G6 DS Real for DS ROMs • DS Flash Card G6 Real Review

G6 DS Real CartTeam G6 have developed another great flash kit known as G6DS Real. This Slot 1 solution has superb NDS compatibility, it’s completely drag & drop, has slow motion, cheat function, multimedia centre, skinnable GUI, auto DLDI patching, built-in memory and other features. You can play ROMs, homebrew, watch movies, pictures or read e-books and listen to MP3. G6DS Real is one of my personal favourites. Let’s have a closer look.

 

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G6 DS Real box set

Here is the official feature list:

  • 100% Game compatibility
  • Extreme simple to use: just drag and drop files to the G6 Cart. No
    drivers & any software required.
  • Work as U disk with USB 2.0 ultra fast burning speed .Standard FAT system
    support
  • Build-in high speed memory. (Run game without lag or slow down. Speed of
    all the games as same as original.)
  • Exclusive Super Cheat Function:
    Fully AR Cheat Code compatible engine
    A Ready-Made Cheat Code database file is available for download    (English,
    Chinese, Japanese)
    Support reading individual cheat code file too.  (xml, cht, dht)
  • Special Game features can be enabled during game playing: (such as:
    SlowMotion mode…)
  • Software reset function
  • The highest download play compatibility. (Support single card download play even with trouble games such as: Mario Kart & New super Mario etc...)
  • 100% clean dump supported without the need for any patching. (no update is
    necessary for patching.)
  • Hardware automatically game save type detect. (No need to update the save
    type database file frequently.)
  • Excellent homebrew support thanks to the DLDI auto-patcher . (Available  )
  • Upgradeable system. No size limitation of Flash rom .
  • Robust & skinnable GUI.
  • Built in PassMe (NO need for any boot cart/passcard etc.)
  • Supports Slot-2 expansions card. (Rumble, Ram , Browser memory and Gba
    Game card etc.)
  • Boot Slot-1 automatically. Users may also select to appear Console Main
    Menu first or begin G6 Main Menu directly (Convenience for download play.)
  • Includes a fully touch screen & button control operating system /GUI Menu
  • NDS-GBA Linkage works fine.
  • The strongest media features: Build-in “Media-Extend” application +
    “Moonshell” media player. MP3, OGG music & DPG /DSM / GBM movies…
  • Super E-book function, support Word/ Txt file directly.
  • Super picture viewer function, support *.BMP¡¢*.JPG¡¢*.GIF¡¢*.PNG directly.
  • Built in PDA (Worldwide Time, Memo , Note ,Phone book ,Calculator ..)
  • Supports DS sleep mode.
  • Brightness adjustment within GUI.

Packaging and card

G6DS Real is delivered in a small standard type cardboard box, which includes the following items:

  • Slot 1 flash card
  • Card holder
  • USB 2.0 adapter
  • USB connection cable
  • CD with drivers
  • Wrist strap

The card is made of high quality plastic and complies to the highest standards of latest generation cards. Card is in grey colour. The card holder is a nice freebie. It can hold 2 cards and it is the same as the one that goes with R4DS card. An USB extension cable is also useful. The USB 2.0 adapter is convenient to use and G6DS Real fits perfectly into it. It has blue LED light during data recording. The mini CD contains the latest firmware and instructions. However if you want the most recent firmware it is advisable to go to the official G6 Team site and download info from there G6 Flash.com. Packaging includes also a free wrist strap.   

Installation
Using G6DS Real is very easy. Download the latest firmware, then plug the card into the adapter, connect the adapter to the PC and simply drag and drop the files onto the card. Always make sure that the card is properly inserted otherwise the linker may not install properly. File drag and drop takes few moments. (Note that the G6DS Real is already formatted to FAT). Then insert the G6DS Real into console. Please remember that you can remove the card only together with the USB linker, otherwise you might loose some data.
The GUI has a touch interface and is skinnable. When you switch on the console you will see G6DS Real touchpad, where you can choose either to play ROMs or start Moonshell and watch videos, listen to music, view pictures etc.  Remember that if you want to use the features of Soft Reset and Cheat you must place all .NDS files in the NDS folder. The cheat function is a nice feature and has several formats – such as TXT, DHT, DB, HML and other. Simply drop the codes onto the console. Save game is automatic. If you write a save game to the card it will appear together with the relevant ROM titled as “.0” file.
G6DS Real has also a safe fail option. In case of file corruption you can press and hold the start button and you will be presented with format menu that allows you to format the card. After that copy over the Loader system.
A bit of disappointment is the fact that G6DS Real USB linker does not allow you to backup real game carts nor connect other flash kits and write to them. It recognizes only the G6DS Real.

G6DS Real menu provides you with these options: NDS Game, MyCard, PdaDS, MediaPlay (which boots the Moonshell), Boot and Setting. PdaDS is not available.
MediaPlay has a beautiful interface with graphic icons. It supports DPG/DSM/GBM. The Boot menu simply has 2 options to either boot NDS from Slot 2 or GBA from Slot 2. Both options work just fine. Settings allow you to change the skin.

DLDI autopatcher is provided so you will be able to run the homebrew. As regards to ROMs - here G6DS Real has 100% compatibility. Everything works perfectly. Simply select the ROM and don’t forget about the Soft Reset and Cheat Codes (access the cheat database either from the mini disc or go to G6DS Real website). As regards ROM playing - absolutely great performance – I tested loads of games and it worked without a glitch. And this is not all – the G6DS Real has a download play support – a great feature allowing you to play multilayer games on several DS consoles and run a backup on only one of them.

Testing
I tested the G6DS Real with some homebrew, as well as plenty of ROMs.
Worked perfectly.

Extra features

Positives:

  • 100% Compatibility
  • Action Replay Cheat Codes
  • Drag & Drop Clean Roms
  • Good Download Play support
  • Cheat System
  • Soft Reset
  • Skinnable GUI
  • Pass Me Function
  • Automatical ROMs save
  • Fast Writing Via USB Linker
  • Cart Formatting Option
  • DLDI Auto Patcher
  • Free card case and wrist strap

Neutral:

  • Built-in memory

Negatives:

  • Download Play Support is not perfect
  • Cheat Code Installation

To summarize the above: G6DS Real is a really good slot-1 card for a reasonable price with variety of features. It is user friendly, good quality and good for anything you desire – play ROMs, run homebrew, read e-books or listen to music. Additional features, such as action replay cheat support, multimedia options, soft reset and PassMe function will add extra fun. I personally liked the G6DS Real and would absolutely recommend it to anybody.

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