Help with Fire Linker

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Jul 24, 2007

Help with Fire Linker by PriCka at 6:27 PM (5,343 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. PriCka
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    I bought this( http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4707 ) Fire Linker card recently from deal extreme but all of the software is completely in Chinese! I have no idea what to do what so ever!! Does anyone out there in GBA land know of an english version of the fire linker software.

    Oh it is a 128mb card with a serial cable for programming.

    Cheers chaps,

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  2. VVoltz

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    Yep, that's the one. Power on the GBA with the cable attached and as it boots hold down start and select on the GBA at the same time (the Nintendo logo will disappear) . Then press the burn button on the PC and it'll start writing the games to the cart.

    Flashcart.exe seems to be some software written for a card that's probably just an unbranded/oem version of the fire linker.

    Couldn't find an English release of the Fire Linker software. The Fire Linker II (USB) software did have an English release mind you which I would guess may have worked with the parallel port version of Fire Linker but the download link was dead.

    I have no idea how to use the chinese verison of the Fire Linker software either... button to the right of the button with the folder is the write to cart button once you've added some games, but it comes up with an error when trying to write anything over 8MB. I'll just stick to the Flashcart.exe software!

    > Link to impressions thread <

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  4. VVoltz

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    Why would you get this card?, I mean, it IS cheap, but is only 128Mb, it doesn't come with RTC support, rm compression, or even an english loader!, I don't know, I wouldn't pay not even 10USD for it.

    Mmmm... I prefer my old 128 Flash Advance card.

    BTW PriCka or DarkForce, have you tried LittleWriter??
     
  5. Darkforce

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    Yeah, Littlewriter doesn't detect it. [​IMG]

    Well yes there are larger cards with more save space and RTC but then they are a fair bit more expensive. A card that will run 99% of GBA games ain't too shabby for $10! If you're after a cheap GBA flash cart then it's ideal really. Would make a nice cheap gift for kids or bro or sis to keep them quiet. Any GBA homebrewers wanting to get their games out there onto physical carts could write their games onto these. Or well you could just like use it to play some games or homebrew for yourself - 16MB holds a lot of NES games! [​IMG]

    Ammusingly when I got the cart in the mail it had Fire Emblem (GBA) already written onto it!! - I guess it's a test to see if the cart works fine, but they could have at least used a non commercial game!
     
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    Off-topic, but holy crap! It's Pricka! I haven't seen you in ages! Where have you been hiding!? [​IMG]
     
  7. VVoltz

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    off topic too: shaunj66 is right, holly canolli, his user is older than DarkForce's!!!
    look at the number of users registered between shaunj66 and PriCka registration period!!!!!
    Oh, and I realize DarkForce's ser is only a day older than mine!
    lol, we are the '02 generation!!
     
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    I know i am kinda late, but i got fire linker today, and i was wondering how to delete sav files on it if you dont need them anymore
     

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