ez-flash 4 help "cant find disk" and other errors

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Aekx, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Aekx
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    Ok so, i understand that its impossible to change skins unless you update the firmware, and to do that you need ezskinner which requires windows xp.

    and i also understand that you have to compile the emulator and roms together before using them

    but what i dont understand is why, when i press select and select a 32 megabyte game in order to put it into nor(i think), the "deleting" message never stops. i just left it on and it eventually got to 200 megabytes.

    but my main problem is the fact that no matter what i do, i always seem to be getting "can't find disk" errors upon turning my game boy on.
    i've reformatted the sd card multiple times.
    EDIT: fixed it, turns out the minisd adapter was pulled out slightly. had to push it back in

    New Edit: Attempting to play pocketnes brings up a message about cheat codes after loading, and then goes white screen and then does nothing.
     
  2. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it pocketnes itself that brings up the message or the EZ Flash IV? Could you tell me exactly which version of pocketnes you're using, a general idea of how many roms you're using and the total output compilation size, and whether you're flashing the game to NOR on the EZ-Flash IV or running it directly in PSRAM?
     
  3. GreatCrippler

    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

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    I am on Windows 7, and managed to use EZskinner just fine. Just replace the images, skin it, and reinstall the firmware. Viola.
     
  4. Aekx
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    pocketnes finally works after recompiling the rom with a different program(i had about 10-15 roms on it)
    does anyone know if i could use a .sav file with pocketnes? i spent a few hours in mother 1 that i dont want to lose.

    and for that matter, how/where do roms save using automatic/manual? whats the difference between the 2 modes? my saves for all gba games that i didnt preload into SAVER apparently dont save, forcing me to restart every time. however, games that i already have a save for loaded fine.
    furthermore, certain games seem unable to save, such as river city ransom ex, which gives me "Error: Unable to save game"

    this is getting rediculous, the lack of any sort of readme coupled with the fact that more than half the time, if i alter some files on the sd card, i get hit with the "cant find disk" error, AND it cant even save due to probably a dead battery(it keeps making 0 kb files with fragmented named like yggd.ra that i cant delete unless i reformat the card.

    im going to return this piece of crap.