Want To Play GameBoy Advance Games on Your HTC DesireTips

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  1. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    Thanks for this. I just can't get it to work though. I get the message "load ROM failed. Please try another file."

    I've downloaded another bios and copies of the games from different places but it still gives the same error.

  2. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    @ashrob when u downloaded the rom did you extract the file inside? or did you just copy and paste it into the sd card without extracting?
  3. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    Both. When I extracted it to a *.gbc file it didn't show up, only the zipped file showed up.
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  5. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    @ashrob sorry for the late reply ive.been busy at work, i have just been through everything pn the list it all works, i think the problame is with the extracting, instead of extracrting from the file to the phones sd, exctract it from the folder to your desktop then copy it in, also are you sure what you are downloadong from (removed) is a game boy advance game?
  6. Vip8888

    Vip8888 Member

    Not sure if I'm missing something, but was I supposed to also be able to load saved games? While I can save games in progress, I'm unable to load, getting a message that loading isn't available in the lite version (or something to that effect).
  7. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    So I'm supposed to extract the file before putting it on the phone? In that case something is wrong because I can only see the files when they're zipped. Once I've extracted them and then put them on the phone, I can't see them.
  8. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    If you can see the file but the icon is just white it soesnt matter its just because u have no file on ur pc that will play that rom but u dont need one
  9. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    @Vip8888 i guess thats somthing to do with wjat game your playing, i play using gameboid lite and i can load games
  10. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    I can't see it when I browse to it through Gameboid but I can see the zipped file.
  11. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    @ashrob ok, download winrar from google, open the rom file with winrar and exttact to desktop, the new file that you have your computer wont reconise juat paste it into your sd card
  12. frankfurt

    frankfurt New Member


    Thx for your work

  13. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    the roms in the first post? or the bios?
    the roms on (removed) you click the rom u want then you have to scroll a long way down the page until you see download
  14. simmouk

    simmouk Member

    Just had a little play on Mario Kart! Loved it! Controls took a bit of getting used to, think I prefer the on-screen keypad to the sensor-movement for steering! Thanks for the guide Jason :)
  15. Has anyone experienced ROMs that arent that stable? Theres been a few games that have quit unexpectedly whilst Im playing them. THPS2, Golden Sun and GTA has this issue. I couldnt even start playing GTA Advance.

    Is this a ROM, Phone or emulator issue? I can play all the other games ive downloaded with no noticeable issues. I know a lot of other people had the same problem with GTA
  16. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    anyone able to get grand theft auto advance working with this???
  17. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    Just to be clear, I am talking about browsing through the Gameboid app on my phone to the place on my phone's sd card where I keep the files to play the games on my phone. I have extracted the zipped file on my pc and then put it on my phone's sd card and I can't see the file on my phone when I browse to it through Gameboid. I can see zipped files on my phone when I browse to them through Gameboid, but not unzipped ones.
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    If gamebopid is the same as genesoid (same dev) then it should handle the zips anyway. Have you tried opening the zip with gameboid?
  19. ashrob

    ashrob Member

    I have, it just gives a file error. I've used mame emulators on my pc and Xbox and have also used the snes emulator on my G1 and never had any troubles with them. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong but I could be missing something competely obvious, it wouldn't be the first time!
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    What file extensions are the roms? Should be .bin or .smd. Is this correct?
  21. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Well-Known Member

    Anyone using the gameboid or snesoid emulators, a great companion app is 'rom buddy' it automatically lists and installs thousands of roms from various rom sources compatible with these emulators.

    saves a lot of time and effort finding ones that work.
  22. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    yeah seen that. I use (removed) i've only found 1 or 2 that dont work.
  23. CrazyMcCool

    CrazyMcCool New Member

    Hey it works great with GBA files but not with GBC so I cant figure it out..

    Cause when I extract pokemon gold which is a GBC file and I look for the rom using gameboid it doesn't see it..

  24. ck91

    ck91 New Member

    how do i play pokemon gold on my htc desire? i tried to download the bios but its asking me to pay 5.99 ... is there anyway to download the game for free?
  25. Qasim

    Qasim New Member

    Hey guys i know im late with the whole emulator, but i really need help every time i followed the steps of the 2nd post but all my phone keeps saying is Load bios failed, im not sure what to do !

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