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AUGUST 2001

31ST AUGUST 2001

I have been quite busy lately, changing PC and stuff, and tomorrow I will be leaving for the ECTS show in London, meaning that there will be no updates the next 4 days, just so you know ;)



NEW TRAINERS
TANG TANG +4 USA [ DOWNLOAD ]
TANG TANG +3 USA [ DOWNLOAD ]
SUPER MARIO ADVANCE +4 USA [ DOWNLOAD ]
JURASSIC PARK III - THE DNA FACTOR +5 EUR [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
MARIOSYTE V0.01 PARASYTE [ DOWNLOAD ]
GBA MIDI PLAYER PARASYTE [ DOWNLOAD ]
XMEN VS. SF JUGGERNAUT EDITION P. GUILLAUD [ DOWNLOAD ]
DITTY EDITOR V0.4 J. SENSEBE [ DOWNLOAD ]

Visit Parasyte's GBA dev site for more information about his cool projects and thanks to Xantos for letting me know about the site.

NEW TOOL: LITTLEWRITER 1.0.0.14
I'm not really a fan of this one, basicly because it has far to many updates, the guy doesn't check his stuff or is just plain blind, oops personal insult, sorry. Well here's what new, yeah I skipped version 11, 12 and 13 and will most likely skip future ones aswell. Oh and earlier versions of Little Writer has been removed from the tools section.

· Add many confirmation dialog box
· Add infomation dialog box
· Improve the Adv Init card function

Click here to download.

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-30-2001 Tang Tang Take2 USA m7-tang.zip 32mbit
08-29-2001 ESPN Final Round Golf 2002 Konami USA m7-espng.zip 64mbit



26TH AUGUST 2001



UFO BEATS ALL COMPETITION
LikSang lowered their prices a few days ago, now UFO does the same. This means they now have the best offer for a Flash Linker and 128mbit cartridge, selling for only US$118, or how about a 128mbit cartridge for only US$97, or even the new small 64mbit cartridge (said to be the best cart of the lot) for nothing mroe than US$67. And who said competition is bad? :)

Visit UFO's (Success Company) online store here.

On a side note. UFO is working on a cheat device for the Gameboy Advance, similar to the GameShark/Action Replay. The device will be released by Blaze in a couple of months.

NEED A COVER FOR A CD?
Then maybe you should visit http://www.retrocovers.com. This site has nice looking covers for all sorts of gaming systems, including the Gameboy Advance!.

NEW TOOL: LITTLEWRITER V1.0.0.10
Yet another update of LittleWriter, now known as the program with the most bugfixes within a week, enough to make me stop supporting the program from now on, unless he starts to do a little testing before releasing, yeah I know these are so-called dev versions.

Here's what's new:

· Move SRAM automaticlely when game bank change
· Fix bug when trim game not on 512 aligned.
( this may the 1.0.0.9 and 1.0.0.8 doesn't accept write multi game correctly)
· Add button Stop for terminate working thread
· When close window Stop correctly thread.
· Add some image.
· Add Adv Sram Flash in menu Advanced

Click here to download.



25TH AUGUST 2001



LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-25-2001 Jurassic Park 3 - Adv. Action Konami Japan eur-jp3a.zip 64mbit

NEW TRAINERS
KLONOA: EMPIRE OF DREAMS +2 JPN [ DOWNLOAD ]
WARIO LAND 4 +2 JPN [ DOWNLOAD ]

Eurasia brings us their first trainer along with a note to other trainer coders, read the nfo for details, thanks for the trainer and do keep them comming! ;)

NEW TOOL: LITTLE WRITER 1.0.0.9
Well it's been updated again, maybe a little more testing between releases next time eh?

1.0.0.9 :
· Fix plugins : Flash Crash Plugins
· Add Plugins : Sram Patch Plugins
· Fix totaly Sram writing
· Remove Plugins Sram Plugins (GBAUtil caller)
1.0.0.8 :
· Trim is automatique.
· Fix bug with Sram Writing on 128Mb Card.
· Fix thread synchro in Code Dialog
· Fix prob in plugins order
· Change save ini file to registry
· Add new plugin : Flash Crash Plugin
· Some little fix bug

Click here to download.

