EMS USB Smart Card 64M and Transfer Pak

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  1. LuigiGold
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    Hi.

    I have a problem: GB Smart Card with Pokémon Yellow ROM doesn´t works on N64 Transfer Pak and Pokémon Stadium, but when I put Pokémon Yellow original game, it works.

    Also, in Saturnu´s Transfer Pak library, it recognize the flashcart and you´re able to dump/restore the savegame.

    I have one game in the flashcart and I use the original EMS program.

    Greetings.
     
  2. migles

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    there was a tutorial how to make it work... IIRC you must only have that game on the first bank! you can't have several games installed on the card
     
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    I only have one game on the cart, obviusly...

    Greetings.
     
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    i know the problem.. however i don't know how to help you more, i don't own any of thoose things yet (n64, transfer pak, ems scart card)

    @reprep you are still around?
     
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    I'm pretty sure I've isolated the problem to purely because the Smart Card uses an MBC5 based memory chip where Pokemon is programmed for an MBC3 chip (not sure but I think MBC1 is compatible too since that's what the japanese gen 1 carts have) There is an "anti piracy fix" like I mentioned in the thread migles linked that's supposed to give the games compatibility with Smart Card but only for playing on a GB/C whereas I think Pokemon Stadium is still trying to work with an MBC3 chip.

    I haven't tested other carts but apparently Everdrive GB works if you modify the voltage setting on your transferpak.
    I'm pretty sure a GB Power cart should work if you manage to get a device to write ROMs to it (you can even add a crystal oscillator to it for GSC's RTC)
    The last alternative is to get a cheap secondhand game that uses an MBC3 chip (I can't find a list of MBC3 games but last I checked Japanese Gold and Silver are pretty cheap and use it) and replace the ROM chip with a flash chip to make a homemade cart which like the GB Power will need a writer.

    I did find a way to make Smart Card crash a lot less by simply putting the Smart Card on a Mega Memory Card attached to the Transfer Pak, sometimes it will ask to reinsert the cart when saving and sometimes it will get picky on whether I reinsert the Mega Memory or insert the Smart Card on it's own.

    Also, for RGBY hackROMs, use the Stadium 2 GB Tower if the ROM's filesize is greater than 1MB (I haven't tested anything over 2MB which is the GSC filesize) as Pokemon Stadium 1's GB Tower only loads 1MB ROMs

    Lastly the patch I mentioned above will prevent it loading in GB Tower at all so make sure to use a base ROM without the patch (some ROMsites out there provide it with the patch preapplied)
     
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    I made it works on PKMS1 GB Tower.

    Greetings.

    PD: EDGB doesn´t work either:

    http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=5765.msg44789#msg44789
     
    Last edited by LuigiGold, Oct 16, 2016
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