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VisualBoyAdvance

1.x versions.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License:
URL: http://vba.ngemu.com/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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What works

Almost everything on the emulator works smoothly, except for:

What does not

Because of some unimplemented funtions, open files via the normal way (AKA File->Open) causes the emulator to crash. You can always use the comand "$wine vba.exe romname.gba" in order to get a rom running, then using file->recent you can access it again.

Also, there's a rather weird bug, everytime you open a menu while a rom is running, the sound is lost. To get sound again, you must turn off and then on the sound.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Trying to get link cable, using the debugger, using it with a joystic

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

To get it working, you need to place the dll "mfc42.dll" on windows/system32 directory.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 13 20141.4.1N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20141.4.1N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Dec 16 20131.4.1N/A Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 03 20111.3.19N/A Yes BronzeCarlos Rodriguez 
ShowFedora 13Jul 01 20101.2-rc5N/A Yes GoldAhmed El-Mahdawy 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

In newest versions of wine game is unstable.
In the newer version of wine 1.2+, the game becomes unstable if you use any of the menus or allow the program to lose focus. Make sure all the settings you want are set before you start the game, because you won't be able to change anything without it crashing afterwards. *Note: I am only able to test this on Ubuntu. Please, let me know if anyone else has this problem.
Get VBA running in Wine

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:

winetricks mfc42


For older versions of wine:

Download Winetricks

Then Run this command:

sh winetricks mfc42

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