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Offline ravage

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play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 07:16:48 AM »
Since I'm new here this may have been covered else where but I wouldn't know where to begin to look. So my quick question is:

Is there away to play GBA ROMs on the same R4 card I use for my NDS ROMs?

I don't wish to buy another card for the GBA slot on my DS light. It would be nice if I can play GBA roms via the the same R4 I use for my NDS ROMs. Thanks!

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 02:24:17 PM »
I dont know but whats ds light??

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 02:34:44 PM »
I dont know but whats ds light??

A lighter version of the original DS

And ravage , no its not possable to play GBA games on a DS though a basic R4 card

But you can however use over emulators like GB,gbc,sega megadrive

http://www.zophar.net/consoles/nds.html

http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/R4_compatibility_list/Emulators

http://acemanonline.wordpress.com/2007/05/24/emulators-on-the-r4/




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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 02:39:20 PM »
The only way is to use a Slot 2 card like the EZFlash 3 in 1 to play GBA games.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 02:52:06 PM »

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 02:57:04 PM »
It works with pretty much every GBA game.

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday December 31, 2009, 03:07:07 PM »
It works with pretty much every GBA game.

Chears thanks TirithRR, Have a good new year!.

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Re: play GBA ROMs on R4 card?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday January 02, 2010, 11:11:12 AM »
These responses answer my question perfectly...thanks guys. I'll just wait and hope Nintendo releases some kind of all star game cart that has all of the metroid game I love and miss.

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday January 02, 2010, 11:14:44 AM »
The only way is to use a Slot 2 card like the EZFlash 3 in 1 to play GBA games.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967

Hmm. Look at this
I am currently playing the legend of zelda minish cap on it and it works fine

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« Reply #9 on: Saturday January 02, 2010, 10:41:47 PM »
Hmm. Look at this
I am currently playing the legend of zelda minish cap on it and it works fine

So far, that emulator only works on the iPlayer because of the extra "horsepower" it has. For any other flashcart, the EV Flash should let you play GBA games.

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday January 02, 2010, 10:49:29 PM »
Hmm. Look at this
I am currently playing the legend of zelda minish cap on it and it works fine

Yes, the iPlayer can run a GBA emulator.  But we are talking about the R4.
I really wish people would stop bringing up the iPlayer when ever anyone asks about running GBA games on the R4, M3, Acekard, etc, etc, etc.

The iPlayer is not the solution to running GBA games from these flashcarts.

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday January 03, 2010, 12:15:43 AM »
Yes, the iPlayer can run a GBA emulator.  But we are talking about the R4.
I really wish people would stop bringing up the iPlayer when ever anyone asks about running GBA games on the R4, M3, Acekard, etc, etc, etc.

The iPlayer is not the solution to running GBA games from these flashcarts.

exactly, the iPlayer can't play nds games.  It's for movies and music...that's it really.

To play GBA on a DSL you need a slot 2 flash cart.  Or rather a GBA Flash Cart.

You can use an ez flash iv - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.22019

or better yet, like TirrithRR said, an ez flash 3 in 1 (Recommended). - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2967

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday January 03, 2010, 04:25:25 AM »
I was using the 3-1 but it died and would not save any games. It just came apart inside when trying to change the battery. Are they reliable and was it just a dud that i had. Why has no one got made an gba emulator for the ds yet???

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday January 03, 2010, 08:30:43 AM »
I was using the 3-1 but it died and would not save any games. It just came apart inside when trying to change the battery. Are they reliable and was it just a dud that i had. Why has no one got made an gba emulator for the ds yet???

The reason there are no emulators is because most flashcarts in a simplified term "cant support the stress". Too much is needed to run the games from an emulator, just like how certain computers cant run Xeon is PSX emulators because there's just not enough power in their ram. Slot 2 cards are made specifically to house the needed ram and thus give you the normal speed needed to run the game. In a sense the Slot 2 cards are just physical emulators for the games, and because of its tangibility you have to pay the price >.> usually 3-10 USD (still unsure as to why since some s2 cards are shxty) and not worth more than a penny in my opinion

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday January 03, 2010, 09:09:25 PM »
what about dsi whith acekard2i for gba games

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday January 03, 2010, 09:18:55 PM »
what about dsi whith acekard2i for gba games

simply impossible.

the only flash cart that can play ds, gba, and snes games straight off of it is the Supercard DSTWO:

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The Supercard team have today confirmed directly to GBAtemp.net that the development of the successor to the Supercard DSONE is now officially under way.

Their newest cart, unsurprisingly named the Supercard DSTWO, will be a mash up between the original DSONE and the hardware that was found in the iPlayer multimedia player. It will of course be DSi compatible, but will most likely not have 'i' in the title, but that is subject to change. That means you're going to have a cart on your hands that can play both Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance games without any additional hardware. There will also be a SNES emulator, but we have not yet had the chance to see this in action.

Alongside the built in emulators, the DSTWO will also boast a revamped real-time feature system, multi language options, slow motion and a file management system.

Here's the official feature list for the Supercard DSTWO:
(Supercard Team)
1. RealTime Functions: RealTime Save, RealTime Game Guide(txt,bmp,jpg) & RealTime Cheat. (More stable, more easy to use, cheat code compatible with R4 and TT now)
2. Multi Saves (Up to 4 slot), Easy to backup and restore saves.
4. Unlimited MicroSD storage space support. SDHC support. FAT or FAT32.
5. Multiple languages (English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish)
6. Built-in GBA/SNES Emulator.
7. Action Slow Motion (4 levels,).
8. File Management System (Copy, Paste, Cut and Delete, long file name support).
9. eBook (BMP, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, GIF, TXT, PDF).

Stay tuned to GBAtemp for further updates, including pictures and videos in the next couple of days and weeks.

http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=192112&hl=dslite

It's for the dsi yes.  I'll get one just for fun!!XD

oh yeah...and don't double post if someone doesn't answer your question within 2 seconds....
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