Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

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Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

Post by Jedi QuestMaster » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:19 pm

I guess I could make use of this Game Boy section to ask a Game Boy Advance-related question. :wink:

I'm thinking of buying this:

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But I'm a bit skeptical about its "client software" that is needed to patch roms.

Will emulators run fine on this? I only own a GBASP, not a DS.

The other flashcart I have been looking at is the M3 Perfect, which doesn't seem to be around anymore. :(

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Post by tepples » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:51 am

Most of this "patching" is minor mapper-hacking so that games relying on flash or serial EEPROM can work with ordinary SRAM. As I understand it, the patching won't be attempted if it doesn't see the standardized save I/O subroutines. In general, if you want to know if a given card can run Goomba Color, the best forum I know of for GBA flash card help is pocketheaven.com.

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Post by danntor » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:32 am

I own both the normal version and the lite version(designed to fit in nice and snug inside a DS Lite). Excellent cart for playing GBA games and as for emulators all I ever really tried out was a NES emulator and that worked fine( I have forgotten if you had to patch homebrew to get it to work). The patching software worked fine with the myriad of games I chucked at it.

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Post by Jedi QuestMaster » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:26 pm

Interesting. I take it the one I'm looking at here is not the Lite version?

Regardless, what NES emulator are you using? PocketNES I assume?

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Post by Jedi QuestMaster » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:21 am

I just received my cartridge, & Goomba Color works fine on it! :D

Now I can play Tetris! :lol:

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Re: Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

Post by CharlineMe » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:10 am

I own a DS lite and GBA SP. I have the EZ FLASH IV, and it works great on both of them. After downloading the gba games I use the "ez4_client" to add save patches to the roms and write them into the TF card. After this, it's game time. I think it's no hassle at all using the client software. :o :o

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Re: Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

Post by BlockOutGuy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:47 am

Heads-up: The board is thicker than a standard GBA cartridge.
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Re: Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

Post by tokumaru » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:53 am

Nowadays I think anyone would be better off with a GBA EverDrive, since krikzz's creations are of much higher quality than the typical chinese crap.

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Re: Anyone Own an EZFlash IV?

Post by ApolloBoy » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:16 pm

The Everdrive GBA is awesome, don't really see why anyone would go for an EZ Flash IV these days aside from price.

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