Best GBA flashcard?

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  1. Lelouch
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    Hi, I was wondering what the best flashcard for a GBA/GBA sp is? What are some sites where I can buy these if they still make them

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    Best... tough call.
    It would probably come down to a fight between the M3 perfect microSD versions, the EZ3 and the G6. It should also be noted that everdrive are working on something for the GBA and though it will probably not be as defining as their efforts for the N64 and older consoles; everything that is not a supercard will play practically everything out of the box and if not then a trip to http://gbatemp.net/threads/buying-a-gba-flash-cart-in-2013.341203/page-18#post-4756995 will sort the edge cases, said older consoles did not have great flash carts where the GBA did.

    You will not find any of those for sale outside of the occasional forum selling section around here.

    Best that is still available. EZ4. It has its quirks but if it fits it then it will play it (and if not then http://gbatemp.net/threads/buying-a-gba-flash-cart-in-2013.341203/page-18#post-4756995 ), supports SHDC memory unlike all the others (give or take what everdrive eventually do). The only thing it does not really do that some others did is real time clock, used mainly for pokemon ruby/sapphire/emerald to have day/night cycles and grow berries -- there are patches but they advance the time when you are playing rather than all the time which still works well enough for pokemon. Most other things the others might have, save for real time save, you can work around.
    The EZ 3 in 1 will also do much the same if you want to use it on a DS with a DS flash cart. Where to buy? Afraid I have not really kept up with sites but they are common enough to find on flash cart sites.
     
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    appreciate the quick reply and info :)

    very helpful
     
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    If you wait a little bit, krikzz, the maker of many awesome flash carts is currently developing a GBA one that'll blow all the current ones out of the water.



    (w/ RTC!)
     
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    Missed the RTC video. Wonder how that is all going to play out.
     
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    Well, we don't know when krikzzz will release the EDGBA, but looking forward to it. if it reasonably priced it will join my collection of EZ 3in1, EZ IV, Supercard and Flash2Advance collection.
     
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    No, we don't, but it shouldn't be far off considering what is being shown already. I ended up buying a EZ IV, just to tie me over, but I cannot wait to get my hands on Krikzzz's cart. The fact that you can just drop files onto an sd card without having to deal with proprietary software is worth it's weight in gold. EZ IV's software is a complete pain, but if you can get through it once, I guess it isn't too bad.
     
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    Give or take soft reset the save patching methods themselves are well known and have loads of different tools that can pull it off. That said I can certainly see why drag and drop would be appealing.
     
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    So far the prototypes are huge FPGA boards, afaik. It might take some time to shrink it into cartridge form.
     
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    My sp and ezflashIII have been married for about ten years. The "first dry battery" error always comes up, but the saves still save. Awesome cart.