Game Boy Advance (Beetle GBA)Link

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BackgroundLink

Standalone port of Mednafen GBA to libretro, itself a fork of VBA-M, itself a fork of Visual Boy Advance.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to get and install the Beetle GBA core:Link

  • Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  • Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  • Browse through the list and select 'Game Boy Advance (Beetle GBA)'.

After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!

How to start (after installation):Link

  • Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content'.

  • Browse to the folder that contains the content you want to run.

  • Select the content that you want to run.

  • If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Game Boy Advance (Beetle GBA)'.

The content should now start running!

AuthorsLink

See alsoLink

GBALink

LicenseLink

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

The Beetle GBA core is licensed under

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the Beetle GBA core have the following file extensions:

  • .gba
  • .agb
  • .bin

DatabasesLink

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Beetle GBA core:

BIOSLink

Required or optional firmware files go in RetroArch's system directory.

Filename Description md5sum
gba_bios.bin Game Boy Advance BIOS - Optional a860e8c0b6d573d191e4ec7db1b1e4f6

FeaturesLink

RetroArch-level settings or features that the Beetle GBA core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay ✔ (not link-cable emulation)
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan

DirectoriesLink

The Beetle GBA core's directory name is 'Mednafen VBA-M'

The Beetle GBA core saves/loads to/from these directories.

RetroArch's Save directory

  • 'content-name'.'ROM MD5'.sav (SRAM)
  • 'content-name'.'ROM MD5'.eep (EEPROM)

RetroArch's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The Beetle GBA core's internal FPS is 59.73
  • The Beetle GBA core's internal sample rate is 44100 Hz
  • The Beetle GBA core's core provided aspect ratio is 3/2

Core optionsLink

The Beetle GBA core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • HLE bios emulation (Off/On)

    Self-explanatory.

ControllersLink

Device typesLink

The Beetle GBA core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 device typesLink

  • None - Doesn't disable input.
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There's no reason to switch to this.

Controller tablesLink

Joypad and analog device type tableLink

User 1 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
B
Select
Start
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right
A
L
R

CompatibilityLink

Awaiting description.