Just getting into all of this, need some quick advice.

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Headhunterz-, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Headhunterz-
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    I have just purchased a Nintendo DS Lite (Cobalt Blue) from a local futureshop today, and have ordered a DSTT card online off of ebay. Then i found out i need a cart to be able to play GBA games as well. I've been trying to search/read on how to do this, even youtube'd tutorials but it still seems unclear to me.

    I'm looking to pick up an EZ Flash 3-in-1 Expansion cart, is this compatible with the DSTT? Will i be able to run DS & GBA games with both of these items?
     
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    i would really appreciate some help guys, please and thanks.

    Or please just post a link to a similiar thread like this.

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  3. regnad

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    Yeah, you can't play GBA games from Slot-1. And that's a tragedy, because there are some really really really good GBA games.

    You need something for Slot-2. I live in Japan and bought myself a SuperCard Lite from a back alley store in Akihabara. I'm not sure where you could get one, but it certainly serves my purposes. It was a little tricky to figure out at first because you have to convert all the GBA ROMs into a format the hardware can read (you have to download this software to do the conversions). This one appealed to me, though, because it's the same size and shape as the NDS Slot-2 cover and thus sits flush with the NDS. And it's white.

    If you look in the reviews section on this website you'll see pretty comprehensive reviews of what's out there. You should start there.

    GBA ROM emulators for NDS genrally can't read GB and GBC games, and there are some good ones worth having (all three Zeldas for example), but you can download a program called Goomba (or perhaps Goomba Color -- there are a couple of versions) that will package multiple GB and GBC games into a single GBA ROM readable by these cards.
     
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    And, I would add, the lack of a Slot-2 in the new DSi is, by itself, enough to make me not buy one. What was Nintendo thinking?
     
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    thanks for the reply guys, I'm going to be picking up the EZ Flash Vi SDHC with EZ 3-1 Expansion Pack

    i'll post back in a few days with my feedback on the product. [​IMG]

    once again thanks!
     
  6. regnad

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    Here's the Wikipedia entry on Goomba which has links to the converter as well as Goomba Color (which is the one you want): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goomba_(emulator)

    This is well worth having if you want to add the GBC Zeldas, as well as the GBC Tetris, in my opinion by far the best Tetris available for any system. Goomba is a nifty little program.
     
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    They probably wanted people to buy new DS games instead of buying cheap used GBA games, so they could make more money
     
  8. tj_cool

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    They removed the gba slot to make it slimmer (yeah right)