Question about 3 in 1

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  1. SavageWaffle
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    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    So yea im thinking of buying another NDS Software. But this time a Slot-2. Im thinking of a EZ-Flash 3 in 1 expansion pack.

    1. Does it have a built in memory? If so, how much?
    2. If it doesnt have a built in memory, can i put in my 1 GB MicroSD Card in?(Im going to buy a 2 GB Kingston for the R4 and transfer)
    3. Does it work on the R4?
    4. Is there a speical tool/program to run the EZ-Flash 3 in 1 Expansion Pack?
    5. What are the problems that can occur?
    6. Is $21.95 a good price? Not including shipping?
    7. Or if the 3 in 1 sucks for the R4, what are some other Slot-2 software?

    Thanks guys for all the info.
     
  2. DanTheManMS

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    1. It contains 32 MB of NOR flash, though you can also trick it into using the 16 MB of PSRAM to run GBA games. This is enough, as the largest GBA games are 32 MB.
    2. You transfer games from your slot-1 card to the 3in1.
    3. Yes, with GBA ExpLoader
    4. See above
    5. No clue.
    6. It's a standard price.
    7. Your other main option is the Ewin expansion pack, which has some GBA compatibility issues.

    Other questions: see the GBATemp wiki article on the 3in1.
     
  3. SavageWaffle
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    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thanks DanTheManMS, i dont understand your answer on "1". So are you saying it has a total of 16 MB? And on answer 2, i have to put the GBA Rom on my R4, then it "transfers" to the 3 in 1?
     
  4. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    1. No, it has 48mB of RAM. 16mB of it is volatile and known as PSRAM. (It is deleted when the power is gone) 32mB of it is non-volatile and is called NOR RAM. All 32mB games must be loaded into NOR, and the rest can be loaded into PSRAM. (Much quicker)
    2. yes
     
  5. azotyp

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    And you cvould play quake with that [​IMG]
     
  6. arctic_flame

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    Isn't it "NOR Flash" not "NOR Ram?"
     
  7. SavageWaffle
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    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thanks all for all this help. And one more question, where does the MicroSD Card fit/go?
     
  8. Law

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    In your slot-1 card.
     
  9. SavageWaffle
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    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

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    Oh ok. I get it now.
     
  10. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Right, it's NOR Flash. myuusmeow, you can't just add up the numbers like that. NOR flash acts very much like original GBA game cartridges, while the RAM just acts as a speedy place to launch the GBA game from. I know I'm not making it very clear, but there is a very big difference between the two.