how to rip gba games?

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  1. DarkLG
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    hello i wanted to know something.Is it possible to delete the game data from a gba cartidge like say I have the original Pokemon Emerald i bought from gamestop and i wanted to erase everything in the cartidge to make it blank is it possible plz help me
     
  2. Urza

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    No.




    It doesn't matter if you rephrase and ask the question again, the answer is still no.
     
  3. mercluke

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    is there homebrew to dump the gba rom using a slot 1
     
  4. FAST6191

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    @mercluke cory1492's 3 in 1 tool should be able to do it and I think rudolph also made something for it.
    Saves are a different matter.

    One of the early DS dumpers (WRG's tweak as I recall) designed for GBA slot also featured a 2 megs and swap approach. It requires some early hardware though.
     
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    Rudolph's GBA Backup Tool seems to have the same capabilities for GBA games that his NDS Backup Tool has for DS games. If that's the case, you could use it to write a blank 128KB file to the Emerald cart's save memory, erasing any save data currently on the cart. That would require a slot 1 flashcart though.

    If you have a GBA flashcart, you could use that and Chishm's cart_save utility to write a blank file to the GBA game's save memory.
     
  6. DarkLG
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    hey ya i used the rudoplh's gba backup tool to rip my gba game it worked but know i have another question is it possible for me to overwrite the gamw with another game ?
     
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    You mean write a different save to the cart? You can do that.

    If you're trying to put an entirely different game on the cart, replacing Pokemon with Megaman for example, that is impossible with official game packs. You can only do that with a flashcart.
     
  8. DarkLG
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    why is it impossible?
     
  9. DrKupo

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    It just is. It's not possible. The flash memory on the real carts is read-only. It's not possible for the same reason you can't use a retail purchased movie to burn an ISO on your comp.
     
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    Retail game carts store the game in ROM, not Flash memory. ROM stands for Read-Only Memory; you can't write anything to ROM.
     
  11. DarkLG
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    ok hey what the latest rudolph's gba backup tool cause i cant find one and also has anyone tried writing another rom ?
     
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    There is no need to try when it will never work!

    If it was that easy to reprogram official GBA cartridges, why would anybody spend hundreds of dollars on slot-2 devices to play GBA games? Official games use ROM that cannot be rewritten. Flash devices use NOR flash or fast RAM to emulate this ROM, and NOR and RAM can be rewritten/overwritten. ROM cannot. If it could be done, we would have heard about it before now.
     
  13. DarkLG
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    alright thanx but do you know where i can download the latest gba backup tool cuase i checked rudolph's site and he doesnt have it on there anymore?
     
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    um he hasnt made a newer one has he?
     
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    Newer than the latest one he's got on his blog? No. Why on Earth would he have an outdated one on his own page?
     
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    It would be on his blog if he did. Feel free to take a look.
     
  18. DarkLG
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    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    oh ok ya i tried what i said if anyone had tried but it didnt work and what was the other tool you guys said other then rufolph's tool?