GBA games on full speed?

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Jun 27, 2009
  1. NintendoLover64
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    i like emulation but GBA games have certain lags on it so i don't really like to playing them that way, if anyone could make it 100% speed all the time that would rule

    being able to play GBA games on a tv is awesome
     


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    100% way, get a GCN and a gameboy player. 100% emulation through hardware [​IMG]

    There is probably room still to improve performance on VBA for wii... but obviously it's not a priority for the programmer or else it'd already be in. You can probably disable sound to get smoother play in the meantime if that makes that big of a difference to your gameplay experience.
     
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    they don't sell gamecubes here anymore [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure you could ebay a gamecube for cheap.
     
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    Tantric already said he didn't have the knowledge neither the time to improve the emulation speed.

    Best chance is to have some Wii gurus working on this to use PPC assembly in some places or advanced GX techniques for video rendering.
     
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    The VisualBoy GX emulator for the Wii works awesome. Its based on the gamecube emulator and I was playing mario kart advance, Zelda: Minish Cap, Mother 3 and Dodgeball advance on it last night. It seemed to run at full speed. I was even loading and saving games over the network and it was running great!
     
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    Anyone look into porting gbSP to the wii? I mean it runs solid on the PSP, MUCH better than VBA would run.
     
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    psiko: It's not about the emulator, but about the optimizations for the specific hardware (unless VBA uses some very very VERY inefficient ways to handle things, which I can't imagine it doing so). gbSP would require just as much work to get up to speed on the Wii as VBA.
     
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    i don't think its worth buying a camecube, gameboy player and gamecube controller just to play gba games while i already have wii, plus i live in Iceland wich makes things even worse! [​IMG]
     
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    I have more ''problems'' with some artifacts in sound than emulation speed to be honest. Aside that, VBA for Wii is one the best emulators availables for the system
     
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    all my games run at full speed on the GBA gx emu
     
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    Bladexdsl I think it's not so much that the games are running slow as it is that there is noticeably skipped frames (a sign that the emulator has to drop rendering of images to maintain full speed gameplay) and I've noticed it a few times myself. Rarely bad enough to be anywhere close to a problem.
     
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    i've never noticed that even when playing sonic and that goes pretty damn fast
     
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    I noticed slowdown if the emulator was set to run in 50Hz mode. The TV my brother's Wii is hooked up to only supports 50Hz (it's old as shit), but if I hook it up to a decent TV and set it to 60Hz, everything runs fine. This might also be the cause of sound artifacts, which I get in 50Hz mode also.
     
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    vba gx runs full speed in most games, but not all
    one of those gba metroid games will run choppy
     
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    It's not a matter of how fast a game moves, but how complex the game is that's being emulated. Sonic games are pretty basic and don't take advantage of many of the GBA effects. The more complex the game, the harder it is to emulate at full frame rate.

    Vague Rant: You make a very good point there. This probably has to do with the fact that all GBA's independant of region run at 60hz and with no native modes for 50hz therefore requiring more processing.
     
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    i have my tv set to 60hz, the emulator runs some games at full speed.

    the games i want to play the most like golden sun and metroid lag, guess the only thing we can do is to hope someone cool fixes the emulation speed [​IMG]
     
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    odd i have both metroid and zero and they both run fine for me i'm running them at 480p too.
     
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    lost the booting disc.

    D:
     
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    Is the gameboy player that good? I know where I can get one.
     

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