Flash Linker Xtreme - I'm probably stupid

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Corvyn, May 25, 2014.

  1. Corvyn
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    Corvyn Newbie

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    May 25, 2014
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    So, not really knowing what I'm doing on the hardware side of this, I bought a Flash Linker Xtreme online. It came with no manual, no CD, just the USB cable. I tried just plugging it in (again, first time working with this stuff). Obviously, that didn't work, so after researching it I removed the drivers and the software and tried again, installing those first. However, all I get when using the software is "DLLPORTIO.SYS not found" and the message that there is no linker detected. I can't find any instructions telling me to do anything different than what I am, other than the manual, which tells me to use the CD. Is it my OS (Windows 8), is there something else I need to delete before trying to reinstall again... I'm a babe in the woods here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    Yeah windows 8 is the most likely culprit -- these old carts tend to work best with windows XP, you can still do it with a virtual machine though
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/using-virtualbox-to-manage-legacy-gba-flashcarts.275407/

    "DLLPORTIO.SYS" is likely a part of/implementation of "portio", though windows XP is not that restricted it is still a bit locked down and that gave easy access to various ports. However go with the virtual machine before you start fiddling there.
     
  3. Flavor

    Flavor GBAtemp Regular

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    Jan 5, 2007
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    Are you talking about the "Flash Advance Linker Xtreme?"

    If so, you may want to check this post out:
    http://www.flashmasta.com/2014/03/11/gba-flash-advance-linker-xtreme-vmware-windows-xp/
    That has worked fine for me under OSX and Windows 7. Windows 8 should work the same way with VMware.
    I had a guy recently trying to get it working under VirtualBox, and he seemed to have all sorts of problems. When he tried VMware, it worked pretty easily for him.

    Also, I am working on some new software (command-line only at the moment) to use this hardware under OSX, Windows 7/8, and Linux. It's working well, but the development progress is a bit slow.
     
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  4. assassinz

    assassinz Visoly 512 Flash Advance Linker Xtreme Master!

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    I still use mine with WinXP. Interesting to know others still use Flash Linker Xtreme too!
     
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