GBA ExpLoader 0.2

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  1. Urza
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    Urza hi

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    GBA ExpLoader 0.2
    Two bug fixes
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    The issue that caused save files with a capitalized extension not to read has been fixed, and "the SAVE size of the game of the BIN file and UNKNOWN was changed to 64KB."(?) Download below.

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  2. mokyurin

    mokyurin Newbie

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    And one more.
    PSRAM write won't use DMA anymore.(Stable now?)
     
  3. Joey Ravn

    Joey Ravn F*** you, Nintendo!

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    Pardon the ignorance, but this program works like Rudolph's tool, doesn't it? If so, has it any advantages over the latter?
     
  4. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    It's Rudolph's Tool, just renamed, as least that's the impression I got reading the first couple of updates. You'll notice that when you go to the download link, the author is addressed as Rudolph and the web link leads directly to his website.
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Yes, the tool is made by Rudolph. It's not just renamed though, it works in a different way. This makes it less stable but very promising for the future.
     
  6. Doggy124

    Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    -clean GBA rom support
    -GBA files can be in any folder
     
  7. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    still I will wait until the compatibility will raise to 100%.
     
  8. cutterjohn

    cutterjohn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Me too.

    Also, this 3in1 app from Rudolph is the ONLY one that he has written that supports the new hw version of the 3in1, but still ATM I'd go with Cory's updated app as this new one from Rudolph is still buggy. (He made ALOT of changes to it after all, as it now auto-patches clean GBA ROMs on the fly, so no patching on the PC is necessary other than for realtime clock if you need it(I think...).
     
  9. Lumstar

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    100%? Too many GBA games use special hardware for that. Like tilt, rumble, or solar.

    But as I mentioned before... If I see solid confirmation the 3in1 can do F-Zero Climax with absolutely NO slowdown, I'm sold.
     
  10. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    So, i tested it for you [​IMG]

    F-Zero Climax

    Both PSRAM and NOR

    work flawless and full speed!

    It has nothing to do with slowdown, the program just makes sure the GBA is flashed correct to the 3in1, then all depends on the 3in1 qua speed and compatibility.

    PS: i'm willing to add a youtube movie later of the flashing and running of the game!, don't expect pro gameplay of me, i sux at F-Zero games [​IMG]
     
  11. Lumstar

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    Only problem is I'd need both a slot1 card and memory card for that. There's no slot1 device supporting CF, regular SD, or Memory Stick Pro Duo.
     
  12. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

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    then it's about time you upgrade then [​IMG] me myself? I still have the ez4. Haven't really thought about ever getting myself the ez5 with 3-1. I mean, why should I?
     
  13. mokyurin

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    From my personal opinion, using it since launch, it was buggy as hell at first release.
    But this 0.2 release, it's real stable now!
    Now it's better then most of other flashcarts.

    For example, play Super mario advance 4(Flash1M patch that every other flashcarts have save problem)
    it works without problem on GBA ExpLoader!!

    Something I miss would be realtime save.
     
  14. Lumstar

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    I know... Since some flash carts have problems with them, let's make a list of every game that uses 128KB save files. Super Mario Advance 4 and F-Zero Climax do.

    I think the 5 main Pokemon games as well. Maybe also Mario Kart Super Circuit, but I'm not sure. It'd make a good wiki article here. [​IMG]
     
  15. Doggy124

    Doggy124 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I wonder when it will get Real time cheat/save
     
  16. mokyurin

    mokyurin Newbie

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    Well, I want it too.
    I can ask Rudolph in Japanese at his blog
    if more people other then me and you want it.
     
  17. BooFoo

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    is there a soft reset option for this program?
     
  18. Kellicros

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    Hmm, this still look very buggy, I understand that we do not need to patch sram anymore, but all my current GBA roms are sram patched, should I replace them all? I am wondering if I am considering to replace my Rudolph tool with this one.
     
  19. kmihalj

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    Well working great, ... sort of ....

    All roms sized 16 MB or less running from PSRAM working great, .... but games which must be runned from NOR does not run from this tool (afther pressing A) ... erasin and flashing is fine, but afther that I must shutdown DS and run GBA game from main DS menu to play game ..... also if I select game which is already in NOR, game is again written (well firrst deletin NOR and than flashnig game again) .... also Soft Reset from GbaTool menu is not working... should be added in menu for ex. (select or start to exit from GBATool).....

    Using it with CycloDS (black) + 6 GB SDHC Class 4 + EZ 3-in-1 GBA Sized in DS Phat
     
  20. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    You press A in NOR mode to write a game to NOR, and X to launch the game. Rudolph seems to have the labels for the A and X buttons switched (not too surprising, he doesn't speak English).

    Soft reset is currently not supported on the Cyclo Evo. I'm sure he'll add it when he figures out how to make it work.