Problems with Visual Boy Advance M

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Hebon, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Hebon

    Hebon Dabbling in the videogamagical

    Mar 10, 2011
    United States
    I'm using VBA-M on an up to date WinXP Virtual Machine. Running Virtual box, I had no problems at first until I switched the video option over to DirectX. I started to get flickering.
    In order to try to stop the flickering, I update DX but nothing was solved. In fact, I gained a problem, as now, whenever menus are accessed during emulation, they appear behind the game screen. I have to restart the emulator and mess with options before I load a game.

    So in short

    -I'm using a a WinXP Virtualbox virtual machine, 3D acceleration on, with D3D experimental installed
    -The latest DX9 installed

    and my problems are
    -Flickering (which appears even in the DxDiag test) when option was set to Direct3D 9
    -Flickering will no longer go away even when option is set back to OpenGL
    -and menus are appearing behind game screen when a rom is loaded.

    Any suggestions?

    UPDATE: I found that if I turn off 3D acceleration in Virtualbox, the menu issue solves itself, but then I am unable to use the Direct3D 9 option. Flickering has also gone away. I suppose I just need to stay away from DX.

  2. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    Why are you running it in a Virtual Machine?