The GBA cart adapter design makes it simple to swap between several lower-priced GBA flash carts for game storage. Granted, I think using a large sram and a removable media interface is better, but the design is at least rational for a company that produces GBA flash carts by the ton.
All hardware and software is buggy when sold. It's just a matter of degree and willingness of the manufacturer to admit it and/or make updates available. NeoFlash has been pretty good about taking care of bugs.why at the day 1 the cart was so stupidly buggy?
Look at the Everdrive-MD... it's gone through more than a dozen hardware updates for bugs and features, and almost two dozen updates for the "OS" (the menu). The first Everdrive sold only worked on certain Model 1 and 2 consoles, didn't work for or on the 32X or for SMS games, and misidentified most roms. It was a real mess. It got better fast, but if you had the first few revs and no ByteBlaster cable, you were pretty screwed.
I think NeoFlash is trying to find another market for all their left over GBA flash carts. :Dwhy I should buy another card for sd support?
This is the main valid complaint - the PC client software is slow, buggy, and not updated very fast. I'm hoping more folks will help with madmonkey's open source client to make it a viable alternative.why is slow as hell and takes 15 minutes to burn 64MB??
why the computer software is so buggy and for new releases it takes AGES?
Well, me, conle, mic, and madmonkey. None of us work for NeoFlash; we just bought one or more of their carts and felt like we could help make it better for everyone quicker than NeoFlash was taking.The menu development is on ChillyWilly's hands, I respect his work, but as far as I know is voluntary work for someone that plans to earn money by selling awful flash cards. The menu is built, all the time, going around the desing flaws of neo cart.
The only core upgrade so far for better performance was on the SNES Myth. The updates to the N64 Myth are strictly bugs in save mem emulation. The only update at all to the MD Myth was a change for running SMS games from SD card.Sometime was needing to upgrade the core, that requires extra hardware to buy, for better performance.
Besides, there are folks on the NeoFlash board who are willing to update a person's cart for them for free. Also, the updates on the N64 Myth are not strictly needed since you can always plug a cart with the proper type of save mem into the N64 Myth and set the save mem to use the external cart.
The biggest problem with the Neo Myth carts besides the PC client software is the price. I'm hoping the competition from this cart will drive the price of the N64 Myth down, and vice versa... get a little price war going so people can get a cart for the N64 for a decent price. Even $200 for this cart is too much for many people.