How do I turn GBA VC games to Roms for emulators?

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    I have a few questions I like help with.
    1. For GBA games on wii u, how do i turn it into a rom to use on emulators?
    2. How do i create a ips patch from the rom to patch other roms with? (In case i wanna use it with other rom hacks)
    3. If there is multiple versions of the same rom (Example revision a/B/C Ver. 01, 02) how do i know which rom is using to know what rom to patch it with?
    I only ask cause i have a few GBA games on wii u that been improved like Super mario advance 4 or Mega man battle network series, that i wanna use with emulators. These roms have special mods in place by the ports to do things intended by real gba that isn't possible with emulation so that is why.
     
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    I can't give you a link here, but on [here is no name of a ROM distribution website] (try to find the website with google) you probably can find the ROMs e.g. "Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros. 3 (Virtual Console)" (they probably always end with '(Virtual Console)').
    As for which ROM you need as base for patching. That should be communicated on the site you downloaded the patch or in a textfile within the archive you got the ips with.
     
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    I suppose i'll keep looking for a way to make the patch. If anyone else can help me, much appreciated. :)
     
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    You probably want to edit your post before a mod sees it as it's against site rules to even name the site you named.
     
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    Okay, so after looking a bit more, I manged to find a way to extract roms. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Not sure why.

    I managed to extract 2 roms but the rest I wanted to didn't work. So if anyone can help I would appreciate it. CLICK HERE for the link to the extraction program.

    So far the rom worked, Mega man battle network 4 red sun extracted and plays on VBA, the others i could not get to extract, so I appreciate some test or help. Now next steps it to create a ips patch from it to use with rom hacks.