Some help Ironing out some M3 Issues?

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by paragraph, May 21, 2008.

  1. paragraph

    paragraph Newbie

    May 21, 2008
    I've been enjoying my M3 DS Real cart for some time now, and only have a few issues, i was hoping some of you here could help me out with them.

    First off, i can't seem to play any GBA roms on my card, i looked into it and i need a Slot 2 card, but i really don't want to buy MORE hardware. I have a plethora of games that i'd love to take with me when i travel, but because of space limitations, i'm only able to take two or three of my GBA games.

    I was hoping someone where knew of a GBA emulator for the DS, i know it sounds funny since the DS supports GBA games, but i just can't bring all of my favorite games with me, and it bothers me sometimes.

    Secondly, I'd like all of my emulators (NES, Lameboy, Jenasis etc) to be at the top of my list. I tried re-naming the ROM files, but that didn't have any bearing on the order. Anyone know of an easy way to organize my ROM list?

    The last thing is I can't seem to figure out what PDA does :X i've been told i need to download it, but i just don't know where/how to do it. Help would be greatly appreciated.


    P.S. i love this website [​IMG]
  2. gangsterboi

    gangsterboi GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    At my girlfriends house
    I'm sorry, but there is no way to emulate gba on ds. The ds itself even with a slot 1 flash cart cannot do it. It runs commercial gba games through ports so that is the only way. If you want GBA games on your ds i suggest getting the gba expansion pack made by m3 or get the 3 in 1 EZ with contains rumble, browser and gba expansion.

    With the organizing of files, try just put them in the order i like on my pc and they seem to stay like that. But this may be because i am using a g6real but since there non-identical twins i don't think it should change anything. If that doesn't work, use the search feature to look for a program that might help.

    here's the link for all downloads for m3;

    Note: The PDA by m3 is a nice feature but i don't think it's good enough, so i recommend you to download DSorganise. Which is a much better homebrew program. Here is a link for the download to it;

    Hope that helps!
  3. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    the sorting of files is done based on their location in the filesystem.
    this means, the 1st files you placed on your microSD will be the 1st ones on the list.
    there is a sorting feature available by tapping somewhere at the top with your stylus(don't remember where exactly) that sorts by name/size/etc
    but the downside to that is that i don't think m3manager remembers that sorting.
  4. tguellich

    tguellich Advanced Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    United States
    Check out the guide at the top of the screen, it answers just about every question, if you read it.
  5. xJonny

    xJonny ...

    Aug 16, 2007
    1) You need to buy a slot-2, there is no GBA emulation on DS and probably will never be.

    2) You can use a program like DriveSort (google it or search GBAtemp), which places them in alphabetical order

    3) PDA is available on their website
  6. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    the built in PDA is pretty crappy so dont get excited about it

    use DSOrganize instead