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    I want a flash card for my GBA but since GBA is so old I can't find much info on which cards are the best. See what I want to do is buy a DSi or 3DS (maybe sell my current original model DS) and use my AceKard 2i on the newer DS to play my DS games. Then I'd also like to have my GBA SP have a flash card (hopefully one that stores more than 1 game if possible) to play my GBA games.

    Here is what I ideally hope to find but will obviously settle for less if some aren't possible:

    1) Room for more than 1 GBA rom. I'd like to be able to store at least 3 if it's at all possible. This way here if I feel like bringing my GBA on a trip instead of the DS I can still carry a few favorite games without having a bunch of cartridges to carry.

    2) MUST be connectable to a computer. If there is a card with the option of using either a USB cable or perhaps a removable micro/mini SD card to allow data transfer via my laptop, that is what I need.

    3) Recommendations on where to buy said GBA flash card. The site I bought my AceKard 2i from appears to be gone now (lucky I used PayPal )

    4) This is somewhat unrelated to the flash card but not really. I need a new device to rip my games and saves, my old device won't connect to my laptop because it, my laptop, lacks the connection port that my old desktop had. Is there a device to rip GB & GBA games/saves that connects via USB?

    Thanks for any helpful answers anyone can give, I like to ask as many questions as I can before making a purchase of something like a flash card cause last time I bought one on a whim it was the Datel MAX Media Dock which was a waste of $40 lol.

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    Have a Look at this for the GBA, then have a look at This.

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    Supercard dstwo is the best flashcart hands down. It has extra features such as SNES/GBA emulation. and it has more than emulation. The DSTwo has save-state, in-game cheat toggling, in-game text reading etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth3dsgamer
    Supercard dstwo is the best flashcart hands down. It has extra features such as SNES/GBA emulation. and it has more than emulation. The DSTwo has save-state, in-game cheat toggling, in-game text reading etc.
    Does Supercard DSTwo work on GBA SP? I thought it was a DS flash card...

    After looking up the DSTwo it's not really what I was looking for but it does look pretty nice. I'll consider getting that but I still want to look at some GBA cards cause $40 for a new DS flash card when I already have a good one is a little expensive.

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    Supercard sd or mini, but do your research as there are fakes.

    Also slot 2 (gba) SD carts have a 2 GB limit, whereas Slot 1 cards are SDHC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nes_player4LIFE
    Supercard sd or mini, but do your research as there are fakes.

    Also slot 2 (gba) SD carts have a 2 GB limit, whereas Slot 1 cards are SDHC.
    Hmm, alright. So if I was going to go with a Slot 1 card that enables GBA emulation which one is the best to go with? SuperCard DSTwo has been previously recommended in this thread but the info I've been able to find on it says that the GBA emulation is buggy (granted virtually no emulation is perfect) so I did some more looking and found something called iPlayer but with that I can't play my DS backups...

    Ps: one of the bad things I've heard about the DSTwo is that the insides from the front are protected only by the label.

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    I have both slot one and slot two devices; the slot one supercard DS2 is in my opinion best for DS play as GBA emulation is experimental.
    The Slot two Supercard sd can be used to run DS software, ds games must be patched however! Slot two loads GBA roms without emulating them using firmware (No longer being updated) to load data via sd card as if the sd card were a real GBA cart.

    Most gba games load on the supercard sd, some may not.

    As far as The DsTwo goes I have one of the first DsTwo's ever made if you treat it right it will treat you right.

    DSTwo Pros.
    SDHC storage (I'm using a 32GB class 10 Samsung)
    Emulators are younger then Slot two firmware.
    99.999999% of the NDS games run at full speed.
    Gba games are emulated, most run but speed varies.

    DSTwo cons
    Some cards are just bad some will work until the cows come home but others may work for 5 mins. (I have used over 4 cards and never had any of them quit.)
    Gba roms are emulated not read as real game's.
    Some consider the cards plastic cheep.

    Slot two supercard sd Pros.
    Most gba games run good. Some that will not run are the Super mario games.
    Can be used in a GBA, NDS or a NDSL.
    Can be used to archive Slot one ds games with homebrew software (that I will not mention here).
    Can run DS games but that is a pain and it sucks the battery dry in a few short hours.

    Slot two cons.
    Non SDHC, 2GB limit!
    Can run DS games but that is a pain and it sucks the battery dry in a few short hours.
    If used on a ds for ds games/software, the ds must have it's firmware upgraded; a good firmware to use is Flashme8a.

    Warning!
    If Flashme is improperly termed before completion you will now be a new owner of a very expensive paper weight. Warning!

    Development has stopped for slot two carts.
    Slot two carts are ugly as heck. They tend to stick out.
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    I don't know too much about the GBA SP, but below is what i know so far.

    Here is the GBA Advance SP device if i remember correct, and it already has hundreds of gba games built-in.



    And another, if you need to get a flashcart for it. check a item named elink

    Official ELINK introduction[512M/1Gb]

    ELINK is a large-capacity GBA cartridge with built-in USB writer.

    Features:

    1. WOrks with GBA/GBASP/GBM/NDS/NDSL/iDS/iDSL
    2. Buit-in USB writer with a transfer speed from 140KB.s-220KB/s
    3. Supports GBA linkage games for NDS
    4. Cheat Function
    5. SMS function which allows you to store 32+ save games
    6. Add or replace games
    7. Real-time save (developing)
    8. Direct add txt FC GBC ... function
    7. High quality NORFLASH chip ensures that games run at hight speed as original.
    8. Power saving / Translucent game menu / Multi-language interface / etc...

    Here comes a new GBA product from ELINK Company, cheap and USB enabled

    Outlook

    The box is in black color?You can see the letter "E" is reverse?it's their logo design.




    Hope my info is some kind of useful.
    Do yourself a favor, don't buy crappy flashcarts.

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    The GBA SP is a cartridge based game boy without any internal games.

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    Well, some good news, I found a program to re-dump my GBA game saves which became corrupt not long ago

    So now I can continue my games on the Wii with VBAGX. All but 1 which refuses to backup.

    But back to the topic at hand. I think I've made at least part of my decision. I will buy either a DSi or 3DS (used of course...any particular firmware version I should look for to ensure compatibility with flash cards?) in addition to the DSi/3DS I will probably get the Supercard DSTwo. I still find some of the durability issues I've read about a bit disappointing but I'm not a child anymore, I know how to handle my gaming stuff...plus it'll be stuck in the DS 90+% of the time anyway.

    Thanks for all the helpful info everyone. Now for the hard part...saving up $80 - $140 for a used DSi or 3DS and then hunting down a Supercard DSTwo from a reliable source..

    The reason I'm picking a Supercard DSTwo over a GBA card is pretty simple. After thinking about it the DSi & 3DS are bigger than the GBA SP yes, but not by too much and if I can carry every single DS, GB, GBC and GBA game I own (which is a LOT) all on one little DS card than that's probably the best and most cost effective way to go. Plus the DS has a much nicer screen (unless my GBA SPs screen is just bad inside lol). Anyway, I'll still have the AceKard and EZ Flash 3in1 to quickly port one GBA game for shorter trips or if I'm really just focused on one particular game and don't want a bunch of others to distract me lol.

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