A few quick questions about the M3 Real

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Aug 5, 2008
  1. Niklas_101
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    Newcomer Niklas_101 Member

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    Okay, I'm about to buy a Real, but i have a few questions:

    -It's not about to become obsolete any time soon, right? I'd hate to buy one and have a better one come out a month later.

    -Can you use a M3 Perfect SD as a GBA expansion? I read in this thread (http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=66841) that you can with a M3 Lite, but it said nothing of the M3 SD.

    -I have a flashed Phat. With both the Real and the perfect inserted, will it boot to the Real or will I have to flash it with the no-autoboot Flashme?
     
  2. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Look at the pinned thread concerning Sakura, the new firmware for the Real. If updates are maintained, the Real is in no danger of obsoletion any time soon.

    I don't know about the second question, but there are packages available for the Real that include Slot-2 expansion and rumble packs. My guess is that unless the Perfect has PSRAM or something similar, it won't be recognized as a Slot-2 device by the Real's firmware and must be used independently. The default firmware has an option to boot to Slot-2 in either NDS or GBA mode, but Sakura at present does not.

    FlashMe defaults to Slot-1, I believe, unless you have it configured to do otherwise. The Real allows booting to Slot-2 and bypassing the firmware by holding down a button as it boots.
     
  3. nekkutta

    Newcomer nekkutta Member

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    I honestly don't know, most slot-1 flashcarts now-a-days take control before the firmware can activate(I'm guessing since I haven't flashed mine and regardless if the default NDS firmware is set to auto boot cartridge or not, my M3 real will boot right before the whole press a button to continue when you turn the system on)
    I would say check the read-me for the flashing that you did to your NDS phat and see what it says. by default the original firmware boots slot-1 and if there is nothing in it, then it boots slot-2...

    I am happy with the M3DS real, the gui could be a little quicker, but all in all I like it a lot more than my R4 that I had.

    nekkutta
     

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