Where Flashers/Loaders and Boot Screen

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by HighMans, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. HighMans
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    Where does one get a Flasher or a Loader for the GBA SP? Also, can you change the Boot Screen/Logo to something you choose?
     
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    AFAIK there's no custom firmware, people just use GBA-slot flash carts.
     
  3. Tom

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    You can probably change the boot logo of the flash cart that's it
     
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    Ah ok I thought you could, otherwise that'd be kinda cool... But, now where can you get a flash cart or a linker?
     
  5. DanTheManMS

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    You cannot change the "Game Boy" bootup screen, as that's written into the BIOS.

    The most accessible cart nowadays would be the EZ-Flash IV. Look around the GBA forums to find out where you can still buy them. 0ShippingZone might still sell them.
     
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    according to a post i recently read, the owner of real hot stuff passed away. the staff who are now in charge are going to take down 0shippingzone. at this point i do not think you can order from that site any longer.

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    The EZ-Flash IV is also one of the best GBA carts. It supports cheats, it plays all games to my knowledge, and without lag, unlike such cards as Supercard which always had a lag problem with GBA games as a result of lacking the dedicated flash memory for GBA games. It also has a DS-mode GUI you can use by using the NoPass functionality of most slot-1 carts, which is more user friendly than the GBA-mode one. And you can get both a GBA-cart sized and a DS lite-sized version. M3 is also a good choice if you can find it. G6 I don't believe had a GBA flashcart that accepted memory cards, but I may be wrong.

    In order to change the boot logo of the flash cart you'd probably have to edit the update ROM. There may be guides or apps for that for some of the carts, but don't count on it. Otherwise, all of those flashcarts are skinnable to my knowledge.
     
  8. DanTheManMS

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    Both the Supercard and EZ-IV have RAM that they copy the games into before launching them; the Supercard's is just cheaper and slower, which causes the slowdowns. The games would not run directly from the SD card on any flash cart. The EZ-IV also has 32 MB of NOR flash for playing games larger than 16 MB, which is very slow to write to but very quick to read from, and it's that response time that the GBA requires.

    Most of my info here comes from this page: http://www.pocketheaven.com/ph/wiki/index.php?title=SupercardGBASlowdowns
     
  9. HighMans
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    I just got a EZFlash IV from someone and it should be coming soon. Curiously, if the battery is dead, how do I change it?