gba expansion for m3ds real

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Jul 26, 2008
  1. triple-sevenz
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    ^^ yea i think ill buy a gba expansion pack for my m3ds real. i just want some response from people who already have it. im not planning to use the opera browser for ds since its prolly gonna be really slow and i rather just use my computer. i just want to run my gba roms. do i have to copy the rom to the expansion every time i play it or will it stay there for a while? also is there a battery in the expansion and will i have to replace it if it runs out of battery?
     


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    Get the Ewin Expansion Pack, it's the same as the GBA expansion for M3DSR but without security (so you can run on any cart)
    Edit: As for saves, I don't know. Check an EEP review.
    It's pure PSRAM so you'll have to reload every time.
     
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    ^ you can do that with GBA ExpLoader with the M3R gba pak on any cart also

    the security is only with the M3R firmware its self and not the cart


    like all the exp paks the game will not stay once you shut the ds off
    though an extra is the RTC (real time clock) that is usefull in games like pokemon
    no other exp carts have it

    the battery recharges it self when the ds is on
     
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    but i heard that the GBA Expansion Pack for the M3 Real suck the battery life out of your DS ? but if you do get it , bring a charger and something to cover the GBA Slot if you aren't using it to save battery !
     
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    not mine

    the gba pak is always in and I got like 5-6 hours battery life
     
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    I always just leave my 3-in-1 in, it's not using up any battery either.
    If it's not on, then it's not using any extra juice.
     
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    about how long does it take to copy the rom over? i mean i kno it depends per rom size but lets say for a 16 mb rom how long would it take? im gonna be playing the fire emblem series. also another reason im getting the gba expansion for m3ds real instead of other slot 2 expansions is because i read on the m3ds real review that it has real time save/load for gba games. does the ewin pack or the 3in1 ez 5 also have the real time save? im ordering mine from realhotstuff so i cant get the ewin expansion. btw im using the hacked sakura firmware. does it support the gba roms like the m3 real fw?
     
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    No, and the M3 GBA expansion only has real time saves when you use it with the M3 Real. GBA Exploader never supported that feature.
     
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    I just copied wario land 4
    took 12 secs to load
     
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    ^^ thats not bad. well i really like the real time save feature so im definately getting the gba expansion pack. has anyone tested sakura's gba support? also how is the cheat support? is it like the m3 real where u can only turn all cheats on or off using a button combination or can u enable/disable specific cheats? how long does it take to load the real time save menu?
     
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    the cheat system uses .cht files
    for every game there is a .cht file

    unlike nds where all cheats are in 1 file
    they have almost every cht file on their site for download in a zip file (up too 2301)
    I havnt really tested it my self cause didnt really need them but they are there if needed
    and yes you can turn them on and off as you like

    as for sakura, I have no idea
    I use the regular loader until official m3sakura english comes out
     
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    i see. well my last question is that will the expansion work with other slot 1's like cyclo using gba exploder. i kno that i wont have real time save and all but i just wanted to kno if the expansion works only on the m3ds real or other slot 1 devices as well. thanks for the quick replies. you guys are great.
     
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    yes the last updated added support for it
    I tested it and it detected it and works
     
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    ok thanks. the only thing that i dont kno yet is sakura's gba support. i hope its like the m3real fw. if not i could use the triple loader. ill make a new thread in a month when i get the gba expansion. thanks everyone.
     
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    Sakura does have GBA support, and it loads faster than the actual M3DS Real FW [​IMG]
     
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    thats pretty neat. joe88 where can i find those cht files for gha roms?
     
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    thanks joe88. it would suck to download at such slow speed.
     
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    I installed the gba cheat file in the system folder, and when I go to select file it just freezes the Ds, using latest firmware for m3 real not sakura,

    Any ideas. thanks
     
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    you have to select a certain file for your games

    theres 2300 files in that folder
    and since the card can only read 128 files
    and take the files you need for your games
     

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