Gameboid (GBA Emulator)


  1. SlidewayzS14

    SlidewayzS14 Active Member

    Apparently I'm ******** an I don't know how to play the Rom files

    Anyone wanna help? :rolleyes:
  2. visualvalhalla

    visualvalhalla Well-Known Member

    For the GBA emulator, you will need the original GameBoy Advance ROM file. Google for gba_bios.bin and copy the file to your Droid SD. I'd recommend you create a folder called games/gba and drop the ROM there along with other GBA game files. Unmount your phone and launch GBA. Point the app to the folder where you copied the ROM files.
  3. SlidewayzS14

    SlidewayzS14 Active Member

    Does the phone have to be rooted?
  4. pdragon

    pdragon Well-Known Member

    No, it does not. Just connect the phone with a USB cable to your computer and mount it. Manual has full instructions for doing this. That's the easiest way to manage files on the SDCard.
  5. hermes5187

    hermes5187 New Member

    So I don't get how the Gameboid works. I have the app downloaded, but how do I download the files to my phone for the games? Appreciate any help you can give me, thanks!
  6. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    Connect your phone to the computer and download ROM's onto your SD Card.

    You'll also need to download the gba BIOS file...and have it in the same folder as where you store your ROM's.
  7. SlidewayzS14

    SlidewayzS14 Active Member

    I did that and it tells me to select Bios file But there is "No Files in this Folder"
  8. visualvalhalla

    visualvalhalla Well-Known Member

    Make sure you are are looking in the same folder as the location you copied your bin
  9. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    And you need to have downloaded the BIOS file to the phone....

    Otherwise...it's looking for something that isn't there...
  10. SlidewayzS14

    SlidewayzS14 Active Member

    Got it working thanks guys! :D
  11. kantaris

    kantaris Member

    Does this load and play old gameboy games? I think the gba let you play original gameboy games...correct me if I'm wrong, or point me to an original/gameboy color emulator.
  12. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

    That's a good question...

    One that I don't know the answer to...

    In my previous experience (from the ones I used on my PC), I don't think GBA emulators could play normal GB and GBC games...

    To be honest, I never tried to run a GB game on a GBA emulator because I'd have a GB/GBC emulator to run them on...lol...so I might be wrong...
  13. Droid212

    Droid212 Active Member

    Hey everyone!

    In Gameboid, I can load all my ROM's except for Classic NES - Super Mario Bros. Whenever I load it, Gameboid always crashes. Has anyone gotten this to work?
  14. 640k

    640k Member

    solution - run super mario bros on NESOID instead. :D

    btw duckhunt on NESOID is LOL
  15. Kizzume

    Kizzume New Member

    The GameBoy Advance could play GB and GBC games.
  16. fluc02

    fluc02 Member

    The GBA played GB and GBC games by including a separate processor which was used when a GB/GBC game was inserted into the cartridge slot. The base GBA CPU was not capable of emulating the GB and GBC, and so emulating the GBA CPU does not give you the capability to play GB and GBC, they're two totally different CPUs.
  17. Kizzume

    Kizzume New Member

    Good point.

    I hope a decent GB and GBC emulator gets made, since Kidd GBC is a total joke....
  18. Sketchee

    Sketchee Well-Known Member

    You can use Gameboid Lite. The only feature missing is the save state feature. You can still use in-game saves without any issues.

    This isn't a feature of the original Gameboy Advance anyway.
  19. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member

    so learn how to develop it yourself and it will be free.
  20. Dasaco

    Dasaco New Member

    Does anyone know if it is possible and if so how to link between either GBA, emulating PCs or other Droids?
  21. vmujic

    vmujic New Member

    I just got the samsung moment and i am having difficulties loading the bin file onto my phone. even when i try to download it through the phone it will not let me cuz it does not "support" that file type. anyone else got the emulator to work on moment or have any advice?
  22. 640k

    640k Member

    discussed already

  23. 640k

    640k Member

    you're just bitter because you bought the cheap Droid.
  24. VeryApe

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

    This may not be the place to ask, but since this is a GameBoid thread...
    Anyone able to get WarioWare Twisted! wroking(on a Droid preferrably?)
    The original cart had an acceleromenter in it and was mostly played with "motion" but I can't get it to run in the emu. Anyone...Buller...?
  25. jon bones

    jon bones Member

    i'll try WarioWare Twisted! and let you know

    anyone get mario golf to work? mine keeps rebooting after you get to the first in-game prompt :( tried what i believe are a few different dumps of the game and no dice

    (using the paid version of gameboid on a droid)

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