NEW FLASH ADVANCE PRICES
On their site LikSang has announced new prices starting Friday 24th, yes that was yesterday, the new prices are:

Flash Advance 64M card US$ 99.00
Flash Advance 128M card US$ 139.00
Flash Advance 64M Ready to Go Set (Linker, 64M card, cable) US$ 119.00
Flash Advance 128M Ready to Go Set (Linker, 128M card, cable) US$ 159.00

Click here to order.



23RD AUGUST 2001
LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-23-2001 Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 Activision USA qtx-th2.zip 128mbit
08-23-2001 Mario Party 3 Nintendo Europe lfc-mp3p.zip 256mbit

ANOTHER VIDEO FIX
Here's a videofix for the US version of Mario Party 3, meaning you can play it on your old PAL-only TV, click here to download and thanks to Indio for the file.



NEW TOOL: LITTLEWRITER V1.0.0.7
Another day, another load of versions of LittleWriter, here's what's new (taken from the readme file):

1.0.0.7
· Add Sram Writing (i'm not really it work all the time if it fail retry...)
· Add Avanced menu. (for advanced user..)
· Some little fix bug
1.0.0.6
· Modify SDK
· No more temporary file.( exept for gbautil...)
· Fix bug with "Load"
· Can use zip file for "ips"
· Fix some other little bug.

Click here to download.

HOMEBREWN GAMES ADDED
BERZERK LEGENDS PREVIEW BIGREDPIMP [ DOWNLOAD ]
TILES V0.9 GRAF [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
GBA ARM SDT C LIB. (INCL. DEMOS) D. COTTER [ DOWNLOAD ]
GBA EBOOK 0.2A D. COTTER [ DOWNLOAD ]
GBA EBOOK 0.2A (SIDEWAYS) D. COTTER [ DOWNLOAD ]
DITTY EDITOR V0.2 J. SENSEBE [ DOWNLOAD ]

Please note that the GBA ARM SDT C LIBRARY contained a virus infected file (append.exe) in the original release, however I have removed it from the zip posted above. let's hope the author will rerelease the file un-infected ;)



22ND AUGUST 2001



YOUR FLASH LINKER CAN "PLAY" GBC GAMES SOON
Rumors say that your Flash Linker Advance will be able to run Gameboy Color games in the future. To be able to do this, the manufacturer is developing an adaptor for the flash cartridges. Release date will be sometime in October, we'll ofcourse have more information once it's available ;)

MORE BOXART
Thanks to Rowan and myself, I am able to update the boxart section a little bit, click here to check it out.

NEW TOOL: LITTLEWRITER V1.0.0.5
It seems like LittleWriter is updated more than once daily, maybe it's time to change that a bit, no? Well it's just a little confusing I believe. Anyway version 1.0.0.3 was released earlier, then 1.0.0.4 a bit later, and now version 1.0.0.5 is out and here what's changed in the 3 versions:

1.0.0.5:
- Change in the SDK
- Added new plugins to applied (multiple) ips file.
- Fix bug in plugins list
- Added two button in plugins list for order patch.
- Change font size for Card/Sram
1.0.0.4 :
- Added messgae when you drag a file in output box.
- The plugin are in the install again
- Due to the pression of Omar the author of GBAUtils who don't
Want i use his code, the plugins have changed, you must give the path to GBAUtils.exe in the plugins configuration.
1.0.0.3 :
- Fix bug when writing directly gba or bin file (delete the file !)
- Fix bug which see Empty when write a file with bad header.
- Fix bug with no zip file.

Click here to download, the the time of writing, latest version of LittleWriter (v1.0.0.5) and yeah I know I forgot all about version 1.0.0.2 ;)

NEW SAVE GAME ADDED
Thanks to "illbleed" (hands over a bandage, ed., erm hmmm) I've added a new save game which is for Wario Land 4, a quite nice platformer. Anyway this save will let you start off near the end of the game, where you have to fight the final boss, surprise surprise... download the save here.

