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I need help with GBA homebrew & emus

Post by Rockford » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:13 pm

I didn't start getting Retrogamer until issues 27, so had to get earlier ones from ebay. I got Issue 21 a couple of weeks back and I was interested in the GBA homebrew feature. I already had a GBA Micro and I got myself a EFA Linker II with 1GB card. I put homebrew versions of Arkanoid and Bust-A-Move on it with no problems. But other games such as Thrust (that appeared in the magazine) will goto the card but won't write, so won't play.
May anyone know why?

Also I was interested in the Goomba emu to play Gameboy games on the GBA. I downloaded Goomba Front and I have a couple of roms on my PC, but I have no idea from there how to get the emu with roms injected onto the card and working. An idiots guide would be helpful if anyone would be so kind.

Plus if anyone could give me an update of anything else worth putting on the the card. I noticed that both GBAfan and PDroms that were mentioned in the article no longer exist.

Cheers.

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Post by monkey puzzle » Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:54 pm

I also have problems. I bought a EZFlash II card and there appears to be loads of homebrew games that don't seem to work (such as Bruce lee remake). Never had any problems with any commercial games though. Also I got Foxysofts excelent Another world and Nebulus remkes to work fine. I would also like to know how to use emulators, havn't had time to look into it yet.

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Post by CrookedMouth » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:06 am

Try a different flashing software? Not many people seem to use that card.
try reading more here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_A ... _cartridge

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Post by MikeHaggar » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:50 am

Ez-Flash 2 = EZ2 PowerStar.

http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/EZ-Flash_II


EZ Cards are the second best flash cards for GBA (Only EFA is better).

You might need to fix the header of the rom to get it to run on real HW.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:57 am

And the only other alternative flashing software is the older EZFlash soft which is better, but with less patches and fixes for games, and FlashManager:

http://mootan.hg.to/fmgba/

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Post by CrookedMouth » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:56 pm

EFA Linker II is an EZFlash card?

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Post by Rockford » Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:18 pm

CrookedMouth wrote:EFA Linker II is an EZFlash card?
EFA Linker II is a kit. 2 usb cables (one short, one long) and one 1GB card.
Card connects to your PC via one of the USB cables. Pretty straight forward but looks to me like it's not compatible with all of homebrew.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:58 pm

CrookedMouth wrote:EFA Linker II is an EZFlash card?
Err... I thought you were replying to monkey puzzle.

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Post by MikeHaggar » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:10 pm

EFA flash cards are the best if you're only using it for GBA.

Newest EFA2 soft is here:
http://www.efa.cc/index-e.html

GBA Homebrew:
http://www.gbadev.org/

Check out the other stuff on Flubba's page too (besides Goomba and PocketNES):
http://www.ndsretro.com/

And try to fix non-working homebrew with this:
http://www.gbadev.org/tools.php?showinfo=74

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