Is it possible to create this for a Game Boy?

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  1. Gizametalman
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    I have some DMG-Gameboy cartridges that I don't like, like NFL Blitz (black cartridge) or something along those lines.
    And I was wondering if it could be possible to open the cartridge, and "hack it".

    To be more explicit:
    - Take any cartridge that you don't like, for the Original Gameboy, or those that are black, so they'd be compatible with Game Boy Color as well.
    - Take a microSD reader, and solder it to the cartridge.
    - Take a microSD and program something to make it readable by the console.
    - Put roms on the microSD and play them directly from the "hacked cartridge".

    Do you think it could be possible?
     
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    You can try to reflash the cart, or just buy an everdrive
     
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    But I'll need a cartridge with a memory, right? (a flash memory or something like that, no?)
     
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    What?
     
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    I mean, in order to run a custom program using the cartridge, I need somewhere to program it on the cartridge, no?
     
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    Yeah, either reflash the cart or buy a new cart motherboard and flash that
     
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    In the way you describe not so much. Unlike a few newer systems there are some pretty workable means of turning various GB/GBC games into flash carts
    http://www.reinerziegler.de/readplus.htm#Home made carts

    Ideally you would have one with a given memory bank controller but you could get something done with less.
     
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    Tons of work to produce. Its so nice to see progress, I love my ED Gameboy cart.
     
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    Wo-ho-ho-hoooo...
    Such soldering skills.
    Thank you for posting this, it'll be helpful in the future.