Question with GBA Flash Card

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Mortifix, Jun 8, 2007.

Jun 8, 2007

Question with GBA Flash Card by Mortifix at 7:43 AM (1,582 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Mortifix
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    Im planning on buying a GBA Flash Advanced 256M Card, and I was wondering if I could download codebreaker software to the Flash Card. If so how would I go to the Code Breaker menu to edit game values and such, like if I wanted to search for my own cheats.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    If you mean a codebreaker/gameshark... rom then no, you can however use cheats. If your cart does not have support for them then GABSharky can be used, main site finally died a month of two back but cracker has a mirror (search the page)
    http://min.midco.net/cracker/
    The following threads may prove of some interest:
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?t=686&
    http://ezflash.sosuke.com/viewtopic.php?t=...light=gabsharky

    Own cheats are best derived with an emulator, a guide here:
    http://etk.scener.org/?op=tutorial

    Also dare I say it may be better to go with a more recognised brand, some of the good ones are damn cheap these days.
     
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    Good brand as far as what, the Flash Card or Codebreaker.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Flash card, the one you seem to be getting is fairly recognised but it does not stand against modern carts (for one it is only 32megabytes in size and with GBA games being 8 or 16 megabytes....).

    As I already mentioned codebreakers are nigh on useless (as well as somewhat antiquated) for flash carts.
     
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    Oh ok, that was the only one that I saw. Is there one that you would recommend?
     
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    for gba only - EZ-Flash III
     
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    That's the EZ-Flash 3-in-1 expansion pack, not the EZ-flash 3.

    That particular flash cart will only fit in a DS Lite, not a GBA. In addition to that, it requires a DS and a slot 1 flashcart to flash games to it.

    Aside from those minor details, it's nice. I have one, and I like it.
     
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    What advantages does the EZF3 have over the M3 Lite Perfect? I might be getting a GBA micro just for GBA games since I like the idea of being able to pocket it
     
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    Thats what I am doing as well 4saken. Buy a G6 Lite from dealextreme for 55 AUD. It comes with everything (including the tin) so just put a GBA case on it like im doing. Toys R Us has the cheapeest micro(80AUD for a micro and it comes with a megaman game)
     
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    Yea. I was just about to bid on a used one on eBay that was advertised as fully working, but the faceplate was scratched (it can be replaced right? - it even came with a replacement). It sold for 36 AUD including shipping.
     
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    The faceplate can be replaced, it was one of the main selling points for the Micro. When you buy a micro it comes with a spare one(I bought a silver micro and it came with a black one). Thats preety cheap for a GBA Micro though 4saken
     
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    the M3 Perfect Lite is great from what i hear, good compatibility, and not too many people coming here on the forums asking about bugs in games etc.

    i have 5 GBA Micro's, and i pocket one everywhere so i know where you're coming from.
    the main selling point for EZ3 for me, is unparalleled compatibility.
    there's a reason no one comes on here asking why a game doesn't work on EZ3, or if there is a fix for a slow-down etc.
    And the simplicity of managing the saves is great too.
    i have so many games on an 8Gb EZ3 its a little ridiculous, and its only half full. The only drawback is the very slow write times, when flashing games to the cartridge. The M3 definitely has EZ3 beat in that regard. also you can only have one 256Mb game on a cartridge at a time.
     
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    OK is there somewhere I can go to read about all this stuff? The only EZ-Flash III I could find was Sold Out or like $80. I want something were I can put about 16 games on it (more or less) and it be able to work on my GBA SP, and im looking for something around $40-$50. Also, I want something that I can cheat on. If possible something that could work on a DS. I don't have a DS but my friend does so sometimes I use it if were road tripping, if not that is completely fine because I am content with using the GBA. Thanks for all the help.
     
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    Mortifix you may want to look into the EZ4. the ez3 is almost impossible to find now and cost way more than the ez4 with a mini sd. i jus ordered my ez4 from www.gamersection.ca . they are located in canada and shipping isn't too bad. u can buy a cheap 2gb card from newegg.com or frys.com. the 2gb cards will only cost u about $20 with shipping and u should be able to fit 200 or more gba games on there.

    i'm unsure of cheats (however check the file fast6191 linked u to, it has a guide and all the programs needed), but if ur looking something thats just gba and is cheap thats the way to go. the ez4 can also be used for ds games assuming u have a passkey of some type that works for it. i believe chism released an AR thing a while back, that u might be able to boot on ur ez4 and insert ur ds game into the first slot to run AR codes on ur ds game.

    the only problem is that this might be just a little bit out of ur price range, but its one of the best around, and probably the cheapest way of doing this and having good compatability.

    http://www.gamersection.ca/product_info.ph...products_id=147
    or
    http://www.gameyeeeah.com/ezflash-ez-flash...sd-c-24_51.html
    (i've never had experience with gameyeeeah but they are an affiliate of gbatemp so i'm sure they would be fine)

    as for memory cards, since u live in the USA i'd reccomend buying from newegg whom i have ordered from several times and have had no problems.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....916&name=MiniSD

    u dont need to worry about memory card speeds because the ez4 has built in flash memory on which it loads the gba rom from the miniSD card onto, which simulates an actual gba cart (no slowdowns in games)

    u can read up on the ez4 here -
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=32250
    http://www.iso420.org/nds/ezflashiv/index.htm

    another alternative u might want to check out is the g6 lite. i'd advise you to stay away from the supercard. it's going to cost u about the same price if not more and has worst gba support. the ds side of things might be a little bit better, but i absolutely hate my supercard rumble i bought a while back from them
     
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    Ok I bought the EZ-Flash IV mini-SD. It was $45 after shipping so it wasn't that bad. The only downside that I could see is that they said it may take 12 - 18 days to arrive, and everyone knows what that can do to a person when there excitied about something. [​IMG]
     
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    Ok I just got my EZ-FLASH IV flash card in. I have a few questions...

    1.) What do you need to do to play GBC and GB games using the flash card?

    2.) How do I change the theme of the loader I guess is what they call it.

    3.) What are some systems that can run well on the GBA?
     

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