HOMEBREWN GAME ADDED
BLUES BROTHERS REMAKE MOAH [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
LA BLUE GIRL BALDMONK [ DOWNLOAD ]
OPENDIVX 4.48 GBA PORT MILHOUSE31 [ DOWNLOAD ]



20TH AUGUST 2001



LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-20-2001 Tweety & the Magic... (Ger) Kemco Europe mugs-twg.zip 32mbit

NEW TOOL: LITTLEWRITER V1.0.0.1
DadyCool has released a Windows Flash Advance send util, read the readme file for more details. While adding the initial release, version 1.0.0.0 (you can never have enough 0's I guess), I noticed that he had updated the program, so here it is in it's updated version.

NEW SAVE GAME ADDED
Probus has mailed me a new save game for Mario Kart Advance (Mario Kart Super Circuit), here's the description: Title screen red - Have access to the 20 tracks from the SNES version of Mario Kart on 50cc, 100cc & 150cc. 100% gold cups and SNES tracks unlocked in time trail mode. You can download it here.



19TH AUGUST 2001



LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-18-2001 Wario Land 4 Nintendo Japan eur-war4.zip 64mbit
08-17-2001 Jurassic Park 3 DNA Factor Konami Europe abs-jp3m.zip 64mbit

IF YOU DIDN'T GET IT YESTERDAY..
Then get it now, this is the best homemade game created to this day, so don't miss out on it. It works brilliant on the real hardware but I can't say if it runs on any of the emulators as they aren't supported by this site, sorry.

TET*IS ADVANCE (FULL VERSION) S. KRAVCENKO [ DOWNLOAD ]

TRAINERS (HACKS) BY GBAOHOLIC ADDED
FINAL FIGHT ONE +1 EUR [ DOWNLOAD ]
KURU KURU KURURI +1 EUR [ DOWNLOAD ]

Please note that these are non-menu (selectable) trainers, once they're added they're there for good, so make sure you have a copy of the original.

COMPILE RELEASES GBA GAME DEMO
Compile has announced another Gameboy Advance game for release in Japan (Asia). It's another puzzler called Gurulogi Champ, they've already announced Minna de Puyo Puyo. The player has to reproduce an image shown on the left side of the screen (see image below) by shooting or sucking blocks from the players field. Compile has made the first 10 levels, of 300, from the GBA game available for download on their site.

The page is Japanese, so to make it a bit easier for you, I have downloaded the game and you can download it here. Please note that this is not a GBA rom for play on your Gameboy Advance, this is a Windows program, which by the way needs DirectX 8, so if you don't have it, then get it :)

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
BRITNEY ADVANCE BRAINDEATH [ DOWNLOAD ]
UFGBA SLIDESHOW BUILDER ULTRAFORCE [ DOWNLOAD ]

Thanks to Kojote for inforing me about the Britney demo, which is created with help from the UFGBA Slideshow builder. Don't watch that demo too many times or you will puke all over, and we don't want that, now do we? Well check out Kojote's homepage for more demos.



18TH AUGUST 2001



HOMEBREWN GAME ADDED
TET*IS ADVANCE (FULL VERSION) S. KRAVCENKO [ DOWNLOAD ]

Here's the full version of a game which should've been a commercial release, atleast it's good enough to have become one. This new version saves your progress in picture gallery. Have fun, and if you're from a game company, you might wanna consider giving this guy a job :)



15TH AUGUST 2001



FLASH ADVANCE 128MBIT REVIEW
Or sort of a review atleast. At the same time I'm introducing the new layout, which is taken from my other project, NES WORLD.
Anyway click here to check out the review.

Thanks to the Success (UFO) Company for the sample.

NEW LIGHT REVIEW
Thanks to Sin Fa Tech LTD I've added another light review, this time it's Blaze' GBA Light Magnifier Joy, which isn't that joyful at all, well click here to check out the review. You might want to check out Sin Fa Tech's site if you're in the UK and need a fast Flash Advance supplier, or just don't feel like ordering overseas.

