GBA Rom requirements

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by SHRIVES93, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. SHRIVES93
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    SHRIVES93 Member

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    Apr 20, 2008
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    what exactly is required to play gba roms on ds? i have a ds fire card 2 gb right now. what do i have to purchase and what programs do i have to download? i was looking into the e-z flash 3 in 1 card but i dont know exactly what is required to play the game. is it a separate gba emulator on the slot 1 card and then put the games on the slot 1 card and it plays off of slot 2 or what?
     
  2. Bob Evil

    Bob Evil The Department of Home-Made Insecurity

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    Sep 27, 2006
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    The slot 2 device runs the roms ... the slot one device allows it to run the roms as a pass-thru device ... whether or not you can select the roms from the slot 1 or the slot 2 device is dependent on the devices themselves.
     
  3. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    To use an EZ 3in1 you have to put GBA games on your slot 1 and run a special loader.
    You could also just get a dedicated slot 2 like the EZIV miniSD or M3 perfect
     
  4. PigVenus

    PigVenus GBAtemp Regular

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    Mar 18, 2008
    The loader you want is called GBA ExpLoader.
     
  5. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

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    GBA ExpLoader sexes up the process. No need for patching... at least for all the GBA games I own. The only step you have left is the optional one of trimming the ROMs you extracted from your original GBA cartridges.
     
  6. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    Sep 4, 2007
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    FIRE CARD!?!?! Ugh! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend that you back up your card EVERY WEEK!!!

    I had a FireLink (Same as Fire Card) and it died on me after 3 months. I couldn't fix it at all even with lots of help and advices so I ordered CycloDS instead.

    BACK. IT. UP. EVERY. WEEK!


    Sorry, am just trying to help you.
     
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