is there any way to soft reset gba games?

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by sm1988, May 9, 2008.

  1. sm1988

    sm1988 Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    United States
    I just got my ewin expansion pak today(thanks to Bri for the advice [​IMG] ) and I was wondering has anybody figiured out a way to soft reset games to the ewin menu and then back to the dstt menu?
  2. Sephi

    Sephi fool

    Jan 21, 2008
    United States
    Rhode Island
    chances are that you can't. but powering off then on isn't too hard.
  3. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Apr 10, 2008
    United States
    1st dimension, Earth
    I dont know. Whats so wrong with just quitting the game and powering off then on?
  4. apocalypticvisio

    apocalypticvisio GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 24, 2008
    United States
    you can't, the gba flashcart doesn't allow you to run back to the ysmenu/dstt menu. some software/hardware mux up that doesn't allow it to happen since once it goes to gba, it turns off slot1
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Right, you can boot GBA mode from DS mode but not the other way around.

    You can use Boot-O-Matic Advance to add soft-reset capability to most commercial games, which will at least let you rest the game itself, though I'm not entirely sure how well this works with modern slot-2 expansion packs.
  6. Bri

    Bri GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 25, 2007
    United States
    I imagine that if it were possible, you'd need to be careful about soft-resetting out of a GBA game, because you could potentially lose your saves that are stored in the SRAM of your slot2 GBA expansion cart.

    Saves are stored on the slot2 GBA expansion cart until you reboot the NDS (i.e. turn it off and back on) at which time they are saved to the slot1 cart.

    If you managed to soft-reset a GBA game back to the menu, then ran another GBA game, the SRAM of the GBA expansion cart would be overwritten by the new save.

  7. genuisgeek

    genuisgeek GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    his finger doesnt extend far enough to reach the switch w/o leaving the buttons [​IMG]