Dedicated Virtual Boy Emulator for 3DS in the works!

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Fire-WSP, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Fire-WSP
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    It finally happened! GuyPerfect from the Planet Virtual Boy Community ( http://www.planetvb.com )
    has started to work on a dedicated Virtual Boy Emulator for Nintendo 3DS.
    I found this recent thread on their forums:
    http://www.planetvb.com/modules/new..._id=7067&forum=2&post_id=40232#forumpost40232

    I was waiting for this for a long time. The Virtual Boy is a flawed system but it had some nice games.
    Virtual Wario Land for example is a forgotten gem.

    There are already two Virtual Boy emulation solutions for 3DS out there.
    MednafenVB with retroarch or a port of Red Dragon. Unfortunately very incomplete and not able to play the official games in a good way.
    Both solutions are slow. The VB requires 50fps. I think 3D was also a problem with at least one of them.

    GuyPerfect is describing his project in great detail here:
    http://perfectkiosk.net/
    I am a coding noob but it sounds quite solid.
     
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    R3D Dragon was quite nice, I wished it was continued...
     
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    I hope it brings 3d functionality for the titles
     
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    3d functionality is one of the main goals of this project.
     
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    If so that's amazing news!
     
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    Well, a VB emulator on 3DS makes only sense if you can use the 3D screen in a propper manner.
    Years ago I made MPO files from screenshoots of Teleroboxer and looked at them on the 3DS.
    It totaly worked out.
    With the eye tracking in the new3DS it will be a very smooth way of playing the VB games... at least this is what I looking for.
    Btw., there was a first project status report today on the PVP forums.

    Well this was also one reason why the PVB community decided to start something on their own.

    For all with a 3DS, here is a thread from quite a while back. It contains MPO files from Virtual Boy Games.
    You can watch them on the 3DS in 3D to see how it could look like on the emulator
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/virtual-boy-3ds-mock-up.287443/
     
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    And here I was about to trade in my New 3DS XL for a New 2DS one XD
    Damn, I really hope this emulator pull through and we can finally have proper Virtual Boy emulation in 3D using the 3DS capabilities to its full extent!
     
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    Well, everybody can donate on his Patreon page here:
    https://www.patreon.com/GuyPerfect

    This will ensure that he can work fulltime on it.
    This is a very rare case. Having somebody working fulltime on it will speed up
    things quite much and we will end up with a very good emulator soon.

    Usually it takes quite some time if it is just a side project.
     
  10. MattKimura

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    For Virtual Boy fans, hurray! So excited just to play one game.
     
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