need some slot-2 pro's

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by cruznik71450, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. cruznik71450

    cruznik71450 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    United States
    Cleveland, OH
    i have an r4 and im happy with that it satisfies my slot-1 needs but i've been really intrested in slot-2 laitly because im intrested in the gba possibilities. what i need to know is in the matter of peoples opinions what is a better or even best slot-2 solution. i will only be using it for gba play and maybe some emulators like the snes, nes, and gbc and stuff like that. i have read that some slot-2's cant handle games that are larger then 4mbs and for alot of the better gba games they are a bit larger then that as well as some of the snes games that have longer stories. i just need someone to help me choose something that they have used and can do what i need it to do and i have a ds lite so if there is something more compatable i'd like to know. thanks in advance for any help.
  2. innercy

    innercy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    ezflash iv. the best choice for gba games^_^... i tried m3 perfect but it seem not as good as ezflash iv... so far i seen prob in m3 perfect:-
    uno 52 (usa) ---> freeze with/without soft reset
    mario advance 2 ---> graphic glitch

    ezflash iv run everything perfectly. i tried 500+ rom and i only got problem in sigma star saga if i enable soft reset... clean rom work fine though...
  3. cruznik71450

    cruznik71450 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    United States
    Cleveland, OH
    with the ez flash it comes with the slot 1 and the slot 2. so you insert the micro sd in the slot 2. so does the slot 1 that come with it just a passme card to play the ds roms? will i need it to play the gba games? will it make a difference if i just used my r4 with that as slot 2? by the way thanks for the info.
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    You seem to be confusing the EZ4 and EZ5.

    The EZ5 is the DS slot cart from the EZTeam much like the r4, SC ONE, cycloDS and so forth, these days it comes with a GBA slot device called the EZ5 3 in 1 that a good deal of others use to run GBA code.
    You can however buy the EZ5 and the 3 in 1 separately.

    The EZ5 3 in 1 or more commonly the 3 in 1 has two small areas of memory.
    NOR and RAM
    NOR is permanent and 256Mbit (32 MByte) in size, takes a while to write to though.
    RAM is fairly quick to write to and loses data when the power is turned off. It is only 16 Megabytes but as most roms are that size or smaller it does not matter much.
    It comes in GBA cart size and DS lite GBA slot size and has a couple of different colours.

    The EZ4 is a GBA slot cart made before DS slot carts were possible.
    There are 4 types and aside from the EZ4 lite compact they feature NOR and RAM as well. Except this time the GBA code is stored on a ?SD card in the EZ4 rather than your DS slot card.
    This ?SD can be miniSD in the case of the EZ4 original or microSD otherwise.
    The EZ4 original and EZ4 lite (the latter being small enough to fit in the DS lite slot) have the same ram and NOR as the 3 in 1 above while the EZ4 lite deluxe has 48Mbytes of NOR and 32MBytes of RAM.

    There is also a 2 in 1 tool from rudolph (he also does a 3 in 1 tool that a good deal of people use) that allows you to use the RAM of the EZ4 like you would use the RAM of the 3 in 1.

    GBA games work on anything you can put the cart in (GBA, GBASP, GBM, DS, DSlite, Gamecube addon), no need for a passme. You only need a passme/nopass or to run flashme on your DS if you want to use the EZ4 to run DS code.

    There are several third party tools (cory1492 does one called GBAldr, rudolph does one normally referred to as rudolphs 3 in 1 tool and Chuckstudios does one called ndstation) and some newer carts (cycloDS and acekard RPG are the two I know) even have the ability to use them for browser ram and rumble from the menu although I am not sure about their GBA support.