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December 1, 2010 // 3:14 am - Today halsafar has released a VBA PS3 port v0.9.9 which is a GameBoy / GBA Emulator that includes shaders followed by some updates below.

Download: VBA PS3 v0.9.9 Port (3.41 FW only) / VBA PS3 v0.9.9.1 Port (3.41 FW only) / Visual Boy Advance PS3 1.01 (FW 3.41/Geohot CFW 3.55) / SVN / vba-ps3-981ca66ff284.pkg (9.3 MB) by altimit

To quote: I am pleased to finally release my teams port of VBA (Visual Boy Advance) to the public. It is a clean port of the most recent VBA-M emulator, that is fully functional, equal to our teams SNES9X-PS3 and FCEU-PS3 releases.

We spent some time optimizing it. The VBA-M source is not conducive to being run on the PPU. After applying many small optimizations we have obtained 60fps in all the important games. Enjoy GB and GBA with shaders!

From the VBA PS3 Version 0.9.9 readme file:

1. CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED VBA-M FUNCTIONS

* Saving/loading of SRAM
* Savestate loading/saving support
- Savestate slot selectable in-game
- Up to 10 saveslots

2. CONTROLS

2.1.1 CONTROLS IN ROM MENU

Up - Go up
Down - Go down
Left - Go back five file entries
Right - Go forward five file entries
L1 - Go back one page
R1 - Go forward one page

Cross - (If directory selected) enter directory/ (if ROM selected) start ROM
Triangle - (If ROM selected) start ROM with multitap support
Circle - (If not in root directory) Go back to previous directory
L2 + R2 - (If you previously exited a ROM) return to game
Select - Go to settings menu (see 'CONTROLS IN SETTINGS MENU' section)

2.1.2 CONTROLS IN SETTINGS MENU

Up - Go up one setting.
Down - Go down one setting.
Left - Change setting to the left.
Right - Change setting to the right.

Circle - Go back to ROM menu/Go back to previous Settings screen
Start - Reset the setting back to the default value.
R1 - Go to the next Settings screen
L1 - Go to the previous Settings screen
L3 + R3 - Return back to game (if a ROM is loaded)

2.1.3 CONTROLS IN-GAME

Nothing worth really explaining here -

R3 + L3 - Press these two buttons together while in-game to go back to the ROM browser menu.

R3 + R2 - Save to currently selected save state slot
L3 + L2 - Load from currently selected save state slot

Right analog stick - Left - Move current savestate slot one slot backwards
Right analog stick - Right - Move current savestate slot one slot forward

To play a game with a USB controller as Player 1, start up your PS3 and rather than using the Sixaxis/DualShock3, plug in an USB port before connecting the controller to the PS3 - your USB pad should then become Controller 1.

Visual Boy Advance PS3 1.01 (FW 3.41/Geohot CFW 3.55) Changelog:

V1.01
• Settings save again - ROM path/SRAM path/savestate path can be changed again.

V1.0
• UI enhancements - up-to-date with the other emulators (SNES9x PS3/Genesis Plus GX PS3/FCEU PS3)
• RSound support.
• Configurable controls.
• Geohot 3.55 CFW build.

Finally, from altimit comes another build of VBA-PS3 (Visual Boy Advance) GB/GBA Emulator for PS3 who states the following:

I built the code from here: code.google.com/p/vba-ps3/

You can download the package from here (linked above). To be fair, I did not test the emulator beyond installing the pkg on my PS3 and booting it to the ROM select screen.

VBA PS3 Port v0.9.9 - GB / GBA Emulator with Shaders Arrives

VBA PS3 Port v0.9.9 - GB / GBA Emulator with Shaders Arrives

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#3 - hacked2123 - December 1, 2010 // 3:58 am
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Beat that game on PSP-2000. Extremely enjoyable with backlight, and a screen that is almost 2x the size.

#2 - Romualdpsp - December 1, 2010 // 3:28 am
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I love games the zelda minish THANKS.

#1 - hacked2123 - December 1, 2010 // 3:21 am
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4.1 SONIC ADVANCE 1/2 DON'T WORK
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2) Sonic Advance 1/2 currently don't work with VBA. This is a known issue and will be looked into.


Those games suck anyways... the Sonic series is and has been in pain since post 'Sonic Adventure' for Dreamcast (Which was almost bad)