EVOcheats
 
|Usrcheat.dat
 
|Usrcheat.dat
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|None
 
|None
 
|Cheat.db, cheat.xml
 
|Cheat.db, cheat.xml
|Cheat.dat, Usrcheat.dat
 
 
|Usrcheat.dat
 
|Usrcheat.dat
 
|Cheat.xml, Usrcheat.dat(EOS)
 
|Cheat.xml, Usrcheat.dat(EOS)
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|Usrcheat.dat
 
|Usrcheat.dat
 
|Usrcheat.dat
 
|-
 
|-
|<span title="Skips the DS Menu on DS/Lite">Autoboot (DS\Lite)</span>
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|<span title="Skips the DS Menu on DS/Lite">Autoboot (DS)</span>
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{Yes}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{dunno}}
 
|{{dunno}}
|{{Yes|Yes (Supercard DS One)/No (DSOnei)}}
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|{{Partial|Varies}}<ref group="fn">Only the SuperCard DSONE and DSONE SDHC autoboot, DSONEi does not.</ref>
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 +
|{{dunno}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Automatically patched Anti-Piracy on DS games">Auto AAP</span>
 
|<span title="Automatically patched Anti-Piracy on DS games">Auto AAP</span>
|{{No}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 +
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Ability to slow down the game">Slow Motion</span>
 
|<span title="Ability to slow down the game">Slow Motion</span>
|{{No}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Save and load the game at any time">Real Time Save</span>
 
|<span title="Save and load the game at any time">Real Time Save</span>
|{{No}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes|With Wood R4}}
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Shows a Text/Image guide (walkthrough) while ingame">Real Time Guide</span>
 
|<span title="Shows a Text/Image guide (walkthrough) while ingame">Real Time Guide</span>
|{{No}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
|{{dunno}}
 
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Can connect with the Nintendo Wii">Wii Connectivity</span>
 
|<span title="Can connect with the Nintendo Wii">Wii Connectivity</span>
|{{Yes | (With AKAIO)}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
|{{Yes | With Wood R4}}
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|{{Yes|With Wood R4}}
|{{Yes | With Wood R4}}
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|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan="14"|'''Other'''
+
|colspan="12"|'''Other'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Clones of this cart exist">Clones</span>
 
|<span title="Clones of this cart exist">Clones</span>
|{{No|Yes}}
 
 
|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{No|Yes}}
 
|{{No|Yes}}
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|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
|{{No|Yes (M3 Adapte'''s''', M3 Adapt'''o'''r)}}
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|{{No|Yes}}<ref group="fn">M3 Adapte'''s''', M3 Adapt'''o'''r</ref>
|{{No|Yes (Many)}}
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|{{No|Yes}}
 
|{{No|Yes}}
 +
|{{No|DSONE SDHC only}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
 
|{{Yes|No}}
|{{Yes|No}}
+
|{{No|Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|<span title="Bootloader can be updated in case of a DSi/3DS update">Updatable Bootloader (DSi)</span>
 
|<span title="Bootloader can be updated in case of a DSi/3DS update">Updatable Bootloader (DSi)</span>
|{{Yes}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
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|{{No}}
 
|{{No}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
|{{No}}
 
|{{dunno}}
 
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Yes}}
 +
|{{Yes}}
 +
|-
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|<span title="Able to be flashed with ntrboot to install CFW on a 3DS">[[ntrboot]] Compatible</span>
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|{{No}}
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|{{Partial|Varies}}<ref group="fn">Only some flash chips are compatible</ref><ref>[https://gist.github.com/aspargas2/fa2a70aed3a7fe33f1f10bc264d9fab6 flashcart_core DSTT supported chips]</ref>
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{Yes|Internal switch}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|{{No}}
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|<span title="Estimated battery life with flashcarts and factory default battery pack.">Battery Life for DSLite + Flashcart + Commercial ROM</span>
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|?
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|3hrs 44min
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|6hrs 04min
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|?
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![[Acekard 2|Acekard 2i]]
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![[CycloDS iEvolution]]
![[CycloDS Evolution|CycloDS iEvolution]]
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![[DSTTi]]
 
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![[iEDGE]]
 
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![[iTouch 2]]
 
![[iTouch 2]]
 
![[M3i Zero]]
 
![[M3i Zero]]
![[R4 DS|R4DS/M3 Simply and Clones]]
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![[R4i Gold 3DS Plus]]
![[R4i Gold]]
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![[SuperCard DSONEi]]
 
![[SuperCard DSONEi]]
 
![[SuperCard DSTWO]]
 
![[SuperCard DSTWO]]
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==Footnotes==
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<references group="fn" />
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==References==
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[[Category:NDS Slot-1 Carts]]
 
[[Category:NDS Slot-1 Carts]]

Latest revision as of 12:55, 7 May 2022

This is the comparison chart for methods of running DS games on your Nintendo DS, DSi, or 3DS. Most of the options here are flashcarts, however TWiLight Menu++ is a homebrew app that can be run on DSi or 3DS consoles using a softmod or as an alternative interface for any flashcart. Despite its reliance on a flashcard on DS/DS Lite, it has been included in the comparison as it makes a good alternative to buying a flashcart on DSi and 3DS.

Hover your mouse over the categories on the left to view a short description.

