Official GBAtemp G6 Lite review

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    G6 Lite Review

    Official GBAtemp review of the G6 Lite by Qrayzie




    Qrayzie has just posted the official GBAtemp review of the G6 Lite! Although written within a short period of time, this lengthy review is the answer to all your questions about the G6 Lite. Thanks for your work, Qrayzie!
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      Edit: this is only the first part of the review. Part 2 will be posted later and will cover the GBA/DS side software.
     


  2. Jackbauerx

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    GREAT REVIEW, really detailed! covers basicly all my questions! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. XeNoGeaR

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    nice review dude..i almost want to buy this one cause of the fast read speeds....damn.....

    the only shit thing what is holding me back is the only 4gbit [​IMG].....
    think im waiting for m3 pro micro sd.
     
  4. Opium

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    Nice work Qrayzie [​IMG] Great review
     
  5. SpaceJump

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    Great review [​IMG]

    But I have one question regarding this:

    Can you run ScummVM games that are bigger than 32MB? I thought ScummVM DS cannot access the G6's file system? [​IMG]
     
  6. meangreenie

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    9/10 review and it don't even play MK or AC. But let me guess.. it adds hours to the battery time 'roll eyes'
     
  7. Takeshi

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    good job qrayzie!! thanks for spending so much time explaining it all that detailed! [​IMG]

    and btw: i love the gilmore girls [​IMG]
     
  8. THeLL

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    Very good review! I must get one now!
     
  9. Opium

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    It does. 100% compatibility. It's not the reviewers problem that some users can't get the games to work on their hardware. My old G6 is running the same firmware as the G6 Lite and it plays Mario Kart just fine.
     
  10. Killermech

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    Yes and you generate a ds.gba file containing all the files from the game. So you don't need file read support.

    Gj on the review qrayzie. Im just glad that I managed to mention the automatic save system in time, or it might have been a 8/10 in the end [​IMG]
     
  11. beedog19

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    Qrayzie you Gilmore Girls watching son of a bitch. Thanks to you and your little review I'm now out $120 and hoping that hopebuy is reliable. I hope you're happy. :'(
     
  12. SpaceJump

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    Ah, so there's no 32MB limitation for the generated .ds.gba files. That explains. But then apps like Picodrive and DSOrganize will not work cause those directly access the card.
     
  13. Killermech

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    Well, it has FAT file read support. But it's a little different from the one used in picodrive and dsorganize so yea, those won't work atm. But it shouldn't be long before the homebrew makers implent G6 FAT support (hopefully [​IMG])
     
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  15. pelago

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    Very nice review. You concentrated a lot on the Windows software. Any comments on the GBA/DS side of the software? (Maybe this could be in a Part 2).
     
  16. Lily

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    I am currently writing up a part 2, I just didn't want everyone to have to wait forever, considering when I review something it's generally a novel. [​IMG]
     
  17. Twid

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    Hi, does it support GBC roms ?
    (Game boy color)
     
  18. Lily

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    To use GBC roms (ones that are GBC only) you need Goomba Colour just like any other flash cart.

    GBC games used a different voltage than GBA games, and are not natively playable on any GBA flash cart - other than way back with the GB Bridge peripheral that only works with a scant few early GBA kits.
     
  19. Twid

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    Thanks,

    Nice review,

    I want a G6 lite now ! [​IMG]
     
  20. MunkeeMan

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    So I need a little clarification. I've read that the save system was a little messed up, and then I read that it was fixed in a new software release.

    Now with the G6 Lite, you can save your game from say Mario Kart, then go back to the G6 menu, and start up say New Super Mario Brothers, and play and save that without playing around with the G6 save slots right? No need to change to a different save slot?

    Is this true no matter how many games you save and play in a row?

    Thanks