VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.5

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Latest version:
(Mac Boy Advance) 1.7.5
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2.1 MB

VisualBoyAdvance is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Others: Mac OS 10.2 or later GBA BIOS Image
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Versions of VisualBoyAdvance

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Version License Language O.S.
VisualBoyAdvance (Mac Boy Advance) 1.7.5 17/05/12 Free English
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VisualBoyAdvance (Mac Boy Advance) 1.7.4 10/09/13 Free English
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GameBoy and GameBoyAdvance emulator

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Fixed a crashing bug with fullscreen mode.
  • New preferences layout.
  • In sync with the PC version.
  • Emulates GameBoy and GameBoyAdvance games
  • Works on Intel Macs
  • Tricky to use for beginners to emulators
  • Prone to bugs
  • No games included

If you're nostalgic about your GameBoy or Gameboy Advance then VisualBoyAdvance is the program for you. You can emulate all the games of the popular portable Nintendo consoles.

"No I cannot summarize my review in one sentence"

It's good but here's the problems.

Short story:

- use mac zooming

- get windows/parallels + vba.exe for cheat use.

- the cons are stupid, ignore them.

Long story:

- Zoom: Mac users need to use control+scroll up.

- Cheat UI: retarded to say the least. If you intend to use cheats (for example pkmn, who has the most downloaded titles, and you'll want cheats for that), don't even think about wasting your time here.

Find yourself Parallels & Windows7 and download the Windows VBA.

Other than that it seems to work fine.

- Turbo appears (to me) quicker than Windows'.

- Super clarity, not bad quality on zoom.

- Does the job. If you're not using cheats it's good. You won't need to put up with Windows' senseless UI to use the .exe vba version.

About Cons above,

- I think the thing about save-states might be right, but then again I never tried/noticed it. Save states should only be last resort anyway.

- I don't know of any fullscreen..?

- Save batteries are in the Battery Saves folder of the VBA folder.... They should work fine if you don't move or delete them...

Anyway sorry if tl;dr.

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