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I talked to Krikzz. I am doing the right thing and mailing it back to the Ukraine using the cheapest shipping option. Krikzz said he'll give me store credit for the cost of postage. Currently I've got every flash cart I could possibly want so I may buy a Famicom converter or something.

Sorry guys I couldn't live with myself by making a dishonest buck. Also I haven't checked eBay sold listings but if these flash carts are really selling for $300, well there are some foolish buyers. :-[

I'm aware of the high prices HDMI modded NES kits sell for preassembled. I've personally got a toaster with BLW installed and an AV Famicom and will be getting my RetroUSB AVS preorder whenever it ships. There's also a new cost reduced 100% new parts version of the Analogue NT with Kevtris FPGA core coming soon but it's over twice the cost of the AVS and if I wanna use zapper / CRT I've still got my original hardware. I suspect the $200+ extra for a billet of milled aluminum case is too much...


I think KRIKzz should INVENT new sensors to put in there for TEH X7!!   ;)
Like a DIRT sensor, just in case someone makes a Vacuum Cleaning game!!
Another thought, adding hardware to the flash cart would allow homebrew apps to be made utilizing them.

I do know the Game Boy Color rumble pack games like Pokemon Pinball and Little Mermaid II Pinball play fine on the GB Everdrive without rumble. It's no different to playing the original without a AAA battery inserted.

I don't know if you have a legal obligation to send it back as after all it was the krikzz site/store's f-up.
Technically I don't have any legal obligations, just a moral one. According to the US Postal Service, any unsolicited items recieved are the recipient's to keep or dispose as they see fit. This is largely to avoid scams where the sender demands payment for items sent without buyer's consent.

For instance, I remember those magazine ads in the 90s "buy 12 CDs for $.01" then they would send you music every month and bill you for it if you didn't cancel. :P

This is not the first time it's happened. In 2012 I preordered an Atari history book "Business is Fun" from the author and got two copies. I PM'ed him on AtariAge and he told me "our mistake is your gain" and to keep it.

I think it's actually pretty awesome that you're posting this question.  It says a lot about you as a person that is pretty admirable, so while I will keep my own viewpoints on the subject a secret (as you've clearly made your own decision and are sticking to it), I'm giving you forum karma and a thumbs-up.
Yeah, I think most people would just flip it or give it away. ::)

Feature request for X7: Tilt sensor for the two games that use it: Yoshi Topsy Turvy and WarioWare Twisted! ;D

Also all this talk about Yoshi's Topsy Turvy made me go and buy a copy. It's quite a charming game but rather short as another reviewer said. Anyway the Boktai game is useful for one thing, it is setting the actual date on the RTC, but outside of Pokemon games, did the timer really get used much?

Anyway I still got my back in the day Kirby Tilt and Tumble game and it's fun. You could buy all the gyro/accel/solar carts for less than the price of a flash cart anyway. I think only the second generation GBC Pokemon titles need the RTC which afaik the GB Everdrive doesn't have...

Hey guys Krikzz is back; I am sending him a PM. I'm not shipping it back for free but I would feel guilty keeping it or resell it. I don't sell on eBay or Amazon so paying wholesale to flip it would be undesirable. Maybe someone here or on NintendoAge or AtariAge will want it, but I'm gonna get back to Krikzz first.

I guess I could post photos if someone is in disbelief that I received two shipments, but what would be the point? Nobody would make this stuff up; in fact most would probably keep their mouth shut but I have a conscience and at least a moral if not legal obligation to try to make things right.

EverDrive GBA / Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« on: August 28, 2016, 03:06 AM »
Another success story for the Kingston 32Gb Class 10 UHS 1 (OS v1.01)! ;D
EDIT: Sweet, so there's a new OS version. Awesome! ;D ;D

Printed on card confirmed working new out of box:

On rear box label:
UPC# 7-40617-24611-7
Assembled in TAIWAN
WO: 7419223X001
00884        246117TWT1007419223X001020

At last I got my GBA Everdrive X5 working with a Kingston 8 GB sdhc class 4. Worked right out of the box!  :)

To anyone who's thinking about getting SanDisk cards, just don't. I've tried 6 and 5 of them failed, no matter how I tried formatting them.

How are you playing GBA games on a DMG GBoy??? :o That's one slick mod however you pulled it off! 8)

EverDrive GBA / Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« on: August 19, 2016, 06:37 AM »
Just wanted to through my two cents in: I bought a Kingston 32Gb UHS-1 card from eBay, which supposedly works. Both Stone Age Gamer recommended the Kingston brand and it was listed working on the Google spreadsheet. For 32Gb cards, try using the default sector size, 16kbytes. This may vary for different sizes. My Samsung EVO UHS-1 card taken from my Retro Freak yields a GBAOS not found error with 16kb sector size. Adding GBASYS\GBAOS.gba results in D3 IO error, but this is better than what I got with the other 32Gb cards.

