SPRAM\NOR??whats that?and a question about ak2+ezflash

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by JustVit, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. JustVit

    JustVit Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    recently i got ezflash3in1 for my NDSL
    i know i got the + version and i havent seen any problems with it,
    the only problem is,
    im using GBA exploader 0.58b
    now when im using it
    there is 2 modes, spram and Nor
    i studied the first mode SPRAM and i guess i got it,i know how to use it now,but,i ahve no idea what is the second mode NOR

    so whats the difference between them? whats better?
    how to use the second mode?
    im using ak2
    and another question i got about gba exploader is when im playing GBA games via GBA EXPLOADER with ezfalsh+Ak2
    the game displays on the touchscreen and i'd like it to display on the upper screen ,can i do that?

  2. thedicemaster

    thedicemaster GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 26, 2008
    psram=quickloading ram
    this allows you to play most GBA games with only a few seconds of loading time(only few games, such as kingdom hearts, can't be loaded here because they need 32MB, while PSram only gives 16MB ram)

    nor=permanent memory
    this is memory similar to that on a microSD, writing games onto this memory takes up to 2 minutes, but those games stay there and can be used on any GBA-compatible hardware untill you write a different game onto that memory.
    nor has a size of 32MB(3in1, new3in1) or 64MB(3in1+)
    when you have a game loaded onto NOR your DS will automatically see the ez-flash 3in1 as an official gamecard containing the game on the NOR memory, so you can run that game even without your AK2

    did you also try to change the GBA screen settings in your DS options menu?(a menu in the DS itself, to see it you need to start the DS without any cards inserted)
  3. jak66

    jak66 Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    NOR is used to store one GBA game permanently (until you flash a different one). Games stored on NOR can also be launched straight from NDS menu.

    PSRAM writes quicker but is only temporary.
    NOR takes longer to write (because NOR is also erased before writing the game to it) but lasts even after a power cycle.

    As for GBA desplay screen, isn't that controlled by the NDS firmware settings?
  4. JustVit

    JustVit Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    one more question:
    what is power cycle mentioned above?
    oh and another one:
    i found on my microsd card a folder named GBA_SAVE
    is that saves from nor or spram?

    thanks =D
  5. Eternity`

    Eternity` GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 14, 2009
    power cycle: shut ds on and on.
    Gba_save contains saves of both.

  6. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    By the way, with an Acekard 2, you don't really need GBAExpLoader. You should use AKAIO, it has 3-in-1 support built in.