Best options for play gb/gbc/gba games on 3ds

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Zap2000, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:31 AM.

  1. Zap2000
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    What’s the Best options for play gb/gbc/gba games on 3ds for best play back smooth etc?
    I have a new 3ds
     
  2. emcintosh

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    Best performance would probably be the existing Virtual Console - you can inject other games using this: https://gbatemp.net/threads/discussion-new-super-ultimate-injector-nsui.500376/

    If you want extra features like save states, fast forward, button remapping, scaling options, you will need emulators. I use GameYob for GB/C: https://gbatemp.net/threads/gameyob-3ds-gb-c-emu.372523/
    and mGBA for GBA: https://mgba.io/downloads.html

     
  3. bobdown

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    Retroarch gambete for GB gbc
    Gameyob IS pretty good Also (a ds homebrew though, look for cia installer)
    For GBA, still thé best IS mgba.

    Cheers
     
  4. emcintosh

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    IIRC the DS version of GameYob runs slightly more smoothly than the 3DS port - less slowdown, fewer sound problems. But you're then scaling the picture again by 1.25x to fill the 3DS screen, so it will look a bit worse.

     
  5. bobdown

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    With n3ds, GB or gbc emulation IS fast.
    Performance Problems Come only with GBA and ps1 emulation.
     
  6. Dodain47

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  7. Rahkeesh

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    gPSP with retroarch isn't a bad option for GBA. The dynarec will crash, so you have to turn that off in the core options unfortunately. Even so, many games that are just shy of fullspeed in mGBA run smoothly in gPSP, so its another option.

    You can also use GBARunner2 via Twilightmenu, which runs games fast (sometimes too fast, even), although they audio tends to be laggy or desynched. This also uses DSi mode so the scaling will be kind of funky unless you disable it by holding start. There's no save states either like a real emulator. Still, its a convenient way to play through roms that are too slow for the emulators.

    Ultimately the VC injects for GBA are on a different level from other VCs, because they run the games "natively" more like backwards compatability than a full emulator. This means they run extremely accurately and have minimal input lag. It can just be a bit of pain individually injecting every rom and dumping/injecting saves, but it does offer the best results by a mile.
     
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