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One of the most advance, compatible and feature rich GBA flash linkers on the market of it´s time. This is exactly same product as NeoFlash, just another label name. You ca nuse it on GBA, GBA SP and Nintendo DS/DS Lite for GBA games (to run NDS games you may need additional PassMe device)
This USB link cable connects PC USB port and does not require GAMEBOY ADVANCE or GBA SP for writing ROMS - thats good news to Nintendo DS users who do not own a GBA. Same as with XG2Linker II it is possible to backup Game roms from Nintendo made Gameboy cartridges to computer and manage SaveGames - .sav files on them.
The physical size of the XG2Turbo flash card is the same as any other Nintendo GBA cartridge so it fits in the GameBoy perfectly. The main characteristics of the XG2T carts:
1M Byte on PC = 8M bits in GBA so it can hold anywhere from 4 to 16 large gba roms. 16 x 32M gba games / 8 x 64M roms / 4 x 128M or a mixture of games up to 512M in size.
XG2Turbo cartridge can also be used for playing emulated NES, SNES, GB, GBC, Z80, SEGA roms ect. as well as specially encoded MPEG and AVI video files, MP3 files, Slideshows and e-Books. The cartridge we got came pre-Flashed with XGflash Power Viewer - windows like application for GBA that had some instruction TXT files and pictures of the cartridges that we could view on GAMEBOY.
SRAM, 1M SRAM, Flash, 1M Flash, EEPROM, v1244 EEPROM so you will not have any problems with games not being able to save your progress.
What is different from other carts is the built-in Super Memory Stick (SMS). This feature lets you backup / restore game saves in separate memory so that you can have more than one save file for any game. Or you can hold gamesaves for roms that are not on the cartridge but you plan on playing later. For example, you and your brother are playing Bayblades Vforce but the game has only one save game slot so after you play you backup your sav and your bother can play and save without worrying that he will overwrite your save.
You can even erase the game from the flash card, play and save some other roms and a month later when you put the Bayblades back on the cart you can restore the save game and continue from where you left off. Something that you wouldn't worry about if you had a separate cartridge for every game but it is important if you have 8 games on the cart. Plus SMS memory doesn't use any battery power so savegames will never be lost because of the battery running out.
Real-Time Clock version 2 (RTC2) - works just like it does on Nintendo cartridges plus it is fully compatible with all games that have time related events (Pokemon, Our Sun, Gba PDA) and again there is no need to patch.
Another thing that s different and better than on other flash cards is that the Boot Loader - that is the menu where you can see and select the games that you have on the flash card doesn't use Flash Memory. On other cards this menu takes up ~25KB or the memory That is not much but it means that if you have 2 x 128M roms on the 256M card one of them would have to be reduced in size to fit the loader but that can not be done with all of the roms so sometimes you couldn't fit these 2 128M games on the 256M cart because of the loader! With XG2Turbo carts you don't have to worry about it.
In the Boot menu of the XG2T you have 3 options:
The software supplied with XG2 allows you to read / write roms to the cartridge and also GamesSave from and to SMS. What we especially liked about writing roms to the cart is that if you like you can manually edit the Game Title that you will see in the Boot Menu. Also new features like direct support for NES, GB/GBC, Z80, PCE roms has been added.
This is exact same product and hardware as NeoFlash, just with another label name. All NeoFlash software is working also on XG Flash 2 Pro / Turbo. Software and Drivers for the XG2T come on a mini CD. It is always the best to check online to see if a newer version has been released.
=> NOTE: USB SlimLoader III software works only on 32-bit Windows versions, not compatiblw with 64-bit OS. <=
• Install the software [Install -> Next -> Next -> Finish]
• Plug in the USB linker and browse to the drivers located in the c:\XG2Link\Win*** directory
• Connect XG2Linker to GBA/GBASP EXT. port
• Hold down START+SELECT and turn on the GAMEBOY
• Run XG2Flash client ad you are ready to go!
NOTE: The battery included may be old and need to be replaced due to this product is from very old stock.