NeoFlash

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Costello
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    A few days after we broke the news here on GBAtemp, today we are happy to announce a new partnership; between GBAtemp and NeoFlash! I guess you've already noticed the new logo on the front page...
    • So what is exactly NeoFlash? It is the first Nintendo DS flash kit!
      It comes with the following features:
    • Memory size from 512 Mbit to 1 Gbit
    • Supports NDS cart save
    • With Magic Key technology
    • Directly support TXT, HTML, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, NES, SEGA GG, PC-E, GB, GBA, NDS... many file format.
    • USB2 compatible (should make the file transfers very fast)
    You can already see the first pictures of the kit on the official website.
    We don't have much more information, we don't know the price (even though rumors say it *might* be $180, but it's just rumors) and we don't know the release date either. However, we are almost certain that the product is ready, since our beloved admin shaunj66 will be sent a Neo Kit next week in order to write an extensive and detailed review! I'm sure you are all as eager as me to read the very first review of this promising tool!

    We would also like to thank the whole NeoFlash team for their work and for releasing a DS flash kit so fast. Thank you!
     


  2. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

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    Let me be the First one to say, congrats. Very curious to see this flash kit in action.
     
  3. shaunj66

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    Costello - You beat me to it... ah. I lie! [​IMG].. [​IMG]
     
  4. Costello
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    [​IMG] shaun, shaun, shaun...
    OK everyone, FYI shaun is actually an uber-lazy admin... I told him to break the news early in the afternoon but he... forgot [​IMG] [​IMG] ... (damn GCN+qoobchip heh? [​IMG] ) so I had to do the dirty job...
    so you'll have to excuse me if the news look bad and have spelling/gram errors!
     
  5. faceless

    faceless pink sugar heart attack

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    i know that i'm not the only one who can't wait to read the review
     
  6. Bitbyte

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    Big w00ties if this will be a decent flashcart [​IMG] . Much fun Shaun
     
  7. Mr.Curlynose1

    Mr.Curlynose1 HI ASL PLS

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    I have a great idea! Let's celebrate by giving one to the 7th person to post in this thread!
     
  8. shaunj66

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    Hey! [​IMG] I'm ...err... saving all my writing talent and effort for the review! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Harsky

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    Oh Shaun. You lucky, lucky bastard. Getting a free kit while the rest of will have to work for one. *Fist shakes* Ah screw it *Fist to Shaun's crotch* Oh wait, he's an admin, I might get into trouble *opens fist* oh crap! it's still heading towards his crotch! *touches Shaun's crotch*. Erm. Come here often?
     
  10. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    Well, so the Neoflash is real after all.......
     
  11. shaunj66

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    @Harsky - Call me. [​IMG]
     
  12. betaboy

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    Ok, so what's 'Magic Key Technology' then?
     
  13. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

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    its like Passme. It gives the oprder to read DS bins from a GBA flash cart.
     
  14. TyrianCubed

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    It's good to see this is really gonna happen. I'm eager to find out how this will work! If it's good I'm getting it in a heartbeat=)
    Shaun, I'm very happy for you, master! You lucky^_^
     
  15. Resident0

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    I fully expect Ninty to release a 2nd Gen DS cart making this flashcart obsolete... Ill hold my money till i know it works!
     
  16. teh_raf3

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    lol @ Harsky & shaunj66 [​IMG] get a room you two [​IMG]

    nyways, congratulations shaunj66, you might come in a history book one day [​IMG]
     
  17. Vater Unser

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    I wonder if that MagicKey works with a normal flashcard...

    anyway, my 256Mb card is way too small for DS and GBA games, so getting a bigger one (probably the 1Gig one, as rumour says it costs just 50$ more) is okay for me...

    I think the NES, GB, PC-E, Sega GG etc. support is done by existing GBA emulators like PocketNES, Goomba, PCEAdvance etc., I doubt that they've rewritten so many emulators to make use of the power of the DS in so little time...well, since most of these are open source, they could have been easily recompiled to make use of the full 30MHZ of the ARM7 CPU, as it doesn't need any recoding

    we'll see...it's very clever that they're giving away free NeoFlash kits to developers, as the manufacturing costs surely aren't even half the price they're gonna cost, and will push the DS development scene, as well as the sales when first SNES emulators are released....plus, NeoFlash needs some DS images to be dumped, or else nobody actually needs the NeoFlash...and I'm positive that some nice persons, like shaunj66 [​IMG] , will dump and release their DS games as soon as they get their free NeoFlash kit
     
  18. Harsky

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    Really? I'm a bit slow on the DS emulation nowadays.
     
  19. Lily

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    I'm looking forward to a review, I know shaunj66 won't let us down. [​IMG]
     
  20. djgarf

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    from the looks of it the neoflash kit will not allow you to dump ds carts