Thursday, July 6. 2006
Here is a new version of PSPVBA the GameBoy Advance Emulator for PSP.
What's new in version 1.0.5 :
- New turbo modes (more speed and less graphic artefacts)
- Add SFX enable/disable option (can be used to increase speed)
- Fix in BMP screenshots (no more need to flip the image)
- Improve a bit the sound quality
(the "ARM tick" can be changed to prevent sound distorsion)
- The SELECT key is now available for user keyboard mapping
(but don't forget to map a psp key to enter in the emulator MENU !)
- File requester use now two directories for keyboard and rom files
- Fix the bug that made games like Pokemon Fire to crash
How to use it ?
Have a look to the README.txt file !
Two binary versions (for 2.x and 1.5 FW) and sources are included in the zip archive.
This package is under GPL Copyright, read COPYING file for more information about it.
This should be the last release for 2.x FW (only if major bugs are found) :
- In my option this version is usable for many games, with acceptable performances
- I will downgrade to 1.5FW soon and may be try to use kernel mode to improve the speed a bit more.
This emulator doesn't work with the Tiff exploit on 2.0, so please use the GTA exploit instead.
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Merci pour ta release, mais il y a un problème énorme, lorsque tu est dans le menu, g changé les touche clavier comme tu l'as conseillé, g laisser le bouton select pour acceder au menu mais une fois que g chargé une rom, le jeu se lance et après impossible de revenir au menu.
Cela ne vien pas de moi, g essayé avec toutes les touches et impossible d'accéder au menu après avoir lancé une rom.
Je viens de vérifier et cela me le fait pour les roms pokémon, peut-etre que tu sé d'ou sa vient??
Voila g fini mes tests et je peux t'assurer qu'il est impossible d'accéder au menu dans pokemon vert feuille, rouge feu et émeraude.
En pansant que tu puisse résoudre le probleme.
The speed seems to be better than before but now in Golden sun i get a lot of weird graphic bugs.
you actually did it...i can noww play pokemon and all other 16 mb roms...you my friend are not human you are supernatural.....i dont have words for you ...you have done an absolutely amazing job....
Only thing I could think could be improved is the mapping of the up, down, left, and right keys, to the directions along with the analog, menu items are easier to select with the directional pad while moving is easier with the analog, besides the GBA doesn't have but one directional pad and no analog so it would make sense to map both the analog and directional pad for movement.
now i have no complains you listened to all are problems and now i can play all the games...but....i want to tell you not to abandon this project already....i saw you said it should be the last release if major bugs werent encountered.....because i feel that you can improve the speed a little more...if you conceive a 30-40% more speed it would be finished...thats my opinion...personally i dont see the use of the turno mode because it only damages the graphics in 80%of the games....i maybe asking for too much but a 60% speed increase without screen artefacts would be something of your style.....extremely goos job on this vetrsion
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald all still go to white screen, but fire and leaf are working and playable, is that something that could be fixed? Also a 1.5 release would be great, I recently 'downdated' and used SnesTYL ME, the speed difference is amazing, without even clocking at 333, if you can do the same with GBA, you're a God among men.
can someone tell me the combination of sfx ,turbo mode,arm and frame skipp that i have to use to acheive a more playable speed for poekmon green leaf
I'm plaing Mario & Luigi Supastar Sagaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Nice job, ZX-81!
Cela devient deja supportable, mais il reste encore de place pour faire mieux. La vitesse est encore pas terrible (j'ai essaye Castlevania et Advance Wars - pas vraiment jouable).
De toute facon, ce mieux que ce qu'on avait avant donc mercie de ton travail et bonne chance avec developpement. On attends de nouvelles releases.
3 words.... Oh my GOD
you own ups thats 5 words
keep it up i belive in you if you can't do it then its impossible !
ok zx Im maby dum to say this but which turbo mode is fastest 0 or 4 ? cose mate if yuo think 4 is fastest or its supose to be ..... then check agian couse 0 works 2 times faster ... im not kidding so can you plz answer ? which turbo mode is fastest ?
