Getting a x-rom to work in windows 10

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by lostatsea, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. lostatsea
    OP

    lostatsea Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    I found my old gba sp and decided to see if it still works. It does, but I don't really care for the games I last programmed on it. I last used it probably 2006 with a xp computer. I didn't realize how hard it is to use these legacy devices in the 64bit era.

    I've found the drivers/little writer, and the thread in this forum about using virtual box. But I can't get it to work. I got the drivers for the usb writer to be recognized by windows xp virtualbox, so it is ready to use in the xp device manager. But littlewriter doesn't recognize the gba/sp and flashcart. I've tried little writer 1.0.8.3 and 1.0.8.4.

    Does anybody still use a x-rom? How do I get the flasher working again?
     
    Last edited by lostatsea, Jun 1, 2016
  2. Xanthe

    Xanthe Sith

    Member
    817
    533
    Dec 23, 2015
    United States
    Virtual Box tends to be horrific when it comes to the Guest OS seeing the USB drive, even when you've manually selected for it to be used on your Virtual Machine. I know this because I use a VM for day-to-day tasks. I would try using a different Virtual Machine program such as VM Ware before continuing
     
  3. lostatsea
    OP

    lostatsea Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    You were right on the money! Using vmware, it worked exactly as it was supposed to. Thanks!
     
  4. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    593
    95
    Sep 21, 2010
    United States
    good to see some one else still has a working X-rom. I keep an old XP machine running in the basement for such things.