Probably Been Asked Numerous Times, but...

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Jun 23, 2010
  1. _Chaz_
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    I know that it's been asked multiple times, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer:
    Which version of the EZ Flash is best for the second slot?



    I've seen a great review for the E Flash IV Lite Deluxe, but I noticed it was dated 2008... (review here)

    I've also seen the EZ Flash V, which appears to be discontinued.

    I'm not sure if there is anything newer than this, and if there is than I couldn't find it.



    I'm new to Slot-2 devices and need all the help I can get as I literally know nothing.
    I use a DS lite (obviously) and a CycloDS Evolution if that helps. And if anything comes in silver, it'd be a plus as well.
     
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    GBA wise in the EZ-Flash family is the EZ-Flash II PS and EZ-Flash III were the best. You will have to get them from another user though.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The EZ-Flash IV lost the RTC, some gba save support and large onboard storage for external storage and gain NDS support. Still available, but no new updates since 2009.

    The most well rounded and still currently available is the EZ-Flash V 3in1. The only group left to release sourcecode for a slot2 addon, pretty much cemented them as the prefered slot2 device. That sourcecode has been incorporated into other slot1's like your CycloDS and AKAIO firmware.


    There are not many options left for a slot2 or GBA only flashcart.
     
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    This is kinda what I was thinking...

    Thanks for the input though. I might as well check this thing out or wait for the SuperCard DSTwo to get better GBA emulation.
     
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    If you know what's good for you, you'll not waste your cash on a 3in1... Utter rubbish! You will have a nightmare with game saves, then while trawling the 'temp or Google for answers, you'll try a whole bunch of stuff which won't work, like SRAM patching!

    The only good thing about the 3in1 is the RAM expansion but there's only a couple of homebrew titles that work with it, save yourself some hassle and don't buy a 3in1... anybody!
     
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    There is always the return policy if you didn't buy from a crap shop.
     
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    Well, it's a good thing that I didn't buy it than...

    I was planning on using the extra RAM for the DS Browser.

    Does anyone know if the SCDS2 can use its extral RAM to run it?
     
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    Not sure about the SCDSTWO using the extra RAM for the DS Browser, but that DS Browser is awful! Can I ask why you want it so bad?
     
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    pr0n that's why
     
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    You mean Porn? Honestly, that l33t bullshit is the quickest way to piss me off! I've been writing code for a number of years now and not once have I ever felt the need to type like a complete c*nt! If you're so l33t, why do you talk in a 'code' that a 3 year old could crack?

    Rant over, sorry for that!
     
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    Something smells like troll...
     
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    Wow, lot's of quoting going on here...

    1. Yes, I can say it's crappy on account of my bad experience, as it's my opinion. Many others have similar bad experiences too.

    2. Many electrical things are built to be crappy these days, they're designed to break after the warranty runs out. Also, I've yet to find a flashcart that I'd consider to be high quality. I've not seen all the flashcarts in the world though. As for using it wrongly, have you seen all my topics about how to use the 3in1 properly? You won't, as I like to search around for info before I post stuff about it, and all the stuff I've tried doesn't work, or does for a short time, (long enough for me to get into a game), then goes ahead and deletes/ignores my .sav files! There's a wealth of info on the 3in1 here so I made use of it.

    3. It's not broken, the PSRAM tests went OK and I have always been able to play Mario World and LoZ - Minish Cap with no save issues at all, but those are the ONLY games. I wanted to compete Golden Sun 1 and 2 before 3 came out on the DS but neither games will load saves correctly, (even SRAM patched). The cart holds game ROMs in the NOR memory just fine, the rumble works and the expansion RAM is fully functional, just .sav files get lost or deleted or ignored or something!

    I will happily accept the trolling comment. I hate that leet nonsense. Though I wasn't trolling really as I didn't want a response but still...
     
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    You do know that most of the bad issues is because the problems are ROM related and not even cart related. That is because everyone believes that the GBA has some sort of DLDI support and you don't even have to patch a rom anymore. NOT the case.

    Everything from "I can't run Mother 3 to KH:CoM or something like pokemon". The "I can't save" problem is because nobody ever damn looks up to see what save type the damn game is. The only save types that are even support by the 3in1 are SRAM and a few flash types.
     
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    M3 Perfect used to be one of the best slot2 carts, but the M3 team quit making them. I think that was a huge mistake on their part to end its support as soon as they did. I have one and haven't found a GBA game it won't play yet. It has real-time-clock too.

    Like I said, they aren't made anymore, but if you happen across one, it's a good purchase. Just be sure to avoid the ones called "Pro" though, those don't have enough built-in RAM to play many GBA games. It MUST be the M3 Perfect.
     

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