M3 or SuperCard on a GBA?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by superfly, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. superfly
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    superfly Newbie

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    I just got a new Gameboy Advance. (was sitting in its box in my Uncle's desk...) [​IMG]

    I have a few CF cards laying around so I thought I'd go for an adaptor thingy.
    I've seen the SuperCard and the M3.

    What should I get? [​IMG]

    I saw the M3 for about $80, and the SuperCard for $40

    I asume the M3 is better hence the price. But is it that much better?
    Are they well supported by the manufactures? (firmwares and such)

    I know that the M3 is supposed to be better for the NDS, but that, ofcourse, doesnt concern me...
    I intend to watch a few movies on the gba. Can I do that too? How many MB would a normal movie take?

    Where do you guys recomend I buy?

    And another thing:

    Anyone know of a good hack to light up the screen? I have this nYko light spiral thingy but it sorta sucks.
    I've seen the excelent Afterburner. Too bad its not made anymore...
    Is it possible to install any SMT LEDs inside? I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron...


    10x!
     
  2. fryguy

    fryguy GBAtemp Regular

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    for GBA i would say M3, the SC has very bad GBA compatibility imo.
     
  3. Mikerochip

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    Nah, compatibility of both is about the same - most games work, but a few have problems.

    The performance of the m3 is far superior to the supercard.

    For gba buy an efa linker instead. full compatibility, and best performance.
     
  4. fryguy

    fryguy GBAtemp Regular

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    Yup, i used to have an EFA cart and i worked great for GBA.
     
  5. superfly
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    superfly Newbie

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    But how am I going to stick a full length movie on a 1Gbit (128MB) EFA? (And still have room for a game or two?)

    CF cards a dirt cheap. I'd like to have the option of adding more memory in the future too.

    The only drawback I can see is that the M3/SC CF adaptors stick out the top.

    So go with the "M3 Perfect" you all say?

    Where can I order one for cheap? (I dont need the NDS passcard which is usualy bundled with it)