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#1 2018-03-28 1:08:07 pm

blackberriesandthinkpads
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PocketNES: Need to batch make all NES roms into individual .gba files?

Hello,

Absolutely love PocketNES, having a decent portable NES emulator is a dream come true for me. (AGB-001+AGS-101 Screen+EZ-FLASH IV)

I know I can combine multiple NES rom into a single .gba file, however I need each rom to be it's own .gba file for the sake of loading times.

I use an EZ-FLASH IV and NES roms are so small I can load them from the MicroSD card into PSRAM almost instantaneously. The reason I don't like NORFLASH is I'm limited to a 32MB file size, which isn't big enough for the full NES rom set. Making multiple 32MB .gba files to flash to NORFLASH is annoying because every time I want to load a game from a different 32MB .gba file, I have to reflash the NORFLASH. An alternative is to make multiple 16MB .gba files that can be loaded into PSRAM from the MicroSD card, but then again I have to deal with the annoyance and slowness of loading a 16MB .gba file to PSRAM when I want to boot a game from another 16MB .gba file.

I like to browse my NES roms freely and pick a ROM that randomly appeals to me. This is possible if I make a .gba file for every NES rom. However, I'd prefer not to manually do it 2724 times for the full NES rom set.

Is there any way to do this in a batch with PocketNES Menu Maker? To output single .gba files for each rom?

Yes I know the EverDrive GBA X5 can boot nes roms natively through the file explorer with PocketNES. The cartridge size is a deal breaker for me because I often carry a GBA Micro when there's no room for my AGB-001.


Any help is greatly appreciated.


Cheers,

#2 2018-03-28 1:11:16 pm

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Re: PocketNES: Need to batch make all NES roms into individual .gba files?

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