All said and done, my old dinosaur 2Gb card force formatted to FAT32 worked flawlessly. This is hardly large enough to copy over all ROMs but I managed all the Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Metroid, Pokemon, and Sonic games after deleting many of the Euro ROMs which as far as I can tell are identical to the US versions aside from six different languages. The "random game" option seems addictive but it remains to be seen how it stacks up with a full No_Intro set with no shortage of shovelware titles. I played all night long until my GBA-SP battery died, then played on my GBA classic to the dim morning light...

EverDrive GBA / Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« on: August 18, 2016, 07:11 AM »
I got my everdrive yesterday and am facing the same IO error many of you are facing. Here are the cards I was trying to use. The 2gb is the only one that works and that even took some screwing with. That one originally gave the FAT error. All cards are 100% legitimate.

The Lexar 2Gb in my dinosaur smart phone presumably works, FAT16 not supported, but I am not reformatting it as it has all my pics on it and is too tiny to fit all my ROMs. The Sandisk 2Gb in my Turbo Everdrive which looks exactly like yours also gives a D3 IO error.
I'm expecting my Everdrive GBA any day now. Have my SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1 loaded with a full No-Intro romset and ready to test :S

MicroSD Brand + ModelResult
SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-1"SD IO ERROR"
SanDisk 2GB MicroSD (unspecified)Working
Why do some cards from the identical same model work and others don't? Reports abound of identical SD cards with identical packaging bought from the same store one works while the other doesn't. My 32Gb Sandisk UHS-1 absolutely does not work; neither does the one from my Raspberry Pi MAME cab.

Just got my Everdrive. It works perfectly with my Kingston 32 GB Class 10/UHS-1 microsd card.
The Kingston sounds perfect. Do you have the UPC code on the packaging for your model? I would like to purchase an identical card you have. Crosses fingers the new one will work as it seems support even among identical cards is spotty at best.

krikzz is on vacation right now

he will update OS to work
with UHS-I  and class 10 sd cards
when he get back

An OS update won't work as the GBAOS is stored on the card. This requires a firmware update to fix, but a prerequisite for the firmware update is finding an SD card that works.

Classic Catch-22 senario. You can't apply the OS patch to fix non-working SD cards without first finding an SD card that works. :o

EverDrive GBA / Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« on: August 17, 2016, 12:41 PM »
I first tested like 5 types of sandisk cards i have collected over the years, none worked, with each getting a different set of errors.
 i just bought a kingston 64gb class 10 and it seems to work, although transferring files to it is like 3x slower than my other cards
I'd like to avoid 64Gb XC if I can due to price. I really only need 32Gb to hold every GBA game ever made, and FAT32 formatting a drive larger than 32Gb is a PITA in Windows. Did your Kingston come preformatted as FAT32 or ExFAT?

U should contact Retrogate about shipping it back on ther dime not yours as it was ther fuckup
Sorry I ordered from Not sure why I wrote Retrogate in the OP. Yeah I'm definitely not shipping it back for free.

As we all know Krikzz is on vacation right now but I'll try to contact customer support about it.

EverDrive GBA / Re: I made a video for the EverDrive GBA
« on: August 17, 2016, 08:52 AM »
I made this video for the EverDrive GBA to show some things like GBA Video and the motion games (Yoshi's game) etc.
Nice review. What SD card you use? I have a UHS-1 32Gb Sandisk and getting the D3 IO error.

At least your SD card worked...  :P

EverDrive GBA / Re: Micro SD issues with EverDrive GBA
« on: August 17, 2016, 02:21 AM »
i sended mine today back,it just doesnt work,whatever sdcard i use,always red screen.
and i dont know how its get broken,i dont do any strange things with it.
im intrested whats wrong with it,hopefully krikzz can say me that.
@file1976 the red screen issue sounds abnormal.

Everyone experiencing SD card issues is getting the same D3 IO Error message. This is distinct from booting the card without SD which show a different error message. If your Everdrive is showing a blank or solid screen and you can ensure the GBA cart slot works and card is clean, this is something entirely different and likely a defect.

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SD cards in general just work, provided the device can handle it's size class, ie SD, SDHC, SDXC. Generally every SD card with the SD logo emblazoned on it is certified to work in all devices. My best guess is that Krikzz has not partnered officially with the SD foundation and is using a third party implementation of the SD standard with less than perfect results. Maybe he has only tested with Chinese or Eastern European brands, possibly knock off? Any name brand card should work in theory regardless of speed class.

A bit disappointed but hopefully Krikzz can provide a firmware update? If someone has older card with low write speed these seem to have higher chance of compatibility but those people wanting to load a complete No_Intro romset like I do will need a 32Gb card to do so. At least if someone have say a 2Gb SD card laying around that actually reads, they could use it to apply a firmware patch, then use their preferred card. The 64Gb cards are too expensive and smaller cards lack capacity. As it stands, it is very difficult to find anything in 32Gb size slower than class 10 in a brick and mortar store. And I do not trust all online dealers. Some may sell counterfeit or unreliable cards that work for one week then crap out.

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