A bit of GBA help

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Feb 28, 2008

A bit of GBA help by 0datdude0 at 3:57 AM (1,153 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. 0datdude0
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    Newcomer 0datdude0 Newbie

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    Im running v3.0 of the software

    Im trying to load gba roms and running into some issues. If I try to run said roms from the gba icon one of two things happens. One it tells me theirs no slot-2 gba card found or if I have the rumble pack in it just goes off till I turn the ds off. If I go in to the mycard icon and try to load it their regardless of if the rumble pack is in or not it goes to a screen that tells me its " DLDI compatible loadin g . . . " and never moves.

    Can you kind people help the new guy out ?
     
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    Member g6team GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    To play GBA games you will need the GBA expansion. The Rumble Pak or the Rumble Ram will not support GBA Games.

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    Ok just to be crystal clear the 3m real ds pack doesn't support gba with out ANOTHER CART?
     
  4. llatnik

    Newcomer llatnik Advanced Member

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    well not exactly, its more a part of the package, you could similarly complain that Forks don't work but the fact you have to use it in conjunction with your hand to get food to go into you is kind of implied

    that being said you can still buy the gba expansion packs separately, probably at the same store that sold you your M3 Real in the first place, if its anything like Amazon it'll be in the "customers who bought this item also bought this"
     
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    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Since when did this place become GOOBERtemp?

    Just wonderin'.

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    Ahahahahahaha
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    There are a few options to loading GBA ROMs off of a slot1 cart. There is the 3-in-1, the eWin RAM pack, any slot2 solution. Just because you own an M3 Real does not mean you MUST use the GBA cart they sell. I have read that a very small amount of users bricked their NDS using the first batch of the M3 Real GBA expansion cart. That isn't to say that it is still happening, but it has happened which is always something to consider. While the 3-in-1 is a solid card and probably your best choice, the eWin expansion pack can be found around the web for as little as $11 USD. At this point you should start to research the pros and cons of each pack, as well as the ease of use and the compatibility. Make an informed decision and then play some of those great GBA titles.

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    Member lilaznkilla GBAtemp Regular

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    I've heard that the eWin RAM pack and M3 Lite work like the GBA expension pack for the M3 REAL but for the 3in1 you'd probably have to use Rudolph's 3in1 Exp pack tool since the M3 doesn't detect it as a GBA pack, well that is in my case.
     
  9. Another World

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    The eWin RAM pack is just a slot2 card that contains nothing but RAM. You use a slot1 loader they have released to flash a .gba ROM into the RAM and then execute it. You have to dump save files to keep them and it is not compatable with 100% of the ROMs from what I have read. However, everyone should do their own research to be sure.

    I own an M3 Lite and the M3 Lite is a full slot2 Flash kit. It can boot .nds with a passme (or flashme), and .gba from the built in "GBA" boot mode. There would be no reason to attempt to flash a .gba ROM from slot1 into the RAM of the M3 Lite in slot2, and as a result from what I have researched no loader tool exists to do this.

    With a card like the eWin RAM pack or the 3-in-1 you gain the ability to just use the RAM for other things such as QUAKE II and the DS Opera Browser.

    -AW
     

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