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Offline Galron

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Inside Gadgets.com has in last few months been designing some interesting flashcarts for special featured games such as Boktai and solar cells/rtc, and another for rumble pack featured games (Drill Dozer primarily at the moment, but he said other games oculd be programmed to use it as well). On the GBC front, he has one that has Rumble+RTC (built into what looks like a HuC1/3 mapper sized/style case).

https://www.insidegadgets.com/


Specs (seems it also includes RTC!, and he also makes some with solar for Boktai games):
https://flashcartdb.com/index.php/Main_Page

GBC rumble flashcart (For those 15 or so games...):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IF37gY6CFk

GBA rumble flashcart:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=LL3X5jldydA

Maybe the 8 or so Gameboy Player Enhanced GBA games (that support rumble on Gameboy Player) could be reworked to access rumble from the cart as well...!

I think BennVenn has also said he's interested in designing something with extra features too... Possibly rumble and solar....
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Re: Some ones designed a GBA flashcart with rumble! :-O
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 02:12 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/nds/comments/c32c9v/theoretically_could_the_ds_rumble_pak_be_used_for/

This would be interesting too... if someone figured a way to rumble features from a GBA and/or gbc games to the DS rumble pack from a DS flashcart.....

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Interesting!

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OH I talked to the developer they designed their flashcarts to only hold one game at a time.. YOu need a secondary flasher device to do the flashing/backups. They have chosen to do it this way to keep costs down, and not have to directly compete against bigger companies like Krikkz.

But it also has the advantage of being able to have full access to linked features like Pokepark on GBA and Nintendo DS pokemon games, and when using a transfer pak on n64 for example.

These were things that the demographic they market too want in a flashcart. Maybe buy more than one even, to have copies of rare/patched games in their collections as stand-alone repros...

Still I'm strongly interested in the rumble/RTC flashcart they have for testing rumble based games on the Gameboy Color.

And maybe one of those GBA solar sensor packs for Boktai 3 (which I'd probably leave on it, and never change). He said one feature of their solar sensor is that it can work off ambient light like a lamp if you want to, if there is no accessible sun, good weather....




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OH I talked to the developer they designed their flashcarts to only hold one game at a time.. YOu need a secondary flasher device to do the flashing/backups. They have chosen to do it this way to keep costs down, and not have to directly compete against bigger companies like Krikkz.

But it also has the advantage of being able to have full access to linked features like Pokepark on GBA and Nintendo DS pokemon games, and when using a transfer pak on n64 for example.

These were things that the demographic they market too want in a flashcart. Maybe buy more than one even, to have copies of rare/patched games in their collections as stand-alone repros...
I see this as a good thing, and only complementary to the Everdrive's flaws. SD-card-based flashcarts like the Everdrives are great for playing many different games, but the biggest problem with them is that they don't work with GC-GBA linking (some games), GBA-DS linking or with the N64 Transfer Pak. I've been using the GB USB 64M Smart Card with the Transfer Pak, but it's one of the dangerous flashcarts that doesn't do proper voltage translation (not sure if it matters in this case since the N64 natively runs on 3.3V).