My G6 Lite Experience Thus Far

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Jul 29, 2006

My G6 Lite Experience Thus Far by Weej at 3:00 AM (8,449 Views / 0 Likes) 72 replies

  1. Weej
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    Well, after ordering my chinese G6 Lite from Gamersection (I got tired of waiting for the English release) on the 19th, it finally arrived at my house on the 26th. My package was expensive - $95 for the G6 and $30 for a Passcard 3, but it was a price I was willing to pay because I wanted some form of flash cart right then and there.

    I got my G6 Lite, opened the inviting box and found the materials I needed. While I didn't get the othered colored shells, I didn't really care because I have a white DSL anyway. So far every game I have loaded onto my G6 Lite in both the NDS and GBA sections have worked. There is no slow down at all, everything is clean and pristine.

    The only thing I can't do on my G6 Lite is play MP3's and Video, for some reason I can't figure out MoonShell and when I load the files onto the G6 it doesn't seem to recognize them.

    I have the following games on my G6 Lite card:

    NDS Side
    Super Mario 64 DS
    Mario Kart DS
    New Super Mario Brothers
    Big Brain Academy

    GBA Side:
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Donkey Kong Country
    Donkey Kong Country 2
    Donkey Kong Country 3
    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

    I haven't put more games on because I don't want to spoil my appetite. I want to finish what I already have then move on with other games. For those who say that the 512 is too small are kind of being ridiculous though. I still have about 32 out of the 49 Gbytes available with these games on there. Your computer can store all the files you need, you can write them interchangably whenever you want. 512 is plenty of space even with some of the bigger games out there like Metroid Prime Hunters.

    The Chinese version is very easy to use, the only difference between it and the English G6 will the language, obviously. But I'm glad I went ahead and got it so that I can use it now instead of wasting time waiting for something that basically does the same thing.

    I've only had my G6Lite for about two days now, but if you're looking for something reliable that sits flush with the DSL, the G6Lite is the way to go. I'd say it's easily the best flashcard available on the market right now for both NDS and GBA use. I'll try tinkering with the other emulators soon enough.

    -One happy G6 Lite owner.
     


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    Hopefully, yours won't go all corrupt and unusable like mine. I'm still waiting for a reply from gamersection.ca for a reply...
     
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    When did you get yours and when did this start happening? Did you format everything correctly when you first got it, and you safely unplug/eject the UDISK when you're done flashing?
     
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    Do games that use the real time clock like Pokemon work?
     
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    I'm thinking about ordering the G6 Lite from gamersection.ca as well, but I have a few question.

    1. Is it the final version or the so called 'trial'/'test' version?
    2. If it isn't final, is the quality of the case the same?
     
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    Rykar:
    I'm not a pokemon player (in fact, I have no idea how to play it), but I quickly launched a pokemon emerald game, and then set the clock after the beginning of the game (where mom asks you to set the clock in your bedroom), and I came back 5 minutes later and the clock had advanced correctly. So I'm assuming the RTC works fine. (at least the game works fine, I think....)

    You should have no problems [​IMG]
     
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    Can you do some testing for GBA games? (e.g. Super Mario Bros, etc etc??)
     
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    All gameboy advance games should work fine. This isn't an emulator--if it works as a GBA cart in the NDS, it works in the G6.
    There may be a compatibility issue with 1 or 2 games but that may have to do with save states more than anything else...

    (Yes, super mario world advance works)
     
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    Martin, unless you specifically want the Chinese version, their reply when I asked about the english version might interest you...

    "A lot of customers are ordering the Chinese version but have a left a note for us that they would prefer to get the English version instead. You can do the same, as this is the only way to pre-order one currently. We should have the first shipment on Monday or Tuesday"

    Of course you could just wait until the product is posted on their site and order then...
     
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    @Relic
    Either Chinese or English is fine for me, I know both languages. What I'm asking is if the G6 Lite Chinese they have now is the 'trial' version, ie without the two holes on the back of the case.

    Also, since language is not a issue for me, which version would you suggest me getting? Are updates for the G6 Lite always comes in Chinese first then later English?
     
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    I formatted with the FAT16 thing, used the maintenance program, loaded the firmware on to the cart, loaded the games on to the cart using the program that is found on the site, booted up in GBA mode by not using the passcard 3, held down A+B+SEL+START at the green text...and it froze. I`ve tried all of those steps about 5 times now, so I`m gonna exchange it for another one from gamersection.ca (apparently, they had a gas leak, so they re-open on monday, or something).
     
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    gamersection will have the english version on monday or tuesday of next week.
    I am glad I waited.
     
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    No offense, but for some reason I'm finding that hard to believe. [​IMG]

    You're saying nearly ALL GBA games works (with a few exceptions) work on the G6 Lite? Can someone else confirm this?

    If true, I'll eat my own words, but wow.. Just wow.
     
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    gba side is the same as a normal g6 flashcard, so it's 100% working without any slowdown [​IMG]
     
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    Going off-topic here, but it must have taken a long, long time to test 300 gba games.
     
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    thanks weej.

    this will be my first flash cart, and it sounds like most of the feature i like are working great!
     
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    I just ordered it too! [​IMG] Does Moonshell work good on G6 Lite, or can you put Avi files directly on the card with the program?
     
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    Yes; gameboy compatibilty is pretty easy with a G6. And looking at the G6L's bigger brother, compatibility and 100% accuracy was one of the *major* selling points, compared to other items like the supercard. If you want to play GBA games on a G6L, you need to stop worrying and go buy one.

    NDS compatibility, unlike GBA, is "extremely high", instead of almost perfect. There are a few games that have some problems (Mario Hoops 3 on 3, animal crossing (allegedly, maybe it works correctly now), etc, but 99% of the current NDS games work.

    Put it this way:
    If Pokemon Emerald and variants (which uses the RTC) and Final Fantasy (which, at least on the SNES, used HDMA, no idea about the gameboy adv, though) work, what *wouldn't* work? The only thing I can think of (on the Gameboy side) that might have problems are cartridges with "special hardware", that is undumpable (remember the massive problems getting Starfox (I THINK it was starfox) to work on a SNES emulator years back?). But I don't know if that applies to any GBA games.

    Note: the ONLY problem that I can find is using "Compressed roms" (when copying them over with the disk manager and choosing compress) with an older firmware. Compressed GBA roms will NOT work with the english/chinese 4.0 beta firmware--you will just get a white screen; uncompressed works fine. 4.1a does not have that problem.
     
  20. martin88

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    What? Mario Hoops 3 on 3 and Animal Crossing doesn't work on G6 Lite?

    I was looking forward to play those two...looks like I'll reconsider if I'm getting the G6 Lite.

    Again, if I know both English and Chinese, which version would you recommand me getting?
     

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