R4 can now use expansion pack for EZV

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  1. aslacker55
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    You can now use the R4 or the other slot 1 carts to load GBA games in the 3 in 1 expansion pack for EZ V.
    BigBoss from the EZ forum has released his program.

    The software to do what you want is still in production, but a workable version is availabe from BigBoss
    currently: http://www.tabbal.net/copyTest-TR7.zip

    Discussion on it is in the thread here:http://ezflash.sosuke.com/post-30693.html#30693

    To use it, basically do this:
    -Get the program and patch it with the appropriate DLDI for your slot 1 device, and stick it on your microSD card somewhere. Instructions, dldi files and dldi patching programs can be found here:
    http://chishm.drunkencoders.com/DLDI/
    -Make a folder in the root of your microSD card and name it "GBA" (without quotes)
    -Inside that folder, make another and name it "Save" (without quotes) so you now have x:/GBA/Save
    -Obtain EZ4 client, and use it to patch your GBA games (GBA homebrew shouldn't need patches)
    -put the patched *.gba files into the GBA directory on your microSD
    -run the program on your DS, use left/right to pick a file and follow the on screen dialog
    -supports 2 banks, 0 and 128 (halfway through the NOR). Press R and L to toggle the bank. Make sure you don't use ROMs larger than 16MB or you will overflow the bank. A to flash as usuall. Note that SRAM will be updated as if it were a single ROM.
    -when it is done, turn off your DS, remove the Slot 1 card, turn on your DS and in it's menu press the start GBA button.
    -If you want to boot from the slot 1 to the expansion pack use this app:gbaswitch
    -When you change to a different game, it should backup the save file to the Save directory you created earlier

    Many thanks to BigBoss and cory1492. Without them, this would not be possible.
     


  2. Volsfan91

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    Thanks a ton for the info. That's pretty cool- it would be a super cheap, great option to add to the M3 Simply I've got lying around. To me, it's the best way to add GBA support, browser support, and improved homebrew support.
     
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  4. Volsfan91

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    Ah, my bad on missing that... but it is certainly a start.
     
  5. aslacker55
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    I tried it for the M3 DS simply and the DS-X, it works for both of them too.
     
  6. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    hmm no web browser support yet eh...i'll buy it ASAP when that's released [​IMG]
     
  7. -EX-

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    OH SHIT!

    NOW I HAVE TO HUNT THIS EXPANSION PACK DOWN! AND FAST!!!
     
  8. Jax

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    Can I buy just the Expansion Pack? If so, where?
     
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    This may sound silly, but is there an expansion pack that's regular GBA cart sized?
     
  11. H8TR

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    Does Bamboogaming ship their stuff in a regular envelope, if they do, I not buying from them. It's not the envelope, it's the fact that they charge like $7-9 more for shipping then should have to. Shipping should be like a dollar or two.

    Browser support is here!
     
  12. aslacker55
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    aslacker55 I like pie

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    At the moment it is only for the DSlite and it only in one color (black).
     
  13. GameGeezer

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    You can buy it by itself at www.winsunx.com too.
     
  14. cory1492

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    Home, WhereElse?
  15. Takrin

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    last few times i ordered from them they come in item only meaning no box, for my acekard i just got a manual, cd, acekard and for my m3 simply was the same no box

    oh in case i misunderstood you, they mail in bubble envelope.
     
  16. -EX-

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    k, bought it already lol.

    So, what about rumble support?
     
  17. CatScam

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    I hope this don’t drain the battery as much as the R4/ M3 combo.
    Because that’s killing my battery life big time, compared to just running the R4.
     
  18. reilina

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    damn i have to wait till they have GBA size cart
    i dont have a DS lite
     
  19. dafatkid27

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    Does anybody think there'd be a way to put the parts in teh case of a regular GBA game?
     
  20. knocturnal

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    I am completely lost to what this is, what does the expansion do exactly?