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G6 Lite For DS - Super Small DS Flash Cart Review!!!

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    Product: G6 Lite For DS
    Reviewer: <A href="http://forums.maxconsole.net/member.php?find=lastposter&t=21147" target="_blank">DeVs</a>
    Buy G6 Lite 4Gbit Now: <a href="http://www.divineo.com/php/affstart.php?affcode=66623&prod=dd-ds-g6lite" target="_blank">$79.99</a>
    Official Website: <A href="http://www.g6flash.com" target="_blank">G6Flash.com</a>

    Introduction: What Is It?

    The G6 Lite is the newest entry into the Nintendo DS mod scene. It has internal memory and comes in 3 “flavorsâ€, a 1G, 2G and 4G (1G = 1 Giga bit = 1024 bit ). It supports both DS and GBA games but also includes emulators for playing FC, NES, SNES, GB, GBC, PCE, SEGA-MS & GG. The unit has a built in media player for playing the following formats:

    - Dobly AC3 audio frequency file (*. AC3)
    - target's file of DVD video (*. VOB)
    - wave form sound file of Microsoft (*. WAV)
    - MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 file (*. MP2)
    - MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 file (*. MP3)
    - Real media file (*. RA, *. RM, *. RAM, *. RMVB)
    - MPEG-1 media file (*. Mpeg, *. Mpg)
    - MPEG-2 media file (*. M2V)
    - Windows media file (*. AVI, *. ASF, *. WMA, *. WMV)
    - VCD video file (*. DAT)
    - QuickTime media file (*. MOV)
    - MPEG-4 media file (*. AVI)
    - DivX media file (*. AVI)

    The G6 Lite also has a built in PDA program although I was not able to try it out due to it only being in Chinese at the moment.

    Part 01: What You Get:

    The package arrived in a box and inside the box is a very nice round tin that holds the product. Inside the tin you get 1 G6 Lite (that’s the size of the DS Lites GBA dust cover), 1 regular size GBA shell (this is so that if you have a phat DS you can transfer the insides of the G6 Lites contents into the bigger GBA shell for use in the old phat DS units), 1 usb transfer device (for putting on and removing games and media on the G6 Lite), and 1 mini CD with the G6 Lite software (includes the newest firmware and rom patching software).

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    Part 02: Size Does Matter

    The most obvious advancement in the G6 Lite is it’s small size. The unit is the exact same size as the GBA dust cover that comes with the G6 Lite.

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    If you don’t happen to have a DS Lite well then the G6 Lite has you covered there too. The G6 Lite comes with a shell that is the same size as a regular GBA game. This means that if you want to use the G6 Lite with a old phat DS you simply just transfer over the contents of the G6 Lites small DS Lites shell into the bigger Phat DS shell. This is the first unit that fits perfectly into BOTH the DS Lite and the older phat DS.

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    Combing the G6 Lite with the Passcard3 know would ever know you had a fully moded DS Lite just by looking at it as nothing sticks out of the unit from either slot.

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    Part 03: Loading It Up

    The unit comes with a usb adapter for transferring games and media onto the G6’s internal memory.

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    The usb adapter couldn’t be any easier to use with the G6. You simply slide the G6 onto the usb adapter as if you were inserting it into a DS.

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    Next you just pop the unit into any available usb slot on your pc. If your using an older pc (like windows 95, 98,ect) and the unit isn’t automatically recognized by your pc, the mini cd that comes with the G6 Lite includes the drivers needed. Any new pc will have no problems recognizing the usb unit. The usb unit has a nice blue led on it to let you know that is inserted correctly and working and the blue led blinks when the unit is transferring data between it and the pc.

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    The G6’s small size is only 1 part of the new advancements of the DS mod. Another area where the G6 Lite shines is it’s software. You use the G6’s rom patching software to get games onto the DS. Once the games are on the DS and you boot up the unit your in for a nice treat. The days of the ugly text based interface have been left in the dust by the G6. The G6 has a NICE interface for listing games as not only are the games names listed, but also a nice little picture icon of what the game is, is displayed next to the name of the game.

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    This nice new feature isn’t limited to the DS side of things either as there is a picture displayed for GBA games as well.


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    Part 04: Taking it For A Spin

    The main thing I wanted to test on this unit was the speed of the internal memory. With other mod devices where you can use your own CF, SD, or Mini SD you need to use faster memory or some games will display graphic glitches and audio hiccups. To no surprise the G6 Lite played all the DS games I threw at it. The memory was more then fast enough to play troublesome games that require fast memory like The Rub Rabbits, and Metroid Prime with no glitches whatsoever. The unit also plays GBA games with no problems. I tried some of the troublesome games like FFIV, Mario Kart, and Mario & Lugi Super Star Saga and none of them displayed any glitches. Both GBA and DS games save properly as well. The unit’s text reader is VERY clear and you can easily read a book on the unit without eye strain. The built in media player is another nice feature. It supports many type of media files both audio and video. This turns your DS into a mobile multi media player.

    Conclusion - Simply The Best!

    After using the G6 Lite for a few hours it’s easy to see that this unit is king of the DS mod mountain. It’s small size and amazing software make it the most advanced mod unit out for the DS at this time.

