Flashcart for GBA SP which plays GB, GBC and GBA

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Adem, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Adem
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    Adem Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I am wondering if there are still shops selling a flashcart for GBA which can play GB, GBC and GBA games.

    Thank you
     
  2. libertyernie

    libertyernie Advanced Member

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    Any flashcard you get is going to let you use Goomba Color to emulate the GB and GBA (the emulation is nearly perfect.) Because it's emulated, they'll play on the Micro and DS too.
    The easiest flashcard to find, by far, is the EZ-Flash IV.
     
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  3. EugeneSalvador

    EugeneSalvador Advanced Member

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    Try online shopping sites like ebay, Amazon and craigslist.

    Hope this helps (even a bit) :)
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    The only way to do it with hardware alone is to use an original Flash2Advance cartridge with a GB Bridge. It would be very difficult to find either one of those nowadays. Instead, do what libertyernie suggested and get an EZ-IV and use Goomba Color to emulate your GB and GBC games.
     
  5. lamfp

    lamfp Member

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    Any cart will do, problem is none of the GB emulators go full screen, which is a real pain on the micro.
     
  6. Adem
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    Adem Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies, I bought an EZ Flash IV along with a GBA SP and Micro, Goomba Color works just fine. It's really sad though that the EZ Flash IV doesn't have an RTC battery. (for Pokemon)
     
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I'm pretty sure there was a patch online that made the Pokemon games "Think" there's an RTC while in-fact time passed only when you were actively playing the game... or was it only for the DS? I really can't remember...
     
  8. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

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    ez flash 3in1 you mean?
     
  9. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    And you are right. There are patches online. They are something like Pokemon Red (enable real time clock hack).gba IIRC.
     
  10. Adem
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    Adem Newbie

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    Yes, I also know that there is a modified goomba.gba which advances the internal RTC every 60 frames (1 second) and passes over the actual time from the flash cart every time the game is being loaded into the memory. Since the EZ4 doesn't have an RTC, the time would only advance while ingame - which is not that helpful.

    However, correct me if I'm wrong. :)

    @Luigi I have the EZ Flash IV
     
  11. Bart Lemming

    Bart Lemming Gēmu Bōi mikuro

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    I think GBATA can patch the ROMs too. Not sure if it works with all Pokemon games though.
     
  12. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    Only works on Ruby/Sapphire, and probably not for every language.
     
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