Can you flash a .gbc file to NOR in a 3-in-1?

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    If you have a 3-in-1 with the form factor that fits in the GBA, can you flash a Game Boy Color game to NOR, and play it in your GBA like a real cartridge?
     
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    No you cannot. GB and GBC carts were built differently from GBA. Only choice would be an emulator like goomba.
     
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    Well, GB and GBC carts are built differently, but the GBA will still play them, so I thought it might work.

    But I just got hold of a 3-in1 and tried it, and the GBC game doesn't show up in the NOR menu as a choice to flash. So it won't work. Thanks.
     
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    It won't work. GB/GBC carts work at a different voltage and there is a hardware switch in the GBA's slot which sees the different carts (due to a handy little notch cut into the GBA carts) and switches the voltage and hardware used.
     
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    Plus, the DS doesn't have the hardware necessary for GB and GBC.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong here but the only reason to do this would be to access the Advance Shop in the Zelda 'Oracles' games right? To my knowledge they were the only gameboy colour games that gained anything from being played in a GBA.

    I have a question along similar lines though. If I flash say, Sonic Advance to a EZ Flash 3-1 (assuming I ever get mine fixed, it's all kinds of broken..) and play Project Rub, will Project Rub detect Sonic Advance in Slot-2 and unlock the special Sonic hat? It's hardly a high priority matter, I'm just curious.
     
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    I don't have a Game Boy Color, so I wanted to play Pokemon Crystal on my GBASP and still be able to trade with other games. You have to use the GBC cable, but it still works on the GBA. I don't know about Sonic, but for the DS pokemon games there's some kind of patch you can use to make it see the game in slot 2 or something.
     
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    Oh, yeah... I thought you wanted to play it on DS. Sorry.

    Anyway I've got one of these: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/product/usb-64m-smart-card which would do exactly what you want. You can't flash many games on it at the same time (small capacity), but otherwise works very well... and there really isn't anything better available that would do what you want.
     
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    Interesting. I've never even heard of this, but I'll definitely take a look at it. Thanks for the link!
     

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