ROM: 2MB Flash (AM29F016B)
FRAM: 32KB (Data retention of 20-50 years)
MBC: MBC5 (with some MBC1/3 support depending on the Firmware) emulated with a Altera CPLD
Note: Having some MBC1/3 detection support may break a few MBC5 games on Firmware R1.x.
MBC5 – Bank 0 gives bank 1 like in MBC1/3. Hybrid support for MBC1/3 games.
MBC1 support is limited to 512KB ROM / 8 KBytes RAM, it’s locked in “ROM Banking Mode” but without the 2MB ROM support.
Same as R1 but add the 2MB ROM support to the MBC1 implementation (only tested with 1 game).
Firmware R2: Multi-Game Cart
MBC5 – Bank 0 gives bank 0.
MBC1/3 – Switches to these MBC types via the loader.
The PCB finish is ENIG, Gold fingers (on the edge connector) with a 45 degree bevel to give the maximum life for insertion/removal of the cartridge.
This flash cart will take up additional current compared to a regular cartridge due to the CPLD so you will see a decrease in battery life; this is standard for CPLD based flash carts.
When you place an order, if you would like the flash cart to be programmed with a ROM, you need to supply it to us via email (you can reply to your order notification). It will be tested for 20-30 seconds on a Gameboy Advance to ensure it works, if it doesn’t work, we’ll contact you. If you don’t specify a ROM, it will be loaded with the LSDJ Demo.
How to use
Your Flash cart programmer needs to support the AM29F016B flash chip.
Within GBxCart RW, you select Cart > Specify Cart Info.
Select the Cartridge Type as “Flash Cart”, choose “2MB AM29F016B” from the Flash Chip/Type and press Apply.
You now specify the ROM file to write by going to Cart > Select ROM File to Write.
Lastly press Write ROM and wait a minute or two.
Firmware – https://github.com/insidegadgets/Gameboy-MBC5-MBC1-Hybrid
Multi-Game Maker Software
Allows for multiple games on Firmware R2 only using this program
Shipping rates/Delivery times
We usually ship within 2-3 business days and will let you know when your order has been shipped. We ship overseas all around the world – America, Europe, Asia, etc (except to Brazil or Mexico due to lost packages) and to reduce shipping costs we send via the Airmail letter service for $3. Any item you order will come to you with in a padded envelope due to a restriction that letters can’t be more than 20mm in height.
The usual delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks; we ship via Australia Post. Unfortunately there is no tracking number available for this Airmail letter service.
You are responsible for any import tax/duties or other charges that may apply (so far we have had 1 report of a user having to pay import tax in the UK).
If you are looking for faster delivery times, please contact us for a quote, please note that shipping prices can start from $36 for 2-3 days delivery to the US (via DHL).