Talk:Visual Boy Advance GX

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Bug Reports

Speed/sound issues (fixed)

There are currently known speed and sound issues with this emulator. --Tantric 06:39, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Corrected in 1.0.1 version -Yod4z 18 september 2008 GMT+1 11:29

Savetype Issues

When running Super Mario Advance 4 (SMB3) It won't boot, stating the save data is corrupted. This suggests that you need a placeholder save in order to start the game, but that's not very intuitive.

VBA should probably load a "default" save for each title, or let the user configure the save-type for each game (like the windows VBA) if auto-detection is not possible. Nago 19:04, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Pokemon-Games don´t work!

Pls let me know, if theres a chance to start Games like Pokemon Emerald or Firered on VBA GX? Every time i want to load it...i took much time, and then there was just a white screen! hope that youre working on it, much thx! pls reply here!

This is due to the savetype issue I have identified below. VBA GX uses a default sav file of 64kb. However, Pokemon games require an "unusual" 128kb: the maximum for GBA games is naturally 64kb, 128kb games are sort of a hack. This means that games need either the ability to specify 128kb saves manually, VBA GX needs an autodetect for games that use 128kb saves, or VBA GX should use 128kb saves by default. Nago 17:49, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

GBA L and R buttons don't work (fixed)

With the version 1.0.0 the Button L and R can't be mapped. Tried with doom II and classic and wiimote controls. -Yod4z GMT+1 22:26

Fixed in 1.0.1 version Yod4z 18 september 2008 GMT+1 11:30

Main Menu BG Screen Flicker

The new Main Menu's background in version 1.0.1 is constantly flickering, possibly seizure inducing for people sensitive to it. SMR Kurosan 21:23, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Probably due to the fine comb of the background image being resized poorly for your television. It looks fine on my LCD. (16:9, component out.) Nago 02:31, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Sounds plausible. Hopefully something gets done about it soon. SMR Kurosan 08:42, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

In-Game Controls (fixed)

The In-Game controls appear not to be functioning correctly (Tested with Classic Controller and Gamecube Controller.) IE, In Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow, the B button causes the character to attack left, use his subweapon (UP + B) and use his 'R Button' attack all at once. While the A Button appears to act as SELECT, despite the Select button functioning perfectly. SMR Kurosan 21:23, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

After completely wiping and reinstalling VBA GX, the problem appears to be solved. I suspect an XML file left over from my previous installation of 1.0.0 to have been the source of the problem. SMR Kurosan 08:46, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Yes, if you have used the 1.0.0 version and next juste put 1.0.1 verions on your SD card without removing the vbagx.xml file the controls for A and B buttons are note correct. Please before laucnh new version delete your old xml config file from /vbax/save directory on the root of your SD card. -Yod4z 19 september 2008 12:24 GMT+1

Feature Requests

Use real cartridges?

What do you think of using real cartridges? Could the GBA connected with the Wii through this cable load cartridges to the Wii? Or maybe through Datels Gameboy Player? I ask this, because I don't like the idea of downloading ROMs of games I already own (and do not want to start again). --Woku 07:58, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

I do not think you will be able to obtain a rom image from a cable such as that. The OS of the GBA/GBASP/GBMicro has a specific purpose, and it is very unlikely you'd be able to use a cable for this purpose unless you had a modified firmware or something on your GBA, which... doesn't really exist. You can purchase a linker for GBA carts if you'd choose to prefer to make your own backups instead of downloading them, however. (I own two for this purpose myself.) Nago 16:15, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
And what about this thing: ? The disc seemingly only works as an emulator, too, but our could be much better. Well, how much does an linker cost? --Woku 07:58, 21 September 2008 (UTC)


RTC (Real Time Clock) Support

Am I dreaming? It seems as though VBA GX supports the RTC for Pokemon Emerald without additional configuration. I am not playing a patched or clockfixed version of Emerald, however I never get the "Battery Dry" message. This is really impressive :) Maybe this should be added to the features list on the wiki? Nago 22:07, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

buttons acting weird!!!

the 2 button in pokemon ruby acts like start, and in all games pressing 1 the cracters actt weird... Can anyone solve this???

Read -Yod4z 21 september 2008 12:58 GMT+1