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    that's pretty much impossible to say. That solely depends on how accurately they reproduced the console in the FPGA. Since it isn't official hardware one shouldn't expect to be compatible with flashcards not designed for it (that includes the Everdrive GB and BennVenns El Cheapo SD).
    It does have an SD slot, though. So maybe we will see a "jailbreak" in the future, just like there is for the SuperNT basically making a flashcard redundant for the device.
     
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    Ah... it has an SD clot? I overlooked that. For what purpose... i wonder... :unsure:
     
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    It should do, assuming the voltages etc are all within the cartridge's tolerances. I think I saw for the Omega that it originally didn't work on one real GBA model, but was fixed with a firmware update, so that's a possibility, but the odds are it will just work from the get go.

    And yeah the official Pocket firmware won't run "roms" from SD card, but Analogue's systems after release all get an "unofficial" firmware from one of the devs, that will do so.
     
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    (most?) flashcarts work with analogue's devices (sd2snes etc, for super nt) so I don't think there will be anything to worry about.
    and yep just like hippydave said, the other analogue devices have been 'jailbroken'/hacked and support rom loading, I'm certain that will be the case here.
    I'm definitely going to be buying one, I just hope I will be able to check out fast enough since I think they will go quickly.
     
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    IDK if you've bought their kit before, or read about it, but the pre-orders aren't going to be all that's ever available, right? Like maybe supply will dry up for a bit but then there'll be more available to buy normally?
     
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    The general issue with third party clone consoles we typically see is that they are basically a ROM and save dumper coupled with an emulator.
    For most consoles using official games this is fine. For flash carts though then they typically work by loading a loader, speaking some nice custom stuff to the flash cart to get it to present other data, selecting the ROM they want and effectively reconfiguring their internals to present themselves as the ROM (maybe with a few extras for cheats and what have you, which possibly includes the option to still talk custom to the flash cart in some cases) before doing some form of reset to launch the game.
    This type of flash cart behaviour works fine on original hardware that is speaking to the cart itself as it would normally but if all the clone device does is dump the thing you are then going to get a dump of the firmware which may or may not get too much further than that. Some of the truly simplistic flash carts for a given system (usually the first made, things made to use other slots -- see the 3 in 1 on the GBA, things made by cannibalising an original cart, things made with a hardware switch to cycle round ROMs being presented and maybe some basic approaches that can be twisted to appear simple like the NOR based GBA era flash carts for the GBA) can be tricked to appear as this though, albeit usually only one ROM at a time with all the effort required to change it to make a new one or even more effort to try to combine ROMs.

    If this device is an FPGA simulation speaking as it would to an original console all with the same protocol, timings and whatever then things look far brighter. Most issues then will be if the simulation has some kind of whitelist/known carts list that it tries to do things with (far easier to allow cheats if you read a serial or something first and load a patch at a known location), any voltage or current draw issues (flash carts are occasionally noted as being somewhat thirsty) or plain old bugs that might stop the fun.
     
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    oh yeah they will replenish stock, don't worry about that. (they never said it would be limited time)
     
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    all previous analogue systems could use flash carts. this should be no different. that said they tend to get jail broken as well
     
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