Can anyone tell me what would happen if i read a gbc cartridge in an original gameboy?

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Yea i mean... the only that differs ogb and gbc cartridge is that corner that is empty or full
    On ogb, theres that small piece of plastic that fill that empty corner
    But what if we break/remove thay piece of plastic and put a gbc game in it?
    I mean, that piece of plastic has no reader or any important part, right?
     
  2. FAST6191

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    You can see it for yourself if you want in an emulator. Some will allow you to force GB mode, or you can try things which only ever ran in GB mode (many around here might have seen it in the original goomba on the GBA which did not do GBC until a later fork).

    Short version is you just get an error screen. Sometimes a custom error screen
    http://www.vgmuseum.com/features/warn/

    There was a discussion over at romhacking.net a little while back on forcing things past that and seeing what would happen. http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=21242.0
     
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    You don't even need to remove the plastic tab, just use a gameboy pocket or transfer the PCB over to a gameboy shell
     
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    Care to link something? Or was this that "adapter" that essentially is a snes in a box that pulls control info from the NES like all the other cheap and cheerful devices like it we have seen over the years?
     
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    This is what happens, most of the times.
    Many GBC games have a handler for this in case someone tries it in incompatible hardware.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dionicio3

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    Wait I though Pokemon Gold was compatable but not Crystal
     
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    It is Crystal.
    For some reason, there is a leftover SGB border in ROM, making it obvious that Gold was the base ROM for making Crystal.
     
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    It clearly spells "Crystal" - Learn your Unowns! This should be taught it elementary school...
     
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    Wasn't even paying attention to the middle, just saw the border
     
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    you see, my child, what happens is that then it explodes and you die.
    have fun!!
     
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  12. Noctosphere
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    i tryed and im still alive :(
    I WANT A REFUND
     
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    if at first it doesn't explode, try, try again.
     
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    against all my better judgement, i tried this on real hardware.
    IMG_0550.JPG IMG_0551.JPG
     
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    You could have just use a gameboy pocket, or even swap the shell with a regular gb cart
     
  16. Petraplexity

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    i'm crazy tho, why would i do something that doesn't risk breaking 30 year old hardware
     
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    ...and yet your Gameboy is in a terrible condition,
     
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    yes
     
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