Gba Aliexpress flashcart

Anyone here has had any experience with these super card sd flashcarts? How were they?

Any other recomendation for a cheap flashcart? I just wanna play gba and gbc/gb games

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used one for years. For emulating GB/C on the GBA, the Super Card is totally adequate. They're definitely usable (though mediocre) for GBA, you just have to have to find/use the ROM converter software.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >definitely usable (though mediocre) for GBA, you just have to have to find/use the ROM converter software.

      it's shit really. none of the GBA pokemon games could work. none of the popular games i wanted to play worked.
      and yes i did use the ROM-convertor software which you had to download from some obscure websight which might have spyware.

      i found that it was best at emulating GBC and GB games, though save games and the "quicksave" feature don't seem to work, so no way to play RPGs with it unless it uses a password system.
      it could also emu Sega Game Gear, but it's compatibility is only slight better than GBA. e.g. can't get the Power Rangers fightan game to work.

      supposedly it could also play NDS games with a flashed/modded NDS,but i never tried that and the download for the NDS software seems to be netdead.
      ===

      TLDR: it sucks. threw it away when it croaked by itself after a few years of neglect. might be due to a dead battery or dead 2GB SD card. dunno. don't care anymore. emulation on any phone or tablet PC is much better and easier.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it could also emu Sega Game Gear, but ITS compatibility is only SLIGHTLY better than GBA.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >emulation on any phone or tablet PC is much better and easier.
        what about emulation on psp

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what about emulation on psp
          PSP can natively play PSX game AFAIK. you just need a convertor prog to convert the ISOs.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Impossible to say from that pic. A pic of something you say is from aliexpress could be just about anything. There were multiple versions/production runs of the "real" SC SD mini. Some were less shit than others. A zoom zoom could probably overlook most problems, but not the limited SD capacity.
    >Any other recomendation for a cheap flashcart?
    Modern ez flash are ok. I've seen some babies crying because they use more power than a single game. Apparently they spent all their allowance on the card and can't afford a USB charger. God forbid they take a break every 6 hours and charge from AC. Also much sobbing about saves being lost. I've never experienced that.
    >I just wanna play gba and gbc/gb games
    Emulate on the phone you're posting from

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's from aliexpress, there is a version with a clear shell that they say is a new version

      >definitely usable (though mediocre) for GBA, you just have to have to find/use the ROM converter software.

      it's shit really. none of the GBA pokemon games could work. none of the popular games i wanted to play worked.
      and yes i did use the ROM-convertor software which you had to download from some obscure websight which might have spyware.

      i found that it was best at emulating GBC and GB games, though save games and the "quicksave" feature don't seem to work, so no way to play RPGs with it unless it uses a password system.
      it could also emu Sega Game Gear, but it's compatibility is only slight better than GBA. e.g. can't get the Power Rangers fightan game to work.

      supposedly it could also play NDS games with a flashed/modded NDS,but i never tried that and the download for the NDS software seems to be netdead.
      ===

      TLDR: it sucks. threw it away when it croaked by itself after a few years of neglect. might be due to a dead battery or dead 2GB SD card. dunno. don't care anymore. emulation on any phone or tablet PC is much better and easier.

      Jesus, not even pokemon? That's what I'm going for

      I used one for years. For emulating GB/C on the GBA, the Super Card is totally adequate. They're definitely usable (though mediocre) for GBA, you just have to have to find/use the ROM converter software.

      Thanks anon! What about for gbc?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aliexpress isn't a single giant factory that makes only one version of anything. There is no way to know what that card is without checking it. Even if you ask they shop they can just lie and hope you don't dispute and win.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you use the patcher, most GBA games work (Pokemon included), that anon was probably dragging bare ROMs onto the SD. No patching required for any of the emulation stuff, just drag and drop.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks anon! Cheers

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you use the patcher, most GBA games work (Pokemon included),
          like i said. i used the patcher prog, which required some searching. didn't work. can't run pokemon GBAs. i can remember FireRead and Emerald definitely do not work. stop shilling this crap and buy ads, chinkshit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You are wrong and it is easy to see that you are wrong.

