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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by Anapan Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:49 pm

I don't know if any of the flashcarts support drag-n-drop for GBA roms - maybe the M3 Adapter, but it's huge...

AFAIK save files are universal for GBA games - Visual Boy Advance can load and save any of them from it's file menu. On the CF-type carts they're just single files in the same directory as the game. For non-SD flashcarts you'll need to use the flashing software to get them, but they'll still load into VBA. As a bonus, you can extract and re-load saves from real carts with those types of flashers.
If you're using a Suparcard you shouldn't have a problem with emulated game saves either - they're all just .SAV files on the card that can be copied to your computer.
For the other flashcarts I think savefiles from the emulators should be able to be extracted. I remember someone made a savefile extractor for the Pocketnes compilations (you can put all the NES games you want into a single .GBA rom or use them individually). I'm not sure about GB/C saves - they might need to be converted/extracted.

Linking with 2 flash carts (or a real cart&flash cart) should not be a problem at all. If you're trying to link with only one cart using multiboot there may be some issues. Almost every time I tried it with the multiboot GBA and NES linkplay on the Supercard I had to restart the GBM with no cart a few times to get the multiboot to work. I did manage to get NES and GBA multiboot linking working between 2 GBMs. Remember that you need to order converter pigtail cables for the GBM link port to work with a normal GBA link cable if you're playing with a different type of Gameboy Advance.

If you're playing Pokemon, I think you'll need to patch some of the roms to get them to play properly as I don't think any of the flashcarts have a realtime clock (tho VBA can emulate the clock device so you may be able to get past the problem that way).
Patch Links:
http://www.gbatemp.net/lofiversion/inde ... 88623.html
http://vba-m.com/forum/pokemon-gold-cry ... t-142.html
http://bubbz.pocketheaven.com/?system=gba&section=patch
http://www.geocities.com/thelegendarydo ... ereset.htm
Edit: FireRed&LeafGreen don't have RTC...

Extra links and info:
old/outdated but useful GBM and GBA flashcart info (which work and how good):
http://www.gameboy-advance.net/gba-flash/gbm-micro.htm

EZFlash III review:
http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=24569

EZFlash IV reviews and FAQs:
http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=32250
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22019
http://ezflash.sosuke.com/wiki/index.ph ... _GBA_Games

E-Link Slot 2 review:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13363
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by NeoTechni Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:51 pm

I have one that uses SD cards. Just look for a slot-2 DS flash card kit thing
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by executioner Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:19 pm

Does anybody know if the supercard mini sd works with the gamecube gameboy player?
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by noiseredux Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:05 pm

executioner wrote:Does anybody know if the supercard mini sd works with the gamecube gameboy player?


I was told that it does.
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by lisalover1 Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:23 pm

I just recently got an EZ Flash IV, and it's working quite well. It has worked on my GBA, SP, Micro, DS Lite, and GBP. My only complaint is that it takes a long time to save, and it does so on startup.
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by eSPy Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:26 pm

a few months ago i got a Supercard SD from dealextreme. already had a slot1 card for my ds so i just wanted this for slot2 things (gba). has worked really great sofar. a few games didnt work for me however like Yoshis island.

i got this one which is now sold out http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1021

but there is this supercard as well http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15852

edit: yoshis island actually works fine..i must have just got a bad rom. cheers Anapan
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by executioner Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:35 pm

So far I like that supercard mini sd the most as its cheaper and a microsd to minisd adapter costs $1. I already have an ezflash V 3 in 1 expansion pack but I rarely use it and want something that works with the Gamecube.

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Here are two good reviews I found:

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=32151

http://www.iso420.org/nds/scmsd/index.htm

Still if someone can just stick it in a gamecube gameboy player and confirm I will be very grateful.
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by christoph Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:59 am

Ever find out where to get a decent GBA Flashcart?

Do any of them work flawlessly? No lag or anything?

If anyone has one for sale or knows where to buy one online, pm me - please!
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by Anapan Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:55 am

The Supercard MiniSD does work on the Gameboy Player, but it seems to have slightly more slowdown on it than it does on any of the handheld Gameboy Advance variants.
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Re: Highest-Capactiy GBA Flash Cart?

by executioner Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Anapan wrote:The Supercard MiniSD does work on the Gameboy Player, but it seems to have slightly more slowdown on it than it does on any of the handheld Gameboy Advance variants.


Thanks man! Seems dealextreme has no flash carts whatsoever now, its kinda strange.
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