Super Mario Advance 4: e-Card Emulation

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by Matt P, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Matt P

    Matt P Member

    Jul 26, 2014
    Hi all,

    I've been doing some online research regarding the extra content available via e-Cards for Super Mario Advance 4 (SMA4). There's a lot of information out there on the subject.

    I want to play SMA4 on the My Boy! emulator for Android. I wonder if anybody can tell me if it's yet possible to "unlock" the e-Card content using My Boy!?

    It seems like people "emulate" e-Card content by making save states available for download. Can anybody tell me whether these save states will work for My Boy! and where they may be located?

    Also, which ROM version allows for the most additional content: Europe, USA or Japan?

    I'm only at the beginning of learning about this so don't be afraid to point out the obvious to me.

    Hope to hear back.

    Matt P
  2. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Don't know about e-card emulation but i know there is a game save somewhere on the internet that has the e-card stages unlocked. Probably used gameshark cheats to unlock them.
  3. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 17, 2013
    There is a .sav file for the GBA ROM that has the 32 stages (and some e-Reader items) unlocked by default.
    The only thing is that you cannot have ALL the custom stages into just one save.
    I have 32 including the two promo stages, but only Mad Dash is not in there.

    Although, you can still switch between .sav files to play Mad Dash and also play the rest of the eReader stages.
  4. Matt P

    Matt P Member

    Jul 26, 2014
    Thanks for your responses guys.

    I have found and successfully used three .sav files:
    * 32 all new levels
    * 5 Classic World levels
    * Mad Dash

    I sort of get that the .sav files have a maximum level limit on them (whether it's actually 32, I don't know). In any case the 32 and the 5 fit well on separate files due to their separate themes.

    As for Mad Dash - it seems to be on it's own because it was lost due to its rarity for some time. Now that Mad Dash has been found (or possibly created by someone?) - could it be added to the 32 level .sav file? (it doesn't really belong with the 5 classic levels).

    Also, the way I got this working was to have 3 copies of my SMA4 ROM named "1. SMA4", "2. SMA4" and "3. SMA4" - with the 3 .sav files named accordingly. This works but is it the most efficient way to do it? It means each .sav file only interacts with it's own ROM. It would be better if they all somehow interacted with one ROM but is this possible?

    Thanks for your help!

    Matt P
  5. easycrashing

    easycrashing GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 30, 2010
    United States
    sorry for bumping old topic but max is indeed 32, I manually added the levels to saves with sma4 sav tool

    mad dash can be added to a 32 sav level but you'd have to remove a different one

    use save states maybe
  6. Magnus87

    Magnus87 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 28, 2013
    I love this game!. The best SMA

    I really like some tool to edit SMA4 levels