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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

Everything except what is listed under the "What does not work" category.

What does not

The "DirectDraw" render method does not work and produces a black screen. However, this is a non-issue since all of the other render methods work flawlessly. "OpenGL" seems to have the best performance under Wine.

Changing the video size from the Options -> Video menu does not correctly adjust the height of the window, resulting in a grossly disproportionate aspect ratio.

Trying to record an AVI video (Tools -> Record) always produces a corrupt, unplayable video file. Sound and movie recording work, though.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I only tested this program using dumped ROMs of Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Pokemon Emerald. GB and GBC games were not tested. I have briefly tested the items in the Tools menu, which seem to work flawlessly, but did not test every single feature.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

This program requires mfc42.dll which is not included with Wine. You must copy this file from a Windows installation or install it with Winetricks. Overall, this program runs extremely well for normal use.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 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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