New EZ-Flash IV, cannot reset to menu

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  1. Hanafuda
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    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just received an EZ_Flash IV today, as an upgrade to my old EFA Linker cart. It is a new model EZ-Flash IV, so it's supposed to be loaded with the 1.74 FW found here. Discussed here.

    Instead of that, I loaded pintcat's Clearlooks 5, found here, which is supposed to incorporate pintcat's clearlooks skin plus some other tweaks, but still built on the 1.74 FW for the new production EZ-IV's.

    Result ... works beautifully, but the reset key does not work. At all. I can soft-rest in-game using START+SEL+A+B, but that's native to most GBA games. But I am being very careful to patch the games with reset enabled in the EZIV client, and I get no result whatsoever when I try to do a reset to menu in any game I've loaded.

    Since I thought it could be due to pintcat's skinned FW version, I went back to the EZ4_20140306 FW with good ol' Darth Vader, and got the same result. Games run and save (so far) just fine, but no reset to menu. Period.

    Also, when I try to change the reset hotkey in the EZ Client, it crashes every time.

    Any help? Suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    Where did you get your cart?
     
  3. Hanafuda
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    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    realhotstuff. i have no concerns about the cart itself. been purchasing from rhs for years.

    EDIT: And, I may have solved the problem. I found an older version of the EZ Client, ver 20060906, and patched a couple games with that instead of the version that is packed in with the 1.74 FW. The EZ-IV is still loaded with pintcat's Clearlooks 5 / 1.74 FW, I'm just using this older version of the patching client. And, reset to menu now works, I can customize the hotkey for it if I like, and saves appear to work including for games written to the NOR (all I've tested so far is the Mother 3 translation, but it did retain the save). Keeping my fingers crossed, but so far so good.

    If I run into any problems I'll update.

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