Linkmasta

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Jul 7, 2011

Linkmasta by amptor at 10:29 PM (3,172 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. amptor
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    An independent group headed by a man called "Flavor" has been developing a brand new NeoGeo Pocket / NeoGeo Pocket Color capable flash cart kit. In its current state, sans actual flash cart device, the programming unit Linkmasta can program Bung "Pocket Flash" carts, dump and reprogram official saved games to/from NGP/NGPC retail cartridges, and is capable of flashing the upcoming new NeoGeo Pocket Color flash carts from Flavor's team. Upon release of the full kit, their flash cart should have full compatibility with every NeoGeo Pocket and Color handheld game.

    This is good news for those who plan on developing homebrew NGPC games but missed out on or cannot find an original Bung Pocket Flash kit for sale as they have become very scarce over the past few years.

    Be sure to check out the link below for images as well as news of these devices' current work in progress.[/p]

    [​IMG] Flavor's NGP/NGPC Homebrew Projects
     
  2. SifJar

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    I bet loads of people will see "NGP" and think PS Vita. Either that or I'm a one-of-a-kind idiot [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm maybe I didn't think about Sony when I posted (well there's hardly a day that goes by that I do think about Sony) but when I had it spelled out, it deleted the characters from the end of the topic so I edited in the NGP/NGPC because it was shorter.
     
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    You are not alone SifJar lol Still this may give my an excuse to dust of my NeoGeo Pocket Color, come to think off it tho I wont be able to get anywhere near it till October * facepalm*
     
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    Haha, don't worry about it, it's not officially called NGP anymore anyway, anyone making this mistake has themselves to blame [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, well. I still have my NGP, so this is neat. ^^
     
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    I acquired one pretty recently from Japan. Japanese people apparantly take very good care of electronics. I only have 3 games for it but Gals Fighters is a very decent fighting game. And most of the stuff I want to play on it are cheap. I would like a flash cart because some games like Cotton are very expensive due to collector value and I don't feel like investing money in old video games as an investment. I'm just wanting to game [​IMG]

    I think if I had this flash cart though, like copying games for any system, it might cause me to use the console less though lol. It always happens. Then again, I suppose I could play this stuff already on my PSP too so idk..
     
  8. Another World

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    i had a pocket color awhile back. i'd grab one again if there was a good flash kit solution for it. keep us posted amptor.

    -another world
     
  9. indask8

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    From what I read on the website, they are only planing to make 11 of those cards.
     
  10. thaddius

    Member thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    I already own a Bung Pocket Linker and flash cart. Still pretty neat though. I'm sure there's at least 11 people out there who'd want one.
     
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    I believe that he was going to publish instructions on how to make the card so perhaps someone will produce a bunch for the community if you don't wish to make your own.
     
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    Great, my friend has one.

    I guess this is why NGP isnt the Vita's official name.
     
  13. Joe88

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    I have one with just the sonic game that came with it
    I would interested in buying one as long as it didnt cost some crazy amount (like many people do with older system flasharts) and didnt stick out of the system
     
  14. Flavor

    Member Flavor GBAtemp Regular

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    That's not quite right. There are 11 "Linkmasta" units that have been made.

    The focus is currently on the "Flashmasta" cartridge, but there is also a different "Linkmasta" unit that's being developed. It will add some expansion options, so that it could be used to read/write other stuff.

    For example, it should be able to read/write the NeoSaveMasta cards. That's mainly targeted for the Neo Geo community.

    Anyway, no, it's not capped at 11. That's just what was initially made for people that wanted units right away.
     

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