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GBWallpaper turns your Windows 10 wallpaper into a fully fledged Game Boy emulator

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by RattletraPM, May 18, 2019.

  1. rocksdanister

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  2. Xabring

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    Macros huh? If you can use save states as part of the macros, that would be some nifty to do a Demo style background.
     
  3. rocksdanister

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    meh il just port retroarch since people keep asking for it.
     
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    Wait, do I need to enable "Active Desktop" for this? :ninja:
     
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    I think the idea is pretty cool! Though I have an issue running it. The icon in the tray just shows up for a second and then disappears... I cannot manage the emulator in any way :( Some advise on this?
     
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    Which sub?
     
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    Imagine being at work, and you can just open a program normally instead of having to close and hide something.
     
  10. geodeath

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    It is not just the emulator though... its packaged/wrapped around the windows ecosystem and probably/maybe wpf, just including a few dlls is more than enough to shoot to that size. Also, not everyone has 10tb for sure, but come on, 256megs is nothing these days, even a 'proper' wallpaper for an ultrawide screen can be a few megs in size!
     
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  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yeah, and the entire gameboy library of roms is still less than half the size of that emulator. :ninja:
     
  12. PaBo

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    this is sadly a screensaver and not a dreamscene
     
  13. geodeath

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    So? When the gameboy was conceived, it only had 8kb of ram. Modern high res wallpapers that dont move and dont contain any functionality are a few megs. There is no rational way to correlate between the 2. If you add the amount of 'inflation' on storage media from 1989 to 2019, the whole assembly gameboy core, plus the rom, would actually be bigger than 256mb today. You cant just add or compare numbers like this. Emulators tend to use way more resources than the original hardware, hence the rise of FPGA systems that mimic hardware on a hardware level at a much lower footprint than a computer of a size needed to emulate in similar fashion.

    At the end of the day, if 256mbs today seem like something that is out of your league, just dont use it, use a static wallpaper using screenshots. I am not going to use it, not because of the size, but because of the cpu drawing things i wont be seeing 99% of the time (unless they made it that smart!).
     
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