It depends of the game ... the turbo mode 3 and 4 disable partially the GPU of the GameBoy (one frame over two), and the turbo mode 0 and 1 display the screen partially (instead of to display the all screen each time).
So if the game doesn't use the GPU, there are no difference between 1 -> 4, and 2 -> 3 modes.
oh and btw i play pokemon at 10 fps so its insanly fast as for the others that "made" gba emulators it was max 4 fps so
did 1/3 of the way ^^ if i only had a job and could donte i would donate like 100 $ evry month more worth it then any think else ^^
May I ask why Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald don't work but Fire and Leaf do? And is it a program that could be overcome in a future release?
great work zx-81. i cant beleive how fast you work. its amazing haha. i heard uwere downgrading to 1.5, tha awesome. have 1.5 an its great. its alot easier to work with and way better then loading GTA all the time lol. but anyways keep up the good work. and if u ever need a beta tester im the one to ask
you still increase the speed for the 2.Xx i would downgrade however i bought mine as 2.5 and you are not suppose to downgrade so im stuck forever and ever the eboot for 1.5 would still work great for the 2.xx?
hey matt. just upgrade to 2.6 then down to 1.5 im pretty sure u can do that.
pense tu que comme tu va downgrader en 1.5 si c pas deja fait lol que le mode kernel va beaucoup ameliorer la rapidité ?
i did upgraded to 2.6, OMG! this might work, but if you go to psp-hacks.com it said it might brick your psp... anybody tried it
someone help me how come the file is corrupt what am i doing wrong
Friend pleae make it on the menu to display the battery and the day
(i know a little about programming, i used to program in vb6, if i can help please let me know )
Excellent work on yet another great release, ZX! All the games (about a dozen) I've tried so far are playable except one (FF4). I'd say 90+% compatability sounds pretty impressive. Just one small request: Would you add something similar to the "Real Time Clock" and "Save Type" options in VBA? I ask because in Pokemon Emerald I get the dreaded "Internal battery has run dry..." message which disables day/night and messes with much of the game. Once again, thanks a lot for all your work.
also DBZ buu's fury stops workin about 10 minutes into the game, it says "this game cannot run on this hardware". but its fully playable on VBA V 1.1 pc emulator.
OK im a member in The SnesTYL forums and im just helpin out the homebrew seens bcuz i think laxer3a wanted to talk to zx-81.....this is wat he said exactly.....
Well, I saw comment saying that FF Tactics was running correctly with a FS 2.
Which basically 1/3 --> 20 FPS.
Still this game does not use a lot of effect, nor rotating sprite, not too much blending, but I believe quite color rasters.
May be games are doing less tricky things that was done with the Snes chipset, making it easier to emulate.
I would have tought that the graphics chip is very close to the snes and it is hard as hell to emulate it correctly.
The ARM cpu instruction set also is harder to decode than the snes cpu one and run at 16.7 Mhz which makes it quite costly to emulate.(but each instruction is less complex than the Snes ones... so... I dont know, may be cost is the same for each Mhz emulated.)
MMmmm... may be I should get in touch with ZX to see what is the neck in this emu.
I felt that ZX was a good coder, but not the kind to optimize ans squeeze stuff like Yoyo and I are doing.
May be I was wrong.
Well, the thing is that Super Mario World run around 100 Fps at FS0 with sound in TYL.
So, still way to go...
que tal zx-81, excelente trabajo el que estas haciendo con este emulador, estas muy cerca de lograr el 100% de velocidad, he quedado impresionado, con la emulacion de los juegos, gracias por tomarte el tiempo para hacer este proyecto realidad, estaoy muy agradecido, de que manera podria aportar algo economicamente porque de programacion no podria, si me das los datos para hacer alguna aportacion estaria encantado, estoy a tus ordenes.
Does anybody know if the emulator works on Dark_Alex's 3.30 OE-A Custom Firmware? That's what I'm running and would really like a GBA Emulator on my PSP. I tried both the 1.50 and the 2.XX versions of PSPVBA and neither work. Is there a way to do this?
If not, is there any GBA emulator that will run in 3.30 OE-A?
can some body help me
i dont know how to put the game boy advance emulator on my psp
and i have firmware 1.50