New Ewin3 slot 1 card

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  1. felix123
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    This is interesting. There may be a way to run GBA games on this slot 1 card. (The exact details are unclear at this stage.)

    Source levelup.cn
    2nd generation storage device (works on unflashed ds)
    Clean rom. Drag and drop.
    FAT format on MicroSD.
    Many colors available. (More than three)
    Supports official Rumble Pak and Memory Pak.
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    No price yet. Will be released this month.

    Ewin will also make unofficial slot 2 Rumble Paks (price:US$6!) and Memory Paks. Pic below.
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  2. YodaBoy

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    Is it just or does that look well built??

    I think I might just buy a 9x now and see how this stacks up later.

    I can always give the 9x to my girl friend when she gets a DS.
     
  3. yee

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    Already made the front page.
     
  4. DSLite

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    Where did you hear that? [​IMG]
     
  5. zektor

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    My thoughts exactly. BUT, I would think that it would not be that difficult to load a GBA rom from the slot1 *into* a slot2 memory expansion and then execute from slot2. It is indeed possible...
     
  6. Destructobot

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    Storing a GBA game in slot 1, copying it to a slot 2 memory cart and playing it should be simple... unless you want to be able to save reliably and manage GBA saves in a reasonable manner. Once that gets sorted out I doubt the cart in slot 2 would be be much cheaper or simpler than the current self contained slot 2 carts.
     
  7. Danieluz

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    Gosh, if this ever gonna happen(slot-1 solution with cheap slot-2 memory expansion in order to run gba roms) I would tottaly buy it, it's exactly what Im waiting for [​IMG]
     
  8. zektor

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    Well, if the manufacturer would be able to cut out the firmware, software, memory card slot and controller....just a standard GBA (or Lite) casing with memory...well...it could be cheaper. Even better, charge the SAME amount as a SC SD, but include some fast quality memory in there to enable perfect GBA playback. Yes, I would buy an expansion module like that!
     
  9. Sinkhead

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    Does anyone have an expected price for this?
     
  10. Destructobot

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    They would still have to write the DS software(or add the GBA features to it), even if it ran from the slot 1 card, and they would need some type of firmware on the slot 2 cart because it won't have access to slot 1 in GBA mode. It will have to be able to figure out how to save the games by itself unless you want to have to patch all the GBA games to use the built in save system.

    It could be done, and it could be done well, but if it is done well I don't think it will be as simple as a memory cart with some SRAM. Regardless, we'll just have to wait and see if it actually happens.