Problems with Visual Boy Advance M

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

Jun 30, 2011
  1. Hebon

    Member 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

    Member Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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

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