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BackgroundLink

Port of Mednafen VB to libretro.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to get and install the Beetle VB core:Link

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

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

  3. Browse through the list and select 'Virtual Boy (Beetle VB)'.

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

How to start (after installation):Link

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

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

  3. Select the content that you want to run.

  4. If you are asked which core to select, choose 'Virtual Boy (Beetle VB)'.

The content should now start running!

AuthorsLink

LicenseLink

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

GPLv2

ExtensionsLink

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

  • .vb
  • .vboy
  • .bin

DatabasesLink

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

FeaturesLink

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

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
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 VB core's directory name is 'Mednafen VB'

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

RetroArch's Save directory

  • 'content-name'.srm (Cartridge battery save)
  • 'content-name'.sav (Cartridge battery save)

RetroArch's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The Beetle VB core's internal FPS is 50.27
  • The Beetle VB core's internal sample rate is 44100 Hz
  • The Beetle VB core's core provided aspect ratio is 12/7

Core optionsLink

The Beetle VB 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.

  • Anaglyph preset (restart) (Off/red & blue/red & cyan/red & electric cyan/red & green/green & magenta/yellow & blue)

Select anaglyph 3D mode.

Attention

These Analglyph preset screenshots have been taken with the Palette core option set to black & red

Anaglyph preset - Off

Anaglyph preset - red & blue

Anaglyph preset - red & cyan

Anaglyph preset - red & electric cyan

Anaglyph preset - red & green

Anaglyph preset - green & magenta

Anaglyph preset - yellow & blue

  • Palette (restart) (black & red/black & white)

Choose which color palette to use.

Palette - black & red

Palette - black & white

  • Right Analog to Digital (Off/On)

    Self-explanatory.

ControllersLink

Device typesLink

The Beetle VB 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 is no reason to switch to this.

Controller tablesLink

Joypad and analog device type tableLink

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

CompatibilityLink

Awaiting description.