VBA is dead, VBA-M is the future.

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by Flame, Jun 28, 2009.

Jun 28, 2009
  1. Flame
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    Hi everyone, i just wanted to post some info about VBA-M. VBA-M is where Forgotten (original developer) left and the VBA-M community is improving it.

    Some of the improvement.


    VBA-M is open source, VBA-M community is also planning to add linking too. You are all welcome and if you have any questions, like the old VBA didnt support a specif game or had specif problem you are welcome to our site or you could just PM with the issue.

    Oh last thing we also have VBA-GX which is a VBA-M port for the Wii and Gamecube.


    http://vba-m.com/
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I had posted about it a few times around here but nice to see a rep from the project.

    Others reading I will back Flameā„¢ on this one, this version took the best of all the many mods floating around and merged them into one codebase. Now it fairly stable I am happy running it as my main GBA emulator.
     
  3. shanefromoz

    Member shanefromoz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Wheres the windows version????
     
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    Here- http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourcef...yAdvanceM878.7z

    And I do agree it's the future... on fast computers. I have an older PC and have noticed it is a LOT slower than the old 1.7 official builds. Sad really since it claims to be faster (not true) and it has better features than the old one.
     
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    It is not new. Mudlord works on it for under 2 years. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure that once they optimize everything it will run a lot faster.
     
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    granville damn your PC is 10 years old [​IMG] people its still beta so plz make backups, its still in the making.


    Quote from one of the dev's

     
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    Yeah my laptop is old. My desktop can thankfully play it pretty much fullspeed with HQ4x on. [​IMG] Hope to get a new cheap laptop very soon (looking at a cheap Acer Aspire 4530 since those are like $500).

    This build DOES feel faster than the old one. Much faster, possibly 20% faster maybe. I might finally be able to play it on my old laptop.
     
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    I'm getting an "Unexpected end of archive" error for the Windows x64 versions.
     
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    we're having some issues with 7zip files getting corrupted when downloaded from the server, the files exist perfectly but we need to tweak some settings to fix it.

    the x64 versions aren't up to date anyway.
     
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    Anyone know when there'll be a mac build available?
     
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    I just downloaded this for mac and tried it out for like 5 minutes before it crashed.

    I chose the "full screen enabled" which apparently is slang for "if you think we'll allow you a choice after this you're an idiot"....

    It goes to full screen AUTOMATICALLY after booting it and the only key that will make it small again is escape, however, this will cause it to imediatly crash. It does not allow you to fix the preferences before you emulate something, and it wont let you chose anything once you've started cause its on fullscreen which means no menu at all....

    Fix this asap, please. [​IMG]

    As it is I have gotten it to work by using AppCleaner to fully uninstall the program and reinstalling, if you try the "simple" uninstall by just tossing the app on the trash it will continue to have the same problems, I suppose the 5 files that come with the application can't be deleted unless you go digging all over the HD.... [​IMG]
     
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    Assuming it's anything like the Windows version, all the settings are stored in a file called "vba.ini" which is the file you'd want to delete in order to reset to default settings.
     
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    bro i dont have a mac, or anyone that i know so i can test this. I don't think any of dev's have a mac too. I told the two of the dev's about this issue so hopefully it should be fixed in the future release.

    the truth is, if this was a windows or a Linux problem, it would have been fixed in days if not hours, but the emu world inst very mac friendly.
     

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