Flash Advance Mac OS
X Drivers Software and Tools
Most of GBA Flash Advance Card Linker software has been written
for Windows including Win 98/Me/200/XP. If you want o use all of
the features made possible by GBA lash it is strongly suggested
that you use PC with Windows. Now we understand that there are
people who don't have / don't like MS so we have compiled the software
that will let you use Flash Advance Linkers for write GBA ROMS
to Flash Carts while using Mac OS.
Flash2Advance Card and F2A USB Linker Moc OS X Tool
F2A OS X Source
This is a simple tool for uploading and downloading gba roms data
to/from a Flash2Advance
cart using the F2A USB linker. It has been ported to Mac OSX from Linux.
f2a OS X version 0.2a Relese notes:
Incremental update to fix major reported bugs and enable some missing functions.
Erasing cartridge blocks is in and seems to work - hopefully this will help
those who don't have a PC for the initial formatting. The code for saving from
cartridge to disk was patched up and uncommented, but hasn't been tested.
Note that while there is software for connecting GBA to a
MAC using Flash Advance / Xtreme link this type of GBA Linker
is no longer produced and has no manufacturer support so if
you need gba roms backup tool for Mac OS you should look at
the Flash2Advance / F2A USB (Original version - NOT ULTRA)
GBA Flash2Avdnace Card :: F2A USB Linker
Flash Advance Xtreme USB
Flash linker tool for Mac OS X.
Mac GBA Link: Readme.txt
Supported GBA Flash Carts:
Cart support should be rather good. Please contact me if you
have problems with your cart. and I can try to fix the support if
you borrow me your cart ;) Here is a list of known working cart
- 64M FA - Tested and works (multirom support doesn't work)
- 128M FA - Tested and works (multirom support doesn't work)
- 64M Xtreme - Tested and works
- Turbo FA 256M - Tested and
works (with two 128M chips)
- 256M Xtreme - Tested and works
(with four 64M chips)
- 256M Xtreme - Tested and works (with
two 128M chips)
- EZ-Flash - Not supported
- Nintendo - Not supported
- Hudson - Not supported
The cart detection code is able to distinguish between:
- 32M, 64M, and 128M FA carts
- 64M, 128M, and 256M Turbo FA carts
- 64M, 128M, 256M, and 512M Xtreme carts
- Hudson cart
- Nintendo cart
- Standard ROM
|A Flash Advance Xtreme USB Flash linker tool for your Mac
OSX. Gbalink v0.5 supports
now most carts out there. Also multiple ROMs in one cart is
supported. The GBMENU (c) _Sjaak. Thankx! Note! You need to
have libusb installed.
Keep in mind that ONLY Xtreme linker is supported so no F2A
USB or EZ-Flash support. Note! Also tested successfully on
|Gba link v0.3beta should now support most carts out there.
But.. I won't continue until someone borrows me a FA, FA Turbo
and F2A carts to tests against to. Blind "coding" fun is now
|Some information about the Gbalink.. the current v0.1aplha
is very picky about the cart. It only works with Xtreme carts
that have 1 or 2 Intel 28FnnnK3 flash chips. It seems those
are not that popular. Anyway's the good news is that a new
version is coming. So far it has been reported to detect Flash2Advance
256M cart (2x128M flash chips), Turbo 128M cart ( 2x64M flash
chips) and Xtreme 256M carts (4x64M and 2x128M flash chips)..
So things are looking good.
v0.1 is a mediocre
data compression tool for GBA (based on some ancient code I
found laying in my hard disk). It should beat out RNC..
decompression code in ARM assembly is included. Note the
binary is for OSX. I have a Windows (Cygwin) binary also
if someone is interested...
|Gbalink v0.1alpha is a Flash
Advance Xtreme USB linker tool for your Mac OSX (tested under
OSX 10.2.6). Tested it against my Flash Advance Xtreme
256M cart (it has Intel 28F128K3 flash chips). So far no other
brands of carts are supported. Cart sizes 64M,128M,256M and
512M should work. Enjoy native GBA development on your Mac
|My first ever GBA program I made for TRSI. A simple but nostalgic
oldskool intro. Fully coded in
ASM and using my old compressor tool... more to come...
|Oldskool stuff and playing around with tiles. Two pictures
of a simple intro: #1 and #2 ..
|I bought a GBA + Flash Linker Xtreme set.. The first project
is the Linker tool for Mac OSX. Xtreme has USB so it is just
a matter time when the linker program works. This time I'm
not alone. Check here for
possible additional info.
Card Linker Drivers for Linux
GBA Flash Software
& Drivers for Windows
In case you incounter a time-out error like
USB Error: Unable to perform bulk write (e0004051)
F2A Error: Unable to write ROM data (e0004051)
Pease visit Peters website with a fix for this bug
download links and a install guide
on how to use a Flash 2 Advance card on Mac OS X.
Mac OS X Game Emulators
GAMEBOY emulator for Mac OS X