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  1. illidanx's Avatar
    Well, I was referring to that and the fact that VBA8 crashes on me when I reset games clocking in at 32MB. 16MB and below turns out fine.
    I was just able to fix freezing issue when resetting "Killer Instinct" on VGBC8. Can you give me the name of the ROM that crashes when reset so that I can try fixing it?
    12-21-2013 12:26 AM
  2. illidanx's Avatar
    My Lumia 520 arrives today. Tries playing Killer Instinct on Snex8x and the controller locked up after 1 minute. Now I can try to debug this problem.
    12-22-2013 10:19 AM
  3. TheKaneB's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm working on a different emulator for a Z80-based scientific calculator, and I've found this great open source VGBC8 emulator. I thought it could be useful to learn how to connect the C engine to the C# GUI, and I could also rework the z80 part for other projects.

    So, I tried to download the source code following the link in the "about" page, but the link seems broken. SkyDrive tells that the file has been deleted.

    Can you please send me a copy of the source code?
    Since I'm a developer too, and quite a strong one in the C / C++ side of things (not so much in C#, unfortunately), I could also help you fixing bugs and adding features to your emulator as well!

    Thanks,
    Antonio
    12-22-2013 08:34 PM
  4. illidanx's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm working on a different emulator for a Z80-based scientific calculator, and I've found this great open source VGBC8 emulator. I thought it could be useful to learn how to connect the C engine to the C# GUI, and I could also rework the z80 part for other projects.

    So, I tried to download the source code following the link in the "about" page, but the link seems broken. SkyDrive tells that the file has been deleted.

    Can you please send me a copy of the source code?
    Since I'm a developer too, and quite a strong one in the C / C++ side of things (not so much in C#, unfortunately), I could also help you fixing bugs and adding features to your emulator as well!

    Thanks,
    Antonio
    That's old code by m.k. I uploaded the up-to-date code here. VBA8 | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
    Last edited by illidanx; 12-22-2013 at 11:10 PM.
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    12-22-2013 09:38 PM
  5. illidanx's Avatar
    OK, the controller freezing problem is 99% fixed now! The last 1% is because of Microsoft. Here is the story.

    Each time the user presses or releases a touch point, the phone is supposed to notify the app. However, due to incompetency on Microsoft's part, sometimes the touch release event is not notified. Since the app does not know that a touch point has been released, the button remains pressed and hence the button freezing/sticking problem. I modified the code so that if a button is stuck, simply pressing that button again will unstick it.
    12-23-2013 04:16 AM
  6. illidanx's Avatar
    Snes8x v1.4.0 with MOGA controller support is now available. Even I said it required GDR3, GDR2 may also work. Use the link in my signature to force an update.

    Edit: VBA8 and VGBC8 are also available. Thanks MS for approving the apps just before Christmas!
    Last edited by illidanx; 12-23-2013 at 06:15 PM.
    12-23-2013 02:37 PM
  7. mediabrowser's Avatar
    Is there any interest in collaboration with other apps?

    We (Media Browser) have a client-server app for personal media, which includes games. And we have apps on windows, ios, android, roku, etc. So if a user has a Nintendo game in their media library, could it be launched into your app on windows phone?

    You can read about our server here:

    https://github.com/MediaBrowser

    And our phone app here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ows-phone.html

    Some screenshots of games in our various apps here:

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    http://mediabrowser3.com/community/u...Untitled11.png
    http://mediabrowser3.com/community/u..._Untitled3.png
    http://mediabrowser3.com/community/u..._Untitle8d.png
    12-23-2013 06:39 PM
  8. illidanx's Avatar
    Is there any interest in collaboration with other apps?

    We (Media Browser) have a client-server app for personal media, which includes games. And we have apps on windows, ios, android, roku, etc. So if a user has a Nintendo game in their media library, could it be launched into your app on windows phone?

    You can read about our server here:

    https://github.com/MediaBrowser

    And our phone app here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ows-phone.html

    Some screenshots of games in our various apps here:

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    http://mediabrowser3.com/community/u..._Untitled3.png
    http://mediabrowser3.com/community/u..._Untitle8d.png
    Thanks for your suggestion. However, I think it's not really practical. When a game is run inside the emulator, the whole ROM file has to be loaded in the memory. Therefore I think it's best if the ROM file is stored in the app's isolated storage rather than somewhere else. Also, I'm not quite sure how to stream a non-media file from an app to another.
    12-23-2013 06:53 PM
  9. mediabrowser's Avatar
    OK, thanks. I'm not the windows phone developer of our group so I'm not fully aware of what is possible and was isn't. But I was thinking our app would have to download the rom first, and then launch your app with the path to the rom.
    12-23-2013 07:06 PM
  10. illidanx's Avatar
    OK, thanks. I'm not the windows phone developer of our group so I'm not fully aware of what is possible and was isn't. But I was thinking our app would have to download the rom first, and then launch your app with the path to the rom.
    Actually if streaming is not a must then it is 100% possible. My emulators are already registered to handle ROM files with specific extensions. Your app will need to download the ROM from the user's media library and then "launch" the ROM using the code below. My app will be able to read the ROM and import the ROM into the emulator's internal storage. Then the user can play the game.

