Hacking EFA 512 and Mac OSX

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Anyone using a EFA 512 and Mac OSX?

I just ordered one. Have a PC, but would rather use my Mac. Is it true you can just drag and drop ROMS into the cart like an SD card?
Also, I have some ROMS but I don't know if they are good. They came as zip files, and my comp unzipped them. Now they are Folders.... with lotsa stuff in them. Should I look for the file ending in .gba? I have an R4 and I know DS roms end in .nds, but do I want GBA roms ending in .gba?

Just trying to get things together so I can have fun when the EFA comes in the mail.

Any help would be super-dee-duper!!!
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Anyone using a EFA 512 and Mac OSX?

I just ordered one. Have a PC, but would rather use my Mac. Is it true you can just drag and drop ROMS into the cart like an SD card?

review here:
http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=22823

According to that, you need to use their (Windows-based) software.
I visited their page for their latest software, and all links not working:
http://www.efa.cc/support.html

Oh well. I'm still waiting on mine, too.
 

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I ordered the EFA Simple 512 Mbit, does that mean I need to use v1.0 of the client and have no RTC?
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I couldn't find the EFA II for sale anywhere, I guess I should have looked a little harder. What about the GBA roms, are they zip files or just a file ending in .gba?

I guess I'll just use the PC... is Darwine reliable? I read on the site it wasn't recommended for users, so I'm not sure about running it.

I read somewhere, but now can't find the post, that the EFA wont work with certain chipsets, anyone know which one?

I don't think I'll need the RTC anyway, now I'm just worried about it working on my PC!!!
 

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Now that I see the review, I've seen that it requires custom drivers. So it's not a standard USB driver... I don't think that OSX can use Windows drivers, so it's a no-no. You have to use a standard Windows PC
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Or you could use something like Virtual PC to set a virtual Windows XP inside your MacOSX to use the flashing software.

I've not found anything about chipset incompatibilities, so there's no problem with any save type
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deal extreme? I'll go there next time I purchase something. In the meantime I got a 4GB microSD card for my R4 to keep me occupied!!!

The simple sounds like a true POS, I'm kinda bummed
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I got ripped off!!!
 

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