Video is just as good as on Windows with the new DirectX 9.0c implementation, so there's no dependancies. Keyboard and joysticks work, as long as they'll work on your host OS. All games from the original Game Boy to Game Boy Advance work.
What does not
Sometimes it will not be able to create DirectSound and there will be no sound in the game. Also do not use full screen mode or it will be very hard to change your screen resolution back.
What was not tested
Cheats and skins have not been tested yet.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 13 2014||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 12 2014||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Dec 16 2013||1.4.1||N/A||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2011||1.3.19||N/A||Yes||Bronze||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Fedora 13||Jul 01 2010||1.2-rc5||N/A||Yes||Gold||Ahmed El-Mahdawy|
There is a minor tweak needed to get the emulator to run. There is a DLL that VisualBoy requires that Wine doesn't have, no one has decided to port the DLL to Wine.
With the new version of Wine (1.2), a couple before it as well, it winetricks is now included with Wine. Which makes this even easier.
Use this command:
For older versions of wine:
Then Run this command:
sh winetricks mfc42