Mutiple GBA M3 Real questions

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Aug 24, 2008

Mutiple GBA M3 Real questions by Chaorain at 5:32 PM (1,986 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. Chaorain
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    If this is the wrong place to post I apologize in advance, please point me to the right place, I think this is right because because I don't have a GBA/SP any more. Also if these questions were answered else where I can't find them so please post a link. I have an M3 Real and I'm looking at buying the EZ 3-in-1. My first question is what tools will make each part of the 3-in-1 work? I would prefer that each tool could work from the DS without a computer. Second, what is the best way to rip the saves/roms off my GBA carts? Third, does the 3-in-1 work for GBA linkage? Fourth, I use the latest M3 Sakura triple loader, I know GBA stuff works with the M3 Real loader but dies it work with Sakura and/or iTouchDS? Thanks for any help in advance.
     
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    you need GBA exploader to use the standard functions for the 3 in 1(GBA game playing, rumble, ram)
    you should check rudolph's backup tool kit for a tool to backup GBA saves.

    DS-GBA linking works fine, tough pokemon games can give problems because the savetype for those games is altered.
    for DS-GBA linking you need to load a game to the NOR memory of the 3 in 1 using GBA exploader.

    the m3(both firmwares) built-in GBA loading software only works when you set the 3 in 1 to ram-mode first, and even then it might not fully function.
     
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    This is the right place!! [​IMG]
    If you already have M3 Real it would be the best to get M3 GBA expansion cart! With it, you can have extra features like GBA cheats and RTS, using any other slot 2 carts you loose those features..

    I'm not sure if there is any NDS homebrew for getting GBA saves from official carts..I know there is homebrew for NDS saves..

    I believe there is GBA-NDS connectivity with EZ 3-in1, but I'm not 100% sure....I know there is GBA-NDS connectivity for official M3 expansion..[​IMG]

    Yes, Sakura supports loading GBA games natively from firmware!!

    EDIT: thedicemaster beat me to it, but you get the picture..
     
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    Thank you both. That is very helpful. One more question though, can the M3 GBA expansion be used for web browsing?
     
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    Yes it can, it is one of the carts main purposes..But you have to patch Opera Browser ROM first.....

    Be aware that browsing trough the web with NDS is really slow, and laggy...It OK for the text oriented sites, but anything with more pictures will take a while to load..
     
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    Perfect. I just switched from EZ 3-in-1 to the M3 GBA expansion. For GBA cheats and RTS is there a manual for using that with Sakura? Or how do you do it?
     
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    Actually, I never saw a manual for that....But it's all self explainable..You'll get it quick...
     
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    GBA games on m3sakura with m3expansion work exactly like with nds games.
     
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    Ok thanks. What about cheats? Just the same? Where are the cheat files for GBA games?
     
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    Not exactly the same, but you'll have to get cheat file first...I'll see where you can get it..
     
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    By same I meant you slide the GBA file right to play and left to get the option mode including cheats. Is that right?
     
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    Completely right!! [​IMG]
     
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    Sweet I never thought it could be that easy. I've heard of GBA boarders (replacing the black boarder around the GBA screen with a picture)how does that work? Thanks again.
     
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    It was actually a R4 and M3 Simply thing....I haven't seen that on any other cart.....
    It was a picture placed in the same folder as skin, and when you booted GBA game from slot 1, it had that frame around, it looked cool, but I don't think that M3 Real has it, or any other cart at this point..
     
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    actually, any card supports it if you use gba exploader to load the gba games.
     
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    That's cool about GBA exploader. I have two fash cards (CARDS not CARTS, i.e. the SD memory). If I load a GBA game that is on card1 can I then turn off the DS and load up card2 and use the DS-GBA liink feature? Just incase I was not clear the GBA is on card1 and the NDS is on card2.
     
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    depends.
    it wont work with slot-2 devices that use temporary memory like m3real expansion and ewin.
    but it does work if you put it in the more permanent nor memory of a 3 in 1 expansion.
     
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    But then, you lose extra features of M3 Real!! [​IMG]
     
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    the gba linkage feature is done within the m3real OS (assuming you have a m3 real)
    you just browser gba games then press Y instead of A and it will load up the rom however you will still remain in the m3real loader

    then you can just boot your DS game like you normally would and you have gba-nds linkage now
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     

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