How to capture GBA VC screen as an image?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by stebrick, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. stebrick

    stebrick Advanced Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Hong Kong
    Today I would like to share with my friend the screen quality of GBA VC (red fire). I tried NTR (not the beta one), but it gives no screenshot prompt in the lower screen.

    Please dun tell me to us a camera....

    Thank you.
  2. TecXero

    TecXero Technovert

    Apr 13, 2014
    United States
    Considering it runs under ABG_FIRM, you'd probably have to modify the firmware itself. Maybe you could mod the ROM to use a larger save file and store the image raw in the extra save space. Either those options or you could mod your 3DS for video out.

    Better yet, just have your friend look at a frontlit SP screen. The GBA_FIRM uses crappy filters to emulate the look of the early GBA screens, for whatever pants-on-head stupid reason.
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  3. astronautlevel

    astronautlevel GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 26, 2016
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    Camera is your only option.
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    Or using an emulator that supports screenshot.
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  5. GoldenBullet

    GoldenBullet That One Guy

    Oct 27, 2014
    United States
    I'm guessing a screen capturemod or using the Citrus emulator (I'm not sure if it supports gba)
  6. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 2, 2009
    only way is some kind of hd camera on a tripod. theres no way to make screenshots from gba firm to my knowledge

    and in general, the terrible quality of the vc injected gba filters can only be witnessed in motion to begin with
    Last edited by Clydefrosch, Apr 13, 2016
  7. astronautlevel

    astronautlevel GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    That Nightly Site™
    @OP to answer your question:

    GBA VC games are a no without a capture card installed. However, if you use a GBA emulator you can use NTR firmware to take screenshots of the emulator, or the emulator may support screenshots natively.
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