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GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« on: Sunday February 10, 2008, 06:27:17 AM »
Ever want to play GBC or GBA games on your cellphone? (just found out it was possible) Well, I've scoured the net and found a few emus for S40/ S60/UIQ mobiles.

1. MeBoy arktos.se/meboy (S40/ Java based)
   
Primarily created to emulate GB, but has added GBC support in recent versions. It works perfectly, getting 25-30 fps on my Nokia 5200. Emulator/rom file (.jar) can't be too large though, or it won't work. Can save but no sound support  :'( .

2. Vbag www.vampent.com/vbag.htm (S60 and UIQ only)

Tested this on a friend's phone. Works great on N-Gage and N series mobiles. Full save/sound support. It's actually pay software (google to the rescue!) Site also has other emus (NES, SNES)

3. VGBA http://fms.komkon.org/EmuSymbian/#VGBA (S60 3rd, UIQ)

Similar to Vbag. Also pay. You need a REALLY powerful phone for this.

4. VGB http://fms.komkon.org/EmuSymbian/#VGB (S60 3rd, UIQ)

Found on the same site as VGBA. Much the same as MeBoy. Pay.

If you know more, please reply.
sorry if this is old news.





   

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #1 on: Sunday February 10, 2008, 09:54:44 AM »
OMG, what are they gonna come up with next?
Can the MeBoy run on all Java phones? I have a recently new Samsung, is there a compatibility list?

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #2 on: Sunday February 10, 2008, 11:17:05 AM »
Yes, there's a list of compatible phones on the site . Good luck trying it out  ;)

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #3 on: Monday February 11, 2008, 03:52:50 AM »
Yay, it works. The compatibility list had my phone brand model on it and I tried Legend Of Zelda:Oracle of Seasons and it has a few minor glitches here and there... But still, thanks for these links  ;D

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday February 20, 2008, 07:20:57 PM »
i think i'll pass on this. i have a nokia e65 (pretty powerful) but it just doesn't beat a nintendo ds with lameboy.

besides, paying for an emulator?

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday February 20, 2008, 10:48:48 PM »
interesting.....but no sound support for MeBoy kills the deal...

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #6 on: Thursday February 21, 2008, 10:23:59 AM »
Im impressed, but ill never use them. I just sold my W950i and got me a T100 (no colour, calls and text only, oh and has a calculator and calander!)

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #7 on: Saturday March 01, 2008, 01:56:44 AM »
vbag for n93 is nice!

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #8 on: Thursday March 06, 2008, 12:37:24 PM »
besides, paying for an emulator?
*cough*bittorrent*cough*. I mean, if you're already downloading the roms for free, then...
By the way, playing Pokemon Gold with no sound is still better than playing the games that come with the phone  :)

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #9 on: Thursday March 06, 2008, 01:39:56 PM »
*Staes at all the celphone freaks on this board*

I don't like my cellphone, it's just a hassle to me, i rarely use it..

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #10 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 05:52:08 AM »
I've just been trying MeBoy out too recently... any GB/GBC games to recommend? I have Pokemon Silver and Magical Tetris so far. I tried Link's Awakening, but it's just too hard to read on my phone (I have a 5200 too! LOL)

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #11 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 06:36:05 AM »
Well, RPGs (Pokemon included) is the genre you'll get the most out of with MeBoy. Pokemon plays VERY good on it  :o. I'd recommend Dragon Warrior 1 + 2, and 3, Lufia, and FF Adventure/Legend, Crystalis...
Action/adventure games are a little hard to play with a 5200, but you could try Super Mario, WarioLand and some of those racing games.

Oh, if you're finding text hard to read and don't mind playing the game sideways on your phone you could try changing the rotation settings to 1 or 3 (turns the screen 90/270 degrees) and enabling scale to fit. That way most text is readable, but you'll have to play with your right/left hand only   ;)

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #12 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 07:49:26 AM »
The pokemons (red, yellow, etc.) and Legend Of Zelda OoS, OoA etc.

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 07:56:57 AM »
I was going to say how awkward the buttons would be (up/down would go sideways, etc) with the rotation, when I suddenly remembered there's an option to change button settings (*doh*). So I now have the directional buttons on the joystick thingy and a/b/start/select on 1,4,7 and *. Works quite well -- with both hands too. And thanks for the game suggestions. I'll look them up. ^^

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 09:10:46 AM »
wow, emulator compatible for java phone. thank you very much for this post.

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #15 on: Sunday March 16, 2008, 01:59:25 PM »
Some games won't work, why is that

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #16 on: Monday March 17, 2008, 05:20:21 AM »
It's probably not compatible with the emulator you're using. There should be a game compatiblity list somewhere on the site.

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #17 on: Monday March 17, 2008, 11:56:33 AM »
Actually, it depends on your mobile, too. If the .jar file you end up with the MeBoy compiler is larger than a certain amount (mine was 1MB), your phone just won't run it. And yeah, you should check the compatibility list first before trying.

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #18 on: Sunday November 30, 2008, 03:29:40 PM »
I have PocketNesterPlus 0.9 on my cell phone (Black Jack II).  I haven't ran across an NES game that hasn't worked yet.   Only issue I have with it is that I cannot do diagonals at all, but otherwise it seems more compatible than nesDS on the DS.

I realize this topic is ancient, but I thought I'd mention this emu so everyone who wants this sort of thing for their cells knows about it.

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Re: GBC/GBA emulators for mobile
« Reply #19 on: Monday December 01, 2008, 02:45:43 AM »
Even though everyone uses NesterDS to emulate NES on the DS..