About CycloDS
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CycloDS is a slot-1 flash cart for the Nintendo DS, that is capable of running homebrew applications and backups of retail games.

Additional features include the ability to slow down a game, save at any point using the Real Time Save feature, and Action Replay cheat support. The CycloDS also supports GBA games with the use of a slot-2 expansion pack.

For more information, please read the Reviews page.

The description found on the official CycloDS website is reproduced below.


Product Overview

CycloDS Evolution is a multi-functional Micro SD adapter for NDS and NDS Lite (Slot 1) which allows you to play games, listen to MP3's, view images, read e-books and enjoy the vast collection of homebrew applications for NDS. You can also take advantage of the inbuilt cheat code system to enjoy more freedom with your favourite games with unlimited energy, ammo, etc.

CycloDS Evolution is the world’s most advanced Media Enhancer for NDS Lite and NDS. Boasting superior functionality, European design and quality components, CycloDS Evolution is unparalleled in its field.

The unique enhanced mode offers powerful, unique features during game play which are activated through an in-game menu. These features include RealTime Save, in-game LCD brightness adjustment, SlowMotion mode and in-game reset. The cheat code engine is directly compatible with Action Replay codes and CycloDS Evolution comes bundled with cheat codes for over 300 games so you can get started right away without any fuss. The RealTime Save feature allows you to save your game progress at any point in the game and then resume from that point at any time, allowing you to more easily master difficult parts of the game. This is similar to the concept of "saved states" found in many emulators.

CycloDS Evolution’s inbuilt OS can run homebrew software without the need for any patching on the users part. Loading is fast and trouble free, simply browse to the software you want to play and tap to execute. You don’t even need to apply DLDI patches to your homebrew software; CycloDS Evolution takes care of this for you with its automatic DLDI patching feature.

Evolution loads media from MicroSD cards, which means you’re free to buy more memory at any time, never constrained by the boundaries of onboard flash memory. Transferring games and homebrew software is simple using the supplied MicroSD USB reader. Simply connect to your PC and drag & drop the desired files onto your MicroSD card.

Listen to MP3’s, watch videos or even read e-books via Moonshell. The Moonshell multimedia application will maximize the versatility of your handheld console.

The CycloDS Evolution GUI was designed with user friendliness in mind and can be operated exclusively with the stylus if desired. Skinning is supported which means you’ll always have a fresh view of our product at your fingertips. The user interface is multi-lingual, currently supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Latin American Spanish and Portuguese.


CycloDS Evolution Features
  • 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 of gameplay at any time
  • Wii connectivity in games is supported
  • Full NDS download play support
  • Action Replay compatible cheat code engine, comes bundled with over 300 cheat codes for over 300 games!
  • 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 game play. Enhanced features are activated through an in-game menu. Enhanced mode features include:
    • RealTime Save which allows you to save and restore the state of gameplay at any time
    • Adjust LCD brightness during game play (NDSLite only)
    • SlowMotion mode which can be used to slow down game play 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

If you want to discuss CycloDS Evolution or are seeking support, please see the official TeamCyclops Forums.

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