GBA expansion pack for M3 Real.

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  1. randomQ
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    First of all, do I need specifically an M3 GBA Adaptor for my M3 Real or can I use anything else?
    And where should I buy it? I can't find a reliable european site that still sells them.
     
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    I suggest ditching the M3 Real and picking up a new flashcard. Something like an R4i Gold, Acekard 2i, or Supercard DSTwo and for GBA, clearly the Supercard DSTwo or EZ 3IN1.
    That's just my suggestion.
     
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    Haven't done this for years now, but if I remember it right, you need specifically an M3 GBA expansion to use the GBA launch option in the M3 Real menu. You could however use other slot2 carts if you use GBA Exploader (I believe it was called that anyways) to flash the rom.
     
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    If possible, I'd like to avoid buying a third flashcard since I already have an M3 Real and an M3 Lite (Professional, unfortunately), including the fact that the DS is a nearly dead console.
     
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    But the M3 is a dead card, still shouldn't you be able to load GBA roms through Sakura just using the M3 Lite as a loader?
     
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    I have the "professional" version of the M3 Lite, the one that is capable of running GBA games is the "perfect" version.
     
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    Buy a new flashcard, that seems like the only option.
     
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    But wouldn't the EZ5 3IN1 work with my flashcard?
     
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    It should work with this
     
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    And wouldn't you recommend it? I mean, if using that loader would be the same thing as having the original M3 GEP, why not?
     
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    I meant "should work", that's my bad. Either way, I do not believe 3-in-1 works native with the M3 real.
     
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    Well, judging from here and here, it seems working fine. Unfortunately, it's out of stock on zhuzhuchina.
     
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    There is this one
     
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    Paypal is not accepted ("at present our PAYPAL account is suspended"). Isn't there anything else? Preferably in europe.
     
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    Could try some sites listed here
     
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    Well, it's finally arrived and everything works perfectly using that tool.


    I just don't get the difference between PSRAM and NOR modes. I mean, I know that NOR mode is for 16+ mb games, but, is that it?
     
  17. albertar

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    where can i just buy the m3 gba expansion?
     
  18. alphamule

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    I'm currently looking at usbextremeshop and seeing what kind of reputation they have. Apparently, getting the expansion itself is possible, still, although don't be shocked if the site says "oh nope, sorry, no stock!". EachMall.me carries the actual slot 1 (M3i) device.

    I'm thinking of finding a RTC-compatible cart as a companion to my eCube 1Gb's.