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Gameboid (GBA Emulator)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Fro, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Fro

    Fro Active Member
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    Yongzh is a man of his word. He promissed us a GBA emulator, and in a timely fassion he has delivered.

    $3.99 for this app. and just like all his others it works flawlessly (after the update this morning)

    The only thing diffrent about this app, is that you need a GBA Bios, like you would with a GBA Emu on a PC. You have to load the bios, then you can load the roms.

    Sound works great, as does the frame rate even with sound.

    I have tried the following roms, all work perfect.
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Tactics Orge: The knight of the Lotus
    Mario Vs. Donkey Kong
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    Happy playing

    - Fro -
     

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  2. Obsidian86

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    I downloaded it last night, and it works even better than the SNES emulator. Except for pokemon, which there are some sprite glitches (quite a few actually). But I'm sure it'll be fixed soon.
     
  3. Fro

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    yeah it still needs one more update to fix the little glitches. but this has been mostly problem free so far.
     
  4. Obryn

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    I'm gonna bump this post because this is a KILLER APP!
    This is well worth the 4 bucks and far superior to Kiddboy, which totally blows and cost me 2 dollars I will never get back ;)

    I can't wait until the Pokemon sprites are fixed because they are my favorite games for gba and I would really love to play them on my G1 without flaw.
     
  5. phatboy23

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    hey whats the gba bios and where can i download it?
     
  6. Fro

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    learn 2 internet
     
  7. phatboy23

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    i do know to internets but i cant find out how to get the gba bios for my g1
     
  8. phatboy23

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    oh nevermind i got it i was doing it on my mac but it works on my pc
     
  9. souless

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    hi I'm still kind of new to the whole android os and everything I was just wondering for this app I only have to pay once to use the app forever right it's not a monthly fee or anything like that
     
  10. theevilone

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    All is good, works fine. Thanks Yongzh. bios for GBA, pirate bay.
     
  11. Fro

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    only have to buy it once then its urs forever.
     
  12. jonny

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    I am very happy with this emu! Very stable, can you actually toggle the sound? rather than on/off.
     
  13. spottyelephant

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    I take it that this is only for the g1 since it has hardware buttons? I have a galaxy coming, but since android doesnt yet have multitouch i was just wondering about these emulators?
     
  14. cellphoneuser

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    needs gba bios bin, when i downloaded that, its says: download failed as the contents are not supported by the phone or something like that. either way i need help on using this app
    also, anyone know how to unblock paid applications from the android market?
     
  15. TheBigCheese

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for speeding this up?

    Killing the Home application helps alot, but it lags a bit when playing Pokemon Leaf Green.

    Also, Advance Wars doesn't work.
     
  16. Beefy

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    Would anyone recommend this for use on the Sprint HTC Hero? I've been thinking about picking it up but I am a little concerned that it doesn't have the physical keyboard buttons that would be necessary.
     
  17. pdragon

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    See my last post in this thread. Some games are good, others aren't. Depends what you're looking for. http://androidforums.com/android-games/11395-any-good-rpg-games.html
     
  18. MarvinAndroid

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    Some people put the phone in Airplane mode when they use an app like this.. makes it run faster. You can also turn off the sound and it runs a lot faster.

    pdragon.. there are some top notch RPG's for the GBA... you are better off checking a gaming site like gameboy.ign.com or something to see what kind of reviews they have. You can sort by RPG's and pick the highest rated.
     
  19. pdragon

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    Thanks for the Airplane mode tip! Will give it a try.

    Yeah, I've been browsing around at GBA games a lot more lately to see what I can find now.
     
  20. Paul4763

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    I really like this app but how do you move about on it? The trackball is useless because if I roll left or right the cursor on the game just goes that way constantly nd the on-screen D-Pad is really sensitive. Any ideas?
     
  21. pdragon

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    It's not a good emulator for any kind of twitch or fast action games. All I've been good with playing so far are RPG's or strategy games. I just use the on-screen dpad. It's not perfect, no, but it's not so bad when precise movement isn't required.
     
  22. Bg8780

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    How do I mount the GBA.BIO.BIN file to the Droid?

    Sorry I am new to the Android OS and I am not experienced in Linux so I'm wandering in the dark here lol

    Thanks
     
  23. Jtwo

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    Hmm, I'm not sure about the on the Droid since I haven't received mine yet.
    But on the iPhone and PSP you don't mount the file anywhere, you just place it in the emulator directory.

    Actually, the reason I just registered here is because I was wondering if anyone has gotten this working on the Droid.
     
  24. Bg8780

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    Yep. All I had to do was browse to it on the app itself. I haven't play it much yet but it seems to work fine.
     
  25. bryant_16

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    Hey guys, may I know where I can download this application?
     

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