Emulation PocketNES Help (NES2GBA)

NeMesiS

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I havnt been able to get a NES games to work on the GBA for the life of me...

I assume I downloaded the latest version of PocketNES from HERE
And I followed the instructions from an earlier version:

Append a description file and NES ROMs (.NES format) to POCKETNES.GBA.
You can do this with third party utilities (like NEStoGBA or PocketNES
Rocket) or with MSDOS's COPY command. For example:
COPY /B POCKETNES.GBA+ROMLIST.TXT+ROM1.NES+ROM2.NES WHATEVER.GBA
The description file is a plain text file, each line containing the title
of a ROM. See the provided sample file (MENU.TXT) for more information.
If only one ROM is used, this file may be omitted.
As I am only creating single game conversions I have omitted the rom list.
Since I only use Linux I used the following command:

cat pocketnes.gba nesgame.nes > nesgame.gba
I also tried using NEStoGBA v0.5 application that I found HERE

But I keep getting the same result when launching the converted file with my EZ4 1.77

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Any help would be much appreciated... Nem
 

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Yea I tried using a rom list with just one game on it but still having the same result.
I have not yet tried more than one game but I might do just to see if I can get it to work.
I'll try a couple other things I have in mind when I get some free time tomorrow.
 

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I'm going to bump the thread and ask, did you ever get this working or does anybody else know how to make it work?

I want to create a python script that fills a pocketnes.gba file until it's the max size that the game boy can run, then go on to create a new one and fill it and so on. I want to get every nes game available on the card that's why it needs to be done this way. If I try the 2013 version of pocketnes.gba without the menu maker, doing it the old way, it gives me a message when I run it on the game boy telling me I need to create a menu.

I need to do it via command line which doesn't seem to be possible with the most recent pocketnes, is it impossible?

Does anybody know?
 
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Why not use wine since your in Linux and use the windows pocketnes menu maker app? Always worked for me when I used Linux and my f2a cart all the time. Also, without the correctly formatted romlist.txt it's not going to work at all. So

cat pocketnes.gba romlist.txt game.nes > pocketnesroms.gba


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