M3 Perfect Lite Question

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Schizoanalysis, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2009
    I have a question... or 3 to be precise...

    1) Does the M3 Perfect Lite require any client software (like EZ Flash IV & Supercard do) to flash/patch the roms on the SD card?

    2) Will it work in GB Micro or GC GBA Player?

    3) What is the difference between the M3 Perfect Lite and and M3 Perfect...? (I really want the M3Perfect, but can't find it for sale anywhere)...

    Thanks and regards!

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  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    It comes with patcher software. While you don't *have* to patch GBA games to get them to run, it's recommended because it gives you better features (I'm not sure how well it can save if you don't patch, for instance).

    As long as the cart physically fits in the GBM or GB Player, it should work.

    The slot-2 M3 series has two different words to describe each product. The first is "Perfect" vs "Pro" in which the Perfect can play GBA games and the Pro can't. The second is the type of media it accepts: CF, SD, miniSD, and Lite (microSD). Thus, there really isn't such a thing as an "M3 Perfect" because that doesn't tell what type of card it uses, so it could describe the M3 Perfect CF, M3 Perfect SD, M3 Perfect MiniSD, or the M3 Perfect Lite. Sometimes vendors will only use one of the two words, so you'll have to be careful to make sure you're getting the right product.

    The M3 Perfect Lite fits flush in a DS Lite but should also come with a shell that lets it fit into a standard GBA or a DS Phat.
  3. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    You have to patch all GBA games that you want to save games on because M3 uses a weird .dat save format. You can convert the .dat to a more usable .sav file. The loader software is awkward but it's simple and fast to use once you get used to it. The M3 perfect lite comes with a gba shell so you will be able to use it on a gameboy micro. If using a gba on a GC is only a matter of a link cable you should be fine on that count also but I've never done that.