carts:nintendo:gba

Game Boy Advance

Luckily there are numerous tools available for dumping Game Boy / Game Boy Color games, so you should be able to find a great dumper that suits your need.

Supports: GB/GBC/GBA, Game Boy Camera, and Nintendo Power Carts and Bootleg flashing

For latest official instruction on how to use the Joey Jr, please see the official user guide.

Supports: GB/GBC/GBA, Game Boy Camera, and Nintendo Power Carts and Bootleg flashing

For latest official instructions on how to use the GBxCart RW, please see the official user guide.

The Sanni Cart Reader comes with Game Boy / Game Boy Color dumping capabilities by default. Follow the Sanni Cart Reader wiki for proper settings, and dumping instructions.

Tools needed

  1. A Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite with a flashcart

Dumping

  1. Run the .nds for GBA Backup Tool
  2. Ensure that your GBA cart is inserted, then press A on the pop-up.
  3. By default, GBA Backup Tool is in Save Backup mode. Press R twice to go to ROM backup mode.
  4. Press B to make a new backup, then hit A to confirm. Your rom will be dumped to your SD card.
  1. Use duplo (https://github.com/endrift/duplo), here is a prepared build from Whovian: https://archive.org/details/duplo
  2. This is not needed (and won't work for) for TV series carts, which don't use the Matrix memory chips

todo: add info on cart/box serials (and non-standard carts if relevant)

SSS-TGGR-V
S = System (Always/mostly “AGB”)
T = Type (N = Normal)
G = Game code (e.g. MA = Super Mario Advance)
R = Region (J = Japan, E = USA, P = Europe)
V = Version (starts at 0)

There is also a shortened version of the code on the left hand side, in the format TGGR-V.

  • carts/nintendo/gba.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/10/13 05:21
  • by jonasrosland