    Positives

    + small size
    + nice software with pictures in the games menu
    + perfect DS support and GBA support
    + built in emulators
    + built in media player
    + built in PDA
    + shell of the G6 Lite is not only white but also glossy to match the shell of the Ds Lite
    + larger GBA shell included for older phat DS units

    Negatives

    - internal memory is not upgradeable
    - non upgradeable internal memory means you cant play large video files
    - PDA is only in Chinese so unless you can read Chinese it’s little useless at the moment


    Buy G6 Lite 4Gbit Now: <a href="http://www.divineo.com/php/affstart.php?affcode=66623&prod=dd-ds-g6lite" target="_blank">$79.99</a>
    Official Website: <A href="http://www.g6flash.com" target="_blank">G6Flash.com</a>
     
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    Nice review.
    Even though I believe the frase "Simply the best" is troublesome. The "trouble" I have with this is, it's "only" a mere of 512 MB tops, right? And that's not really much for $80 I think.
    Sure, the size of the cart is dead awesome, it really is, but the price vs. it's storage capality is worrying me allot. If they had a 1 GB for $80 I might buy it straight away.
     
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    You can get quit a bit of games on 512mb (12+), but I agree that when you start loading music and videos on there 512mb gets ate up fast. If you could get 5 mins hands on with this unit and get to see the look of the unit and mainly the software, you would buy this in a heart beat. The menu with the icons of the games is simply a huge leap foward in style. That combined with the solid GBA support, this is the Cadillac of DS mods right now. Will be interesting to see if they add this kind of menu software to there new M3 Lites (which does support micro SD).
     
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    nice reviewbut we need a compatibility list!!
     
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    It's made by the same people who make M3. Compatability is the same which is the best.
     
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    someone on the forum said that super mario 64 didnt work
     
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    "Combing the G6 Lite with the Passcard3 know would ever know you had a fully moded DS Lite..."

    I had to read this sentence 4 times to get the gist of what you meant "Combining the G6 Lite with the Passcard3 no one would..."
     
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    Thank you for catching that, correcting it now. Tommasi I will try out Mario 64 and let you know.
     
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    Works fine as far as I can tell, no video or audio glitches. I only got 2 stars and saved and turned it off. I turned it back on to make sure it saved correctly and my save was there and loaded. That 1 guy who had the problem with the game is either using outdated firmware/rom patcher or a bad back up of his rom.
     
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    Great review, thanks!

    Just a couple of quick questions -

    Does the Passcard 3 kill your RSA key, in the way that Flashme does? ie if you Flashme your DS, you can only ever play wireless games with another Flashme'd DS - not an unflashed one.

    And more importantly, where in the hell can I buy a G6 Lite? I've got my money ready to go, but damnable Divineo.cn won't update their site. Shipping from Divineo.com is $80USD to Australia; shipping from Divineo.cn is $5USD!

    Again, thanks for a great review!
     
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    I have played wirelessly with 1 DS phat w/ flashme and 1 DS Lite with Passcard 3.
     
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    Does it work with Datel Max Media Launcher?

    Hi just read the review...I do not own any "passme/flashme" etc...all I have is the "Datel 4GB Max Media Player" it has a "Datel Max Media Launcher" does this work using that as the passme card or will have I have to buy the PassMe card...by the way I ordered this from Divineo hopefuly Maxconsole will be credit since I only ordered it after reading the review and following a link.

    Please someone if you can test with Datel Max Media Launcher and let me know.
     
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    I dont have the Max Media Launcher so I cant say for 100% but it worked with the Passcard 3 and the Superkey. I dont see why it wouldn't work with the Max Media Launcher as the MML works on all other mod devices.
     
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    Does the G6 Lite work with 0131 - Ultimate Spiderman? I don't think anyone ever got the whole game to work with sound effects on M3 due to speed with loading from memory card. Since the card is eliminated from G6, can you test it? Thank you.
     
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    Looks really nice with the interface and all.
    But 4G = 512 MB, and I think my 1 GB CF-card is way too small anyway, so I won't buy it. =/
    At least not unless it gets cheaper.. ALOT cheaper.
     
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    Can confirm that it freezes when you get past the intro and into the game. :(
     
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    I have a DS Phat and don't plan on ever switching to a DS Lite as its much too small for my giant like hands. However, I would rather wait for a flash card device then to just have 512MB of space; I have 2GB of space and find that small, not to mention the price is a bit high. M3 and Supercard have both announced micro-SD versions of their products with a DS Lite fit. The problem lies in the micro-SD support as the speeds aren’t quite as fast as SD or mini-SD as neither are the memory sizes as high.

    My recommendation for any Phatty users who plan on staying that way is to pick up a Supercard mini-SD and a Passcard3/Superkey. Then pick up an ATP ProMax 150X 2GB mini-SD, or a 1GB version if you're cheap! With the ATP mini-SD card there is no slow-down in any games and write/read speed is top notch so it'll seem like you're using g6 product with their built-in memory. With the combo above you’ll never have to take your games or anything out of your DS again as you’ll have it all with you! The Supercard mini-SD fits into the DS Phat like a regular GBA game and popping the mini-SD in and out is easy as pie. Not to mention the 2GB’s of space you have! So, as the prices start to fall on the older products go pick them up now!

    I’ve tested two different mini-SD cards with the Supercard mini-SD and have found that mini-SD speed is quite important. I had a SanDisk 2GB card and had horrible lag problems in some DS game menus but no problems in-game besides the occasional hiccup. Once I got an ATP 2GB ProMax 150X mini-SD there was no lag anywhere and it performed like the G6 built-in memory speed but with 2GB’s of space!
     
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    what bout games that require RTC (Real Time Clock) ? does the g6 support that as well? I'm just wondering for the pokemon stuff and the castlevania stuff.
     
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    can i get some help understanding just one thing.
    i have a flash2advance 1gb which can hold about 20 to 30 games depending on the rom size

    ok the G6 Lite 4gb can hold how many rom's ? gba or nds

    and what is this 512mb tops thing
     
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    1GB = 1Gigabyte
    4Gb = 4Gigabits = 512MB = 512Megabytes
     

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