GBA Link Cable Dumper

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Sierron
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by Sierron » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:24 pm

Even if, you would need to buy an adapter which is most likely more expensive than just getting that gba<->gamecube cable.
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by Streetwalker » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:09 pm

It should be much faster though. Integration into emGBA has been discussed before.
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by Extrems » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:18 pm

Even dumping through the Game Boy Player with Game Boy Interface is much faster, and could be made really fast.

This could be sped up too with custom joybus commands.
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by GreyRogue » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:33 am

welshwuff wrote:Have you considered adapting this to work with the "advanced game port"? Unlike the GBP, the AVP is software based emulation, the hardware it comes with seems to dump the rom on some way to the GameCube before booting, it also read and writes the save to the cart. Being able to dump to sd would be great and much faster than using the link cable. Also, GB and GBC could work if software emulation licencing is it's only excuse for incompatibility.

https://www.gc-forever.com/wiki/index.p ... _Game_Port
If you're interested, I already did this.
https://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewt ... tel#p28435
The link describes the protocol the AGP uses and has example code for dumping GBA games and saves, and writing the saves back. It only took a couple of seconds to dump 4MB games.

I could only get it to work for GB (GBA works for everything I tested) games that don't have an MBC (32KB max size=Tetris or Tennis for example). I didn't have sufficient control of the lines to set the MBC registers without resetting the cart. There were a couple of holes in the command list, though, so maybe one of those would have done it.

Also, I had some information there and in a different thread for dumping Datel discs if you're interested in that.
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by TuskenTimeTraveller » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:02 am

Hi, I know this may be old, but I can’t get the thing to work, I insert the cartridge, press A and it says “Waiting for GBA”. Nothing happens. Am I not waiting enough or something else?
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Re: GBA Link Cable Dumper

Post by EpicTheBoss » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:46 am

Software works well. Loving the cheap dumping, since I don't want to shell out $50 to get a USB one.
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