GameYob 3DS - GB/C emu

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Drenn, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Drenn
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    A port of GameYob to the 3DS - a Gameboy / Gameboy Color emulator.

    There is a compatibility list here.

    Usage
    By default, it looks for roms in the /gb directory of your SD card (NOT gateway's microSD card). As always you can change this directory in gameyob.ini by editing these lines:
    Code:
    [general]
    rompath=/path/to/legit/roms/
    Savegames are copied to the SD card when you exit to the file chooser, exit via the home menu, or exit via the power button. If you run out of power, or it crashes, you'll probably lose your progress.

    Touch the screen or press R to open the menu once in-game. Use L or R to navigate to different submenus.

    Source
    Github

    Current Status
    Things looked grim for a while when I seemed to get burnt out, and no progress was made. Luckily, SteveIce and others stepped in and made bugfixes, implemented scaling, and all that good stuff. Now it runs almost as well as GameYob DS. Sound quality is still not quite on par, but it's had great improvements.

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    Credits
    Myself (Drenn) for making GameYob DS and this port
    SteveIce for the polish and bugfixes which made GameYob 3DS usable (imo)
    smea for ctrulib & Ninjhax
    StapleButter for blargsnes showing me how to use ctrulib
    Nebuleon & others who contributed to GameYob DS.
     
    Last edited by Drenn, Aug 29, 2015
  2. Vengenceonu

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    The C Standard Library
    Does this also work with MT since they also added homebrew in 2.0?
     
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    GameYob... 3DS..

    Metal Gear Solid on my 3DS...


    V this image explains my feelings better V

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Drenn
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    Drenn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I don't know anything about that. Probably at most, you would have to repackage the elf, if the 3ds file doesn't work.
     
  5. jurai

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    you are doing the lord's work thanks sir
     
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    The .3ds file won't pop up when I select it on the Gateway menu. :(
     
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    worked fine for me

    also note that the gb roms go on your actual 3ds SD, not the gateway sd
     
  8. Huntereb

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    Restarted and now it works, how odd.
     
  9. Ryft

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    Awesome! Nice to see all these emulators starting to come out. Very much appreciate it.
     
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    I can't seem to get any sound to work play. Is that just me or is it known? Nice work though!
     
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    Sound is unfortunately, inaccessible to GW homebrew. But it'll be top priority when I get my hands on the CSND service.
     
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    Huh I was unaware of that. In that case it's perfect! Thanks.
     
  13. hippy dave

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    Brilliant work, thanks!
    I hope someone gets CSND working soon!
     
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    Drenn, you are simply fabulous, and thank you for this WONDERFUL homebrew. :)

    Unfortunately I do not have a 3DS flash cart, only a DS one, but I run your GameYob on it, and I have yet to find any emulator errors. So thank you for your hard work, it really shines above the gameboy emulators of yesteryear.
     
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    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Awesome work, thank you sire!
     
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  16. cearp

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    are there any benefits of using this over vc injected games? (apart from the extra space saved etc)
     
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    it would probably be more versatile i.e with games that have issues on VC, but the lack of sound is a shame (yeah i know its not the devs fault im just saying)
    also i suppose being able to backup saves or probably use saves from different emulators, so idk if there is anyone looking to bring their saves from the PC or something, but that should be possible with this but not on VC injections.....not to mention it also means you dont have to compile a rom every time you want to play a different game
     
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  18. Keylogger

    Keylogger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have more than 100 GB roms and I prefer using an emulator with all roms on the SD card instead of having 100 VC injected games on the 3ds main menu
     
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  19. kane159

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    ohh yeah!! finally comes to 3DS, i'm very happy for that, i'm still using gameyob on dstwo lol it's the best gb/gbc emu ever on (3)ds taking my old gameyob save to this new one and it still work very good :D
    i'm just wondering how to make the game image bigger just like the vc rom?
    anyhoo thanks for your hard work man u r the best:yaysp:
     
  20. Jao Chu

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    Man, this is awesome. Thank you.

    2 years ago it seemed like homebrew on our beloved 3DS console was just a far fetched dream. Fast forward to 2014 and we have SNES, NES and GB emulator work-in-progress!!!

    I have a feeling the 3DS HB scene will become as prolific as the PSP scene once was in it's hey day.
     
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