GBA Expansion Pack (For M3 DS Real)

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by GreatCrippler, May 1, 2015.

  1. GreatCrippler
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    GreatCrippler Greatness Fallen

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    So, I found one of these floating on ebay last week for less than 10 bucks. (6-something and like 3 bucks shipped) Got here yesterday, and gotta say, kinda neat. I have several GBA carts, and an EZ Flash 3 in 1, but I figured my second DS lite could use a GBA adapter also. I had managed to pick up an M3 DS Real at Goodwill of all places for a couple of dollars, so all and all I think I got kind of a cool setup for under $15 (8GB micro SD from Goodwill also, $1). As I write this, I am not entirely sure why I thought I needed to make a thread. None the less, Yay for GBA stuff on my ds.
     
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    oboewan42 Newbie

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    That's a really good price.

    Would this work with a non-M3 card (Wood kernel) using ExpLoader?
     
  4. purupuru

    purupuru GBAtemp Regular

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    Unfortunately this only works with the M3. Doesn't work with the ds browser either. I remember when slot 1 cards got really popular I scooped up every GBA and ds slot 2 I could find at cut rate prices
     
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    oboewan42 Newbie

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    Happy to report that the above post is false.

    I ordered one before seeing that post and it works perfectly using the MX build of ExpLoader.
     
  6. jimmyemunoz

    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Would you mind telling me which flashcard you used for your testing, oboewan?
     
  7. Joe88

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    any ds flash cart that can run homebrew should work with it

    you should really use it with an m3 real though as you gain a bunch of features like rts, rtc, cheats
     
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    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thank you for your response, Joe B-). Yeah, unfortunately, I only have the M3 simply:(. At least I could still get in some slot-2 GBA gaming, though, according to you B-)
     
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    arm9_inside Newbie

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    I have one of these packs and the RTC seems to work in Pokemon Emerald , I am using the MX build of Exploader on an AceKard 2i
     
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    Gyron GBAtemp Regular

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    If you're using an AceKard 2i you don't need the 'MX' build, the regular 'b0' build will work fine.
     
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    I guess was just the regular 0.58b0 build I rarely have the time to mess around with my DS and flashcarts anymore , I thought I had the 0.58b0mx build on there but may be I mixing this card up with another one I have.
    But the it does appear that the RTC function works properly using Exploader, the last few days I have been playing pokemon emerald and my berries have been growing so it seems that the RTC function is properly working, although like everyone-else who bought one of these expansion packs off ebay I had to replace the old ML1220 which had been drained flat with a new one to make the SRAM save and RTC work correctly.
     
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    Yeah the GEP's a decent slot-2 card if you don't mind doing your GBA gaming on a DS, and GBA ExpLoader can patch most games on the fly negating the need for Sram patching. The RTC is a welcome addition too on what is a pretty cheap card. I mentioned about the 'MX' build as I would only use if necessary (ie. if you're using the GEP with an M3 slot-1 card). The 'MX' build had a couple of quirks, for instance if you tried to switch to 'ram expansion' mode in GBA ExpLoader, it would cause the DS to lock up if certain slot-1 cards were being used (eg. the DSTwo). This didn't happen in the 'b0' build.