Wrapping up Gen3 updates, and something new!

Posted by Benjamin Grimmett on

As of today, Software and Firmware are at v3.15. This release now supports ALL GBA save types, SRAM, FLASH, FRAM and EEPROM in all available sizes. It supports the dumping of all* GBA ROM's both bootleg and commercial.

GB/C support has been complete for some time now and I'm pretty happy with the flash cart support. I still want to add support for nanoloop carts though getting hold of one is proving problematic.

There are still one or two features I will add to Joey's software like better GBA cart size detection and a foolproof way to stop the dumping of Flash Saves on a SRAM cart (Don't do it!) The last update for Joey will stop at v3.16 and should be out in the next week or two. Of course, if you find bugs, a new flash cart or compatibility issues, contact me and I'll do a snappy update.

*one particular type of bootleg GBA cart actually contains copy protection! This is truly amazing and I'll be documenting the reversal of copy protection in the coming weeks.

NEW NEW NEW! I'll be releasing a NES cart dumper in the coming weeks. It will be in the same style as the Gen3 Joey both physically and the GUI. Cart Mapper auto-detection will be one of its features alongside auto iNES header generation, super fast dumping, save dumping and writing and even flashing of compatible carts. Like the Gen3 Joey, compatibility will start off quite limited but rapidly develop until all mappers are supported!

Check back for updates!


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15 comments

  • What is the added value of the product with the LED indicator lights? And the one that is half-sized?

    Nathan on
  • I’m having trouble finding the setup.exe file. I updated the driver to the latest version, but can’t find the compiler software on the website. Should the multi-rom compiler have this setup file in it? When I unzip the multi-rom compiler I only get two unreadable files. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Ken Klinger on
  • Hironiemus, Many of the newer GBA clones from China can be reflashed, you may need to add a battery if you want to use save games on there (Yes, even if pokemon saves without a battery, you need a battery unless your ROM has been patched to write directly to the game flash IC)

    GB clones from China are almost entirely NOT re-flashable without modification. This varies from a few solder points, to removing and retracing the PCB to enable flashing. There are sooooo many variations of bootleg cart out there. If you are comfortable with a soldering iron and working with TTSOP packages, any bootleg cart is reflashable!

    BennVenn on
  • Hi Ben, can I reflash GBA and GB cartridges from China with the joebags? Or should I ask if it is or will be supported?

    Hironiemus on
  • Hi BennVenn, I cant dump all my carts/saves because the latest JoeyJoeBags I can run is v3_11. Versions 3_15 and up will not run. I have tested the exe on x86 (Win XP) and on x64 (Win 7)

    Anonymous on

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