Best GBA emulators ?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Hacking & Homebrew' started by nxtgamer, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. nxtgamer
    OP

    nxtgamer GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    178
    22
    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    Hi I just wanna know what the best and fastest GBA emulator for Ps Vita.
     
  2. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    433
    145
    Dec 9, 2015
    United States
    Earth, GBAtemp
    mgba is better but slightly slower
    gpsp is significantly lower quality and slightly faster (requires vhbl)
     
  3. demounit

    demounit GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    257
    153
    Aug 18, 2016
    mgba, vba next and gpsp in retroarch. though i've never gotten gpsp to launch a game.

    none of the emulators run the game i've tried on them super well all the time. for example golden sun gets really choppy during battle animations.

    excited for the progress of the scene!

    this is all on 3.60 btw.
     
  4. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    752
    333
    Jul 16, 2016
    Germany
    In terms of native GBA emulators there is mGBA, gpsp (from RetroArch) and vba (from RetroArch).
    I still get the best results with mGBA (even if alot of people say the gpsp would be better by now).

    There is a gpsp version in RetroArch now...

    Edit: btw next time you can look here ;)
     
    Last edited by VitaType, Aug 23, 2016
  5. demounit

    demounit GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    257
    153
    Aug 18, 2016
    vitatype, i haven't gotten gpsp to load a game in retroarch. could you test yours to see if it loads golden sun?
     
  6. hii915

    hii915 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    433
    145
    Dec 9, 2015
    United States
    Earth, GBAtemp
    I know but last I checked the VHBL version ran much better
     
  7. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    752
    333
    Jul 16, 2016
    Germany
    You need to install a GBA BIOS (the file is called gba_bios.bin)
     
    demounit likes this.
  8. nxtgamer
    OP

    nxtgamer GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    178
    22
    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    That makes it worse then Mgba and Vba since you need to just install those.
     
  9. demounit

    demounit GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    257
    153
    Aug 18, 2016
    yay it works! now to see if the battles lag...
     
  10. nxtgamer
    OP

    nxtgamer GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    178
    22
    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    Please tell us how fast the emulator is. Also is VBA Virtual Boy Emulator ?
     
  11. demounit

    demounit GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    257
    153
    Aug 18, 2016
    yea the battles still lag in golden sun. all three emulators run the game exactly the same. they appear to be of equal quality at this point. i haven't tried too many games though, mainly just want to play golden sun.

    and im not sure what vba stands for but it definitely plays gba games.
     
  12. VitaType

    VitaType GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    752
    333
    Jul 16, 2016
    Germany
    No, if you want a VirtualBoy emulator the only options is mednafen_vb_libretro.vpk from RetroArch atm.
    It is a port of VisualBoyAdvance a GBA emulator.
     
    Last edited by VitaType, Aug 23, 2016
  13. ObeSeeker

    ObeSeeker Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    56
    21
    Jan 11, 2013
    United States
    I'm starting to think that emulating golden sun well is a sign that the emulator is badass. Mgba has alot of potential except those graphical bugs are legit gamebreaking.
     
    demounit likes this.
  14. demounit

    demounit GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    257
    153
    Aug 18, 2016
    once golden sun can be emulated flawlessly we will have our golden emulator.
     
  15. nxtgamer
    OP

    nxtgamer GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    178
    22
    Feb 18, 2016
    United States
    Is it good ? And does it have cheats ?