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Eon-Rider
December 28th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Some of you may have seen my blog entry (http://www.pokecommunity.com/blog.php?b=1041) I made yesterday. I'm currently having trouble making what I'm trying to do work possibly because I only have one GBA handheld console. As I mentioned in the updated text of my blog entry, I realised the process would not work because the DS is missing some hardware involving the link cable.

I'm requesting someone with an e-Reader to have it inserted in the DS Lite and to connect it to any compatible GBA game to see whether or not it works.

I personally have tried it myself with two different DS Lites and my Sapphire game in my GBA SP doesn't seem to respond at all. I have even tried to transfer a berry from one of the e-Card berries and the same happens.

There are currently four different scenarios:

My link cable is broken
My e-Reader has become corrupt from the restoring of the Eon Ticket save
The DS Lite isn't compatible
The link cable ports are screwed in some way


* Has a feeling no one will respond.

Delta Stream
December 28th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Some of you may have seen my blog entry (http://www.pokecommunity.com/blog.php?b=1041) I made yesterday. I'm currently having trouble making what I'm trying to do work possibly because I only have one GBA handheld console. As I mentioned in the updated text of my blog entry, I realised the process would not work because the DS is missing some hardware involving the link cable.

I'm requesting someone with an e-Reader to have it inserted in the DS Lite and to connect it to any compatible GBA game to see whether or not it works.

I personally have tried it myself with two different DS Lites and my Sapphire game in my GBA SP doesn't seem to respond at all. I have even tried to transfer a berry from one of the e-Card berries and the same happens.


There are currently four different scenarios:

My link cable is broken
My e-Reader has become corrupt from the restoring of the Eon Ticket save
The DS Lite isn't compatible
The link cable ports are screwed in some way

* Has a feeling no one will respond.
the e-Reader is for gameboy advance, right? And you have a DS Lite, right? The DS Lite is not compatible unless someone makes a fake. You can try finding one, But if they do exist, I think they are R A R E.

Eon-Rider
December 28th, 2008, 06:55 AM
the e-Reader is for gameboy advance, right? And you have a DS Lite, right? The DS Lite is not compatible unless someone makes a fake. You can try finding one, But if they do exist, I think they are R A R E.

The e-Reader is compatible with the DS Lite, partially anyway in my theory. There are even multiple sources on the internet. Realistically, the e-Reader is just another GBA cartridge so there isn't any reason why it shouldn't work with the DS Lite. I bought my e-Reader a long time ago in a retail store when it just came out in Australia and I know my e-Reader is definitely genuine.

Ayano Katagiri
December 28th, 2008, 07:01 AM
Don't know if it's any help Eon-Rider, but Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_e-Reader) does have a small section on it if you haven't already seen it.

The e-Reader can connect to the DS Lite, but not the original DS. The e-Reader can however be modified to fit into the original DS. In either case, there is no support for linking features, as neither system has a link cable port. The e-Reader does not show up on the DS as a GBA game, nor does it appear to be recognized. It can be used however, by booting a standard GBA game, and then quickly swapping the game cartridge with the e-Reader.

Good luck in getting it to work.

Eon-Rider
December 28th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the attempted help but it doesn't relate to my situation in anyway. =P

I'm already into the actual e-Reader menu which is what the bolded sentence is explaining. I did find that paragraph slightly unusual though. It states that the DS will not recognise the e-Reader yet both of my DS Lites do recognise it. I saw a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5_21vexNFw) of someone running an e-Reader in their DS Lite and their DS Lite recognised it likewise.

There is a more significant sentence in the paragraph you provided though.
In either case, there is no support for linking features, as neither system has a link cable port.
This is the sentence I have been puzzled over since my attempt at transferring the card did not work. Sure the DS does not have a link cable port but the e-Reader does and that's what the manual even states to use when connecting to another GBA.

Forci Stikane
December 29th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Yes, the e-Reader can and always has been able to connect to the DS Lite as a stand-alone device. However...

This is the sentence I have been puzzled over since my attempt at transferring the card did not work. Sure the DS does not have a link cable port but the e-Reader does and that's what the manual even states to use when connecting to another GBA.

...It could be that the e-Reader has to use something in the GBA link software in order to connect, as the second Link connection on the e-Reader is usually plugged into the Game Boy Advance port during use. Without a link port of its own, the DS Lite cannot fulfill this role and thus you are unable to use it to send over the Eon Ticket. I believe this would technically make your fourth scenario the case here.

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 29th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Yes, the e-Reader can and always has been able to connect to the DS Lite as a stand-alone device. However...



...It could be that the e-Reader has to use something in the GBA link software in order to connect, as the second Link connection on the e-Reader is usually plugged into the Game Boy Advance port during use. Without a link port of its own, the DS Lite cannot fulfill this role and thus you are unable to use it to send over the Eon Ticket. I believe this would technically make your fourth scenario the case here.
I'll add to this. The link cable port in the e-Reader is merely an extension to the Game Boy Advance port and cannot perform any linking functions on its own without being connected with the game and the hardware. The e-Reader unit itself does not utilise the GBA port in itself. (An extension cable doesn't work without something to extend. The e-Reader ext. port is hence extending nothing.)

Eon-Rider
December 30th, 2008, 09:48 AM
Ah! Thank you. I think I'll buy a Game Boy Micro soon if they still sell those in Australia.