GBC emulator for the DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by UltraMagnus, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. UltraMagnus
    OP

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Member
    1,967
    0
    Aug 2, 2007
    Portsmouth
    yes, I checked the sticky, but the link is dead....

    so does anyone know of anywhere else i can download the latest version of that one? or if the is a better one?

    and what is the compatibility like?

    thanks.
     
  2. anandjones

    anandjones GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    0
    Jan 7, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
  3. Rod

    Rod GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    339
    0
    May 16, 2008
    Brazil
    Lameboy is EXCELLENT. All you need, really.
     
  4. Mr.Mister

    Mr.Mister GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    269
    0
    Feb 4, 2009
    United States
    Oregon, USA
  5. anandjones

    anandjones GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    138
    0
    Jan 7, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    Fair enough.
     
  6. Aendrude

    Aendrude Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    50
    0
    Jul 22, 2008
    United States
    Netherland
    Yea Lameboy is nice i have it to [​IMG]
     
  7. Zane

    Zane Ace Wizard

    Member
    650
    2
    Mar 22, 2008
    Sweden, Falkenberg
    Is there a list of games it supports, or does most GB\C Games work on it?
     
  8. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Member
    4,977
    212
    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Naples, Florida
    Most game work perfectly on it, so there's not much of a need for a list. The only game I tried that didn't work was Conker's Pocket Tales. It doesn't work in Goomba apparently too.
     
  9. Zane

    Zane Ace Wizard

    Member
    650
    2
    Mar 22, 2008
    Sweden, Falkenberg
    Alright, thanks. Now i just have to find a site that actually got the games i'm looking for. D=
     
  10. hdofu

    hdofu GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    254
    0
    Oct 4, 2007
    United States
    USA
    version .12 (hosted) here also supports alot of sgb titles partially and even has rumble support
     
  11. UltraMagnus
    OP

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Member
    1,967
    0
    Aug 2, 2007
    Portsmouth
    thanks.

    one question though, will it play gameboy original games like they appeared on the GBC, ie, "colourised"
     
  12. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Member
    4,330
    107
    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Georgia
    Unfortunately that's not possible, at least not at the moment. That colorization data is actually hardcoded directly into the GBC's BIOS, with each game having its own entry. As nobody has been able to dump the GBC BIOS, we cannot get access to that data.

    There's nothing to stop us from creating our own database of colorization data, but we'd have to do it ourselves for each game. Perhaps a Game Boy Player + compatible video card could be used to get a screenshot of the game and capture the appropriate color values in a way the emulator could accept, but this is purely theoretical at this point.

    Fun fact: the original Game Boy BIOS is similarly difficult to dump. The only way it was accomplished was through the use of dyes, an electron microscope, and a lot of patience in reading back ones and zeros bit-by-bit. Same approach doesn't appear to be possible for the GBC though, sadly.
     
  13. ~NeonFire~

    ~NeonFire~ Newbie

    Newcomer
    6
    0
    Feb 22, 2009
    Canada
  14. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Member
    4,977
    212
    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Naples, Florida
    Yes, version .11 is the latest, released April last year. It went a long time without an update last time, so Nutki might still be developing it.
     
  15. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Member
    2,053
    414
    Aug 7, 2008
    Melbourne
    It's certainly possible, but I feel that he would have kept his subdomain on nutki.com if that was true.
     
  16. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Member
    4,330
    107
    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Georgia
    Looks like it's more than just the subdomain that's gone. I'm guessing he let the whole domain expire and someone else snatched it up in the downtime.
     
  17. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    It only went down recently, right?
     
  18. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Member
    4,330
    107
    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Georgia
    Yeah, I'd say it was in the past couple of weeks or so.
     
  19. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,641
    90
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    I don't really get it. Why did all the emulator authors for DS pretty much vanish? Doesn't make sense.
     
  20. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

    Member
    4,981
    6
    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    Which domain are you talking about?
    http://lameboy.nutki.com/ works for me.