This re-programmable Flash Cartridge allows you to play most Gameboy/Gameboy Colour gamesDesigned by insideGadgets in Australia
This re-programmable Flash Cartridge allows you to play most Gameboy/Gameboy Colour games including Pokemon (no RTC support), Zelda, Wario Land, LSDJ, etc and allows you to re-flash it with any fla...Read More…
This re-programmable Flash Cartridge allows you to play most Gameboy/Gameboy Colour games including Pokemon (no RTC support), Zelda, Wario Land, LSDJ, etc and allows you to re-flash it with any flash cart programmer like GBxCart RW that supports the AM29F016B. It also allows for some MBC1 games (only on firmware R1, R1.1, R2) that don't work properly on clone carts such as Super Mario Land 2, Donkey Kong Land 3, Megaman 5 to name a few.
LSDJ users should select the MBC5 only firmware option as the stable releases trigger the MBC3/1 detection if you choose other firmware and won't load past the blue ROM/RAM test screen.
v1.1 PCB now available - hole moved down to the bottom so you can swap out the cartridge for a regular Nintendo cart if you like, option of a clear cart and now using a CR2032 holder.
This cart works on every GB system - GB, MGB, GBC, GBA, GBA SP and the Game Boy Player. Check the Game Compatibility to see which games work and which ones don’t, if you would like us to test a game, please send a quick email to email@example.com.
Comes in a generic clear or grey Gameboy cartridge with our label (still says v1.0). Each unit is assembled in house and is tested on a Gameboy Advance. The PCB finish is ENIG, Gold fingers (on the edge connector) with a 45 degree bevel to give the maximum life for insertion/removal of the cartridge.
We have different Firmware available (read more about the differences a bit below):
MBC5/3/1 Hybrid (R1) – Default
MBC5/3/1 Hybrid + MBC1 2MB (R1.1)
MBC5 only (R1.2) – Lowest power consumption (best option if you will only ever use this cart for the latest versions of LSDJ which are MBC5)
Multi-Game Cart (R2) – Allows this cart to be a Multi-Game Cart when you run our loader software.
Check this list of Gameboy games to see the ROM/RAM size and MBC type your game will have.
Once the firmware has been written, it can’t be changed unless you have the specific programming equipment (Altera USB Blaster). If you would like to change the firmware version, you can contact us and send the cart back to us for re-programming.
When you place an order, if you would like the flash cart to be programmed with a ROM, you need to supply it to us via email. It will be tested for 20-30 seconds on a Gameboy Advance to ensure it works, if it doesn’t work, we’ll contact you. If you don’t specify a ROM, it will be loaded with the LSDJ Demo.
ROM: 2MB Flash (AM29F016B)
SRAM: 128KB battery backed with a CR2032 (should last 10 years or more)
MBC: MBC5 (with some MBC1 support) emulated with a Altera CPLD
Note: Having some MBC1 support may break a few MBC5 games. Our MBC5 implementation differs from the standards, switching to bank 0 gives bank 1 like in MBC1/3. Our MBC1 support is limited to 512KB ROM / 8 KBytes RAM, it’s locked in “ROM Banking Mode” but without the 2MB ROM support.
MBC5/3/1 Hybrid (R1): MBC5 – Bank 0 gives bank 1 like in MBC1/3. Hybrid support for MBC1/3 games. MBC1 support is limited to 512KB ROM / 8 KBytes RAM, it’s locked in “ROM Banking Mode” but without the 2MB ROM support. Uses 48mA more compared to a regular cart.
MBC5/3/1 Hybrid + MBC1 2MB (R1.1): Same as R1 but add the 2MB ROM support to the MBC1 implementation (only tested with 1 game). Uses 53mA more compared to a regular cart.
MBC5 only (R1.2): Implements MBC5 without any MBC3/1 detection. Uses 42mA more compared to a regular cart.
Multi-Game Cart (R2): Same as R1 but allows you to use the loader for Multi-Game support Allows this cart to be a Multi-Game Cart when you run our loader software (check the Downloads tab on the left). It consumes 20mA more than R1. Uses 78mA more compared to a regular cart.
This flash cart will take up additional current compared to a regular cartridge due to the CPLD so you will see a decrease in battery life; this is standard for CPLD based flash carts.
We usually ship within 2-3 business days and will let you know when your order has been shipped. We ship overseas all around the world – America, Europe, Asia, etc (except to Brazil or Mexico due to lost packages) and to reduce shipping costs we send via the Airmail letter service for $3. Any item you order will come to you with in a padded envelope due to a restriction that letters can't be more than 20mm in height.
The usual delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks; we ship via Australia Post. Unfortunately there is no tracking number available for this Airmail letter service.
You are responsible for any import tax/duties or other charges that may apply (so far we have had 1 report of a user having to pay import tax in the UK).
If you are looking for faster delivery times, please contact us for a quote, please note that shipping prices can start from $36 for 2-3 days delivery to the US (via DHL).
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Australia Post: Airmail Letter (no tracking)
DHL: Tracked Parcel
2-4 working days delivery time after order completed notification. No PO Boxes allowed. Please make sure someone at the address can sign for the package. Please add your phone number into the notes.
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