Need some help with EZF4 stuff

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  1. bradzx
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    I got it in mail today and I already follow the step and everything else. Everything is fine, but I wish they have manuel book about step to step and what kind of require and many stuff, you get my point. 5 things I want to know.

    1. Problem solved for PSRAM problem but still have problem with Pokemon rom. Even hack. Need help with it.

    2. How can I get back to rom list while I am playing game? I don't want turn it off and back on again.

    3. Problem solved for language problem.

    4. What is saver list for? Only I see one automatic and 4 saver on list.

    5. Should I report list of game hack that actually work so far to play in EZF4?

    6. Can I transfer sav file to EZF4 from other GBA emulator?
     
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    2) It is called soft reset. I don't like it myself but you can try. Check the soft reset button in the EZ4client program when you are patching a ROM. I forget the default button combo, if you want to change it you will have to open the ez4para.ini in c:\windows\temp and edit it. It should be fairly obvious what you have to do.

    4) Do you mean in the options menu?
    In the earlier builds users were given the option to press L to skip saving, many did and thus missed their saves. Later on a mode was added that disregarded the L button.
    There is a further option in some builds that allows you to have up to 101 saves for a given game but it is fairly buggy so most don't use it.

    5) As far as I am aware there are no emulator only hacks for the GBA. The only problems I have seen where when writing to the NOR the ROM would vanish. Turned out some hacks modified a couple of bytes in the header and that would make it not appear for the loader. Change these bytes back to how it is for every other ROM ever and it was all good. Said bytes were at location BE and need to be 0000. I did have an IPS patch around here somewhere for that.
    For pokemon ruby, sapphire and emerald then not all hacks will fix the clock at the same time. To that end you may have to patch it and then fix the clock as well.
    You might also want to try holding L and then pressing A to launch the ROM.

    6) Yeah. In VBA if you click file -> export -> battery save (assuming you have saved properly in game and are not just savestates) that file should work on the EZ4.
    You might want to launch another game on the EZ4 before you copy it over -- recall the save stuff from earlier, if you run a game and the save is waiting to be written back then you might run into the issue where your exported save is overwritten by the one in SRAM already. Load another game and that will not be a problem.
     
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    Alright. Can I have it? Where can I find the patch?
     
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    I did try to find it earlier but came up short.
    You literally just have to open the ROM (can even be on the SD card already) and browse to offset BE. In most cases the ROM will have 0000 there, some hackers for reasons we never quite figured out changed this so change it back.
     
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    Not necessarily. By default EZ4Para.ini doesn't have that setting in it and you need to put it in yourself (attempting to access key config and change just crashes it and doesn't touch EZ4Para.ini so that's not an option.)

    Just because it's always been annoying for me to find someone's EZ4Para.ini example online I'll just leave this here.

    Code:
    [Language]
    Version=English
    [KEY]
    A=TRUE
    B=TRUE
    SELECT=TRUE
    START=TRUE
    L=FALSE
    R=FALSE
    UP=FALSE
    DOWN=FALSE
    LEFT=FALSE
    RIGHT=FALSE
    [Export Dddirectory]
    Path=D:\
    [Skin File]
    Name=SlickOS2.ssk
     
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    Hmm, must have been made by older versions as I tended to stick with the same machine/install throughout the years.

    In that case do copy that info to said file, the rest should be obvious.
     
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    Alright. Also one more thing. I know there are some game have link game like Pokemon to trade and battle. I pick one Pokemon game on EZ Client, but didn't let me check on box. Also I found the link on other website that you posted link to download bunch of ips patch for link cable, but problem is link is broken. Only I see one is Pokemon LeafGreen. Can you reupload the link?
     
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    The "Link with GBA game" option in EZ4 Client is for DS/GBA connectivity, you don't have to worry about that (it's a patch that applies to DS roms.)
    Regular link features between GBA games should work fine as-is (although I hear that the reset patch -may- cause issues, you'd have to see about that.)
     
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    Really? Alright. Well it true about that, but what if it not actually work? I saw someone's thread and FAST gave link for ips patch but the link is broken.
     
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    Yeah I saw a thread about that too, but in it was kuwanger pointing out that it was likely only the reset patch affects it. (Several years old thread.)
    Either way I've never had to try it myself, so you may have to try it on your own to see if it works (without reset patch; your mileage may vary.) I've also seen reports on that same thread that the patches didn't really work so well so eh.
     
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    Alright. I will give a try.
     
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    The patch I was speaking of earlier was a patch to alter ROM headers that some hackers modified for no apparent reason (I speculated some kind of anti hack flag), most would never notice but it seems the EZ4 NOR does something slightly different and thus the patch became necessary. I recall at the time pasting the entire code for the patch in the thread as well so you could paste it into a blank file and have the patch.
    The ones you likely found were for link play, it was found that the earlier EZ2 patches did saves but still worked with link play which might have had some timing issues or something. You can find various ones I made for all sorts of popular link games on
    https://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17714
    I went through and all the links appear to work without being signed in, save for the one for US Ruby on 4shared (my 4shared got false flagged and I was not to forward name and contact info for that) which I grabbed and is now attached to this.

    As was mentioned though the link option in EZ4client is for GBA-DS link where DS games would read the GBA slot to unlock bonuses.
     

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    Oh ok. I thought it about GBA game link cable for. Also I have small problem. I load Lady Sia in USA version even (E) and it hanging on black screen. What can I do? I have GBATA with me like half year ago because I have Pokemon rom problem for patch with hack. I know there are bunch of Pokemon hack but sometime they didn't say what kind of rom. Sometime there are Pokemon have two release so I check each Pokemon rom for version.

    Pardon for my grammar problem.
     
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