Interested in a GB flashcart

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  1. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    As the title says, I'm interested in buying a Gameboy Flashcart, but I don't know how to go about it. Could someone point ne in the right direction?
     


  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I would go with the ez flash 3in1 expansion pack. It can run GB games pretty well.
     
  3. Oveneise

    Oveneise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think he means a classic Gameboy original flashcart. If not, go for the EZ Flash IV.
     
  4. Agilo

    Agilo Newbie

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    I have a DMG flash cart called "Bleep Bloop", it's great.
    Flashes over USB, so no need for a separate linker.
    I bought it from Kitsch-Bent at the time: http://store.kitsch-bent.com/

    [​IMG]
     
  5. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    I'd like it to preffereably run on the Original Gameboy, not the GBC. The difference is that little notch in the corner.
     
  6. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    I'm just going to throw in my two cents and say that bleep bloop never sent me the card that I paid for.
     
  7. Plstic

    Plstic Guru Meditation Error

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    the cartriage will work in orignial gameboys too i have pokemon yellow on mine and i have a gameboy light [​IMG]

    @thaddius :0 i got mine, but Jose can be pretty slow some times
     
  8. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    I ordered mine in May of 2010. Still haven't gotten it yet.
     
  9. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    I doubt it. You have a GameBoy Light, correct? Does it have a small notch to keep the game pak in? This notch would stop the GB from turning on with a GBC cart in.
     
  10. Schlupi

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    No, No, its when you DONT have the notch that the game does not work.

    notch=older game, GB or GBC/GB hybrid

    no notch=color only
     
  11. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    I know, I own practically the entire GB libe. I want a flashcart that will run on the original, 4x AA GameBoy.
     
  12. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I've got one made by EMS. I forget the name off hand.
     
  13. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    You can take a look at http://www.reinerziegler.de/readplus.htm to get an idea which flashcarts were available for the GB/GBC back in the day. It lists a lot of the commercial carts and linkers.
    It'll be pretty hard to get your hands on one nowadays though as they are all discontinued. I own the GB e-merger and while having a huge (!) linker it works quite well. From time to time there are some of the older carts available at consolegoods.co.uk/, though.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    I have nothing really to add to the conversation at this point beyond do be careful when looking for GBC hardware- most flash carts made today are built with little sound DJ in mind ( http://www.littlesounddj.com/lsd/ ).
    As such they lack good support for roms (thinking things like having multiple roms on a cart at once).
     
  15. Ammako

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    There IS a little notch in the corner.
     
  16. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Wait, I just looked at the picture again. Didn't notice it. [​IMG]

    I'll look into it.
     
  17. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    Any idea on where these could be bought now?
    They look really awesome.
     
  18. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    They still make the EMS USB 64M carts. They can store 2 games, but you can only have one save between the 2 games that you load.


    You should be able to just google it and find a few vendors.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Just to add to this:

    After contacting Jose Torres, the maker of the bleep bloop cart, via 8bc.org he very apologetically sent me a cart.

    It seems that I purchased one from him at a bad time (gameboydev was shutting down) and my order got lost in time and space. I'm still not happy that I had to wait almost a year (!) to receive what I paid for, but I will no longer advise people not to purchase one.
     
  20. epicCreations.or

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    They can store way more than two games. They have 32M of storage in two banks, and you can hold as many games as you can fit in each, but there is only one SRAM, and so it's normally a good idea to keep only one game that saves. EG I use LSDJ in bank one (it saves) and keep Super Mario Land and Tetris in the other (they don't).