xgflash 256

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by kaska, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. kaska
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    I bought a xg flash a while ago, but haven't used it for awhile now. I forgot how to use it. From what i remember, gba roms have different type of saves. And depending on what type of saves it uses, you have to flash it differently. Can some1 please explain to me how to use this cart? And also give me some links where i can find useful software to use w/ this cart.
     
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    I'd had the exact same flash card for over 4 years now. To write games onto the cart you have to insert the cart into the supplied writer. Then using the cart's manager, you can write the roms, burn saves (.sav), upload saves to computer, etc.

    I've uploaded the original manager here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f9x6az
    A little warning, on the bottom of the window the size of your cart and the memory left will be displayed. But you can only see half of it. This is just an XP glitch, which isn't important but i overcome that issue simply by quickly dragging the window down to the taskbar and holding the mouse button (if that makes sense).

    To install the manager, extract the .zip file and plug in the writer. when the windows installer appears it will ask for the driver. Click advance and point to the extracted xgflash manager drivers.

    All gba roms use the extension .sav. Different roms have different types of saves such as eeprom, flash, etc. But the manager will still accept them. If a game's save doesn't work with the xgflash, (eg. final fantasy tactics advance) simply use gbata (http://www.gbadat.altervista.org/gbadat/tools/gbata7a-en.zip) and 'SRAM' patch the rom.

    Hope this helps
     
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    This really brings back alot of memories.. It was my first flashcart. Got it around the time metroid for GBA cameo out. Had the 128 tho, it could run any GBA game you could throw at it [​IMG]
     
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