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  1. illidanx's Avatar
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    Frequently asked questions:
    Q: Why does VBA8 run so hot?
    A: VBA8 is based on the VBA-M Emulator which does not use a coding technique called DynaRec, so it is pretty inefficient. In fact, MS does not allow DynaRec in store app because the same technique is used by viruses to hide themselves. VBA8 is 10 times less efficient than My Boy! on Android.

    Q: Why does VBA8 run so slow on devices with 512MB RAM?
    A: It is not the RAM but the CPU. Those devices' CPU are not powerful enough.

    Q: Why no x2, x4, x8 speed like My Boy!
    A: It is just a fancy name for frame skip. If increasing frame skip does not increase emulation speed, your phone's CPU is just not powerful enough.

    Q: Will you make N64, DS emulators?
    A: No, anything from N64 hardware upward needs DynaRec to be efficient.

    Q: I paid for the app by m.k., can you give me the paid version of this app?
    A: There is no way for me to do that because MS handles all the purchases. Keep in mind that all features in m.k.'s paid app plus many new features are free in my app.

    Q: How do I link VBA8 with PC?
    A: You need a special version of VBA-M on PC. Download it from here: https://www.mediafire.com/?qu3i9izl4dk880b. Remember to do the following:
    1. Install DirectX if you got missing DLL error: Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center
    2. Choose "Cable - Network" as the link type.
    3. Run the PC app as server and unblock firewall when asked.

    Q: Any plan to continue developing m.k.'s Windows 8/RT apps
    A: Not at the moment. However, I have compiled m.k.'s source codes and reuploaded those apps to the store, free of charge. Here is the link to download those apps:

    VBA8+: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/ap...1-7804c4da10fc
    VGBC8+: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/ap...c-7fc88bd55d46
    Snes8x+: Snes8x+ app for Windows in the Windows Store

    Download Links:
    Snes8x: Snes8x | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    VBA8: VBA8 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    VGBC8: VGBC8 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Last edited by illidanx; 04-17-2014 at 11:53 AM.
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    Thanks a lot for returning the nintendo emulators!
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    You rock man.

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    Bro aspect ratio problem



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    Quote Originally Posted by rakesh1995 View Post
    Bro aspect ratio problem



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    This is exactly the same as I see it on my lumia 1020. I think the native aspect ratio of GBA screen is less wide than the phone. This is not the worst though, try the VGBC8 app to see square screen. I will see if I can an add option to rescale the image to fit the whole screen in a future screen.
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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    This is exactly the same as I see it on my lumia 1020. I think the native aspect ratio of GBA screen is less wide than the phone. This is not the worst though, try the VGBC8 app to see square screen. I will see if I can an add option to rescale the image to fit the whole screen in a future screen.

    to point out

    m.k emulator doesn't have this problem. Is there any thing in setting that can can solve it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rakesh1995 View Post
    to point out

    m.k emulator doesn't have this problem. Is there any thing in setting that can can solve it?

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    Are you sure that is the case? I just checked M.k app's screenshot (unpublished but you can still view it) and it shows exactly the same thing. Here, please take a look.

    VBA8 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    There's no way to put cheats. I know M.K. Apps were lacking cheats option. Can you fix it??
    And are you interested in Nintendo ds emulator??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 396shanky View Post
    There's no way to put cheats. I know M.K. Apps were lacking cheats option. Can you fix it??
    And are you interested in Nintendo ds emulator??
    you are referring to snes8x right? because vba8 has cheat options. I will look into it.

    I have no plan for Nintendo ds at the moment. First, it has 2 screens, not sure how to show that on a smart phone. Second, DS' spec is quite high, you will need a pretty powerful smartphone to handle it. Third, a good open source DS emulator is not yet available; you have to start from somewhere right?
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    Plans for MOGA support with SNES8X? :)
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    No, I am talking about vba8. Where to put cheats??
    Talking about ds emulator, even the cheapest android phone can lag free play it
    Ios and android both have good ds emulator. Windows OS is much better than Android so why cant we have a better ds emulator??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 396shanky View Post
    No, I am talking about vba8. Where to put cheats??
    Talking about ds emulator, even the cheapest android phone can lag free play it
    Ios and android both have good ds emulator. Windows OS is much better than Android so why cant we have a better ds emulator??
    Cheat: press and hold the game and select cheat codes.
    Sorry that I'm wrong about ds emulator, but I probably will spend my free time to improve these emulators first (I only do this in my spare time). Hopefully someone else can make a DS emulator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebornempowered View Post
    Plans for MOGA support with SNES8X? :)
    Since MOGA has an official SDK for WP8, I will look into it. The problem is that I don't have a MOGA, will need to buy one to test. I'd make this feature to be a pro version exclusive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    Since MOGA has an official SDK for WP8, I will look into it. The problem is that I don't have a MOGA, will need to buy one to test. I'd make this feature to be a pro version exclusive.
    Understandable. I will happily be a paying customer.

    Thanks for the reply!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebornempowered View Post
    Understandable. I will happily be a paying customer.

    Thanks for the reply!!!
    I ordered the pocket version.
    Order Details
    Order #**********************
    Placed on Thursday, December 5, 2013
    Item Subtotal: $19.99
    Shipping & Handling: $0.00
    Total Before Tax: $19.99
    Order Total: $19.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    Are you sure that is the case? I just checked M.k app's screenshot (unpublished but you can still view it) and it shows exactly the same thing. Here, please take a look.

    VBA8 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)



    can you send the gunny game rom to try now?





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    Quote Originally Posted by rakesh1995 View Post
    can you send the gunny game rom to try now?

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    Well, sorry I only provide the emulator. Cannot provide ROM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    Are you sure that is the case? I just checked M.k app's screenshot (unpublished but you can still view it) and it shows exactly the same thing. Here, please take a look.

    VBA8 | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    I'm so dumb. To stretch the screen, go to settings -> video -> choose stretch in aspect ratio. Enjoy.
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    It has ads? That's lame man...stealing somebody elses work and stuffing it with ads for profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntice_521 View Post
    It has ads? That's lame man...stealing somebody elses work and stuffing it with ads for profit.
    It's not stealing. The code is publicly available for everyone and my app is free. The ad is there because I will add new features in the future, plus it is not ingame.

    Edit: I have to pay the annual dev fee too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    It's not stealing. The code is publicly available for everyone and my app is free. The ad is there because I will add new features in the future, plus it is not ingame.

    Edit: I have to pay the annual dev fee too.



    bro at least give a option to remove in app add with in app purchase of .99c





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    Quote Originally Posted by rakesh1995 View Post
    bro at least give a option to remove in app add with in app purchase of .99c





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    sure, it will be in the next update, this time next week. I would be very happy if you want to pay to remove ad.

    FYI, i got $0.07 for 1000 impressions. It's very little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illidanx View Post
    sure, it will be in the next update, this time next week. I would be very happy if you want to pay to remove ad.

    FYI, i got $0.07 for 1000 impressions. It's very little.

    if you are able to fix the heating up issue and huge batter drain. Will not mind paying 2$ for it.
    Also bro is there a way to improve graphics?





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    Also bro don't mind its off topic how do you change the region while registering as a developer?

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