Buying a GBA Flash Cart in 2013

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by gotloveforall, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. rs1n

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    I got an email from 0shippingzone saying it was shipped; should take about 2 weeks. I'll let you know if all is well.
     
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  3. epicelite

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    MiniSD? I thought it was microSD!?

    Knockoffs or something?

    Or maybe I'm just wrong.
     
  4. how_do_i_do_that

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  6. FAST6191

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    The original/GBA sized EZ4 took miniSD.
    The other three (all various types of DS lite size) models took microSD.

    Realhotstuff seem to have messed up their specs list though -- the GBA sized EZ4 only has 256Mbit of NOR and 128MBit of PSRAM. The specs list there is for the EZ4 lite deluxe.
     
  7. epicelite

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    My order is processing!!
    ITS HAPPENING!
     
  8. how_do_i_do_that

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    Unless your EZ-Flash IV is of the lite version which did take the microSD like in the picture below.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. scottg1234

    scottg1234 Newbie

    I got a message from RealhotStuff saying:

    "after check Ez team, we will have it this week,
    but they raise the price, please cehck with our webside,
    if you can accept new price, you can order now"

    http://www.realhotstuff.hk/EZ-Flash-IV-_p_76.html

    They say they are in stock, so good luck to you guys.
     
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  11. epicelite

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    My order has SHIPPED!

    NOTE: I orderd both from the US and HK RealHotStuff websites to double my chances of getting one. So what I'm saying is, if you want one order from the HK site.
     
  12. Count Duckula

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    Its certainly not perfect, but does run all games at full speed. Supercards are pretty much the only GBA cart that cant run games full speed.
     
  13. Count Duckula

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    He's talking about GBA games on a GBA, not emulation. Are you thinking of the DSTwo (DS flashcart) not the original supercard (GBA flashcard)?
     
  14. rs1n

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    I just wanted to add that "at full speed" is true for an actual Gameboy Advance. I often play on my DS Lite, and have noticed that there are lots of slowdowns in Street Fighter 2 Turbo (Revival) -- mainly as Akuma while shooting his double-air-fireballs. Then again, it could be my ROM.
     
  15. epicelite

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    My Real Hot Stuff US order has shipped.
     
  16. onyxx

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    Just thought I would share my Ebluar experience I ordered a GBA Flash Cart back in mid April and I should have just contested the order through Paypal before the 45 day window closed. I waited because Ebluar stayed in contact with me and said they would refund when asked. Here we are today and I asked multiple times for a refund. They told be to "wait 5 business days", 2 weeks go by I ask again the come back with "it should be there soon" and that was a week ago.

    NEVER ORDER FROM EBLUAR.
     
  17. bitbite

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    I still have my order open with Ebluar from April.
    They've stayed in good contact, and keep trying to offer me a refund.

    They did msg me the following out of the blue:

    When I followed up with a reply, they say they will be getting a large back-order shipment.

    If they do ship anything out, I'll let you guys know if I receive a EZ-flash IV from them or not.
     
  18. justinwebb

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    Issue a chargeback with your financial institution, I work for mine so its quite easy lol I just message someone and get my money back right away :)
     
  19. epicelite

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    Mine have arrived!
     
  20. DanTheManMS

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    There is no reason why playing the cart in the GBA mode of the DS Lite should be any different than playing it on a "real" GBA -- it's all the same hardware. In theory the EZ-IV should be fast enough to handle any game at fullspeed no matter what. Is there a difference if you run it off the built-in RAM or if you manually store it to NOR flash first? Does the slowdown occur in the official cartridge as well?

    Awesome! Love to see people spreading the GBA love around!
     
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