Flash Linker Advance
The Flash Advance
Linker was the first professional mass produced development
device for the Gameboy Advance and still is King! You connect
it to the PC, plug in Flash Advance Card into the FALinker and now
you can write roms to the FlashROM or read out and backup on your
computer the Game roms from the Nintendo gba cartridges.
Just like a Cradle for your Palm or other Handheld Computer, the
Flash Advance Linker is plugged into the printer port of your PC.
Once connected, it can simply send and receive game ROM data from
or to the plugged in game or Flash Cartridge. With it you can extract
game data from Gameboy Cartridges and save it on your PC as GBA
ROMs or you can use it to send roms you download from the internet
to Flash Advance Card and play them on Gameboy! To operate it requires
6 AAA batteries or any regular 9V adapter.
Reading out GBA game ROMs
When your original Nintendo GBA game has been plugged in
to the Flash Advance Linker, you can use Flash
Advance Writer or Little
Writer software to read out gba rom data and save it to your
local PC harddrive as a ROM file (*.GBA) Flash Advance Linker also
lets you read out the savegame to store it in an extra file - you
won't loose any game data, e.g. when the battery in your original
GBA game gets empty.
Writing GBA ROMs to Flash Advance Cards
The best thing about FAL is that it also lets you write
Gameboy roms to Flash Advance Cards! Use the provided software
to select ROM files from your harddrive, and write them through
the printer or USB port connected Flash Advance Linker to the Flash
Advance Cartridge. Its just like writing files to ReWritable CD
with a CD-Recorder or sendingt MP3 files from PC to MP3 Player.
You can even save multiple games into one single flash
advanc card! 64M card can hold up to 2 games, 128M - 4 games,
256M - 8 games, 512M - 16 games. Most Gameboy Advance games are
32Mbits or 64Mbits big (4 or 8 Mega Bytes on your PC)
Play ROMs from the internet on Gameboy for FREE!
So you download gba
roms Freeware, PD roms or Commercial game roms from internet
(just like you would download MP3s) or backup your Nintendo GB cartridges
and using Flash Advance Linker upload the roms to Flash Advance
Card and play them on your Gameboy for FREE!