mGBA now allows connection to Dolphin Emulator for Game Boy Advance to GameCube connectivity

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For years, progress in the emulation scene stagnated when in came to Game Boy Advance to GameCube connectivity; a feature used in some games. This is because the task is no easy one as it requires thorough understanding of the two systems. However, with its 0.9 release, popular GBA emulator mGBA emulator brings support for connecting to Dolphin as well as some fixes on Dolphin's end of the GBA <-> GCN protocol to improve stability when connecting with any supported GBA emulator (not just mGBA).

The official Dolphin Emulator YouTube channel released a new video today testing the feature on several games, concluding that connectivity is better than ever:


However, a new article on the Dolphin Emulator website notes that there are certain issues with some games like The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. These issues can be attributed to the latency with the current protocol. That said, the Dolphin Emulator team says that they have a plan to address those issues by integrating the emulators more closely and include mGBA features in the process like save states and netplay.

You can check the Dolphin Emulator article in the source link below for more details about this feature and for a compatibility list.

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I would love to play Four Swords with four players. Like, pile everything together with internet connectivity and a zipped download pack of files and be like 'here, friends, you shall now join me in reliving the glory days of Zelda multiplayer' and then I'm playing with a full group for the first time since the original release.
You might be interested in this pr https://github.com/dolphin-emu/dolphin/pull/9600
 

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This is awesome.

So hear me out, the Wii can connect with a DS (and by extension, 3DS). If we were to put mGBA on our DS (if there even is a mGBA emulator for the DS which I'm seeing may not be the case...) and had it connect to a Wii running a modified Nintendont, could we theoretically get this setup running on a Wii/vWii and DS/3DS? Cuz that would be amazing.
 
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Nice! Now if they would only add better sound quality and cheat code support to the 3DS port of mGBA...
 

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Will be a great feature for stuff like the pokemon games

You could already hack any third Gen Pokemon in both Gamecube games. But this is great to those who have played Third Gen games on emulation without cheating and want those games on the Gamecube games.

Nice! Now if they would only add better sound quality and cheat code support to the 3DS port of mGBA...

Funny enough the Vita version got updated very recently.

And GBA games tend to work better on the 3DS using the native 3DS hardware aka being exported to Virtual Console. Is not 100% compatible and some games have problems but so far like 90% of games work well.
 
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I had just the setup:
x1 GameCube
x1 Zelda Four Swords Adventures
x4 GBA consoles (Green through custom shell, Blue, Purple and pinky Red)
x4 GBA-to-GC cables, all official
was "only" missing x3 Friends who will play this.

Can't say how happy I am with this. Any community to schedule a full playthrough?
 
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