This article will contain the information I could gather about this flash cart. It is sold on aliexpress under the label “New Version Support TF Card For GameBoy Advance Game Cartridge FOR GBA/GBM/IDS/NDS/NDSL”.
Basic information of the cart
- The flash cart cand take a micro SD card of maximum 2GB in size and be FAT formatted microSD. Be sure not to take a SDHC card.
- With simple manipulation, this card can play GB, GBC and NES games. And of course GBA games.
- It can have a maximum of 64 FILES per folder. A game count as 3 files with the save and cheat subfiles created by the Super Card software.
EDIT 2022-09-08 : As mentioned in the comments, this flashcart work with every GBA, even GBA Sp. Thanks to everyone who shared this information with me!
More information about the OS
To save ingame, you must use the save function of the game, and then you need to enter the ‘Normal Save’ menu, and select save. After you can close the name or go to the main menu with a ‘Soft Reset’.
In-game shortcut :
- Cheat menu : L+R+A+Start
- Real Time Save : L+R+B+Select
- Soft Reset : L+R+Start+Select
- Normal save : L+R+A+Select
This Supercard SD have the possibility to play GB, GBC and NES roms. It does so by emulation. For Gameboy it uses Goomba Color alpha 6 emulator. When inside this emulator, you can bring up the menu by pressing L+R simultaneously.
To add games on your Supercard SD, you need to install Super Card V2.71 software. Once installed, you need to run it in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode and as an Administrator. After opening the software, you need to click on the Add button and choose your roms. When it is done go to the Options tab and choose the output directory as your SD card. You can manage your games in folders.
Add GB, GBC and NES games
To do so you need to make the software think he is converting GBA games. rename the roms as .gba and process them in the software. After the creation of the SCI and the SAV files, copy those files into your sd card and copy the original roms to the same folder, do not take the patched roms.
Update Super Card SD firmware
The lastest version of firmware of this card is 1.85. To know the version of your card, press L+R while booting the Flash Cart it will go in test mode and after pressing a few time the A key, you will see the version of your firmware.
If you are below 1.85, you need to upgrade the card. To do so download it there and put it at the root of your sd card. After doing so, just boot the card and select the firmware file like if it was a game. You will be offered to update it.