webOS Nation Forums >  Homebrew >  WebOS Internals > VisualBoyAdvance
VisualBoyAdvance
  Reply
Like Tree12Likes

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01/16/2010, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
Homebrew Developer
 
Posts: 351
VisualBoyAdvance
Announcing the first public release of VisualBoyAdvance for the pre

Brought to you by dtzWill (me).

Firstly,
Thanks to the entire webos-internals team for being awesome and helping provide the tools and knowledge to help make this happen.
Thanks to #webos-internals for their feedback and ideas.
In particular, big thanks to (no particular order)
rwhitby
cryptk
zsoc
Tag234
Sonic-NKT
and everyone else who helped this project with ideas and feedback.

This emulator plays
  • Gameboy
  • Gameboy Color
  • Gameboy Advance

The official wiki is here: Application:VBA - WebOS Internals


PLEASE READ THE WIKI
BEFORE POSTING


pretty please?

Lots of work has gone into what we have so far, see the wiki for more details and an official changelog.


Finally, I've spent a LOT of time on this for you all to enjoy, and am giving it away for free!

If you find it useful, please consider buying the app in the App Catalog.

Alternatively, you may choose to Donate
Donations will be much appreciated and all go back into development.

Please post questions/suggestions/comments please and I'll address them as I can.

Happy gaming!

Last edited by dtzWill; 08/21/2010 at 02:51 AM. Reason: app catalog
dtzWill is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked by mrxff likes this.
Old 01/16/2010, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
rdethree's Avatar
 
Posts: 104
Can not wait until this hits Preware! I definitely will be donating!
rdethree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 07:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 370
Great to see this released glad i could help a bit!

PS: any improvements to the version in the testing feed?

EDIT: ok some :
1.0.1 : Small performance boost, public release
Sonic-NKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
Homebrew Developer
 
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic-NKT View Post
Great to see this released glad i could help a bit!

PS: any improvements to the version in the testing feed?
Should be a little faster, testing yielded ~10% faster in my testing (for GBA), but I can't test everything so YMMV.
__________________
Quake
thread
VisualBoyAdvance
thread App Cat
X11/XServer/Xterm
thread
SuperNES
thread App Cat


If you like my work, please consider donating or buying VBA!
dtzWill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 08:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
jokerzwyld77's Avatar
 
Posts: 151
Just downloaded..works great...Played Kingdom Hearts for GBA and worked fine(withno sound)...and Mario Tennis for GBA (again, no sound) but great job...Will be donating. thank you
jokerzwyld77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Homebrew Developer
 
ShiftyAxel's Avatar
 
Posts: 760
Fantastic, works really well for GB/C games, haven't tried any GBA ones yet. Is there any way to rebind the controls? I'd like to change WASD to EWSD so I'm able to do diagonal presses.
__________________
webOS Ports' UI Architect & luna-sysmgr guru.
ShiftyAxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 09:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 370
Controls are hardcoded in the current version, maybe in the future there will be a option to edit those, atleast in config file?
Sonic-NKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 10:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
Homebrew Developer
 
Tibfib's Avatar
 
Posts: 345
I will be testing many GBA games and report their compatibility here, and hopefully the wiki as well.


Great job on the emulator.


EDIT: Best app ever. It runs Fire Emblem extremely well. BEST. GAME. EVER.
__________________

Countdown Puzzles | Koto Player | Spaz HD

Last edited by Tibfib; 01/16/2010 at 10:46 AM.
Tibfib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 10:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
Homebrew Developer
 
ShiftyAxel's Avatar
 
Posts: 760
Is there any chance of you setting it up for portrait mode (in terms of notifications etc.) seeing as you have to use the keyboard? Also, a portrait rom selector would be muchly appreciated. Fantastic work, I'm having a great time playing Bionic Commando and Link's Awakening DX!
__________________
webOS Ports' UI Architect & luna-sysmgr guru.
ShiftyAxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 10:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 304
About the donations, I was donating to WebOS internals every time because I tought the money will go to all of you. Perhaps you should consider this... It's unfair to donate individually because I love the work of all of the WebOS internals guys. You should come out with a common account and share the money of that account according internal rules.
glorifiedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 10:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 332
Wooo! Zelda, mario, metroid!
dirtygreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 10:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 84
I've tried it with pokemon yellow, prince of persia, and nba jam te. All work smooth. Video and audio playback is perfect. Saving works.

Thanks for all the hardwork guys!
darkcovers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 11:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
sole_elite_xx3's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivan1.ruiz View Post
I did the same thing
did it work for you ?
sole_elite_xx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 11:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Klubhead's Avatar
 
Posts: 192
thiiiiiiis is awesome.. amazing work! im so psyched right now.. btw Snood for GBA world phenomenally without sound
Klubhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 11:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 370
I Added several YouTube Videos to the wikipage:
Mario Kart Advance: YouTube - VBA for Palm Pre 1.0.1 running Mario Kart
Zelda DX: YouTube - VBA on Palm Pre running Zelda DX
Pokemon Crystal: YouTube - VBA for Palm Pre 1.0.1 running Pokemon Crystal
Super Mario Land 2: YouTube - VBA for Palm Pre 1.0.1 running Super Mario Land 2
Sonic-NKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked By: arsenalrule
Old 01/16/2010, 12:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 370
Why not ask google?
You shouldnt post links to rom sites on this forum. its like posting Commercial AppCatalog Apps.
Sonic-NKT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 12:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 177
i got it to work..sims bustin out is a great game...wish it was in landscape mode tho...
dannydos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 01:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 
Erckul's Avatar
 
Posts: 137
got mario kart super circuit to work, but it is not in full screen. I noticed that it is on YouTube. any suggestions as to what I need to fix? I did all of my transfers with a PC.
Erckul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 01:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
sole_elite_xx3's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by ivan1.ruiz View Post
yes it did. I downloaded them to the cmputer and unzip them to the pre usb then used internalz to move it to VBA roms
well yeah it works like that I was trying to download it with no use of a computer just doing everything on the pre.
sole_elite_xx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01/16/2010, 02:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
Posts: 89
YAY thank you for this, I loved VBA on my PC, im setting everything up on the pre now, and will definately donate if I like the funcionality +10 for VBA
AdmiralRaptor is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked By: brandon bailey
Reply

 

Tags
dtzwill, games

Thread Tools
Display Modes



 


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0