Request: FAS1 Flash 2 Advance Support needed!

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

Jun 1, 2009
  1. Vampirex

    Member Vampirex Dhampir

    Mar 12, 2008
    Original Post:

    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:

    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

    Newcomer shroppy Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    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

    Dec 14, 2004
    New Zealand
    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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