            Are you a liar, or just stupid?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These things suck. Expect slowdown on half the gba library, for example games like Mario & Luigi, Warioware inc, and Rhythm Heaven have slowdown on this flashcart when there's too many sprites on screen.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought an EZ Flash a few years ago and it hasn't failed me yet. I hear they have some issue if you save and turn off the console it can corrupt your data but it has never happened to me because I always save and let the game run for a bit.
    The Omega version that came out later fixed that issue and is supposedly better, but I haven't had the need to buy another one.
    >Jesus, not even pokemon? That's what I'm going for
    And they run every GBA pokemon game no problem. I even modded some FireRed versions into Moemon that have significant bigger rom size and save issues but I just played a bit on visualboyadvance and saved there, then put that save on route 1 on the cart and it worked fine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Omega version that came out later fixed that issue and is supposedly better
      The Omega Definitive Edition is the best flashcart you can get.
      I used an EZFlash IV for a few years and the Omega DE was a huge jump in terms of quality, it runs everything with none of the few problemas I had with my older cart. And it also loads everything faster.
      Same with SD2SNES, great flashcart jump from the Super Everdrive that kept fricking my save files.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It also has a built in nes/gb emu that is a nice touch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I just played a bit on visualboyadvance and saved there, then put that save on route 1 on the cart and it worked fine.
      Damn, didn't occur to me i could do that, game freezes at start when I tried to playing with the omega version, the only one who did

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get a fricking Ezflash, that thing you posted is archaic and works like shit.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get an EZ flash omega DE. If you can’t afford that, then just emulate on your pc like the thirdoid you are

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep in mind that after you save your game, the save is stored in the battery-backed memory and you need to enter the flashcard menu again to save to the SD card so that the game actually recognizes your save the next time you start it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Weird but that's fine for the price.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Biggest problem with the Supercard is the slow SDRAM. Games WILL inevitably have more slowdowns than real carts or better flashcarts. This is a hardware problem that can't be fixed with this cheap cart.
    A lot of the problems with the Supercard come down to software. Like only supporting low capacity 2GB SD cards, and requiring client software.
    There's a custom firmware project to fix some of these software issues but it won't be able to fix everything and it's still a bit premature.

    For your own sanity and wellbeing, just buy an EZ Flash Omega Definitive Edition instead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see... I'll take the risk anyhow and if I dont like it I'll give it away to a friend or something and get the ez flash

      Plus they that the sd card's got a new version so that hopefully will be a little better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That is a cool alternative. I'll look into it of the super card doesnt work for me

        I'm OP, what has been your experience like with the super card anon?

        dont waste your money on super card, it just sucks ass, its not worth saving few bux over ez flash + the wait time for the chinese junk to arrive.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unpopular alternative solution: FunnyPlaying sells a portable ROM flasher and dumper for around 20$, and writable carts for GBA and GB at around 30$. Of course you only need one cartridge and you can flash it multiple times, I got 2 for GBA. Games run as good as original cartridges and flashing takes ~2 minutes depending on the game. If you have other bootleg carts you can flash those as well, and if you have a GB Camera you can dump pictures. Also you don't have to navigate menus to select the game, which is nice. A flashcart is convenient but I prefer swapping games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That is a cool alternative. I'll look into it of the super card doesnt work for me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the main problem with this is finding a source for carts with 128KB saving.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the cart I mentioned has a 128KB FRAM, I'm pretty sure you can patch games to work with that, haven't tried that yet so I may be wrong.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          From what I heard the funny playing cart doesn't support SRAM banking, which is needed to use the whole 128KB.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't the EZ Flash Omega only like 50$? Why still bother with these jank GBA flash carts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Super Card is usually $10-15

