Released: VisualBoy Advance 1.6

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Aug 12, 2003
  1. Tempest Stormwin
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    The new version of Visualboy Advance has been released! Thanks go out to Forgotten, one more time!
    What's new?

    Core changes:
    - added rewind support (initially disabled)
    - added support for slowdown codes
    - added emulation of sprite priority bug (thanks PokemonHacker)
    - added simple emulation for BIOS call 0x2a
    - added enhanced save type detection option (default)
    - added DMA hack for an obscure case
    - improved loading speed
    - fixed sleep/stop state support
    - fixed bug caused by rendering optimizations
    - fixed crash while debugging startup routines
    - fixed DMA emulation
    - fixed priority between OBJ Window and regular windows
    - fixed thumb disassembly bug
    - fixed sound envelope bug when set to 0 to mute sound (thanks PokemonHacker)
    - fixed CpuFastSet/CpuSet bugs (thanks PokemonHacker)
    - fixed warning message when using AGBPrint
    - fixed DMA timings

    Windows:
    - added movie recording/playback (joypad movement recording)
    - added support for automatic SGB border display
    - added option to auto hide menu in full screen mode
    - added rewind support
    - added bug report menu to provide needed information for solving problems
    - added FAQ optin to take to the VBA website FAQ
    - menu toggle can now have a customizable accelerator instead of ESC
    - fixed bug on GBA cheats showing the wrong enable state (checkbox was ok)
    - fixed bug enabling/disabling BG layers (introduced in version 1.5.1)
    - fixed export settings to also export viewers settings
    - fixed bug saving keyboard settings in INI file
    - fixed map viewer click address in some cases
    - fixed map viewer rendering for 512x512 screens
    - fixed tile viewer click address and tile number in 256 color mode
    - allow customize to run in fullscreen mode (exception of 320x240 mode)

    SDL versions:
    - added support to turn sound off and change channel enable
    - added support for automatic SGB border display
    - added rewind support (CTRL+
    - fixed bug enabling/disabling BG layers (introduced in version 1.5.1)
    - fixed typo on pause-when-inactive option which made it not recognized


    To download it visit VISUALBOY ADVANCE HOMEPAGE or our GBA EMUS SECTION
     


  2. houchijy

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    they should add a network feature, so people can trade stuff online, like with GBA cable.
     
  3. Tempest Stormwin
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    Try reading this first. Then guess why that's a bad choice at the moment.

    -Tempest out..-
     
  4. tonyrayo

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    I'm sure its more than possible to emulate link-mode, we just have to wait until someone does it [​IMG]
     
  5. cityson

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    This GBA emulator suxxor! I'm using my Xbox VBAx and it's so much better cuz has codebreaker, gameshark, action replay, turbo controller, even netplay programmed! Suggest you go grab it @ #xbins now!!! Forget about PC emulation.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, this Visual Boy is still GBA, VBAx is GBA-SP!!!
     
  6. Tempest Stormwin
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    no difference between GBA and GBA-SP in terms of what actually runs the game...

    All the code machines you mention are already in VBA... and a keyboard is better than that behemoth of an Xbox controller to input stuff with.

    Turbo controllers are there, though clumsy (autofire), but present.

    Netplay isn't there yet, admittedly, but on the other hand you don't need to shell out $300+ to get the hardware to run VBA.

    VBA can also run original Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, and being on the PC helps a lot with secondary features such as screen captures, trainers, save sharing, and so forth.

    Learn what you're shooting down before you try this again.

    -Tempest out.-
     
  7. Matsuyama

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    . . I don't know why I hear so many bad remarks about this newer version of VBA. Personally, it's much better. It runs most games that didn't run at 100% now at 100%. It's a lot sauver and runs my games much smoother. Sound is better too. And yes, it does have Codebreaker, Gameshark, etc.

    . . What's so bad about it. . . ?
     
  8. cityson

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    1) There is a network support in SP that's why I can play online w/ fellas. However, netplay is not present in GBA!!!

    2) Say one more thing about kb is better than ctrlr and I'll kill a kitten! And you know what? Xbox controllers have pressure sensitivity keyboards don't!!!

    3) That's why you should use VBAx. And look, I don't want to spend 3000 bucks buyin' a PC + $500 WinXp just to play Visual Boy. I think my 200 bucks on Xbox is worth it. (200 not enough to afford just a video card.)

    4) I'm sorry but whatever PC can do, Xbox can, too.
     
  9. Mega_Mizzle_X

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    Nothing I find it great so Im really happy with this update
    Thanmks for all your work Forgotten
    (even though chances are you wont read this)
     
  10. gba2002

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    hmm a new visual boy. Cool, notable changes, see how much it can do
     
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    1) The SP STILL has no difference from the GBA. You mean to say your emulator has network support while VBA doesn't, right? Yeah, how much you paying for Internet access AND Xbox Live?

