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Review of Qbus Flash Writer and 256mb Cart
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Features and Info
QBus is the next generation game platform. Use it to burn
backups, use it as a PC gamepad, to play movies, music, and
all your favorite games - all in one simple device. GBA Flash
Writer Qbus is a GBA flashwriter, cartridge, and a GB simulator
Qbus Flash Card is a programmable flash memory cartridge
- GBA compatible cartridge. Qboy is a driver of Qbus flash
writer, a software of auto-connecting the users PC to a game
server which owns more than 1800 GBA games, to make searching
for GBA games much easier as well writing the games into the
Qbus flash cart
Users can swap the newest GBA games from a dedicated website:
www.anyplay.net provided by Qboy and then flash the games
into the Qbus flash card to being played under GBA, GBA SP
The Qbus can be used by plugging it into the PC USB Port.
The Qbus itself works like a real GBA joypad and users can
enjoy all the games provided by the Qboy on the PC. Qbus Functions:
Playing GBA Games
Enjoy the latest function anytime
Listening to MP3Only Qbus lets you do all of this with one
Featuring over 2000 of the latest games, movies, and music
Power search feature using more options.
New software means you don't need to charge the device at
Simple, speedy and convenient.
Auto-update online, enjoy the latest functions anytime.
Kids or adults can use it quickly.
There are two color styles: Blue-white & Red-white.
When i first heard of the
Qbus i was really intrigued and wondered if the product
itself could live up to the description given, Well heres
The Qbus set contains a USB lead, 256mb Flash Cart, A GBA
Pad that also acts as a Flash Writer Unit so no need for a
Game Boy Advance, finally a Driver CD/Installation Disk.
Installation was a breeze, first off i connected the Flash
cart into the GBAPad/Flash Writer and then the USB Lead to
the Unit and then to a Spare USB slot on the PC, one word
of warning - Always connect directly to your PC and not to
a USB Hub as problems may occur.
Next was to install the CD Drivers and Program. The program
came up automatically and it was a case of just clicking next
and ok till it was installed. I then disconnected the USB
Lead and reconnected, straight away it found the Gamepad and
writer and so far so very good.
The QBOY Application
Clicking on the QBOY app that was installed opened a window
that first connected ( you will need an internet connection)
and then the screen opened into a search window of sorts where
you could search manually for GBA Roms and also Movie/Cartoon
Files and Music Videos and also MP3s, There was around 2000
Roms and other files to download, i tried a mixture of Games,
Movie Files and Music Videos, clicking download started the
download to the PC, the download itself was rather quick for
all 3 files i was testing.
Once Finished downloading you click on My Favourites and
then its gets very interesting because thats when the Gameboy
Advance Pad kicks in, basically you can try all the games
before you flash to a cart and to be very honest the GBA Pad
was excellent, playing Mario Kart on it was great and much
better than any normal controller you get for PC, (remember
that you can use the joypad free of the QBoy App, great for
visual Boy advance gaming.) The Joypad is a lighter version
of the GBA (old version not SP) but its perfect for all GBA
emulators on PC. Once you have tried the games the next move
is to Write the games/movies etc to your Flash Cart. The selection
process was easy, infact it was childs play just a few clicks
then onto the Write Flash Button.
Writing to the Flash Cart seemed very Quick, much quicker
than XG Flash Turbo and Gcube although a similiar speed to
F2A Cards, one impressive feature is that any save games you
create on the GBA emulator will be written to the Cart if
you require it.
Testing on the GBA & Nintendo DS
Booting up with both my GBA SP and Nintendo DS i was greeted
with a plain screen with the 3 files i had written to the
Flash Cart, now onto testing time, first up was Mario Kart
GBA and it played perfect on both the GBA and Nintendo DS
with full save game compatibility. Next to try was the Matrix
Trailer i had downloaded, i was surprised by the picture quality
of the trailer to say it was running on the GBA/DS without
any additional Hardware, the sound wasnt perfect but proper
encoding would sort that out, needless to say i was impressed
once more. My Final test was the Music Video file i downloaded
and like the Movie Trailer the sound wasnt perfect but still
watchable and downloadable and on both the GameBoy Advance
SP and Nintendo DS.
GBA Gamepad - Excellent as a Flash Writer and even more so
as a GBA Gamepad.
QBoy App- All the downloads are there to download and play/Trial
when ever you need them.
To say i was impressed with this flash cart/writer/gamepad
set is an understatement, the set far exceeded my expectations
and is by far the easiest Flash Cart i have had to try for
the GameBoy Advance.
I give the Qbus a very good 9/10 for an excellent product,
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