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Poorgays gonna poor
        [...]
        True, but you need to specify the currency. I haven't paid more than HK$15 for a SC in ages.

        should also remember this cheapshit only works with 2GB MicroSD HC cards, which are almost impossible to find now. and those that you can buy on ebay or whatever, are probably won out or defective , with less than much less than 2GB space to work with.

        it's shit and extremely outdated.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This project adds SDHC support.

          https://github.com/metroid-maniac/SCFW

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Poorgays gonna poor

      The Super Card is usually $10-15

      True, but you need to specify the currency. I haven't paid more than HK$15 for a SC in ages.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm OP, what has been your experience like with the super card anon?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Which one? I have a buttload. I have multiple versions of the SD mini.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the omega sucks too, spring for a DE

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://github.com/metroid-maniac/SCFW

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had one of these frickers for about 10 years now and:
    It's useless for GBA games
    Runs GB and GBC mostly fine
    It's plays NES mostly fine
    It plays SMS with a little slowdown
    It CAN emulate Turbographx but don't bother as it sucks balls much like running the GBA games do
    And I've never used this to save as it's got some convoluted shit so I've never bothered.

    Get a cheap SF2000 handheld from Aliexpress instead

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    use twilight menu

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    GBA games use different technologies for saving, so different carts will work with different games. A repro cart like the one I was shilling can be used to run virtually any game provided you patch it first (in case the save type is different; I had to do this only on a few games), but the other anon says that it might have problems with games requiring the largest of save files: main series Pokémon games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Super Mario Advance 4, and very few others. These games need more memory than is actually accessible at a single time and so need to do "bank switching" to access it all, and the cart needs to support that.

    Pokémon games are listed as compatible on their website. I will test this later and see if it works.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thanks anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The patched Pokémon Emerald ROM seems to work. The game complains that the save file is corrupted but then loads it normally. I don't know if problems will pop up down the line. Unfortunately I'm not an expert.

        From what I heard the funny playing cart doesn't support SRAM banking, which is needed to use the whole 128KB.

        where did you hear about this? I couldn't find any mention of that cart having SRAM bank switching or not. Does anyone know another way to check this?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're usable, but they're like the worst flashcarts in existence since they take miniSDs and not microSDs and they also require you to use the supercard patcher thing on the PC to fix 80% of the library to work on it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The chink clones being sold currently use microsds, not minisds. The funny thing is they're still using the old shells so the gap in the plastic is much larger than it needs to be.

      The patched Pokémon Emerald ROM seems to work. The game complains that the save file is corrupted but then loads it normally. I don't know if problems will pop up down the line. Unfortunately I'm not an expert.
      [...]
      where did you hear about this? I couldn't find any mention of that cart having SRAM bank switching or not. Does anyone know another way to check this?

      FlashGBX can detect whether SRAM banking is present, also GBABF. The author of FlashGBX mentioned that it doesn't support banking but I haven't tried it personally.

      The patched Pokémon Emerald ROM seems to work. The game complains that the save file is corrupted but then loads it normally. I don't know if problems will pop up down the line. Unfortunately I'm not an expert.
      [...]
      where did you hear about this? I couldn't find any mention of that cart having SRAM bank switching or not. Does anyone know another way to check this?

      >The patched Pokémon Emerald ROM seems to work. The game complains that the save file is corrupted but then loads it normally.
      This is a telltale sign of SRAM banking being unsupported. Pokemon GBA games internally save two copies of the save file for redundancy. With only 64KB available, at least one of those copies will be corrupted, but the other will be fine.
      Back up your save before completing the game and entering the Hall of Fame, because this has a 50/50 chance of corrupting both save slots.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >The top one.
    First, if it wasn't clear from my last post, all SCs are shit. There's really no reason to use them.
    The minis varied mainly by the chips used. Some had shitty SDRAM that caused problems. Some had more/less SRAM, although I never managed to get the ones with the larger chips to use it.

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