EZ Flash II... that's right... II =)

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Jul 27, 2012
  1. ah394496
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    Hi! This one's an oldie. I found several of my old EZ Flash II flash carts tonight. These guys are at least 8 years old. They still had the original boxes and writers and cables. Score!
    Problem is, it's been 8 years since I've written to these things and I'm having trouble finding a guide for a product so old. The best one I found was in Spanish. Dios mio!
    I was wondering if anyone knows of or has a text or pdf guide or a link I can follow for a step-by-step tutorial to flashing with these old carts.
    Please forgive me if this topic has been covered. I did a forum search but because of the II in EZ Flash II it was bringing up hits from all sorts of later versions.
    Thanks again for taking the time to read this post. I hope to use these old carts again with my old SP =)
     
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    Client software right HERE
     
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    3.26 is the latest client but frankly nothing past I think it was 3.19 had anything new for GBA so use whatever ( http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12&start=0 has various versions as does filetrip - http://filetrip.net/gba-downloads/clients-loaders-firmwares/download-ezclient-ez1-and-ez2-326-f26747.html ). I will note that if you like cheats and soft reset there was a final update to the xcode database http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/flashcart-files/download-xcodefinalrar-f2875.html

    Still as you asked for a guide http://ezflash.sosuke.com/wiki/index.php?title=EZFlash_II_FAQ and how_do_i_do_that took how to get things working on a post XP box.

    They main problem you will face is if they have been benched for that long the batteries may well have entered deep discharge and neither the linker nor the cart itself will have management capabilities able to even attempt to bring it back. Still stick it in the linker for 8 hours (anything with USB power will do it) and you might be lucky.
     
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    I just found my EZ Flash II writer and cables and used virtualbox with the 3.26 client and used it to backup my gba game saves which worked great but the writer wont recognize my gameboy/color games I stick in there
    so I guess you cant backup saves from them right?
     
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    Not officially- GB/GBC required higher voltages and a slightly different protocol.
    There is a mod you can do to it if you have one of the older linkers (if you had to use EZmode and it had options to select from it is too new) - http://mootan.hg.to/fmgbx/ez_fmgbx.html would be the link of choice.
    I do not recommend it unless you are really set on something and given cheats exist and GB/GBC games were largely not 100 hour epics.. yeah. That said people have had things stored on GB cameras and songs in LSDJ and such like are fairly popular.
     
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    hi i have ez flash II 256Mb and i can only put 3 roms or 2 why? with 256Mb it should give more space to roms
     
  8. cracker

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    256Mb = 32MByte. The loader menu shares some of that space so you probably end up with around 30MB of space left for games. This is why there is such a limited amount of games that will fit at one time.
     
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    If you wanted to cram 3 or more games, you should have gotten this one back in the day.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry for the off-topic, but I have a EZ Advance II card, but could not find my drivers CD.
    Anyone can tell me where can I find them?
     
  11. FAST6191

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    Assuming you have one like in how_do_i_do_that's picture then you want EZClient
    Naturally we keep a copy on filetrip
    http://filetrip.net/gba-downloads/clients-loaders-firmwares/download-ezclient-326-f3290.html
    And there are also copies on the US support forums
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12

    3.26 was the last version but nothing had happened to GBA carts in a while so some people go back to the pre DS versions (3.19 I believe it was). Just get 3.26 up and running first and then we can cover that sort of thing.

    You are going to want an XP computer or an XP virtual machine ( http://gbatemp.net/threads/using-virtualbox-to-manage-legacy-gba-flashcarts.275407/ ) to use it though.
     

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