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-15-2001 Fortress Majesco USA eur-ftrs.zip 32mbit

NEW TOOL: GBA UTIL V1.2
Omar has released a new version of his GBA Util. This new version fixes the EEPROM patching problem from verison 1.1, please check the read me file for more details, download below.

GBA UTIL V1.2 (DOS) [ DOWNLOAD ]
GBA UTIL V1.2 (WIN) [ DOWNLOAD ]

NEW TRAINER BY LIGHTFORCE
PITFALL: THE MAYAN ADVENTURE +4 USA [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN DEMO ADDED
PICTURE VIEWER DESKTOPMAN [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN GAME ADDED
BOUBOU SNAKE ANDRE [ DOWNLOAD ]



13TH AUGUST 2001
Well I have absolutely no life, so here I am updating the site on my birthday, turning 24 by the way ;)



HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
VIDEO CODEC DEMO (ICEAGE/MATRIX) POIRO [ DOWNLOAD ]
MODE 4 MAGNIFYING GLASS EFFECT B. VEDDER [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN GAME ADDED
TET*IS ADVANCE S. KRAVCENKO [ DOWNLOAD ]

I'm am very proud to be the first site, I think, to add this extremely cool release from Sergej Kravcenko of CodeWaves. If future non-commercial (homebrewn) releases will be of this standard, the GBA "scene" sure has a bright future, I know for sure this Tetris game will be played a lot by me over the next weeks if not months, and who knows maybe it's better than THQ's upcomming commercial release, Tetris World :)

Please note that I have only tested this game on the hardware and no emulators, and it works great on the real thing.



12TH AUGUST 2001
LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-10-2001 Mickey no Racing Challenge... Rare Japan hs-?????.zip 256mbit



LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-09-2001 Extreme Mahjong Deluxe... Athena Japan eur-emdt.zip 64mbit
08-09-2001 Mario Kart Super Circuit Nintendo USA mksupcct.zip 32mbit
08-08-2001 Meine Liebe (Angel League) Konami Japan p-mlan.zip 64mbit
08-08-2001 Super Black Bass Advance StarFish Japan eur-blba.zip 32mbit

NINTENDOS ANSWER ABOUT GBA SCREEN
Nintendo of Europe has posted a small answer to the many negative responses about the GBA screen, which isn't backlit and indeed very dark to look at. Well here's what Nintendo posted on gameboy.com

Keeping their ear to the ground, Nintendo have heard many of you muttering ‘Why does the GBA not have a back-light? and through the GBA website, they aim to answer why. During development, Nintendo did take a back-light for the GBA into consideration. However, if this feature had been incorporated into the system’s overall design, it would have required far more power and subsequently more batteries resulting in a vastly different machine. In short, your GBA would be much more expensive to you – and also you’d be spending loads more money on new batteries all the time. So there you go – you heard it here first.

To me that is the most lame aswer Nintendo has ever made to anything. Seriously they must've had the backlit in consideration, else they couldn't determine that it would lower the battery life and even make the GBA more expensive, eventhough that's common sense.

I honestly don't care, along with a lot of other people, if the GBA ran 10 hours instead of 20 hours on a pair of AA batteries, plus why not just make the backlit an option for people to use or not, I honestly think people could handle another switch on the GBA. Sure it would use a lot more battery using the backlit option, but as you can get rechargable battery at a good price today, I can't really see the problem.

Nintendo of Japan (NCL) does acknowledge the problem and has contacted Panasonic about producing some of the GBA screens, but still no backlit version, one can only hope that someone invents a kit which enables anyone with just a bit of electronic/soldering experience to install some sort of backlit option themselves.

Anyway the answer Nintendo gave just didn't do it, just another load of erm... bulls**t from Nintendo of Europe.

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
QTRO PH0X/AMUQ [ DOWNLOAD ]
DANCINGBABY ANDREW [ DOWNLOAD ]



6TH AUGUST 2001



HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
Z80 EMU PREVIEW V0.2 (PLEIADS) THE HIVE [ DOWNLOAD ]



5TH AUGUST 2001
64SCENER GETTING BACK ON TRACK
Yes I have returned from my visit in Turkey (Icmeler/Ören Apart.). I arrived friday evening but was clearly to tired from the flight, goodbye's, going from sunny Turkey to another rainy day in Denmark. I'm not back at full speed just yet, but here's an update to catch up on things, I bet you've leeched or read about all this stuff elsewhere though, but here it goes anyway.

