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VisualBoyAdvance Hits webOS with a Vengeance

by Jason Robitaille Fri, 29 Jan 2010 7:04 pm EST

VisualBoyAdvance for webOS has come a long way since it was started on January 14th. For those unaware, VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is an opensource Gameboy, Gameboy Colour and Gameboy Advance emulator available for numerous operating systems. DtzWill, with the aid of people at WebOS-Internals, has sucessfully ported and enhanced it for webOS. It's up and available now in Preware

If you're interested in trying it out, be sure to read though the wiki page thoroughly. The wiki lists all the current keybinds you'll ever need. And if you don't like the default keybinds, you can customize them in-program as you see fit.

Currently, all Gameboy/Gameboy Colour games work 100%, though Gameboy Advance games still have some speed issues. Generally, turning off sound (orange+z) will improve framerate. Also, it's recommended to enable auto-save (orange+a) so if you close VBA or VBA crashes (unlikely) you'll be able to go right back from where you left off.

Best of all, the recently-released version 1.1.1 introduces full skinning support! Shipped with the VBA packages includes 4 skins to choose from, but more skins are being created and posted in the VBA PreCentral thread. Here are 2 examples of skins:


Sleek, stylish, and very functional. Try VisualBoyAvance out for yourself. You won't regret it.  Please note, however, neither PreCentral nor WebOS-Internals support piracy of illegal roms; do not post roms or links to rom websites in the PreCentral forums.

Thanks to everyone who send this in
Thanks to Zsoc for the first skin 'screenshot'