Run GBA on M3 Sakura?

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  1. Domo
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    Hey folks

    I'm pretty new to this whole M3 flashcart business so I'm wondering if you can help me out. I've got myself an M3 Real with the latest bundle of Sakura firmware on it, and I'm wondering if there's any homebrew compatible with it that will run GBA games. Any help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. gaboumafou

    gaboumafou GBAtemp Fan

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    If you have the M3 GBA Expansion pack, you can run GBA games. But for some reason, my M3 is randomly losing my GBA saves. I may play a GBA game, save, and if I try to reload it, the save will be there. But if I try to play it the day after, then there's a chance that the save will be gone. What is causing that?!
     
  3. Domo
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    I sadly didn't buy the package set for M3 accessories and alike, just the DS flashcart itself. My original question was is there any homebrew that will run GBA games on an M3 Real with the Sakura firmware.
     
  4. gaboumafou

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    Short answer: no.

    Long answer:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  5. hdofu

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    realhotdeals sells the gba expansion pack by itself for 15 bucks
     
  6. Ballistic

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    RealHotDeals is an auto-dealer. RealHotStuff is NDS "accessories" shop. And RealHotStuff sells it for 20.50 USD a go.
     
  7. Skyline969

    Skyline969 MENUdo Afficionado

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    Seems to me the battery inside the expansion pack is losing its charge which is causing data to be lost. Finding a way to charge that battery or replacing your expansion pack would be your best bet.
     
  8. mc_B3oWoLF

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    You should try RTS (Real-Time Save) in GBA games)))
    RTS keeps the info stored in a file on your flash card, so you don't depend on the battery;)
     
  9. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    <!--quoteo(post=1814225:date=Mar 6 2009, 10:46 AM:name=gaboumafou)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gaboumafou @ Mar 6 2009, 10:46 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1814225"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Short answer: no.

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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    Aww... you should've done what Yahtzee did.


    Short answer: no.

    Long answer:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. aphirst

    aphirst "Aren't girls with pee-pees just men?"

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    The maximum size for a GBA Save is 128Kb. The M3 Expansion has 256Kb of Save memory. The other 128Kb is used for the Real Time Save, which is dumped along with the normal save, but to a separate file. Thus, if it were the battery which were dead, Real-Time-Save would not "hold" after power-off. (GBA mode can't access DS hardware, thus the MicroSD can't be written to directly from GBA)
     
  11. mc_B3oWoLF

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    Well, then I can quote thedicemaster [​IMG] (If the problem is with a battery)