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Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by rossboss, Sep 13, 2006.
does EZ-flash IV work with DS-LITE
or do you have to get EZ-flashlite
The EZ-Flash IV and III works with the ds lite...
And I can confirm so does the EZ2 and the EZ2 has better DS support then the EZ3 right now.
I have An EZ 3. What else do I need to play DS ROMS with it? I already tried to read 5th's tutorial, but for some reason I can't open the file.
The latest EZ3 manager and some sort of Passme or Pascard.
I'd sugest getting MK4 mini as your passcard for the EZ3 as the DS isn't so hot right now and you will need to save to whatever cart is in your DS slot (ie your Passcard or the game you have in your Passme) for some games. Hopefully the EZ Flash team will update the manager soon and bring the EZ3 DS support up to that of the EZ4.
Thank you so much, Kid Ice. Do you mean that, for some games, I will have to save them on whatever is on the DS slot, instead of saving on the EZ3? Would It be a good idea to sell my EZ 3 and try to get another flash kit? Which one? Thank you again. Oh, and is there any difference between the regular DS and the DS lite concerning roms?
both work, i got an ez4 lite and modded one of the spare cases to work on my micro.
Uhm... They look WAY better on a DS Lite. Seriously though, as long as you get a newer generation Passme/Passcard (Passme 1 type devices will not work on newer DS's or any DS Lite) there is no difference in how you handle the software you put on the flash car, how the flash cart or the software on it performs, or anything else whether used in a DS or DS Lite.
I searched the net and found a G6 Lite 4 Gigabits and a passcard 3. I believe I don't need anything else besides that right? Dou you still think the EZ Flash 4 Is better? I can't find it on the net for a good price...
Yes, that's all you would need.
I personally am not interested in the G6 because it doesn't support removable media. If you ever plan to use your DS for MP3's, movies and such you're probably going to find the lack of space severely limitting. If all you're using it for is games and the fixed size doesn't matter to you it's a great card FWIU.
I started w/ a 256 Mb flash cart on the GBA and for a long time that was plenty for me. Then I got a 1 Gb cart and I thought I would never need a bigger flash cart. Then I got an EZ4 and a 1 GB (that's bytes) SD for it and w/ all that space I couldn't resist throwing a few MP3's, episodes of Retarded Animal Babies, etc on it... Guess what, I went and bought another SD card as 1 GB slowly became "not enough". My experience is your data will always grow to fill your media (HD SD, etc), and it's a lot cheaper to buy an SD card then it is a new G6 when you want more room.
Does the removable media stores the game files AND the save files?
So, these are the possible packages I have in mind (I already have a NDS, and an EZ Flash 3):
-A G6 with all the stuff that comes with it (superkey as the passcard);
-An EZ Flash 4, with a superkey and any mini SD (or should I get the regular SD?)
What do you think of these choices? Would you change anything?
Both options are fine choices although having had a removeable memory cart for a few months having come from internal memory I can tell you that removeable memory is not something I would for go without a struggle.
If you are going to get a superkey and an EZ4 make sure it works with the EZ4 (ask the shop as later revisions do not work with it) and yes you will want a miniSD for a regular EZ4.
While Fast6191's advice on the Superkey is sound, I'd avoid the Superkey/Passcard3 all together for the EZ4 to avoid any potential compatability issues, but that's just me. Not to mention if I'm going to use a NoPass device I don't want it to have a splash screen. Most the people selling EZ4's also sell EZPass3's, PassWe's and other NoPass carts that don't have such issues.
I agree w/ Fast6191's opinion of removable media carts: "Burning" is far faster, file managment that doesn't require the patcher can be done w/ Windows/Directory Opus (which rules BTW)/etc instead of having to use the EZ3Manager or some such, potentialy limitless flash cart capacity, mutiple miniSD's (or microSD's for the Lite versions) are easier to carry around then multiple flash carts, they're far cheaper... I'll stop there.
But don't get me wrong, there are plenty of reasons why I kept and still use my EZ2 and EZ3.
I can recommend both the EZPass3 and MK4-Key for EZFlashIVLite compatabilty, and I can also condemn the SuperPass as no good at all for it, unless you get lucky and manage to get hold of an older style one without the splash screen.
(This is from personal experience as I bought all 3 of them )
So, let me get this straight:
Why don't you recommend me removable memory carts?
Do the latest superkeys work with EZ Flash 4?
Why do you think the mini SD is better?
What is a splash screen? I was hoping to find a passcard that also works with EZ Flash 3, so I could use with the one I already own. What other passcards are also EZ 3 compatible? It's so damn hard to find out...
So, if I use the removable media, I don't have to use that damned EZ manager? That sounds very interesting, since I hate EZ manager. I have the 1.25 version, and it sucks. I tried to download the latest versions, but several problems occured. I tried to join ther EZ Flash Forum, but some idiot screwed up there and was banned, and since I have cable connection, it's like I've been banned too.
I have a Phat DS, so I don't see why I should get an EZ Flash IV Lite, if that's what you meant. Do EZPass3 and MK4-Key stick out of the console?
Thanks everyone for being so supportive.
I can not really answer for the others but here goes:
I do suggest using a removeable memory cart: I think they are fantastic (for all the reasons KidIce mentioned), I just said it in a pointlessly convoluted way.
No the latest superkeys do not work with the EZ4 (they originally did and then something changed and they did not).
It is not that I think miniSD is better, it is that the regular EZ4 uses it (I believe microSD to miniSD adaptors are around should you for some reason have some microSD around).
A splash screen is a screen that shows up before everything gets going (think intros on GBA roms here)
If you want a simple suggestion the EZPass3 will work fine for you and the neo one is not bad either.
No you do not have to use EZManager, you have to use EZ4 Client to patch roms though. Fortunately once the roms are on your cart you can move them wherever you like using standard windows methods.
1.25 is damn old and I am not suprised you dislike it, the later versions got much more stable after the inital 2.00 line (If you are only using it for GBA then I suggest EZManager 2.08).
As for the EZFlash Forum (that is the one at sosuke.com) I am not aware of people being IP banned but I will speak to the admins about it and see what can be done.
The new nopass devices are DS cart sized so not they do not stick out of the console.
He means DS cart sized. They go in the DS's slot 1 and look exactly like retail DS carts. Once you socket one, no one but you will know it isn't a "real" DS cart, and FWIU they aren't the battery sucking pigs that PassMe 1 and 2 style devices are.
Well, one thing I can comment on to the MM card adapters VS flash carts - You are never going to have to wait for them to fix buggy NAND/NOR etc burning software, and if the MM writer goes caput, grab a new one at the local buy-anything-here store for $5. Not to mention if the memory on the flashcart goes bad you pretty much have to trash it, with a MM card adapter you just replace the memory card.
A client patcher that finishes 10X sooner (if not faster) sure beats a buggy burning+patching program that may or may not get fixed, hands down.
Now, how many MM cards and adapters could I get for the $225 I spent on the F2A 1G a couple years back... which was pretty much abandoned by the developers just before the DS came out.
jic: MM = Multi Media (card)