M3 Real: GBA games freeze at startup

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Light7, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Light7
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    Light7 Newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I just got the M3 Real and have the latest version of M3 Sakura. The menu loads just fine but when trying to load a GBA game (from the /GBA/ directory) the gameboy logo on the top screen is shown and then freezes. I have tried other games, all with the same result.

    The GBA roms are properly unzipped and end with the .gba extension (example: 0045 - Castlevania - Circle of the Moon (U).gba). Also, when selecting the roms in Sakura there should be a small image of the game to the left, but doesn't show for any of them.

    Can any of you help me solve this problem ? Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. AXYPB

    AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    GBA games don't have icons like NDS games do. Are you using the GBA Expansion pack?
     
  3. XSlicer

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    This looks more like not having a GBA Expansion pack..
    If you only have a 4 Mbit Ram/Rumble Cart, you can't run commercial roms, just GBA homebrew..
     
  4. Light7
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    Light7 Newbie

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    Turns out I don't have the GBA expansion pack. The M3 Real description said "supports slot-2 GBA" so I assumed that includes commercial games.

    Thanks your your help anyway.
     
  5. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    it does, in the right package.
     
  6. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

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    did you get this pack?


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  7. Light7
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