EZ 3 in 1 Pokemon Emerald

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Oct 10, 2007

EZ 3 in 1 Pokemon Emerald by Jaejae at 11:54 PM (5,222 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Jaejae
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    I recently bought an EZ 3 in 1 expansion pack, and I can load games up fine.
    Today I tried to load up Pokemon Emerald so I could trade Pokemon with Diamond, and I got a message about the battery being dry.
    I had a look on google, and I found that an ips patch might fix the problem, so I found the patch, applied it to the rom with GBATA, and loaded it into NOR with Rudolf's tool, but I still get the error message.
    Does anyone know how I might fix his problem?
    I am aware I can play with this error, but I would like to be able to grow berries, and have tides working.
    If it makes any difference, I am using an R4.

    Thanks
     
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    Bump....
     
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    Note that the IPS patch that you should have found is actually for the DS rom.
     
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    The "Battery being Dry" means there is no "Real Time Clock" battery in the EZ flash 3 in 1. Don't worry about it the game will run fine
     
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    Oh I get what you mean. I thought you wanted a patch to migrate pokemon from Emerald to Diamond (you will still need a patch for this if you are pirating the ROMs: http://ezflash.sosuke.com/about5342.html).
     
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    What would be fun is a NDS loader that writes the current DS time to SRAM and a patch that does real-time functions while playing and uses SRAM for time storage. The next best thing after an RTC. Actually, better than an RTC as the battery can't fail that easily.
     
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    Emerald can't use the RTC on a 3in1, but Ruby and Sapphire can be patched to work using GBATA. I'm sure there will be a patch eventually, but not yet.

    If you want to migrate from a 3in1 to R4/Slot 1 you can follow this very thorough guide I wrote a little while ago. Here!
     
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    So you can't use legit gba pokemon games when you patch d/p rom.
    Can you use actual Pokémon d/p game with gba rom on 3-in-1 ... or does 3-in-1 function without slot-1 card?
     
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    Thanks for the replies, albeit after a bump.
    All I really wanted to know is whether or not I can use the RTC with Emerald, and now I know I can't.
    BTW: The 3 in 1 does have a RTC battery.
     
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    A Real Time Clock is not a battery, it's a clock that's powered by a battery when the system is turned off. The 3-in-1 doesn't have one. The battery is for the SRAM.
     
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    I am fully aware that having a battery does not constitute a RTC, but I presumed, that with the fix, it was possible to use the battery to power the RTC.
    Can someone confirm/make me feel like an ass, this?
     
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    There is no RTC to power. The RTC is a seperate piece of hardware that is not included in the 3-in-1, it's not something that can be added through a software upgrade.
     
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    Probably you already know, but anyway: the additional (and missing on the 3-in-1) piece of hardware driving the RTC is a crystal oscillator.
     
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    an oscillator alone cannot make a whole clock. there must also be a counter or memory or combination of both to store the time. Otherwise, what would the cart do with some random pulses?
     
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    Keep smiling without apparent reason? LOL

    You are absolutely right Fat D, but I've not said crystal oscillator = RTC. Destructobot said the RTC is missing on the 3-in-1. Assuming a common RTC feature implementation on game carts' PCB (see pic), I was trying to say that the 3-in-1 is additionally missing a crystal oscillator.

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    Original Pokemon Emerald PCB. RTC subsystem is on the top left corner, the cylinder being the crystal oscillator driving the RTC chip.
     

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