LATEST SCENE RELEASES
07-28-2001 Top Gear Hyper Bike Kemco Japan hs-tghbj.zip 128mbit
07-27-2001 Powerful Pro Baseball 2001 Konami Japan hs-jppbj.zip 128mbit

A few of the MIA releases now out, and it's nice to see some still care about the N64 scene eventhough it's long gone/dead. Thanks for the releases though :)



LATEST SCENE RELEASES
08-04-2001 Final Fight One UbiSoft Europe pcx-ff0.zip 32mbit
08-04-2001 Jurassic Park 3 Park Builder Konami Japan eur-jp3p.zip 32mbit
08-02-2001 Our Breeding Series My Am.. MTO Japan eur-myam.zip 32mbit
08-01-2001 Dokapon Q Monster Hunter Asmik Japan eur-domh.zip 64mbit
07-28-2001 Ougon no Taiyo (Golden Sun) Nintendo Japan eur-gsun.zip 64mbit

NEW NINTENDO TITLES
If you haven't checked out IGN lately, you wouldn't know that they have posted news, from the japanese Famitsu magazine, about the GBA titles being shown at Nintendo's Spaceworld 2001 show in Tokyo.

The most interesting title, to me atleast, is the next Mario game called nothing less than Super Mario Advance 2 and features no other than the best Mario game ever created, the SNES Super Mario World(!!).

Here's a list of what will be on the show (check ign for screenshots).

Batland
Densetsu no Stafi
Dokodemo Taikyoko Yakuman Advance
Doumo-kun no Fushigi Terebi
Fire Emblem Advance
Happy Panechu!
Lunar Blaze
Magical Vacation
Super Mario Advance 2 (Super Mario World)
Tomato Adventure

NEW CONSOLE WORLD CHART (#2)
Another release chart from Console World, not much to say except it's the same crap all over again, sadly. Click here to read it.

NEW GBA.NFO CHART (#2)
The best, by far, release chart out there, with the best and most fair point system I might add too. Click here to read it.

NEW ACCESSORIES
While I was away on vacation, I received a package from Sin Fa Tech LTD containing a lot of accessories for the Gameboy Advance, so look forward to new reviews next week ;)

HOMEBREWN DEMOS ADDED
DJNOKTURN VS. DJJOHLOEMOE NOKTURN/JOELO. [ DOWNLOAD ]
PART ONE PEABRAIN [ DOWNLOAD ]
VOXEL TERRAIN DEMO QF4JTZ [ DOWNLOAD ]
CIRCLESCROLL 1000000BOYS [ DOWNLOAD ]
SEXXXY -P [ DOWNLOAD ]
EARTH TUMERIC [ DOWNLOAD ]

HOMEBREWN GAMES ADDED
BOMBERMAN DEMO SUBICE [ DOWNLOAD ]
PARK PARADISE VOL 1 ZONEGN [ DOWNLOAD ]
REPTON 3 N. CRUTCHLOW [ DOWNLOAD ]
CENTIPEDE GBA V0.2 SEAGAL [ DOWNLOAD ]

NEW TOOL: GBA FLINKER V1.4
What's new:

  • Added support for longer filenames.
  • Fixed bug where files the size of the cart overwrite the first 16 half-words of the cart. Thnx goes to Richard W for the code fix. Thanks Richard!
  • Fixed random lockup bug when programming Turbo carts.
  • Added -n option. Header is now repaired by default.
Click here to download.

NEW TOOL: GBA-INFO V0.7
Please read the info file for details.
Click here to download.

NEW TOOL: GBA UTIL V1.1
GBA UTIL V1.1 (DOS) [ DOWNLOAD ]
GBA UTIL V1.1 (WIN) [ DOWNLOAD ]