This tutorial is to help you with mGBA on Windows. A new emulator, mGBA is focused on being fast enough to run on lower end hardware than other emulators support.
It doesn't want to sacrifice accuracy or portability. Installation is simple: just extract mGBA from its zip file.
Not sure how to extract zip files? Here's a video tutorial showing you how: how to unzip files on Windows. I recommend Documents , Downloads , or create a folder on your desktop. If you place mGBA somewhere else on your main C drive, then you may be restricting it to read-only access. Doing so prevents mGBA from saving anything.
To open mGBA, double-click on. Note that you can place your games wherever you want. Typically, people place them in the same folder as mGBA. Save states is a feature that saves the exact spot you are in any game. You can use this feature manually by going into the File menu or by quick keyboard shortcuts. There's one detail about save states with mGBA that can be confusing. There are two types of them. All file types, file format descriptions, and software programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team.
If you would like to suggest any additions or updates to this page, please let us know. SGM File Extension 3 file types use the. VisualBoyAdvance Saved Game 2.
SGML File 3. Kinger said:. Watabou that works perfectly! Thank you so much. Another quick question is there a way I can get my saved game from the other version to load up? Got some time into that Actually I figured it out myself, just copied the save state from the first version I had to the folder in the new one you just gave me. Last edited: Jul 20, Feb 5, 0.
Mar 23, 11 0. I've tried building VBA-M from the latest source several times, and it never seems to work. Is that possible with Lion, or do I need to settle for older builds?
Tay macrumors newbie. Sep 18, 1 0. ChristisKing33 macrumors newbie. Oct 8, 5 0 Florida. Question about this! Watabou said:. Nermal Moderator Staff member.
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I was using the snesx or something and that doesn't work now that I've upgraded to lion either. Where would I find one of those?
Love the Shaman logo, haha Saving Issues Hey Mac Gurus! I got my screen nice and large and its a beautiful thing to play gameboy on my mac. However I am having issues with save states and battery saves. I honestly don't even know what either of those things means exactly. But either way, when ever I start up Fire Red Pokemon on Virtual Boy it returns me to the beginning as if I have never played, although I did save in the previous attempt to play.
Other popular uses of ME include:. Go to reviews The process of entering codes can be confusing. Joined Jul 10, Messages 2 Reactions 0 Points 0. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Recovering that data for use in new emulators is an advanced, and older topic: check old versions of the FAQ.
I'm going to search around on google to figure out if I am doing something wrong, but just in case I don't find an answer, I figured I would post here and see if any of you can help me!