    2) I guess you're killing a kitten then. And I only said it was for entering codes and names. I'd prefer a numpad to point-and-press anyday. I use a gamepad for my emulation, anyway. By the way, a keyboard/mouse combo will beat a controller any day of the week. I'm waiting for the PC Halo to come out and hoping it'll allow connection to Xbox Live to prove it.

    Futhermore, the keyboard isn't meant to be held. The Xbox controller is nearly the same size as a keyboard and IS meant to be held. Who designed, this, Shaq?

    3) You're apparently typing on a computer, aren't you? And 200 is more than enough for a decent enough video card for what we're talking about.

    4) Try installing new hardware and remaining under warranty.

    -Tempest out.-
     
  12. Matsuyama

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    . . Well put Tempest Stormwind.

    . . No one really cares much now for the online gameplay of the GBA. Only at least 3 games are worth playing online at the moment.

    . . And since when did you have to have WinXP to use VBA. . ? I have Windows 2000 and I use it.

    . . You say that your 200 "bucks" are worth the Xbox? You pay monthly anyways so what does it matter? You waste more than what you paid for.

    . . And no, Xbox can't do anything a PC can do.
     
  13. cityson

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    @Matsuyama

    Only geeks would play split screen w/ their 3 year old sisters and then r@pe them cuz they have no friends. Course they don't care about online.

    Win2k isn't free.

    I don't pay no monthly.....I can even hack Xbox Live!'s EEPROM if I want.

    Yo Xbox is just PC in a box. I changed my Xbox's stock drive (8GB) w/ Seagate 120GB....It's just the same concept as PC!!! [​IMG] And only Xbox has the rarest video card aka. GeForce 3.5.

    @Tempst

    1) Like I said before, I don't play Live! I use XBconnect. At least VBAx has an option to play online. Not like some outdated Visual Boy that doesn't support netplay.

    2) PC Halo won't connect to freakin' Xbox Live! And you can't even use voice communicator. (Another reason why Xbox is better than PC.) Xbox's controller is bigger than keyboard? I guess you never heard of controller S.

    3) http://www.ncix.com/productdetail.php?tab=2&sku=9776 Looks like I need at least $300 more to get a decent card. Hey, w/ 300 I can buy 1 1/2 Xboxes.

    4) I already void the warranty by painted my Xbox.
     
  14. Matsuyama

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    . . Watch how you speak to others. .

    . . And okay, whatver. We all got out opinions. You like Xbox, we don't. We like VBA, you don't. Just drop it and let's all get back on topic before it becomes a big flaming topic.
     
  15. Black_Wing

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    So...you hacked your Xbox Live!....I hope Bill Gates' lawyers find you and hope you burn in hell.

    Xbox is just a wanna be PC. So what if you can upgrade its hard drive. As for the video card inside, big deal. It'l be obsolete in a matter of months (if it hasn't already done so that is).

    As for the games, I hardly think any of them will stay Xbox Exclusive as many will most likely be ported to other consoles and or PC for bigger profits, such as Halo.

    It's probably a good thing that PC Halo players won't have to deal with you hardcore Xbox fanboys. Since all you'll do is drool over your behemoth(size not stature) machine and complain at those who constantly whoop your arse all the while you're telling them you are better than they are.

    As for the rest of you, sorry if this is off topic.....and probably borderline flame post.
     
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    i dont like vba..its a great program but id much rather play on my sp then a computer...
     
  17. aaaaaa

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    VBA, wether used on the Xbox or on PC, is STILL the same emulator.

    Personally I think Xbox is worth getting alone for the homebrew stuff, soo many cool emulators [​IMG]
     
  18. djgarf

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    please dont kill the kittens,god does enough of that when people buy from sony lol!!
     
  19. picklesam

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    are u guys having slowdowns in some games with the new vba? i tested street fighter3 alpha and goldensun and the roms run so slow..but vba reporting it's running at 100%?
     
  20. Mr.Curlynose1

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    Well, I like the new release and I have only one request. I'm on a celeron 650 mHz and I'd just like the roms to load faster because as it is they take about 5 seconds to load up. Other than that,

    GREAT JOB, FORGOTTEN!

    And I have 2 things for that discussion.

    1. The XBox controller S is more comfortable than a PS2 controller, but MILES behind GameCube.
    2. The XBox CERTAINLY can't do anything a PC can UNLESS modded for about $1000 [​IMG].

    *The Nose Has Left The Building.*
     

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