Does anyone know anything about the SuperCard Mini SD

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    I just want to know if this card supports Homebrew GBA games since the DSTWO GBA emulator is really bad. So yeah, will the SC Mini SD support what the GBA emulator for the DSTWO refuses to load properly? (Including Homebrews) Sorry for repeats!
     
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    The GBA supercards are less than brilliant for most things GBA (they were good DS cards at the time though) and homebrew is worse than most which kind of contrasts with almost every other GBA cart that can run practically everything without hassle. For reasons I have never quite figured out not all homebrew runs flawlessly on all GBA flash carts (and this is not counting oddities like pogoshell and with the basics fixes you often need/can do) but such titles are few and far between.
    Basically these days if you can not get lucky and find an old card you get to find an EZ 3 in 1 or an EZ4.
     
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    Yeah! After looking at an EZ Flash VI GBA edition review on YouTube, i'll buy one. Found it on a quiet looking R4 site and may go for it judging by it's capabilities.
     
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    Just make sure it is not an EZ4 lite compact and you should be good.
     
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    Looked at the images, heres what I got:

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    Feel like i'm in the clear if I ever manage to buy a GBA SP! But i may just use Slot-2 once my NDS is fixed!

    EDIT: Do you know of a guide somewhere on the net which can help me with this flashcart?
     
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    Last year (2011) I bought one of those but after 3 months,it just stopped working...:angry:
    Six months later i bought an EZ-Flash IV and let me tell you,EZFIV performance,speed & compatibilty is way better than the SCMSD :yaysp:
     
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    Thanks for all the help, tempers :) ! I can always count on all of you for my love of NDS/GBA/Linux handheld homebrew love!

    And thanks for posting the link, VivinMario!

    EDIT: I'm just glad that this topic didn't turn into something similar to the disaster I had with the NDS scene. A topic i posted there had turned into an argument over weather or not the NDS homebrew scene *is* actually dead!
     
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    You're welcome!

    I think this guide written by RoMee is easier: http://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-iv.291109/
     
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    Yeah if it is a miniSD one it is fine, you will probably want to pick up a proper miniSD as well- microSD to miniSD adapters have a less than stellar history.

    As for help here and http://ezflash.sosuke.com/ are where most go. Frankly though it amounts to download http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/flashcart-files/download-ez4-client-2009-04-03-f31119.html and patch all games with it. If you want to update the skin then there are skinning tools on the ezflash forums linked a moment ago, they will generate a file called ezfla_up.bin which you put on the root of the SD and hold R when booting to it.

    For homebrew you are going to want full headers and such (various homebrew programs did not ship with proper ones for copyright concerns- probably unfounded but easy to fix for the end user) so http://www.gameboy-advance.net/rom_tools/flash_advance_toolkit.htm and GBATA from http://www.no-intro.org/tools.htm (maybe in conjunction) will want to be used. GBATA and http://www.pocketheaven.com/ph/bubbz/?system=gba&section=patch will see to the few games that did not work (although boktai patches got updated not so long ago and should be available from http://gbatemp.net/threads/boktai-solar-sensor-patch-kit.245127/ ).

    A few emulators had issues (though if you have a DS use DS code emulators) but fixed versions should be available on the EZFlash forums.

    Still the following video series has some stuff.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=relmfu&v=ZNCTheUC8WA

    After this there are a few specific little quirks like some ROM hacks tweak the header which troubles things if you want to use the NOR- http://www.sosuke.com/ezflash/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16229 but post back if you encounter such problems and they will hopefully get sorted in short order (a search will probably do just as well).
     
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