Can anyone name a stable and good GBA emulator?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by SonicRegret, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. SonicRegret
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    Currently, I am using Retroarch GPSP 1.6 stable, and whenever I play any game, even with the default configuration, the emulator always manages to crash and send me to a luma arm11 exception screen, or a total freeze of my 3ds. I have tried using mGBA as well, but it does not run as well as GPSP. Is there any emulator for GBA games that runs well and is stable? (VC is out of the question)
    I have tried these games, and they all experience the same problems,
    Sonic Advance 1,2,3, Drill Dozer, Final Fantasy Dawn of Souls, and Pokemon FireRed.
    They either crash at boot, or very early in the game when something like loading occurs, it's very infrequent, but it is guaranteed to happen at some point early in play.
    I use a new3DS with B9S and my clock speed at Clock+L2(note that no matter what speed I choose, the same problems persist). Luma V8.0.
     


  2. Lacius

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    Why is VC out of the question? It's the best way to run GBA games on the 3DS.
     
  3. SonicRegret
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    No save state support.
     
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    The gba virtual console
     
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    Not sure what your reasoning is, but this is a pro for me, I get tempted to cheat with save states
     
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    You're going to have to decide which is more important to you.
     
  8. SonicRegret
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    So I'm assuming that a stable GBA emulator with save states does not exist.
    Alright then.
     
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    Dude, just learn how to play the games normal
     
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    something maybe wrong with the twl flash if ur experiencing crashes. I've not tried any gba emulators, but the twl flash partition is how u run gba games if I'm not mistaken. it's for ds and dsi games as well. if u have problems running those games, check the twl flash. there's a small tutorial on using a clean twl flash, making it stock aside from the patches luma uses. u can find it if u look up twl loader on temp.

    also, I'm not sure if it works on the 3ds despite using the supercard dstwo, but it has a gba emulator with save states. u might look into that. u'll have to use that flash cart though.
     
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    I'll try that out, thank you very much for a response.
     
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    This is extremely incorrect. Where did you even get this info?
     
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    I read that the twl flash was responsible for gba emulation.
     
  14. MattKimura

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    There is no real GBA emulators for 3DS.

    There's RetroArch's GPSP which runs fullspeed, but it crashes at any random point so it's not trustworthy.

    Then there's mgba (NON Retroarch version), which can run simpler games fullspeed, but then struggles to run bigger games and just sounds horrible.

    The only choice we have is GBA VC. You should be thankful that the 3DS has a built in GBA chip, so even Old 3DS can handle GBA games perfectly with VC. I beat Final Fantasy 5 and 6 on VC, no save states needed. There's plenty of pre-made injects out there.
     
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    When using VC. And no, GBA uses the arm7 processor
     
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    Alright, I get it, thank you for all your responses, this thread is over.
     
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    Fairly certain TWL is responsible for the DS/DSi, and AGB the GBA.
     
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    sorry. I either misread or misremembered. I guess the op has no choice but using vc injects for the time being.
     
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    the problem with GBA vc is Pokemon Emerald erases your save after you beat the game even if you patch it correctly.
     
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    After the release of ORAS, people still play Emerald on the 3DS?
     
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