Is it possible to have multiple firmwares on one MicroSD.

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  1. Nimbus
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    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

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    Probably being lazy.
    I'm just curious about this.

    Call me lazy if you will, but I think this might be a smart idea.

    What I want to do, is have AKAIO, the DSTT, and M3DSReal Touchpod/Sakura firmwares all on the same MicroSD card, so that rather than having to constantly move stuff around between my other cards, I can just pop the MicroSD card into them and keep going.

    Is this safe and/or possible?

    Edit: Looks like I shouldn't have any issues with saves. All of the saves I have seem to fall under the same category on shunnyweb, so I should be fine on those.
     
  2. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Give it a try / report back with the results.
     
  3. lolzed

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    it should be possible,but your msd would be cluttered with several files
     
  4. penthaler

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    I got microsd with DSTT and AKAIO system on it - no problem with working both, but didnt test the game saves yet...
     
  5. Rayder

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    Depends on the cart you're using, but yes, it's possible with some of them to have multiple FW's on the same cart. I always ran the original FW and YSmenu on the R4 when I used that cart.

    Generally, you'll have to use a default FW at boot, but you can just load the other FW after that if a game isn't working with the Default FW.
     
  6. zhuzhuchina

    zhuzhuchina GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yes is possible if the system files have different folders and names, for example is not possible to put r4s software on same microsd due the use similar names. but for dstt ak2 ez5 supercard etc is possible to use same microsd
     
  7. cracker

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    Just stick with one firmware... (AKAIO is my preference) If you keep switching carts you risk losing your saves. Not to mention that AKAIO is the most reliable for saves and patches...
     
  8. House Spider

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    I have a few firmwares on one MSD and there's no problem.
     
  9. Sumea

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    as long as they do not use same folder or boot files it should be fine.

    I can report that I had M3 real triple boot (way back when the sakura was still unofficial hack and had the unofficial tripleboot thing) and cycloDS (what kinda does not count but it DOES write the boot data on microSD) and both worked fine.

    As long as acekard firmware is in it's own folder, and DSTT does not also use system etc folder - it should work as well.
     
  10. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    I have akaio and sakura on 1 microsd and it works
     
  11. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    I have the firmware fies for the iEDGE, the SCDS1i, the DSTT, the iPlayer, M3 Sakura (Some old version, used it when I borrowed a friend's M3), AKAIO 1.4 (outdated), and that iEDGE clone that popped up recently
     
  12. Nimbus
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    Nimbus sudo /usr/bin make-me-a-coffee --nosugar --cream=1

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    Probably being lazy.
    Well, I have tested this on my break at work today.

    It does work, and so far I haven't run into any save issues at all. It seems like all of my 3 flashcarts possess auto-detection of their save size.

    Homebrew doesn't seem to have any issues either, everything seems to work.
     
  13. Jakob95

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    I have AKAIO, Sakura/Touchpod, YSMenu, and Moonshell2 for R4 by FairyWings. All on the same MicroSD don't have any problems out all.