EZ Flash IV 2.0 Kernel Release - No more patching

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Riptide, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Gyron

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    You might also consider fixing the interrupts which prevent the official sleep modes working in the games which have them (eg. Mario Golf and Mario Tennis).
    By the way, "Rocky (U) (Release 0727)" and "Rocky (E) (release 1862)" still don't work on Kernel v2.01. Also "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (UE) (release 0033)" still needs to be manually patched to SRAM to save correctly.
     


  2. Jayro

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    So we can run our own raw ROM dumps without the patching app? Sounds good!
     
  3. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Buy another microSD model then ;) - The EZFlash team will have an additional unit sold and you'll receive and additional card. Sounds like a win-win to me :D

    Yes, some games do still require the hardware reset before launching. In the default Firmware you have to manually invoke the hard reset by holding the L button, I patched my skin to always do that. You can either try my skin or I can provide an .ips patch for 2.01 firmwares
     
  4. Torci2008

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    Everyone talks about the sleep regime and resets ... but I do not understand what's the matter. My games are all patched, and there is a reset and a sleep mode. With firmware 2.X new functions of buttons were added?
     
  5. Localhorst86

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    The EZFlash Team mentioned they intend to implement the sleep/reset-to-menu patching on the fly in a future release (maybe 2.02?) just like they did with the save patching. People are looking forward to this and are discussing on how well it'll work and what the challenges are.

    Additonaly to this, other people are talking (in parallel) about a feature of the EZFlash that does a hardware reset after loading the ROM. This is needed for some games and can be invoked by launching a game with the L+A Button. This feature is not new, though and has been in the kernel for a long time.
     
  6. yamca

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    I tried several roms and directly copy them to the sd card. But I am getting "File Format Error".
    Some of the pathced roms I played with my previous firmware (1.74) gives the same error too.
     
  7. migles

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    inb4 "i am angry that go back to menu can't be configured, and now is breaking some games, damn ezteam why u do this"
     
  8. Ammako

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    tbh I'd probably just use yours lol, I use Clearlooks because I didn't want to bother with making my own skin (seems complicated), also because it fixed some of the weird grammar and syntax on the interface. Yours is pretty much Clearlooks but tweaked a bit so it's basically the same thing for me.
    Though right now honestly, tempted to not really bother quite yet, since all my games work as I want on 1.72 right now so the incentive to go to 2.0(2?) isn't there yet. Maybe if I find more games in the future that don't play well with EZ4Client.

    That being said I think putting that ips file available somewhere would be useful; a lot of people would like to just patch their fw/skin with it rather than having to use your skin (although I guess it's always possible to download your skin and replace the images with theirs, more straightforward and convenient to just patch for hard reset directly though.)

    Also I'd be interested in knowing what edits need to be made in the ezfla_up.bin, to know how it works and so I'd be able to do it myself no matter the firmware.
     
  9. Localhorst86

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    That's my main concern as well. What if it breaks a game? What if the button combo is used in a game?
     
  10. Torci2008

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    And in which games is L + A used?
     
  11. Localhorst86

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    I *know* of yoshi's island and the boktai games. But I am using my own skin which is hard patched to do the hardware reset upon launch so I don't really know what other games might be troublesome.
     
  12. JediAviator

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    Same happen to me, I get a error after the black screen
     
  13. GreatCrippler

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    It did this to me too until I used an SD card. (Not SDHC) See if you have a small sd floating around. (If that's the issue)
     
  14. SSEpochX

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    My non-sdhc 1gb mini sd didn't work, I used a 1gb Micro sd in a mini sd adapter and it worked like a charm.
     
  15. GreatCrippler

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    Odd, yea my 4gb mini didn't work. (probably SDHC, but doesn't say it is) Then my 2gb worked fine. Dunno, seems a little sporadic. /shrug.
     
  16. Artur_Filho

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    Did they change the update method in 2.0? I'm trying to update to 2.01 from 2.0 but holding R on start doesn't do anything, it boots straight to the Main Menu

    EDIT: I am using a mini-SD EZ4, with a FAT16 formatted 128MB microSD card + adapter
     
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  17. JediAviator

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    I'm using a 2GB non SDHC micro SD in a mini SD.