Help // Play DS Lite games and GBA games, DSTT / EZ-Flash

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  1. Aliamba
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    Hello, i spent the last two hours searching ways to play GBA games and DS Lite games on a DS Lite. I found a lot of post of 2007-2009 and things has changed since these years. I can'find any place to buy eWin Expansion Pack. (if someone find a seller let me know)

    So at this point I think the best option for me is to buy a EZ-Flash 3in1. But i don't understand how does it work. At the moment, i only have a DSTT card for my DS Lite. I would like to know exactly where to buy and how to setup EZ-Flash with my DSTT.

    I think it can help a lot of people if there was a post explaining all the steps to play GBA games and DS Lite games on DS Lite


    Thank you
    (sorry for my english)
     
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    i would suggest to get a ez iv instead the 3in1
    i have a ds lite myself and i use the combo of dstwo+eziv

    the big pro of the ez iv, is you can use it standalone.. and because it's GBA sized shell you can use it in any gba device..
    the DSTT i think you can install retrofan updates on it for better NDS compatibility
     
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    So you mean that that the EZ IV is standalone, so there is nothing about linker and things like that? How does it work? i just buy, put GBA games files on it, plug and play?
     
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    exactly.
    let me elaborate

    for 3in1 since it has not a sd card, you have to put the roms in your NDS card and then use a program (gba exploader IRRC) to write a single game into the ez iv every time (if you writing to the PSRAM)
    if you write to the nor you don't need to write it every time, but nor writing takes about 2 minutes

    the ez iv, you just copy the roms (now it supports clean roms) into it's sd card and launch them
    again. the ez iv also has PSRAM+NOR combo, but it will save the hassle of booting to your NDS card to change a game..., it makes a lot easier...

    as for linker what do you mean?
    if you want to "link" gba pokemon games with the ds ones you have to apply patches, which i do believe there are patches for the ez iv as well
    i never used the gba linkage functions because i have the real pokemon carts.. however i remember seing posts that it couild be done...

    i think the only thing the ez iv can't do versus the 3in1, is rumble...
     
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    Thank you so much. It look a lot more simple now. I will look for a EZ IV. One last things, what do you mean by "clean roms"?
     
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    ho i mean, in the past, you had to use the EZ client to write games (also known as roms) the ez iv was recently updated (firmware update, which you will probably do when you get it) to support clean unpatched roms.. (so, just download them from the internet, put them into your micro sd card, launch the card, write into psram\nor and play)


    the biggest con of the ez iv people seem to bother is the fact it's the size of a gba game, so in a nds lite it sticks out a little...
    while the 3in1 is designed to fit the lite..
    i play a lot gba in my ds lite.. and it doesn't make a difference having a part of the cart out of the ds...
    the fact i can get a gba and use this card by itself, or don't need a NDS card to write the games, is really usefull
     
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    Ok i understand, thank you!!

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    Just to be sure, is this what i need?

    http://axiogame.com/shop/?product=ez-iv-microsd-version

    Or do you have a better place to buy it? (i'm from Canada)
     
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    yes it's exactly that card
    outside of the gbatemp sponsor http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=576 i don't know where you can purchase from...
    i bought my cards back in 2013-14 in a store that shutted down 1-2 years later, since i never purchased any other flashcarts from stores i can't really suggest one..
    plenty of stores closed down.. and i am only aware of about 2. the other one being shop01media but i don't have any experience with them... (they seem to ship from europe)
     
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    Ok thank you Migles!