Booting into gba mode from Sakura

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  1. dhjohn
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    I just got my m3i zero today, and am loving it (all of the gba games that didn't save correctly with akaio and 3in1 work great on the m3i with the gba exp.), though I noticed there doesn't seem to be a way to boot an actual gba cart from in sakura. Am I just overlooking it, or does sakura not have it built in?

    Also, if it is not built in, does anyone know of any homebrew that will boot in gba mode? (I tried GBA Mode Switcher, but it does not clear the rim of the screen, leaving the edges of the menu visible.)

    Thanks,
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    Are you talking about running a GBA ROM? If so you need the expansion and just load it like any normal game. I think if you hold "A" when booting up it goes into a GBA mode.
     
  4. RalphUp

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    To boot Slot-2 with M3 cart in hold the B button down when switching on. Holding the A button gets you to the Sakura / Touch Pod selector.
     
  5. Joe88

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    wont work anymore since they did the dual boot, A is used to change which boot up OS you want

    try B, I have no idea though,
    touchpad will boot a gba cart from the main menu though
     
  6. PettingZoo

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    Lol sorry, after posting I thought that it was probably "B" though I couldn't be bothered to edit it :/. Thanks for the correction!
     
  7. dhjohn
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    Thanks for the help. Looks like "B" tells the ds to boot from the gba slot, which works fine, I won't need to boot many actual carts anyway with the M3i's great gba rom support.

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    A=slot1 DS mode (hold for FW selection screen)
    B=slot2 DS mode
    select=slot2 GBA mode
    last time i checked.
     
  10. Rob_Threat

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    Yup, same here. I use B & Select all the time to get to my M3Lite. Much easier than the old M3DSS Slot-2 icon (esp when feeling extra lazy). [​IMG]