Which of these is the best?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by Meow Mix, Jun 4, 2008.

Jun 4, 2008

Which of these is the best? by Meow Mix at 5:04 AM (1,536 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Meow Mix
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    Newcomer Meow Mix Newbie

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    Hi I'm wondering about what to buy but i don't know what tell me what you think.

    Which do you think is better:

    Supercard Mini SD
    Ez-flash 3 in 1
    Elink
    Ez-flash IV (Not Compact, Not Deluxe)

    Thank You
     
  2. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    The Supercard line is the worst choice for GBA games. Many games have excessive slowdown or glitches, and some games just don't work at all.

    The Elink is an old-style flashcart. It requires you to use a Windows program flash the games to the cart, it doesn't have a lot of space for games, writing games is slow, and managing multiple games on the cart or dealing with save files is a pain. Aside from those issues it's not a bad cart. It is cheap, and it has real time saving.

    The 3-in-1 and the EZ-IV are very similar. The main difference is that the 3-in-1 is an expansion pack (meaning that all files are stored on a slot 1 flashcart and only copied to the 3-in-1 when they are needed) whereas the EZ-IV is a standalone flashcart with its own loader and memory card port. They both have excellent compatibility (aside from a problem with sleep mode), but not a lot of extra features (no real time save).

    Out of those carts, I'd personally go with the 3-in-1 if it was going to be used in a DS (this is what I use), or the EZ-IV for a GBA.
     
  3. PBC

    Member PBC What!? I can change this??

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    I was under the impression that EZIV was either Deluxe or Compact. I didn't know there was a third which is neither...

    I own an EZIV compact. Like D-bot said. its like a slot 1, where it is a flashcart with a microSD bay, like a slot 1 for DS (but before slot ones were around) and not an expansion pack.

    And if you want to play GBA roms. Compact DOES NOT. Deluxe DOES.

    EZ3-1 has rumble, Opera Browser ram (which some homebrew uses) and also GBA game capabilities. But you need a slot 1 to load on the GBA roms.
     
  4. Destructobot

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    There have been several versions of the EZ-IV. The original EZ-Flash IV was about the same size as a normal GBA game pak and took miniSD cards. After that came the EZ-IV Lite (microSD). The Lite Deluxe and Lite Compact came later.
     
  5. Jack-Of-Trades

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    Not sure if you realy want to hear another story from a EZ4 (Phat/MiniSD) User so ill just list pro's and cons

    Pro's
    Best Emulator support
    Best emulation speed
    100% Compatability (have to patch some rom's (mainly the ones that have extra sensors))
    Supports Gameboy Player (GC Accessory)
    NDS Rom support
    SD SUpport

    Con's
    No RTC
    Sleepmode Problems
    Have to buy a SD Card
    Have to use the client to send roms to it
    Not SDHC Compatibile (understandable and no slot 2 supports sdhc so kind of moot)
    MiniSD's are more expensive than micro's

    Hope above helps
     
  6. PS3sixty

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    So which version of the EZ Flash IV is the best if I want to use it in a GB Micro solely for playing GBA roms? Also do these have rechargeable batteries?
     
  7. Jack-Of-Trades

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    next person that asks that I'm gonna start telling them to get the ez4 compact i swear i will...

    Learn to read other threads... weekly i answer 3-4 of these threads...

    Not to mention you hijack a thread...

    Just check signatures and see what everyone else has
     
  8. how_do_i_do_that

    Member how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    surprised that mods and staff just don't lock these types of posts and tell them to go read the reviews.
     

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