What exactly IS this?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by GaoGaiGar, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. GaoGaiGar
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    GaoGaiGar Member

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    I have an R4 and a regular old DS Fat.

    I want to play some GBA games (Read: Pokemon Hacks and Mother 3)

    But, I'm not quite sure what exactly a Slot-2 Card does.

    From what I get, it's like an R4, but you put it in the Slot-2 of your DS. Then it plays the ROMS saved on there, just like the R4. Plus it acts as a RAM thingummy so you can use things such as the opera browser. Right?

    How exactly do these things work? What do they do?

    I seriously have no clue. And the search function hasn't really enlightened me either.

    Thanks and such in advance.
     
  2. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    Simplified explanation:

    The Slot 2 has a little bit of GBA cart like memory,which is rewritable. The games remain stored on your SD card, and when you want to play a game, it copies the rom from your card to this memory. Then it reboots the DS into GBA mode and accesses the game as normal. It also has a tiny bit of battery backed memory for your save files.

    The ez3in1 also acts as a rumble pak and memory expansion for the browsers and some homebew beyond the above.
     
  3. Meatbrain

    Meatbrain Advanced Member

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    If I'm not mistaken, the rom data from your R4 is "flashed" onto your slot-2 card, so it basically becomes a gba game. Think of it as one of those UV lights that, when flashed on a person, leaves an imprint of the person's shadow on a special kind of material on the wall.

    The EZ-Flash 3-in-1 seems to be a good one to get.

    (also, Penchinon is the shit)
     
  4. GaoGaiGar
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    GaoGaiGar Member

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    BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Anyways, I can assume the shopping sites listed on this forum are safe?

    Thanks for the help, I'm probably getting one this Holiday