Request: FAS1 Flash 2 Advance Support needed!

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Vampirex, Jun 1, 2009.

Jun 1, 2009
  1. Vampirex
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    Member Vampirex Dhampir

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    http://code.google.com/p/fas1/

    Old FlashAdvance cartridges for the Gameboy Advance used a Parallel Port device for flashing files to the cartridge from a PC. It's hard to find a newer PC (especially a laptop) with a Parallel Port. Based off of tftpds, FAS1 (FlashAdvance Slot-1) lets you place Gameboy Advance games in a folder "GBA" on a Slot-1 device (M3/R4/SuperCard/G6) and flash those files to a FlashAdvance 256 cartridge (only model tested) sitting in Slot-2 of your Nintendo DS.

    Like tftpds, it uses Jeff Frohwein's GBA FLinker tool to do the writing, writing at a rate of 9.5s/meg. A full file (32 megs) takes about 4.8 minutes. This is comparable to the EZ Flash 3in1's NOR flashing, which is about 9s/meg! Hooray for speed!

    Also, it allows you to backup Bank 1 of your SRAM (64KB) to the cartridge in Slot-1. It also allows you to flash a 64KB save file from Slot-1 to the FlashAdvance cartridge.

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH FLASH2ADVANCE (F2A) CARTRIDGES The library for flashing a f2a cart is in ucon64, and can be found here: http://www.koders.com/c/fidC5AEE87302951FF...ADEEC05D48.aspx

    I'm sure someone can play with that and update FAS1 for f2a support. [​IMG]


    Please someone/anyone out there has Flash 2 Advance 256M and programming skills. Please help! I have 2 carts sitting collecting dust.
     
  2. shroppy

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    I second this request.

    I have gba and a flash2advance 128mb and It would be great if I could use the f2a card in my ds too.
     
  3. Normmatt

    Member Normmatt Former AKAIO Programmer

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    This is highly unlikely to happen. Smiths does not have an F2A nor has he been around much recently to do much developing at all.
     

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