[PSA] The lastest mGBA nightly runs pretty fast.

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Pickle_Rick, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Psi-hate

    Psi-hate GBATemp's Official Psi-Hater

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    I actually really like mgba, I use it all the time on my n3ds and vita. Typically I play Pokemon, which runs 55-60fps so if any future builds feature dynarec (not sure if it has it yet or not) or whatever optimizations I'm looking forward to it.
     
  2. TheBroCode

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    Tried it for the first time in a while and with frameskip set to 1, I've had great luck with all the games (including Gameboy/Gameboy Color) I tried. Thanks Endrift!
     
  3. Shadic

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    I'm having the same exact issue. 3DS firmware version 10.7.0-32U. No games are booting, and the system is locking up. Running mGBA 0.6.1.
     
  4. Muxi

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    Do you have the bios-file and the config.txt in the mGBA folder?
     
  5. Shadic

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    There's a config.ini, but all it contains is the last directory I've tried to open a ROM. I just tried putting in a gbc_bios.bin in that mGBA folder, but no change in behavior.

    I've also tried looking around for where instructions for this would be, but have found nothing... Am I being an idiot (quite possible), or are the instructions on how to set this up not immediately apparent? I've checked the website, the readme contained in the Windows download (there is none in the 3DS 7z), and tried some basic Googling, to no avail.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Pickle_Rick
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    Pickle_Rick I'M PICKLE RICK!

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    It was just drag and drop over for me. Something's wrong on your side.
     
  7. FateForWindows

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    3DSX or CIA?
     
  8. Shadic

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    All I see is this from the main downloads page for the 3DS build. Am I missing something?
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    I'm using the .CIA. Installed with FBI.
     
  9. Dodain47

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    A gba BIOS is not required to play games with the Emulator.
    Drag and drop is the way to copy the content to your SD Card. Maybe you should delete and install again?
    The latest stable is working fine for me.

    Edit: For those who are using MGBA 3DS with the original GBA BIOS file.

    I asked Endrift in an PM if there are any performance improvements while using the official gba bios over the MGBA HLE BIOS.

    Her answer is i quote: " Nope. If anything it will be slower, but not by a large margin."
     
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  10. NANASHI89

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    Can you use cheats yet?

    Sent from my SM-T280 using Tapatalk
     
  11. Dodain47

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    No, not yet. Cheats are low priority for now. It should be implemented later.
     
  12. ArugulaZ

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    Does he have the BIOS file? Just a thought.
     
  13. hutzero

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    0.6.1 .cia stuck at "Loading" screen.
     
  14. brunocar

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    i know its cool that this is becoming so good, but honestly, if you have real hardware whats the point of emulators, its like emulating PSP on the vita
     
  15. Dodain47

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    For me: The 3DS has a much better Screen than the GBA and DS. Everything on 1 Handheld: GB/GBC GBA,NES, SNES, PCE, Megadrive/Genesis Emulator.
     
  16. brunocar

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    well, non nintendo emulators are on the way to becoming great, but they havent gotten to PSP quality yet, though im confident that they will with due time.
     
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  17. Pickle_Rick
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    Try the latest nightly. It's 0.7.0.
     
  18. JasonPK92

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    At first I thought to myself that this would be a great replacement for retroarch gpSP.

    Then I downloaded the nightly and wondered why it ran like crap.

    Then after reading a bit of the last couple pages I realized I'm an idiot because I never pointed mGBA to the GBA BIOS file on my SD card.

    Gonna try that tonight and see how much better it performs.
     
  19. brunocar

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    why use retroarch and not an injector? just curious, because i can think of some valid reasons myself
     
  20. ShadowOne333

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    Are you using the Development builds found in the Downloads section?
    And yeah be sure to use the BIOS file as well, I am running mGBA in a N3DS and most GBA games run good.