Flash2advance card without linker

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  1. tan-tan
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    I just bought an old Flash2Advance 256mbit card. It didn't come with any linker, but i do have a DS flashcard. Any software that'll let me flash a ROM to a slot2 card?
     
  2. doomsdayzzz

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    i have two of these cards but it seems like finding the parts is more trouble than its worth. there is a software called fas1 that ive been reading up on but youll need a DS and theres conflicting results on this application working with f2a carts.
     
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    just a question, is there any generic usb to gab cable out there that will allow me to flash this f2a cart? I have the serial cable but i dont have a serial port computer anymore... looking for another way to flash this cart besides the nds method with fas1

    Edit:

    Im on the verge of giving up and going to just buy a new 3ds with a supercard dstwo..

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  5. Localhorst86

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    even getting the USB version of the F2A linker to work on a modern PC with an OS more recent than XP is a pita. I always have to run a Virtual machine in virtualbox to do that. but in the end, i no longer care. i just use my trusty ezflash IV, my Supercard miniSD and my Revo K101+ with the k-card. My f2A and the linker are sitting in the closet collecting dust.

    btw, the FAS1 software for the DS does not work with F2advance cards.
     
  6. junn

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    weird, i got FAS1 v1.5 to flash my F2A(256M) cart. it recognized as Turbo FA.
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    and like HDIDT said, Acekard 2i(AKAIO) also works.
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  7. doomsdayzzz

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    I sold 3 of my carts the other day. im relief theyre gone lol
     
  8. Localhorst86

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    That is weird. I am going to ry this tonight with my F2A (128M) again.

    EDIT: can you upload the FAS ROM you are running somewhere? I do know that I tried in the past and it wouldn't work. MAybe you have a special version that was compiled with F2A compatibility?

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  9. Localhorst86

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    Just an update, I was surprised to see that 1.5f of FAS1 actually recognizes my F2A as a Turbo FA and actually flashes it. That is nice to know as fiddling with virtual machines on my PC is a hit and miss with the USB linker.

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