Dumping ROM onto GBA cartridge

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by LapisLazuli, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. LapisLazuli
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    LapisLazuli Thrills, chills, kills!

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    I wanted to dump a GBA ROM onto a GBA cartridge

    If this is against the rules (I'm a bit hazy with them - I know you can't ask for roms or post them, but I don't think this is against the rules) please just delete/close this thread



    So, that would be nice if someone could just explain this whole ROM dumping thing to me, what I need for it, etc. (Also, if someone knows a tool to make stickers that'd be cool.)

    Why I need to do this: I wanted to put a ROM hack, Pokemon Liquid Crystal, onto a GBA cartridge for my cousin's birthday present.
     
  2. Da-Bomb1

    Da-Bomb1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can't just put a ROM onto a normal cartridge...you'll need something like an EZ-flash IV. But you'll need either a microSD card with an adapter or a miniSD. Like this:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22019

    But that's basically just a GBA flashcart. There isn't really another good way to do that though.
     
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    ROM stands for Read-Only Memory. You cannot modify the contents of a GBA cartridge, other than the tiny amount of space dedicated to save data.
     
  4. Jamstruth

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    I think there are some very old GBA flash carts which you basically just load 1 ROM onto. But GBA Flashcarts are probably the better option, you can put a load onto it for your cousin.
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Haha, I was just wondering about this when I saw the thread. Well, at least I now know it can never happen.
     
  6. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    so how are the fake pokemon hacks dumped on the cardrige then?
     
  7. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    They're not 'dumped onto a cartridge' per se. They're made in China in a similar way to how Nintendo made official ones (ie the game is written to a ROM chip), although it's a lot sketchier and the build quality is not the same.
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    They don't start with retail games and attempt to overwrite them.
     
  9. MushGuy

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    They don't flash the roms onto retail cartridges. They make pirate cartridges for the hacks.
     
  10. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Question has been answered. Thread can be closed.
     
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