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VisualBoyAdvance is a GBA emulator written for OS X. Higher compatibility than Boycott Advance.

What's New

Version 1.7.4:
  • Fixed a crashing bug with fullscreen mode.
  • New preferences layout.
  • In sync with the PC version.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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think2live Member IconComment+0
think2live
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I'm not extremely knowledgable when it comes to my computer sometimes. I've been playing Pokemon Sapphire on this and when I save it saves it as a .sav. The problem with that is that it needs to be a .GBA. Does anyone know how to fix this and if you do please explain as you would to someone who has never touched a computer. I've gone to a lot of sites and read over what they said and was lost after the first few sentences.

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Version 1.7.4
Ihavequestions Member IconComment+0
Ihavequestions
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It works, but every time I open it, it's pink and is not showing the full image. It's not showing half the game. Is there a way to fix this? I've tried to re-size it, but even at fullscreen it only shows the little square in the middle and the pink/half size problem is still a factor. Anyone else having this problem?

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Version 1.7.4
marty10f
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YES! I am too, tried to figure out the prob but I failed. ): So for now I just deleted it and I'm trying to find a new GameBoy emulator.

eduard Member IconComment+9
eduard
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this emulator is very bugged for mac when you use a poke ball in pokemon sapphir or ruby or emerald it crashes but i think in boycott emulator it doesnt crash when you use pokeball but boycott have got onather problem when i start pokemon emerald he say the internal battery has run dry it can be played how to fix this on boycott?

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Version 1.7.4
lilfellanemo
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where can I find pokemon games for this emulator?

Mr Sattern Jr Member IconComment+1
Mr Sattern Jr
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when I save with Mother 3 using freeze game I have it in the "save states" file and it STILL says "Error creating file Save States/2377 - Mother 31.sgm"

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Version 1.7.4
Fluffypub Member IconComment+0
Fluffypub
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A couple of years ago, after I first got my mac, I downloaded VisualBoyAdvance, and it worked perfectly. Annoyingly enough, ever since I updated my mac to leopard, even version 1.7.4 crashes whenever I open a ROM file and a message saying that it quit unexpectedly. This is extremely annoying. Does anyone have any idea what could be the source of this problem?

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Version 1.7.4
Mr. Macintosh23 Member IconReview-7
Mr. Macintosh23
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VISUALBOY ADVANCE IS AWESOME!!! All the other reviews I posted that said VBA was crappy, those are FAKE! I finally realized it that using both Visualboy Advance and Boycott Advance, you can emulate all GBA games. Also, one other user convinced me that VBA 1.7.3 is the best version to have on Mac OS X because all of the ROM crashing problems have all been wiped out. Thank you to whoever posted that review about VBA 1.7.3. My default GBA emulator will always be VBA, but I will always use Boycott Advance whenever necessary.

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Version 1.7.4
Mr. Macintosh23 Member IconComment-7
Mr. Macintosh23
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I just found out why Boycott Advance wasn't working for me. There was a major bug problem in The Shell. The bug problem was... with Emulator Enhancer installed, the battery RAM and the freeze states wouldn't work properly, thus you couldn't properly save AT ALL! in KiGB or Boycott Advance, that's why I turned to Visualboy Advance because there are NO! saving problems at all. Now that I figured it out, the next review I post is going to be a review about Boycott Advance & Visualboy Advance, the differences between the two, and why Boycott Advance is SO much better than Visualboy Advance

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Version 1.7.4
Mr. Macintosh23 Member IconComment-7
Mr. Macintosh23
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I love Visualboy Advance. At first, I thought Boycott Advance was better, but then I realized that VBA is much, much better. On my old G3 iMac (I now have a G4 eMac), one day, my pokemon silver battery file vanished. That was when I thought VBA was crappy. I then realized that VBA is much better, because if you open and close a game a lot, the battery file will vansih, thus that's how I came across Boycott Advance & KiGB.

Anyway, VBA rocks. I'll give it 5 stars any day.

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Version 1.7.4
VGZ Member IconComment+8
VGZ
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Any chance on getting a universal binary version? VBA runs on my MBP, but it gets kinda choppy at times.

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Version 1.7.4
MacUpdate-Lon (developer)
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Seems development has stopped, project appears abandoned. Last update was 3.5 years ago, homesite for this app is currently non-existent.

Mr. Macintosh23
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I think VBA will be updated, it's just that Adam Green currently doesn't have enough developers to continue updating VBA. When that happens, VBA will be updated to Universal Binary. Why are you using VBA on your MBP? Use Boycott Advance. It's Universal Binary, but there's a Battery RAM problem, thus use the Freeze/Defrost function until the Gameboy Advance is no longer on commercial sale, which probably won't be for a VERY! LONG! time.

VGZ
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Boycott won't run, at all. It's pops into the dock then dies. So, VBA is the only real choice.

Mr. Macintosh23
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On my G4 eMac, Boycott Advance pops into the dock, and runs like a charm, regardless of whatever version it is. I am running Mac OS X v10.4.11. When I was running Mac OS X v10.3.9 on my old G3 iMac, this same thing happened, but it only did it to the Tiger releases. I know you're running either Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard, because the word "Intel" didn't even exist with Mac OS X Panther. Before, Boycott Advance was only PPC-based, but then Richard Bannister updated it to Universal Binary, thus I think your problem is, you're probably running a "PPC only" version of Boycott Advance. Try downloading Boycott Advance v0.3.9 and see if that works. If not, then I'd advised you to stay away from GBA emulation FOR GOOD!

poitrasx Member IconComment+0
poitrasx
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i downloaded it and stuff but everytime i click it, it says i have to choose an application which one do i choose?

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Version 1.7.4
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AlexHughy
Version 1.7.4
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Downloads 434,985
Version Downloads 388,241
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 13 Feb 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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