Realtime clock feature necessary?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Quark^2, May 5, 2009.

  1. Quark^2
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    I'm gonna grab myself a GBA flash cart soon (once I decide which) for some old classics (on my GBA or to-buy SP).
    It'll most likely be an EZ-Flash IV, however I am unsure how useful the realtime clock feature is.

    Which games use it and require it?
    I assume the pokemon games, but can I also do without? Or will catching certain pokemon be impossible without it?
     
  2. Alphypo07

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    the pokemon games use rtc. also, i think i read somewhere that Boktai and some of the Megaman Battle Network games use it too.

    and for your other questions, i have no clue.
     
  3. Critical_Impact

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    I think you can get a fake clock, i.e. time progress's as you play the game but once you shut the game off time will stay at what the time was when you saved.

    I think there is a way you can reset the time so you can still catch night pokemon as well if you dont want to wait around for night to come.
     
  4. Quark^2
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    Is there a universal patcher for stuff like that?
    GBATA does it for 2 Pokemon games, but nothing more.
     
  5. Alphypo07

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    i came across this post from an old topic after doing a search.

    "Not all of the GBA Pokemon games use a clock. Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald do, Fire Red and Leaf Green do not. I don't know about the others. There are patches for Ruby and Sapphire to enable time based events on flashcarts that don't have clocks. There is no patch for Emerald."
     
  6. DanTheManMS

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    Since the RTC was added to the cartridge itself, RTC patching tends to be specific for each game, so no there isn't a universal RTC patcher.