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Question about flashboy limit
Posted on: 2017/12/12 17:09
Virtual Freak
Joined 2015/5/7
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Hi. as we all know the Flashboy is limited to one game only.
What I am wondering why is that? what is the technical issue that causes this limit to happen?
Please let me know, thanks
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Re: Question about flashboy limit
Posted on: 2017/12/12 19:09
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2014/6/4
USA
496 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years) 20+ Game Ratings
Quote:

JoePassive wrote:
Hi. as we all know the Flashboy is limited to one game only.
What I am wondering why is that? what is the technical issue that causes this limit to happen?
Please let me know, thanks

I could be entirely wrong as I'm far from technically savvy but I think it has to do with the size of the board inside the flash boy/flash boy +

I always wished there was a way to add an SD or Micro SD slot to it to be capable of having more than one game on it (similar to an Everdrive)
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#3
Re: Question about flashboy limit
Posted on: 2017/12/12 20:23
PVB Elite
Joined 2008/12/28
Slovenia
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Basically (to explain it simply), it's a combination of two reasons: the first is that each game assumes it is the only game on the cartridge, and the second is that neither the VB nor the FlashBoy have a MMU (memory management unit) that would bypass this problem.

I did make a proof of concept ROM where I joined Game Hero and Fishbone into one ROM (without having access to the games' source code), but it didn't work on hardware and I haven't worked on it since.
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#4
Re: Question about flashboy limit
Posted on: 2017/12/13 17:30
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/11/11
USA
61 Posts
I have a question as well that likely has been asked or covered elsewhere (I think I saw this in another thread but don't remember it being answered)

If you flash a game and then create a SAVE file on the Flashboy + but then flash another game and then want to go back to the first game will it delete the save file? That would defeat the bonus feature of having the save file option, but I would understand if it did that because or space issues.
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