Ez Flash IV Emulation

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by KSIXephos938, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. KSIXephos938
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    Hi, so I've gotten the Ez Flash IV and have finally finished uploading all my GBA games onto it. Now I'm looking for other games to put onto the flash cart:

    GB
    GBC
    NES
    GameGear

    I know that you need emulators for them and have downloaded them. I just need to know how to use them. All info I have found is either irrelevant or confusing. Anyone know anything about these emulators?

    Goomba
    Goomba Color
    PocketNES
    SMS Advance

    Thanks. Any tutorials would be nice. :)
     
  2. FAST6191

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    GBA flash carts tended not to have SD/CF cards so the emulators had to contain everything in one game. This is not so bad as most older consoles had games smaller than a lot of save files are today.

    Each will have a method of making an emulator pack -- some will need a frontend (goombafront for goomba for example) and others will just need to be copied to the end of the file. This should come in any readme for the emulator downloads or with the options I am about to give you

    The EZ4 is also a bit fiddly with saves and these emulators. Fortunately this problem was addressed
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12660

    Edit- the above uses an earlier version of python. http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/ should do it.
     
  3. KSIXephos938
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    Well my Ez Flash IV has a 2GB microSD card on it. Do you know how to create an emulator pack? I still don't know how to use Goomba Color. I know that the goomba.gba is the emulator and so I just copied my games onto it. Is that correct? But when I load the emulator, it crashes with a black and white jagged screen. I was just asking for a tutorial for the emulators, can't seem to find any on youtube. Thanks.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Each emulator will be different and the EZ4 is a bit picky with some versions. However http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12660 contains fixed or modifying programs (made using python 2.6 so basically every OS that matters) which also build a ROM image you can copy over to the EZ4 and have it run.
     
  5. bitbite

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    I have a copy of pocketnes on my EZ-Flash IV but it gives me a sram is not enough error
    do emulators have to be copied to NOR?
     
  6. darkado

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    only if the package is larger than 16MB
     
  7. Another World

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    here is a guide that will explain how to get goomba working, for goomba color just replace the emu file and use the same tools: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/How_To_Make_A_Goomba_Emulator_Compilation

    here is all the info you will need for pocketnes: http://www.pocketnes.org/howto.html. grab an updated build of pocketnes from HERE.

    sms advance contains a readme file, it explains what you need to do.

    i can't speak about specific modifications required for the ez iv, so be sure to read over everything fast linked you to.

    -another world
     
  8. Minox

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    Once you have a compiled emulator ROM with the games in it all that should be needed is to run said ROM through the EZ Flash IV manager and then copy it over to the miniSD/microSD.
     
  9. Darkipod

    Darkipod SELL ME GBA FLASH CART

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    This thread makes me really hope i get my EZ-F IV from Eblur...