What's the best flashcard for GBA??

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Aug 15, 2008
  1. miketh2005
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    Member miketh2005 GBAtemp Fan

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    I have a CycloDS (besides the point) and I want to emulate GBA roms just like the Cyclo! Is there any GBA flashcard that is as good? Anyway, which is the best, and it will work with a DS? I would like to have alot of features and don't mind paying more for them. Real Time Save / Real Time Clock...
     
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    Since the CycloDS has built in GBA Support you won't be needing any kind of special Homebrew.
    All you need is the Expansion Pack.

    I don't know if you have a DS Lite or DS Phat but all i can list is the one for the DS Lite.

    DS Lite.

    EZ Flash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack.
    ( Comes in Black or White . But only for DS Lite )
    Right now that Expansion Pack is leading for the low price.
    You can buy this flashcart at DealExtreme
    They sell the EZ-Flash for $20 USD. They have 2 colours in stock.

    EZ-Flash 3-in-1 Memory Expansion Pack White$18.99 USD
    EZ-Flasg 3-in-1 Memory Expansion Pack Black$19.73

    Just get that one. If you have DS Phat iunno which one you should get.
     
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    There's a Phat-sized 3in1 as well, available at RealHotStuff among other online stores.
     
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    but it only sucks since you have to par for shipping at Realhotstuff
     
  5. ScuberSteve

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    It does have a real time clock.
    So yeah, you can play all your pokeymanz on it.
     
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    Can Edge flashcard use the EZ 3in1? Can it play GBA at 100% compatibility?
     
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    The DS itself can't play GBA games with 100% compatitibilty, also ez 3 in 1 doesn't have a real time clock.
     
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    Thanks for replying, guess I have to try it my self. Buyin 3in1 n waitin it's arrival at home. [​IMG]
     
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    can you play 3in1 carts in a real GBA after flashing it with the DS?? is there one?
     
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    Yes, if you get the Phat-sized version and flash the game to NOR flash.
     
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    Elink is really good
     
  13. srkelley

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    I've been searching for something similar to what the OP wanted. I'm actually looking for a good, low cost flash cart for the GBA. Something that would have the real time save and clock (for pokemon) and be able to run homebrew or have a decent music player (I don't want to have to convert music, mp3 is the standard and find, but ogg support will make my heart sing:)).

    EDIIT: I forgot to mention that finding one isn't the real problem I've been having, but finding one that supports SDHC cards, do any even exist?
     
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    Major problem #1: you MUST convert the music. MP3 may be the standard, but that doesn't mean anything. The GBA simply doesn't have enough power to decode mp3 files in real time, so you have to convert to a lower-quality format first. I recommend GBA GSM Player. Use Wavepad to batch convert all your music to high-quality WAVE files, then move those to the "wavs" folder and run go.bat to convert and compile the music. Copy the *.gsm files it produced to a different folder for safekeeping, delete the WAV files to save space since you don't need to convert them every time, and repeat as needed. You can also try Music Player Advance but in my opinion it takes more effort to convert your tracks than with GSM Player.

    Major problem #2: Only the slot-2 M3 products have SDHC support, and even then it's only for the built-in media player, not for launching games or anything, so don't base your decision on this fact alone as the feature isn't worth much.

    That said though, I don't think the cart you want exists. The M3 Perfect has real-time save and real-time clock, but is very expensive. The EZ-Flash IV does not have an RTC (don't know about the RTS), but is a bit cheaper. The slot-2 Supercard relatively cheap, and it has RTS, but it does not have RTC and its GBA compatibility is horrible in the first place.
     
  15. srkelley

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    Thank youu, I think I'll just get a Pandora when it releases then and just emulate gba games.
     

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