G-Bank™ (Game Bank) is a miniature mobile
GBA file manager and backup device for storing GBA roms ang SaveGames.
Unlike others it can work separately without a connection to PC
Computer.Now this is good news for pepel who use Mac OS / Linux
or dont have a computer at all!
For backuping files G-Bank uses built in memory (128
Mega Bits) and standard SD (SecureDigital) or MMC (MultiMedia
Cards). The cards can be up to 1 GB in size
so thats 8 Giga Bits for Video Games!!! You can use the GBank
without the SD
but if you add it you will have a lot more spce to save your
game roms and gamesaves on. If you have a digital camera or MP3
player most likey you already have one or two MMC or CD cads and
if not they can be bought at any eletronics store. Costs less than
$1 for 1MB (1MB = 8M Bits of GBA ROMS) but again - you don't need
the memory card for the device to work - just a nice extra!
If needed G-Bank can be connected
PC using USB. It comes in a packae with
teh USB cable and Card CD that has the installation files for
Win 98. Now I have XP
so I didn't even had to use the installatin CD. When you connect
USB cable to the PC (OR Mac) and turn the GAMEBOY ADVANCE
GBA SP [ON] with the G-Bank pluged into GBA the computer will
automaticly recognize it as a new Removble Disc called [GAME BoY]
- Nice touch from the makers of the G-Bank there ;). It works
just like if you were conecting
USB Flas Drive. You can drag and drop the backuped GBA ROMS
from the SD to computer and also write the roms that you on
the coputer back to the SD Memory Card. So if there are some
demos or gba roms you downloaded from the internet you can
now transfer them to the GAME-BANK and play on GameBoy the
way they were ment to be played ;)
If you have a Flash Card Reader / Writer for
SD&MMC you can use that to write the roms from computer
to the Flash Cad and later on transfer to the internal memory
but if you connect the BANK to the Computer using USB it
eliminates the need for a card writer, becouse at that moment the
gameboy becomes a card writer and you can write MP3, DOC ar any
other files to the Flash Cards - Too bad you cant read WORD Documents
on the GBA ;) but you can Read
Text files, watch movies and slide shows, play music and emulate
old NES, SEGA, Atari 2600, SPECTRUM,
GB, GBC Roms on the gameboy using G-Bank!
GameBank work both with
GAMEBOY ADVANCE and
in memory of 128Mbits
(Roms you want to play have to be
transfered into this memory - you cant play them directly from the
SD card, but it is realy easy to send them from the BANK to SD or
from SD to BANK)
use the memory of the SD/MMC card for storing files.
to 1G supported! That ultimatly gives you space to save ~200
commercial GBA Game Roms in one card and carry them with you
:) Well I dont have
a 1G card so:
In the G-Bank
128Mb memory you can backup/save 4 games. In the
SD 64MB = 512Mb -
16 gba game files
SD 128MB = 1024Mb - 32 gba
(1MB = 8Mb of gba files)
» The supported Save Game file types are:
- EEPROM 4K
- EEROM 64K
Game Bank will also allow you to run a variety of Software, Video
files, E-books, Music and Photo albums as well as 3rd party freeware
Store save games and gba game roms on standard SD
/ MMC cars!
Firmware Version 3.12 Download V3.12
Before updating firmware make sure to connect your console to AC adapter. If batteries fail during the process of BIOS update
you can damage your GBank!
Write it to SD card -> Put in the G-Bank -> Select SYS -> Select Upgrade
Users Manual (English)
[ 1.18 MB MS Word ]
The SD or MMC card you will use for Gameboy ha to be formated
with FAT16 and not FAT32
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Where to BUY GBA GBank?
You can buy G-Bank at Linker4U