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Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/19 0:12
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I would like to develop a special emulator for GBA/GBC/GB that improves the graphics with the lq2x filter, and turns the graphics 3D by separating the graphic layers and, when using 3D graphics, doubling the camera. But first, I need an open source, visual basic GBA emulator to start off with. Does anyone know of any?
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/20 6:11
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I doubt you'll find a Visual Basic GBA emulator to hack on, but (the 0.9 WIP version of) Mednafen already has GBA emulation and stereoscopic display code in it. So, learn some C and get crackin' 'cause I really want to try this!
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/21 3:38
Virtual Freak
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Thanks for the advice, but I have a few problems.

1: I can't afford the Windows C Dev Kit, or whatever it's called. That's why I need something in Visual Basic, because it's free.

2: I tried running Mednafen, but all I could see it do was add a few directories to it's folder. No window was displayed. Is it supposed to be like this? I'm curious to know what I'm competing with.

But that's OK, because my basic goal is to make all Nintendo games, new and old, available in 3D. So I'll just look for a GBC emulator instead!
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/23 17:55
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Does anyone know of a Famicom emulator that is capable of displaying Famicom 3D System capable games?
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#5
Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/23 18:01
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There is one actually - try Nesticle for now, I'll take a look later.

[EDIT] Try this one - http://www.zophar.net/nes/ninthstar-nes.html
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/23 18:32
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I'm sorry, but the emulator won't be released until I get a better computer.
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/1/24 8:23
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Quote:

in3D wrote:
Thanks for the advice, but I have a few problems.

1: I can't afford the Windows C Dev Kit, or whatever it's called. That's why I need something in Visual Basic, because it's free.

2: I tried running Mednafen, but all I could see it do was add a few directories to it's folder. No window was displayed. Is it supposed to be like this? I'm curious to know what I'm competing with.

But that's OK, because my basic goal is to make all Nintendo games, new and old, available in 3D. So I'll just look for a GBC emulator instead!


I think you mean Visual Studio. Visual C++ Express is available for free. However, if you're going to be hacking away at an emulator, I wouldn't be using Visual Studio. The reason you couldn't get Mednafen to do anything is because it's command-line based. If you're going to be running mednafen (and especially if you're going to be compiling mednafen) you had better understand the command line. I don't even know if you can build Mednafen with Visual C++. Most open-source emulators are going to build with MinGW GCC.

I don't know what kind of programming experience you have, but if at this point Visual Basic is the language you're most comfortable with, hacking away at an emulator may be a bit over your head. I'm not trying to be mean, I just don't want you to get frustrated. I've been there and I know what it's like. If you're a lot more experienced than that, please feel free to disregard my advice. Just trying to help.
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Re: Special GBA Stuff
Posted on: 2012/2/20 22:54
Virtual Freak
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try that, but don't get your hopes up!
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