Are there any GBA emulators that can run without being slow?

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  1. Seiji Tanaka
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    I have a version and want to play GBA, but the mGba emulators runs very slow when I try to play Pokemon Firered. The sound is lagging too. Do you know any fix for this or any emulators that can run faster?

    Sorry if I posted this wrong, I'm new to the forum.
     


  2. koffieleut

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    Haven't had much problems with mgba when playing sonic advance, Crash Bandicoot and Rayman. They all worked very well.
    You can try gpsp retroarch
    Core.
     
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    Try gPsp.
    Use a bios and I recommend to turn off sound.
     
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    Isn't a bios included in the emulator? Sorry for my beginner questions, I don't know much about this.
     
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    Nope. You have to get one from Google, we aren't allowed to link them.
     
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    The emulators I've used have worked without a BIOS file, but maybe they work better with it. Thank you thank you for the help.
     
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    mGBA works without one, but gpSP needs one.
     
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    Ahhh. Thank you for telling me.
     
  9. Seita

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    What's your 3ds model and what firmware version is it?
     
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    I have a 9.9 version old3ds.
     
  11. Seita

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    Unfortunately, ol3ds is very slow with your 3ds firmware. GBA emulation is working best on N3ds or O3ds firmware 9.2>
     
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    On O3DS over firmware 9.2, I'd recommend just waiting a year or so. A lot of homebrew is still in early stages of development and you're using the least ideal setup (outside of not having access to homebrew at all).
     
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    Aaah. Is that because of kernel access?

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    What do you mean by least ideal setup? How can I set it up better?
     
  14. Seita

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    Yes. With kernel access, you can have perfect GBA emulation because you won't even need an emulator. GBA games can be converted to .cia format.
     
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    It goes something like this: O3DS over 9.2 < O3DS on 9.2 < N3DS over 9.2 < N3DS on 9.2. It's extremely boiled down, but that should give you the basic idea.
     
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  16. Seiji Tanaka
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    So sad. I wish I had not updated my 3ds a year ago.
     
  17. Jacklack3

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    Don't worry! I updated my 3DS to 10.3 and dont have any entrypoints yet. So don't feel too sad!
     
  18. swaggon

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    Even on New 3DS, Fire Red and Leaf Green are both extremely slow using the latest retroarch emulators.
     
  19. GBATEMPAccountHax

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    so is there a frameskip option in gpsp I'm missing? I'm getting 33~ FPS on emerald, o3ds and with 1 or 2 frameskip it'd be absolutely playable.
     
  20. hacksn5s4

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    the psp can run full speed and its less powerful then a 3ds and a 3ds without kernal still has acess to more ram the psp even has the homebrews very new as well on 3ds psps been out for a long while