EZ-Flash IV and RTC

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Triwing, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Triwing
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    Hi, I've recently disassembled an EZ-Flash IV to check its components, and I noticed that, while official sources state that there is no RTC, there is a small battery that seems identical to those present in Pokémon R/S/E carts; is there another function on the flashcart that relies on this battery, or it's useless?

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  2. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Battery is for saving. Cart saves to sram, then copies from sram to sd card the next time you turn on or use soft reset.
     
  3. Triwing
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    So it's fundamentally different from original carts...thanks!
     
  4. Hking0036

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    yeah, that's all the EZ4 patcher does, is fix games to run on SRAM (at least that's my understanding).