M3 GBA Expansion Pack with Replacement Shells

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Dec 18, 2008
  1. BurlyEd
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    New - "M3 GBA Expansion Pack with Replacement Shells for NDS Lite" from DX.
    256m Real-time Clock Real-time save
    $17.50
    It comes in a black shell + clear NDSL shell and clear NDS shell!
    Can anyone confirm Real-time Clock operation with Pokemon?
    Compatibility with Sakura?
    Real-time Clock and Real-time save compatibility with other flash cards (DSTT, EDGE, ...)?
    I cannot find any announcement on m3flash or m3adapter web sites.

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  2. Joe88

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    this has been released a long time ago
    during april/may
    its just took a long time for DX to add it

    its just a separate GBA exp pak in case you didnt buy the perfect bundle
    its the same thing
     
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    Very nice! In my opninion this is much better than the 3in1, and it's a bit cheaper as well!
     
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    @Joe88
    I did buy the "Perfect Bundle". This is NOT the same thing.
    The old one did not have a Real-time Clock.
    It did not have a spare shell for NDS Phat.
    I do not believe it had Real-time save, either.
    This is a different unit. Check the link. Look at the pics.
    Read the words on the label of the Phat shell.
    "256m - Real-time Clock - Real-time save".

    I just do not trust that the RTC/RTS will work on other flash cards or firmware.
    I have bought a GBA flash card before which claimed RTC, but I could never get it to work.
    I am especially concerned because of the words "OS: TouchPod? for G6/M3DS Real" printed on the back of the package.

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    Well sir, I did buy the Perfect Bundle too, and this IS the same thing. It has a spare shell for the Phat, real time save and real time clock and they do work.
     
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    the exact same box was added here back in may
    http://www.realhotstuff.com/expansion-pack...ases-p-288.html


    and I also have the perfect bundle and it has all those features including RTC, RTS, cheats, ect... (tested it with pokemon and such and worked)
    when I bought it back in april

    they wernt offering spare shells back then, thats the only difference, they only had black

    RTC and all those other features will not work on other carts besides the m3 real, it can play gab games using gba exploader v0.57, thats about it
     
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    This image is straight from the link posted by BurlyEd:
    Box Back Image
    Here's what it says:
    *EDIT 1*
    It's identical to the back of the box for the GBA Expansion Pack I ordered from RHS half a year ago.

    *EDIT 2*
    I just realized that the back of my box also says TouchPod. They've been calling it that for a long time now.
     
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    Sorry, nothing new here.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the useful info.
    I bought the bundle (M3DS Real, GBA Expansion Pack, and Rumble Pack) from DX when it briefly became available there.
    There was no documentation included. No spare shells. No clue about RTC, RTS or cheatcodes.
    I only had it for about a week before the M3DS Real literally fell apart in my hands.
    (Those damned little plastic clips were open when I took it out of the package - they all broke off in a few days).
    I gave the broken M3DS Real away and used the GBA pack with other flash cards for a while, then I traded it for a 3-in-1.
    I never knew it had a RTC, etc. Bummer! I may have to buy another combo just for the GBA RTC.

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