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    Is there any way to get Visual Boy Advance on the touchpad? even the scaled-up phone PDK version would be fine since it has to scale up the game anyway.
    It doesn't seem to show up in Preware anymore and is unavailable in the App Catalog for purchase, but I still have it on my pre.

    Does anyone know how to get VBA on the touchpad?
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    You can construct an ipk for yourself, since VBA is open-source. I'll post more details later if you need help with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsanchez1 View Post
    You can construct an ipk for yourself, since VBA is open-source. I'll post more details later if you need help with it.

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    Thank you so much. That would be fantastic.
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    Hi,

    You can definitely build VBA for the touchpad, but for a number of reasons it's barely usable.

    Actual *gameplay* is great on the touchpad's great screen and fast processor, but the rest is a big mess that doesn't scale well in its current form.

    Once I have time to address these issues, I'll push the update to preware and app catalog as usual.

    On the rough Touchpad-TODO are things like upgrading the skins to make sense for the larger screen, and misc other improvements.

    Regarding *when* I don't expect to have time to sit down and do this for a few weeks, sorry!
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    okay. Well, for the original VBA I made my own skin, so my plan was, if I could package it, to just remake it is mind that it would be blown up to 1024x768 and play from there, but if you plan on working on it for an actual release, I can definitely wait.
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    Any Updates on this? I read this about a month ago and hope there would be something for the touchpad by now?

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    I'm seconding synplex, any updates? Even a simple 2x or 3x scaler would be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkNiGHTS View Post
    I'm seconding synplex, any updates? Even a simple 2x or 3x scaler would be perfect.
    I usually play at 2x anyways, so scale shouldn't really be an issue, just need a simple skin to wrap around the 2x.
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    Niceeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    Can't wait for this either--I'd love to be able to play Fire Emblem on my TouchPad.
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    I'd like this on the touchpad as well
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    Emulation on a tablet sized device I imagine is a great experience. Probably even better than the original portable devices. And for at home platforms a great way to play those games on the go. I've been using my netbook with a logitech game controller to play games on emulators when I am away from home on trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneRyno View Post
    Emulation on a tablet sized device I imagine is a great experience. Probably even better than the original portable devices. And for at home platforms a great way to play those games on the go. I've been using my netbook with a logitech game controller to play games on emulators when I am away from home on trips.
    Emulation really isn't that great on a tablet control-wise. I expect we shall see the ultimate emulation device in a few months. PS Vita.
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    Just checking in for an update!
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    same^
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    i think full screen portrait mode would be pretty sweet for gba/nds gaming
    now, controlling the games might not be so great
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    snes emulator is great. Gba would be sweet.
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    I would def love this!
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    Lets not let this fade away!
    ANyone know how to make a skin for VBA for the touchpad?
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    I would assume the same process as for the pre/pre+, but it has been so long since I glanced at that info I don't remember anything about how they were made. But I'm assuming they use resolution coordinates.
    As requested: for my works on webOS patches and apps. Twitter: @larryboytw Patches: Small icons browser start page, 5x5 launcher. I have an AAS CIS Programming degree. I enjoy working on open source projects and alpha and beta testing.
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