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Only certain Game Boy Advanced cartridges use a battery backup. A GBA cartridge can contain either EEPROM, SRAM, or Flash RAM. Only the SRAM variant would need a battery backup. So for most games it is not a problem. The only games I know of that use battery power to hold save data are as follows: Baseball Advance Boktai 1, 2 and 3 (JP) Bomberman ...


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It's a change from SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) to FRAM (Ferroelectric RAM), EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory), or other non-volatile memory (keeps its data even when it's not powered). SRAM requires an active electric current to keep its memory active (called volatile memory). However, FRAM, NAND, and EEPROM memory are ...


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According to a page about the Universal Link Cable on Nintendo's website, when using things designed for Game Boy or Color, use the Universal Link Cable in the GBA, and it does mention the Printer too. So you'd just connect it using the Universal Link Cable. Important Note: This cable should only be connected when you are playing two player games or when ...


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Ways are: There are far more games contained in that cartridge. (1 game vs. 25-in-one cartridge) The cartridge back-side screw is not the same as the original screw There is another splash screen that loads prior to the official Nintendo screen. There is no official box, or the box received is different than the official box. The cartridge is bigger than ...


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I've not been able to find any sources (official or otherwise) that list measurements of the cartridges. So I dug my GBA out of storage, dusted it off and took a measuring tape to a cartrige. The cartridges are approximately 57mm x 8mm x 35mm. My measurements may be off by about 0.5mm. I compiled more detailed measurements into a graphic: The notches and ...


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First of all, it's not trade, it's a transfer you'd be doing, I would say one way transfer (always from the oldest gen to the newest). Even if it's not the question keep in mind that GB to GBA is not possible at all. Like Chippies said, it's possible via a Nintendo DS (not 3DS), but not all DS games allows you to import Pokémon from GBA, but all games that ...


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It is not possible to adjust sound balance in-game (reducing the volume of music without simply reducing the volume of all sounds). I have found no mention of it in a comprehensive walkthrough, or in the manual. As additional evidence, tried searching through various menus. It's not on the title screen... World Menu... System menu... or Options menu


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The information will be kept general and unlinked here for obvious reasons, but there are pieces of equipment that can accept a GBA cartridge, and then connect to a PC. That would allow read access to a cartridge, and depending on the cart you can write to some as well. You might imagine it a bit like an SD card reader, except cartridges only contain one ...


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It can be seen indoors, but there's no backlighting so it's tough (if not impossible) to see in the dark. There were several peripherals released to solve this problem, so if you're dead-set on the original model you do have options. If the model isn't that important, the Game Boy Advance SP plays the same games, takes up less space, and has a backlit screen....


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Yes, this will definitely happen. No battery lasts forever. Eventually, you will need to replace them in order to be able to store game saves.


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No, playing games written for a platform (GBA) on a different platform (iOS) requires an emulator, that is the entire purpose of an emulator. Emulating the GBA platform so the game can run. Apple does not allow emulators on their platform and the iOS software (without jailbraking) does not allow installing software that is not Apple approved.


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The message is the difference between a regular save game, and a feature that's commonly known as quicksave. Most games have specific points where you can save the game, right? Either a time, like right after a boss, or a place with actual save points, or only on the world map, or something like that. Starting around GBA times, somebody realized it should ...


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OK .. I'll try to describe it. Let's say you are holding the console opened with your hands ready to press the buttons. On the left, there is the Control Pad. Up right of the pad, there is a small button, that's the On/off Switch for the screen. Straight right from the control pad, there are the B button, then the A (a little bit higher). Down in the ...


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To start with, While most GBA games do require a second Game Pak in order to play multiplayer, Nintendo included support for what they called "Single-Pak Linking" onto the Game Boy Advanced and SP. (Also know as "Multi-Boot" in development circles based on some of the research for this question.) In order for this feature to work, the game in the host GBA ...


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There were 4 Super Mario Advances released. The Advance games were simply renumbered in order of release on GBA and do not respect the order of the original games - they worked on the ports and rereleases based on Nintendo's internal choices. They eventually figured out that it might be better to include the original name to prevent confusion, which is why ...


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I don't think you can do it without restarting your whole game. However, if you press L + Select + Right directly after turning on your GBA, the delete data option shows up allowing you to delete the data. GameFAQs Advance Wars cheats


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Yes. You can do so by running the DS homebrew software GBA Backup Tool on a DS or DS Lite by using a flashcart. Despite its name, it can restore saves too. You will have to make sure your save is in the "raw" format, rather than a special emulator-specific one.


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No there is no way for any version of the DS to make use of the multiplayer functions of any GameBoy Advance cartridge, the system lacks the physical capacity to use either link cables or the GBA wireless adapter.


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From my experience VBA looks for sav file named exactly like the game in the current folder. So try renaming the sav exactly like the game without the extension. Example: Folder\ Firered.GBA Firered.sav Then just run it.


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The file "Pokemon Emerald1.sgm" is the save game that you have. There are two types of saves in VBA: Battery save (extension .sav) Save state save (extension .sgm) To load your game from the save state save, first open your ROM (you already did), then in the game, at any point, you can Load it ("File" > "Load ...") or pressing Ctrl+L then browsing for that ...


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It seems that all officially licensed original Game Boy games, Game Boy Color games, GBA games, and the eReader should work with the Gameboy player. This post indicates the contrary. Perhaps the forum poster you mentioned had a bootleg copy? While games will works some games with extras such as the tilt sensor (Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble comes to mind) or ...


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As I discovered recently, This can be easily accomplished with the Retron 5 Gaming System: Copy Save to RetroN 5 The RetroN 5 will allow you to save your games onto the internal storage, as well as the SD card. By doing this, users will be able to extract their saves via the SD card and store them onto their PC. This also allows for users to exchange ...


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Based on several discussions found on /r/gba4ios, it seems that the bug that allowed non-certified apps to be installed on a non-jailbroken device has been fixed. It now requires a specialized service or a jailbroken device to install non-certified apps (like emulators). However, I did find some information about a paid subscription service, but I cannot ...


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No, it is not possible to trade between 3DS and GameBoy Advanced, mainly because you can't play GBA games on a 3DS natively. It is possible to transfer Pokemon one way from GBA -> Nintendo DS -> Nintendo 3DS by using supported games as a middle man, but that still won't let you trade between different generations of games.


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I just tested this one and the save file is located in the same folder as where your ROM files are. The extension is .sav. A save using VBA, not in-game, ends with the extension .sgm.


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it's really quite easy to transfer your saved files from phone to pc and back. I plan on making a short tutorial video on how to do so since I've managed to get it down to a T, doing it in just 3 minutes even WITHOUT a cable to connect the my device to the pc. One thing to note, you might wanna get a hold of the latest version of basic VisualBoyAdvance for ...


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Gamecube controllers can be used to play multiplayer for most of the game. You will still need Game Boy Advances for each player. To do this, you must use the Game Boy Advances until you enter a level. Once all players have selected to start the level, the Game Boy Advances can be swapped out for Gamecube controllers and the game will play normally. Note ...


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It works. I've been to local meetings to battle against strangers who had all kinds of GBA models and found no trouble linking with them, so, I'm assuming trading is no different.


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After a few more tries, I figured it out: You can use Painkillers with the Select button.


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