can gba flashcards play gbc games?

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  1. UltraMagnus
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    I feel like a bit of a noob asking this, but can a gba flashcard play gameboy games? (on a gba, not a ds lol)

    thanks in advance!
     
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    alas that wasn't really what I was hoping for. unfortunately emulators don't colourise games like pokemon. (if they did, I could just use my DS...)
     
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    In this video the guy says that you don't need any patching software or emulator for gameboy color roms. He uses a Supercard, I don't know it is different in other cards. But it could be that he isn't right, i don't know...
     
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    The Supercard has a built in older version of Goomba, that's why.
     
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    Only way to do that is with a dedicated GBC flash cart that runs in GBC mode. The colorization is applied directly by the GBC BIOS, which cannot be dumped, and you can't load files from a GBA flash cart once in GBC mode due to voltage differences.

    Or if you can find it, the F2A and GB Bridge might work. I'm not positive though.
     
  7. UltraMagnus
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    well, that is a pain. thank you though, it does clear things up.

    I doubt they even still make gbc flash carts. but if I am going to have to find one second hand, would anyone happen to know if they ever made gbc flashcarts in gba cart size? (so it doesn't stick out of a gba)

    thanks in advance
     
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    Haven't heard of anything like that, no. As for suppliers, check out Rob Webb's store, as they've got a couple GBC flash carts usually.