Game Boy Advance Emulator

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Game Boy Advance Emulator

Post by alexa9 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:20 am

I tried a few games with VisualBoy Advance: Shining Soul 2, Advance Wars, and Super Mario 3/World. Mario lagged a lot and made it unplayable but the other two games were great nostalgia. I wonder if I can adjust the settings somehow to get Mario to be playable. It just dawned on me that it could be my wireless keyboard delay but I don't think so.

I also looked up a DOS emulator but couldn't find many games I'm interested in. I'd love to find a Sega Genesis (I see Gen/GS for Ubuntu) or a SNES emulator (higan?) as well. Maybe the SNES emulator will run Mario better and solve my problem. Update: higan works great for Mario. Used a PS3 controller instead of the keyboard.

Found this thread on a Genesis emulator: viewtopic.php?t=132420
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Re: Game Boy Advance Emulator

Post by English Invader » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Kega Fusion is the best Mega Drive/Genesis emulator. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux and also emulates SG-1000, Master System, Game Gear, 32x and Mega/Sega CD. IMO the MD/Genesis emulation is so good it's virtually indistinguishable from the real hardware.

And SNES 9x would be preferable to Higan because it emulates all the custom graphics chips for games like Pilotwings, Super Mario Kart and Yoshi's Island while with Higan you have to install and configure the emulations for those custom chips yourself which can be quite tricky and time consuming.

You could also do a lot worse than BGB which emulates the original Gameboy and GBC to a better standard than Visual Boy Advance IMO. Not available on Linux natively but runs perfectly through Wine.

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