GameBoy Advance

NanoBoyAdvance 1.5 is released

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NanoBoyAdvance is a Game Boy Advance emulator focused on accuracy.

Linux installation instructions:
  • install SDL2, GLEW and Qt5

Changelog​

  • ARM: force CPSR/SPSR bit 4 to one (fixes Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge)
  • Bus: Game Pak access sometimes incurs a one-cycle penalty when prefetch is active
  • Bus: HALT incurs a two-cycle penalty
  • DMA: make access pattern (more) accurate for ROM to ROM and other weird DMAs.
  • DMA: move the second internal cycle at the end of the transfer
  • DMA: handle more changes to the control register during a transfer
  • IRQ: rework interrupt delay emulation (once again)
  • Timer: writing to the control register takes one cycle to apply
  • PPU: apply horizontal sprite mosaic as a post-process
  • APU: model FIFO as a buffer of seven (not eight) 32-bit words (thanks Gericom) (fixes #101)
  • APU: high bits of SOUND2CNT_L should return...

Ares Git 2022/02/28 released!

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Ares Git (2022/02/28) is compiled. ares is a multi-system emulator that began development on October 14th, 2004. It is a descendent of higan and bsnes, and focuses on accuracy and preservation.

ares currently emulates the following 27 hardware devices:

* Famicom + Famicom Disk System
* Super Famicom + Super Game Boy
* Nintendo 64 (under development)
* Game Boy + Game Boy Color
* Game Boy Advance + Game Boy Player
* SG-1000 + SC-3000
* Master System + Game Gear
* Mega Drive + Mega CD
* PC Engine + PC Engine CD + SuperGrafx
* MSX + MSX2
* ColecoVision
* Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color
* WonderSwan + WonderSwan Color + SwanCrystal + Pocket Challenge V2

Ares Git changelog:
* Revert "ares: remove performance renderers"
* m68000: reimplement DBcc instruction with correct timing
* ares: remove performance renderers
* nall: fix many compilation warnings on macOS
* md: fix debug register sprite masking
* md: fix APU port in
* md: second attempt at vblank bit timing
*...

mGBA v0.9.3 released!

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A new release of mGBA, version 0.9.3 is available. This version is a bugfix release, which contains many important fixes. Importantly, random freezing with the OpenGL display driver, mostly when using fast forward, which had only partially been fixed in 0.9.2, should now be properly fixed. An extensive list of changes follows after the cut.

Emulation fixes:

  • GB I/O: Fix incrementing SGB controller when P14 is low (fixes #2202)
  • GB Video: Render SGB border when unmasking with ATTR/PAL_SET (fixes #2261)
  • GBA SIO: Fix SI value for unattached MULTI mode
  • GBA Video: Fix backdrop color if DISPCNT is first set to 0 (fixes #2260)
  • GBA Video: Don’t iterate affine backgrounds when disabled
  • GBA Video: Delay enabling backgrounds in bitmap modes (fixes #1668)
Other fixes:

  • ARM Decoder: Fix decoding of lsl...

mGBA 0.9.1 released

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A new release of mGBA, version 0.9.1, is available. This version is a bugfix release, which contains many important fixes for bugs not caught before 0.9.0 was released. Importantly, fixes for save states affecting both GBA and GBC, the OpenGL renderer lagging when fast-forwarding, and improved detection of Pokémon ROM hacks. An extensive list of changes follows after the cut.

Emulation fixes:
Code:
ARM: Fix LDM^ with empty rlist (fixes #2127)
Core: Fix first event scheduling after loading savestate
GB Serialize: Fix switching speed modes when loading a state (fixes #2097)
GB: Fix skipping BIOS
GBA Memory: Fix loading Thumb savestates when in ARM mode
GBA Video: Fix window start on modes 3-5 with mosaic (fixes #1690)
GBA Video: Fix mode 3-5 overflow with mosaic (fixes #1691)

Other fixes:

GBA: Fix non-USA 1.0 FireRed misdetecting as a ROM hack (fixes #2100)
GBA: Fix crash when ROM loading fails
GBA e-Reader: Fix bitmap short strip scanning
GBA Video: Fix mode 5 frame 1 caching...

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