Is it me or do GBA games take forever to load?

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by zidanej, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. zidanej
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    zidanej Member

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    For me, GBA games take much longer to load than DS games. Is this normal?
     
  2. Deaddy

    Deaddy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Must be normal, I've noticed that also.
     
  3. Weej

    Weej Advanced Member

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    It only takes about 5-6 seconds to load a GBA game.. you're impatient as hell!
     
  4. ceraphis

    ceraphis GBAtemp Regular

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    don't compress the rom = faster loading. that's probably your problem
     
  5. Deaddy

    Deaddy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Must be, mine are compressed.
     
  6. zidanej
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    zidanej Member

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    Great, thanks guys. [​IMG] Leaving the Roms uncompressed helps cut down the loading time by about a half. Pretty good but I still find it strange that they load slower than the DS games.
     
  7. accolon

    accolon GBAtemp Regular

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    I suppose the G6 has to copy the whole GBA ROM into the internal RAM, just like the M3 and Supercard do, this takes a while. DS ROMs are running directly from the onboard flash.
     
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