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Offline Mad Hatter

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I looked at the features, and it seems like the EZ Flash Omega "Definitive Edition" (or ODE) is like the GBA x5 but with some added features like Dual Mode, DS RAM Expansion, and GBA-to-DS transfers (believe this is used for Gen 3 to Gen 4 Pokemon Games). I don't really intend to use those features.

I mostly play basic games (Marios, side scrollers, RPGs, SNES/NES remakes for GBA) and Pokemon games (so I will need RTC).

Here are the features I do want.

(1) I would like to replace my Everdrive GBx7 with a "GBA Sized Cart" because I play all my GB/GBC games on a GBA SP and the GBx7 sticks out. Both the GBA x5 and ODE say they support GB/GBC games via emulation

However, I am curious if any of these carts support RTC for GB/GBC (particularly Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal) games (maybe via some patching)?

Will Pokemon games be playable using the built in GBA emulator and can you do trades without losing your save?
 
(2) I would like RTC (berries and time based events in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald) and the ability to do GBA to GBA trades (e.g. trade Pokemon on original Pokemon Ruby Cart to/from Pokemon Ruby on a Flash Cart). Is this possible?

I currently use the old white EZ-Flash IV patched with 2.05. Which works pretty well, but no RTC and my battery is running low.

I'm a Krikzz fanboy, so I like to support him whenever I can. Especially when both flash carts are around $100.

I know he said he didn't plan on a GBA x7, but something tells me he is because the ODE is now a competitor. What do you guys think?
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I looked at the features, and it seems like the EZ Flash Omega "Definitive Edition" (or ODE) is like the GBA x5 but with some added features like Dual Mode, DS RAM Expansion, and GBA-to-DS transfers (believe this is used for Gen 3 to Gen 4 Pokemon Games). I don't really intend to use those features.

I mostly play basic games (Marios, side scrollers, RPGs, SNES/NES remakes for GBA) and Pokemon games (so I will need RTC).

Here are the features I do want.

(1) I would like to replace my Everdrive GBx7 with a "GBA Sized Cart" because I play all my GB/GBC games on a GBA SP and the GBx7 sticks out. Both the GBA x5 and ODE say they support GB/GBC games via emulation

However, I am curious if any of these carts support RTC for GB/GBC (particularly Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal) games (maybe via some patching)?

Will Pokemon games be playable using the built in GBA emulator and can you do trades without losing your save?
 
(2) I would like RTC (berries and time based events in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald) and the ability to do GBA to GBA trades (e.g. trade Pokemon on original Pokemon Ruby Cart to/from Pokemon Ruby on a Flash Cart). Is this possible?

I currently use the old white EZ-Flash IV patched with 2.05. Which works pretty well, but no RTC and my battery is running low.

I'm a Krikzz fanboy, so I like to support him whenever I can. Especially when both flash carts are around $100.

I know he said he didn't plan on a GBA x7, but something tells me he is because the ODE is now a competitor. What do you guys think?

(1) replacing a GB Flashcart isnt really a good ideal because the emulation isnt perfect alot games just dont work and there never will be any patching and on that note Crystal will never work on any GBA flashcart because of Goomba and no there will never be another emulator to replace Goomba

(2) GBA to GBA should work even better because u can put the ODE into  single cart mode

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The ODE isn't a competitor. It destroys the ED in every way.
Krikzz knows this. He has stated that he won't be making an X7 version.
There would be no point. Even if he could replicate the features of the ODE, he doesn't have access to the same mass production facilities as the EZ team, so it would cost twice as much.

TL;DR - get the ODE.