About to buy a EZ Flash 3-in-1.

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by Wii_DS., Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007
    Just a few questions.

    1) Say that you have a GBA ROM in the NOR Flash Memory, can you over-write that ROM with another ROM? If no, can you free up that space with a dummy file?

    2) Does you save for the GBA ROM in the PSRAM get deleted along with the GBA ROM when you power off?, if yes anyway of backing it up?

    3) When saving in a GBA ROM does the EZ Flash 3-in-1 make a save file? (like the R4, it creates a .sav file which is your save)

    4) If yes to number three does the saves get stored on the slot-1 device's memory stick?

    5) Does the EZ FLash 3-in-1 come with
    software installed in it that lets you put games on the PSRAM and NOR Flash Memory, or would you need to use the software '3in1 ExpPack Tool by Rudolph'

    6) Regarding the '3in1 ExpPack Tool by Rudolph', do you boot the .nds from the slot-1 device or the EZ Flash 3-in-1?

    7) Is ALL gba games 32MB or 16MB?

    8) Can you trim them like you can with NDS ROMS?

    9) If you have a combo of a EZ FLash 3-in-1 and a R4 can you Backup the saves from a ORIGINAL DS Game cart?

    10) If you have a combo of a EZ Flash 3-in-1 and a R4 can you DUMP a ORIGINAL DS Game card?

    11) Does the EZ Flash 3-in-1 require a firmware?

    12) Is the EZ Flash 3-in-1 skin-able?

    13) is there a list of working/non working/rarely working games for the EZ FLash 3-in-1?

    14) how many GBA ROMS do you think i can fit on a 1GB micro SD card?

    Thanks for your time, i may have more questions later on.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    1) That is one of the ways it works

    2) No need to worry as the battery backed SRAM is used instead.

    3) There are several third party apps. I am not sure how each works but there will be save made (either by you or the app) on your DS slot device though.

    4) Yeah.

    5) There is a nice guide on the wiki: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/index.php?title=3_..._for_EZ-Flash_V

    6) If you plan on using the PSRAM then you need to boot from the R4.

    7) Roms vary from 4 to 32 megabytes, average (after trimming) is between 5 and about 14 (normally RPGs are large while puzzle/platform games are small).

    8) They do not have a size inbuilt like DS roms but yeah you can trim them 99% of the time (occasionally there will be some junk that can not be trimmed by auto trimmers so you have to do it yourself).

    9) I assume you do not have the savsender app, there should be a few SRAM based ones although I am unsure if there is anything else.

    10) Yeah, rudolph made a 3 in 1 version. It gets a tad more complex than a plain DLDI compatible GBA slot card as you have to swap but nothing drastic.

    11) It is self contained.

    12) You do not need the ability as it pretty much is all menu and DS slot based.

    13) Between EZ4 client, GBATA (both normal patching and stuff like clock patches), IPS patches (clock patches, the odd save check patch for stuff like dragon ball titles and motion/ solar sensor) and common sense you should be set. The only real hiccup is the classic nes/famicom mini for which there are far better emulators for the DS and GBA.
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Sorry for going off topic but I wonder what happened to the Ewin version that was posted here? Granted I already have a EZFIV but the time it takes to backup the saves when you power it up for GBA roms is too long
  4. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007
    Thanks a million FAST6191, your very kind.

    I may have other questions lol...i haven't thought of any yet.

    wow totally off topic mate lol.


    Nothing 'happened', it just the makers aren't letting on who is selling them.

    Therefore i'm getting a EZFlash 3-in-1.
  5. Kellicros

    Kellicros GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 8, 2006
    Here's another question of my own. If I have a rom in NOR and a save game for it (in the battery backed SRAM I assume), will this get overwritten when I load a rom into the PSRAM and save? or do all saves get automatically backed up into SLOT1 device? If so, do I have to manually send the save back into the battery SRAM when I am to run rom stored in NOR again?