Flash2Advance ULA-GP

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  1. ExoMemphiz
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    Hi,

    Does anyone here have the ULA-GP software that can be used to connect the GBA as a joypad to the computer? It may be called ULA_GP_V2, or ULA-GPHost.exe or something similiar, it's hard to get info on, as 95% of sites are in japanese/jumbled random characters, and basically the rest are websites that are down.


    Best Regards,

    ExoMemphiz
     
  2. DanTheManMS

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    Heyo, it's that guy who made the Youtube video. You're right, the website is down. Not to worry though, Archive.org has a solid copy right here! https://web.archive.org/web/20131129175646/http://www.teamknox.com/ula/ula.html

    You want the download for "ULA_GP_V2_20030731(build 20030731)"

    For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, on this page here there's mention of a way to use your GBA as a USB joypad for your computer. It works with a special "ULA" cable which that page has instructions on how to create one, or if you happen to have a Flash2Advance USB cable, you can use that instead with a minor file rename. I made a video of it a few years ago, for anyone who cares to see it in action.
     
  3. ExoMemphiz
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    Perfect! Thank you soo much! :)
    Found out everything needed and got it working ^^
     
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    Glad to hear it! If you don't mind me asking, are you doing this on an actual WinXP computer or are you using a more recent version of Windows with a Virtual Machine setup?

    In any case, happy gaming! I myself really love the feel of the original GBA in my hands, moreso than the GBA SP anyway, so using it as a joypad is a fun experience.
     
  5. ExoMemphiz
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    Using a GBA SP, I like the feel of that one :P
    And I'm using VirtualBox, but when I set it all up and stuff, apparently Windows 7 can detect it as a joypad, which is nice, so after doing the setup stuff on the virtual one, I could play (And I streamed a little :P) using Windows 7 :)
     
  6. ExoMemphiz
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    An update:

    If people want to play on their Windows 7 machine 64bit it is now possible by doing the following steps:

    -- Initial setup --

    1) Set up VirtualBox with Windows XP
    2) Plug in Flash2Advance with GB turned off
    3) Install USB Driver on VB and run JoyToKey on both host and VB computer

    -- VB Steps --

    1) VB menu: Devices -> USB Devices -> Unknown device, click to make VB recognize it as a usb for it
    2) Open Flash2Advance folder and find folder: ULA_GP_V2_20030730
    3) Run ULA_GP_v2.exe -> Press "Install", the VB should now "eject" the usb from the system
    4) Wait for USB to be ejected
    5) Devices -> USB Devices -> Unknown device
    6) Continue ULA_GP_V2 process, following onscreen commands
    7) Close down VB computer, but because JoyToKey is running on host computer, you can now control/play on the host
     
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