Plausible to Purchase

Ace3DS+[fn 1] Acekard 2i[fn 1] R4 DS[fn 1] r4isdhc.com[fn 1][fn 2] SuperCard DSONE SDHC[fn 1] TWiLight Menu++
Hardware
DS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes With flashcart
DSi Yes v1.4.3/1.4.4[fn 3] No Yes No Yes
3DS Yes v2.1.0/v4.3.0[fn 3] No Yes No Yes
Expandable Memory SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDSC[fn 5] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] N/A[fn 6]
SD Slot Top Top Top Top Top N/A
CPU No No No No No N/A
Software
DSi Games No No No No No Yes[fn 7]
DSiWare Games No No No No No Yes[fn 8]
Kernel Custom Wood R4 AKAIO Wood R4, YSMenu, R4li YSMenu Evolution OS, YSMenu, TTMenu nds-bootstrap, Varies[fn 9]
Skinning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cheats Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat, Cheat.dat, Cheat.xml Cheat.dat, Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat
Autoboot (DS) No No Yes No Yes N/A
Auto AAP Yes[fn 10] No No Yes Yes Yes
Slow Motion No No No No No No
Real Time Save No No No No No No
Real Time Guide No No  ??? No No Yes
Wii Connectivity Yes With AKAIO With Wood R4 No Yes No
Other
Clone Yes Yes Yes (Many) Yes Yes N/A
Updatable Bootloader (DSi) No Yes No No No N/A
ntrboot Compatible Not clones[fn 11] Yes No Yes No N/A
Battery Life for DSLite + Flashcart + Commercial ROM ? 7hrs 13min 4hrs 15min ? ? ?
Ace3DS+ Acekard 2i R4 DS r4isdhc.com SuperCard DSONE SDHC TWiLight Menu++

Difficult to Purchase

Slot-1 flashcarts
CycloDS iEvolution DSTTi iEDGE EZ Flash Vi iPlayer iTouch (2) M3i Zero R4i Gold 3DS Plus SuperCard DSONEi SuperCard DSTWO SuperCard DSTWO+
Hardware
DS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DSi v1.4.2?  ?? v1.4.2?[1] v1.4.4[2] v1.4[3] v1.4[4] Yes[5] Yes Yes[6] Yes Yes
3DS  ??  ??  ?? v4.0.0[2]  ??  ?? v4.5.0[7] Yes v4.4.0[6] Yes Yes
Expandable Memory SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDHC[fn 4] SDXC[fn 4][fn 12]
SD Slot Top Top Top Side Top Top Side Top Top Top Top
CPU No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Software
DSi Games Yes[fn 7] No No No No No No No No No No
DSiWare Games No No No No No No No No No No No
Kernel CycloDS Evolution Firmware YSMenu, TTMenu EDGE Firmware EZ Flash 2.0 Firmware None iTouch firmware YSMenu, Sakura Wood R4 Evolution OS, YSMenu, TTMenu Evolution OS, YSMenu Evolution OS, YSMenu, Moonshell, bagplug, iMenu
Skinning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cheats user.EVOcheats Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat Cheat.dat Cheat.dat, EZARcode.dat None Cheat.db, cheat.xml Usrcheat.dat Cheat.xml, Usrcheat.dat(EOS) Usrcheat.dat Usrcheat.dat
Autoboot (DS) Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes  ??? Varies[fn 13] No  ???
Auto AAP Yes No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Slow Motion Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Real Time Save Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes With Wood R4 Yes Yes Yes
Real Time Guide Yes No No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Wii Connectivity Yes No No No No No No With Wood R4 Yes Yes Yes
Other
Clones No Yes No Yes No No Yes[fn 14] Yes DSONE SDHC only No Yes
Updatable Bootloader (DSi) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ntrboot Compatible No Varies[fn 15][8] No No No No No Internal switch No No No
Battery Life for DSLite + Flashcart + Commercial ROM ? ? ? ? ? ? 3hrs 44min ? ? 6hrs 04min ?
CycloDS iEvolution DSTTi iEDGE EZ Flash Vi iPlayer iTouch 2 M3i Zero R4i Gold 3DS Plus SuperCard DSONEi SuperCard DSTWO SuperCard DSTWO+

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e Only clone cards are commonly available.
  2. ^ As of 2022, any card from r4isdhc.com from 2014 and later. Not to be confused with r4isdhc.hk or r4isdhc.com.cn, which are both Ace3DS+ clones.
  3. ^ a b HWID 44 supported until DSi v1.4.3/3DS v2.1.0, HWID 81 supported until DSi v1.4.4/3DS v4.3.0 via bootloader update.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o SDXC cards are supported if reformatted to FAT-32
  5. ^ Only cards up to 2 GB can be used. Some clones are SDHC, but not the ones currently common.
  6. ^ On DSi and 3DS, the console's internal SD(HC) card. On flashcard subject to the restrictions of the flashcard it's running on.
  7. ^ a b Only on Nintendo DSi and 3DS consoles, not DS Phat or DS Lite.
  8. ^ Only a small number of DSiWare are compatible with DS Phat and DS Lite, most/all are compatible with DSi and 3DS.
  9. ^ On Nintendo DSi and 3DS, TWiLight Menu++ can only be used with nds-bootstrap. When running from a flashcart, TWiLight Menu++ sometimes supports other kernels as well.
  10. ^ Missing patches for some of the last releases, such as 5th generation Pokémon. Those games must be manually patched.
  11. ^ Original Ace3DS+ cards can be flashed for ntrboot, however the modern clones cannot.
  12. ^ SDHC only for NDS mode.
  13. ^ Only the SuperCard DSONE and DSONE SDHC autoboot, DSONEi does not.
  14. ^ M3 Adaptes, M3 Adaptor
  15. ^ Only some flash chips are compatible

References

  1. ^ iEDGE Bootstrap updater v4 released
  2. ^ a b DOWNLOAD - EZ-FLASH
  3. ^ DS iPlayer - iPlayer OS v1.1 & firmware v1.0
  4. ^ iTouchds Home
  5. ^ M3i Zero Core
  6. ^ a b Unlimited Upgrade for DSONEi only_SuperCard Official Site
  7. ^ M3i Zero Core
  8. ^ flashcart_core DSTT supported chips