DIY ram pack for GBA games or cheap alternative

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  1. puszcza
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    puszcza Advanced Member

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    Hello,
    I readed that it i possible to run GBA games on DS form R4type flashcards when you have ram pack on GBA slot. EZ-Flash cost now more tham my NDSL console. Is there any cheaper alternative? If you have any schemes maybe I will be able to do it myself or its inpossible?
    Is 8mb of ram from rumble pack enought to play GBA games this way?
     
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    The best solution is to get a GBA EZ-4in1 or something along those lines. I dont think you can straight up get the DS to recognize that you have extra ram plugged into the Slot-2. You could also try a DSTWO, I know its a bit more money, but it has onboard ram specifically for this sort of thing.
     
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  3. Ryccardo

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    The official rumble card doesn't have extra RAM...

    If you mean the Opera browser, no again because it's 8 MB of PSRAM which is too small for major games like Pokemon FR/LG, is mapped to the wrong address to be used in GBA mode, and doesn't have any battery-powered SRAM for saves

    A 3in1 costs just under $30 for the Lite version (and can be fit in a full size GBA card's shell with 1 hour of work), and of the still manufactured GBA cards, will give you the best experience apart from an Everdrive, which costs more than double :)
     
  4. zfreeman

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    You can run GBA games with an R4 using either gbaemu4DS or GBARunner2. No RAM pack needed.
     
    Last edited by zfreeman, Jan 7, 2017
  5. DaFixer

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    Those worked not very well, do they?
     
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  7. Ryccardo

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    They are inferior to real GBA mode for sure, but they're passable. GBARunner in particular is in active development...
     
  8. DaFixer

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    Really?
    I don't know that, so the DS scene is still alive?
    Love to see a good GBA emulator for the DS.
     
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