Loading a GBA game (Emerald) straight from 3in1?

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  1. 5000 Watts
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    Hi, all I want to do is migrate a Pokemon from Emerald on my 3in1 EZ flash expansion pack to Heart Gold on a retailcart.
    How is this possible?

    Firstly, I tried making the 3in1 a GBA Gamepak on its own by using this 3in1tools.exe thing which "sends" a GBA Rom to the MicroSD card and is supposed to send it to the 3in1 somehow but that didn't work.

    My hope was that I would turn the 3in1 into a GBA Gamepak then load it as an Emerald game and transfer the Pokemon to HeartGold. I would really appreciate any kind of help with this, especially from somebody who has had to go through it before.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ammako

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    It is not possible.
     
  3. Clookster

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    It's not possible with EZ IV as well..? It's not possible at all..?
     
  4. Ammako

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    No, since you cannot patch a retail cart.
     
  5. Masked Ranger

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    When you say the 3in1tools.exe thingy, what exactly are you using. You can turn your 3in1 into a "real" gba cart by using the GBA Exploader, IIRC.
     
  6. Ammako

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    Does not matter in that case.
    And it wouldn't be a "real" GBA cart.
     
  7. Masked Ranger

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    I'm able to load my retail FireRed game and save into the NOR of the 3in1 and I am able to migrate them into Pearl.

    I can play FR in my DS with only the 3in1 inserted.
     
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    Straight to retail no for reasons already mentioned. Nothing stopping you from running a rom with the save from your retail card and flashing the save back after you got it done though.

    As the 3 in 1 uses a different save type to the original GBA titles the DS game expects it to use the same save type. You can patch a DS rom but not a DS cart, the patch for the DS rom can be found http://nds.cmamod.com/2009/07/07/pokepatch-v42-and-v5alpha3/
     
  9. Masked Ranger

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    I have used one of Rudolph's tools (can't remember which one) to rip my retail cart and save, put it on a flashcart, run ExpLoader to put the game and save into NOR and have Pearl ask me to import from FireRed.
     
  10. Ammako

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    Why would you choose to transfer the Pokémon from the 3in1 rather than from the retail cart?
    You obviously were running a patched copy of Pearl on a Slot-1 flashcart, too.
     
  11. Masked Ranger

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    There are several reasons. Big fat GBA cartridges stick out of the little DSlite, I want to keep the pokemon that I have captured in FR on FR since I've failed the "gotta catch'em all" part of the game, I have a GBA Action Replay that lets me cheat if I want to, and if I want to play more than one GBA game, I don't have to carry around multiple GBA cartridges.

    No, I am not running a patched/edited/trimmed Pearl. Clean and verified.

    Edit: Found what's going on. I ripped my Pearl game and save to a AceKard. The AceKard lets me migrate using a 3in1. Swapped the AceKard with my original Pearl, and couldn't migrate.

    Edit2: I'm not sure if I played far enough in the retail cartridge to migrate, so take what I've just said with a grain of salt.
     
  12. Ammako

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    It is not possible to get Pearl to show the "Migrate from Fire Red" option in the main menu if the rom is not patched.
    I guess if you even saw that option in the main menu, it means that AKAIO maybe auto-patches the rom if it detects a Pokémon game in the 3in1 or something. (if that's even possible)
     
  13. Masked Ranger

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    AKAIO does all the work. From here (http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/AKAIO#AKAIO):

    Does AKAIO support GBA Link mode?
    As of AKAIO 1.3 FINAL GBA Link mode is available on the Acekard 2 only and for the following games:
    NDS - Pokemon Diamond, Pearl. and Platinum
    GBA - Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Fire Red, and Leaf Green
    The GBA cart save to NDS game loading works behind the scenes. Make use of the in-game options to "link" with your GBA game, AKAIO will do the rest. Both the eWin and EZ3in1 are supported.
     
  14. Ammako

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    Then you can't say you were running an unpatched rom.
    AKAIO patched the rom before launching it.

    Still, it's nice to see AKAIO has native support for that.