EZ-Flash IV

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Sep 19, 2008

EZ-Flash IV by CheatingSoi at 6:31 AM (4,115 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. CheatingSoi
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    I got an EZ-Flash IV for my gameboy micro and I have no idea how to work it. Where are the game saves? How can i back them up or write a different saves to the cart? Is there a way to change the skin from that star wars one? This is about all I need to know. Thanks
     
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    Saves
    Location? In the saver folder on the root of the card.
    How to backup/make new folders? Can you use windows explorer? Sidenote some use a autoloading batch file to copy and possibly compress.

    GBA saves are much like any other (save size as the game has).

    DS Saves are raw saves but they are 256 kilobytes unless necessary (stuff like pokemon uses 512 kbytes, naturally the massive save of the new daigasso can not be used as there only 1 meg of save space). Shuny's conversion site should take care of any needs there.

    GBA skin. Taken care of by the DS skinning tools:
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewforum.php?f=13
     
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    Thanks but I dont have a saver folder. I did at first but then I deleted it cuz the save was currupted. I formated the card and reinstalled teh firmwear and it still doesnt show up but the games still save.
     
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    I tried not creating the /saver directory at all and not bothering with the saver files. I found that EZ4 cart still creates the /saver and tries to create files for the save games, but they are not any good. Each time you restart the EZ4, you get the message 'TIP: Hold L to skip saving' or just that it's saving, depending on how your option's set. This is when the cart tries to copy your temp save file to the miniSD for permanent storage so the temp space is ready to load another save game file if needed. When the pre-made save files weren't there you get nothing but repeated attemps to save games that are end up being corrupt. It may seem like it's saved, but in fact it only stays valid for the current game you're playing and is only stored in temp save game memory on the card. When you try playing another game, the previous save is lost and replaced as the same temp space is used for the new game's save.

    I assume your /saver was corrupt because you didn't copy over the /saver files but let the cart try and create them instead, which it can't (not correctly).
    To correctly save games, you need the /saver directory and all the save game files made by the client software for each and every ROM you use. Then the EZ4 uses the pre-made files on the miniSD for permanent storage and you shouldn't see any more corrupt files.
    Note, the save game files have the exact name as the ROMs (.sav instead of .gba) and all are in the /saver directory, so when you're using it correctly, the files are easy to copy, backup, whatever.

    For EZ4 skins, try HERE
    EDIT: ah, I see skins were already been mentioned.. oh well.
     
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    EZ4 only uses miniSD cards, not microSD right?
     
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    The original EZ4 supports miniSD but the lite, lite compact and lite deluxe all use microSD (none support microSDHC).

    Note there are also microSD to miniSD adapters:
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    Might be a bit hard to find though.
     
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    the link doesnt work for the skins....
     
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    Bit of a bump but it seems the US forums are down right now as they overloaded due to the release of EZ5 kernel 2.0 RC14.
    None the less go to http://crackerscrap.com/ click the projects link and do a page search for EZSkinner.
     

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