Best GBA emulator?

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  1. Lan Hikari
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    I searched this forum to see if anyone has asked this and they hadn't.
    What is the best GBA emulator framerate-wise for O3DSXL without using a flash cart? I am on 10.5 non-emuNAND (feelsbadman.jpeg).
     
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    From what I've read, the only way to get food FPS on an old 3ds is to use the virtual console injection method. Since you can't cause you're on 10.5, I guess a 3dsx from homebrew, but that would be soooo bad.

    Maybe someone else might be able to chime with from actual experience.
     
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    I like to use CitraGBA
     
  4. Drew That Gamer

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    Best emulator in my opinion on o3ds is gpSP RetroArch.
     
  5. Lan Hikari
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    Is that the same as CitrAGB?
     
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    Yeah, I got the name wrong
     
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    I'm trying my roms on it and the framerate isn't working for me as it's like 10fps. Any others?
     
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    The only GBA emulators for 3DS I'm aware of are gpSP, mGBA, and CitrAGB. Not sure about FPS comparison though.
     
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    Oh ok, thanks anyways!
     
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    from what I've seen the o3ds XL is just not fast enough to emulate many gba games (like the battle network series)

    if you have CFW, you can inject to vc, that's the best way, as it runs at full speed, even though that's not really software emulation. (no save states, no sleep mode, extracting Saves is a pain, etc)

    I've heard that gpSP's cia version gives better performance,

    but I'd say if you have a little extra cash getting a DStwo is the way to go, it's like an r4 flash cart but has a built in extra CPU, it can emulate GBA and SNES games very well,
    with the GBA emulator, you get:
    • 'Emulated' 60fps,
    • Real time clock! (great for pokemon rom hacks, and for rockmanexe 4.5!)
    • Uses a standard save format, (easy transition from emu to 3ds)
    • Supports save states
    • Supports sleep mode
    • dsTWO works on any 3ds version, as well as DSi/dslite/dsPhat, not hacking, modding or CFW required.
    The downside is it cost about $40 :-/
     
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  11. Lan Hikari
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    Oh! OK, I'll try to save up for one of those!
     
  12. TecXero

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    For now, RetroArch's gpSP is your best bet. There's a few games that run fullspeed on it with o3DS, but not many.