Is it possible to do ribbon master with only emulators?
I recently developed great interest in raising an Eevee ribbon master all the way to SWSH. However, I never owned a Gamecube back in the day and even now its still relatively expensive to buy one along with Gale of Darkness. It's not really a price I would be wanting to pay just to get a single Mt. Battle ribbon. So I then wondered if it would be possible to complete ribbon master using purely emulators and ROMs. Gamecube emulators exist, Gameboy emulators exist, DS emulators exist. In fact it's even possible to trade emulated Pokemon from Gen 1 all the way to an existing 3DS in Gen 7. Except, one thing I was never really certain of was whether or not you could trade Pokemon between Gamecube emulators and GBA emulators (more specifically from XD: to Emerald).
I wanted to know this before considering purchasing the Gamecube so I could save myself the regret if I ever found out it was possible to emulate the entire process without spending the money necessary. Thanks in advance!
submitted by _1690
Gameboy advance EZ Flash Omega save issues 2020
Hello, my apologies if i break any formalities. First time making a reddit post. I'm writing because I have no clue where to ask for help since the EzFlash website doesn't even have contact information for support for their product.
I recently purchased an Ez Flash Omega, off a retailer directly through the EzFlash site. Arrived fine, I followed the online instructions to download the cheat, imgs, and kernel and put those on a freshly formatted fat 32, 16gb sandisk sd card. I put it into my Gameboy advance, games work fine, the update went fine. But the issue I'm having is that the RTS does not work whatsoever. In game saving through regular means or menus like in Metroid or Pokemon, work perfectly fine. But if I try to load a game with the "boot with addon" option so I can take advantage of save states, thats when I run into issues.
When using cleanboot, all my games load perfectly fine, and the actual games save just fine in game. But the EZ Flash Omega savestates DO NOT work to differentiate.
First issue: Upon trying to boot pokemon firered, or leaf green while selecting "boot with addons", i just instantly crash to a white screen with the super scratchy static gba crash sound and have to hard reset.
Tried a few different games such as Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Ruby, games that use RTC. I was able to load in just fine, got to a comfy spot and pulled up the in game addon menu. I choose save and waited 30 seconds since I read you need to wait 5-15 bare minimum for a save to save correctly. Then upon trying to load that save, I get all sorts of results. It'll either crash to white screen, freeze up on all black screen, sometimes it'd load the in game pokemon start menu, but everything else was all black, etc.
Next, tried using Metroid: Zero Mission since I thought it might be pokemon or rtc specific. Got to a save room in game, metroid ran fine so far. Then i tried booting with addons, it worked ok. Got in game, and after making a savestate, then trying to load it, it worked the first time, but the sound in game dissappeared and was replaced with a scratchy sound so it was buggy. The second time i tried, it just black screen froze.
So to reiterate, my issue that I need help with is, can anyone help me figure out why some games such as Pokemon Firered or Pokemon Leafgreen won't boot with the option "boot with addons" without instantly crashing to white screen, and why do in game save states not work at all?
I'm on the latest firmware, 7 K 1.06.
All my games were no intro versions tested on MANY different platforms such as pc, raspberry pi, ds, laptop, etc. So the roms work perfectly fine.
Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
submitted by coltenxxx13