    Here is the code to launch the ROM in your app:
    StorageFile file = await ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder.GetFileAsync("game.gba");
    Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchFileAsync(file);
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    12-23-2013 07:25 PM
  11. TheKaneB's Avatar
    That's old code by m.k. I uploaded the up-to-date code here. VBA8 | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
    thank you!
    12-24-2013 09:46 AM
  12. The Caped Crusader's Avatar
    First of all thankyou for regularly updating these emulators and responding to our questions.
    I would like to ask that can you maybe improve the color scheme of the 3 emulators a bit like Purple Cherry,I know it does not matter but adds a nice and fresh feel while playing any game,like this:-
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    And secondly,this might sound weird but I still have and use the original M.K emulators.I have about 60+ games combined on all 3 emulators and progress saved on each game.If I shift the ROMs from those emus to yours,is there a 100% guarantee that the saved files will be copied without any glitch and will work?(I want to shift ROMs from the original one to yours because yours is updating regularly)

    P.S:-Sorry,if my questions sound a bit stupid. :(
    12-24-2013 01:28 PM
  13. illidanx's Avatar
    First of all thankyou for regularly updating these emulators and responding to our questions.
    I would like to ask that can you maybe improve the color scheme of the 3 emulators a bit like Purple Cherry,I know it does not matter but adds a nice and fresh feel while playing any game,like this:-
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    And secondly,this might sound weird but I still have and use the original M.K emulators.I have about 60+ games combined on all 3 emulators and progress saved on each game.If I shift the ROMs from those emus to yours,is there a 100% guarantee that the saved files will be copied without any glitch and will work?(I want to shift ROMs from the original one to yours because yours is updating regularly)

    P.S:-Sorry,if my questions sound a bit stupid. :(
    First question: that's in the plan and I will get to it after I implement some more frequently requested feature, for example, repositioning of buttons.

    Second question: The two app can coexist. You don't need to delete m.k.'s app to download my app. You can try transferring the save game from m.k.'s app. They should be 100% compatible unless there is some unknown bug in the import/export function.
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    12-24-2013 01:38 PM
  14. The Caped Crusader's Avatar
    First question: that's in the plan and I will get to it after I implement some more frequently requested feature, for example, repositioning of buttons.

    Second question: The two app can coexist. You don't need to delete m.k.'s app to download my app. You can try transferring the save game from m.k.'s app. They should be 100% compatible unless there is some unknown bug in the import/export function.
    Hello,I wanted to tell you that the save games did not successfully transport but I will use your regularly updating emulator instead of an emulator which will never update(M.k's)
    The GBA emulator runs awesome,no issues at all.Games do not lag,sound is awesome,no problem with controls.
    Just one issue,that when i scan SD card,games show up fine but like I told you I have 60+ games on all emulators(35 games on VBA8) but the scroll bar does not work properly,only 6 games show up at a time,and when I scroll down,only top half of the game's name can be seen.
    So once I import those 6 games and delete them from SD card,then only can I access the next 6.Can you plz check this out and fix the scrollbar in the next update?
    Keep 10+ games on SD card and try to import all of them,I am not able to do so,can you check it out on your phone?

    P.S:-I have deleted M.K's emulator and use yours now,loss of save states was a problem,but I think I can compromise for a live and updating emulator.Thanks!!!I will rate it 5 stars once I get the time (y)
    12-25-2013 07:06 AM
  15. illidanx's Avatar
    - That scrolling bug is fixed in the next released which is under certification at the moment.
    - About importing the save, you can send me an email at store.support@outlook.com, I can help you out. I should be able to make it work.
    12-25-2013 07:51 AM
  16. The Caped Crusader's Avatar
    - That scrolling bug is fixed in the next released which is under certification at the moment.
    - About importing the save, you can send me an email at store.support@outlook.com, I can help you out. I should be able to make it work.
    ok,thanks,I will. :)
    12-25-2013 10:33 AM
  17. illidanx's Avatar
    A head-up. If you are planning on buying in-app products for VBA8 or VGBC8, you don't need to buy for both apps. In version 1.6, each app will be able to handle all .gb, .gbc and .gba files, i.e. the two apps just become one.
    12-27-2013 12:01 AM
  18. The Caped Crusader's Avatar
    A head-up. If you are planning on buying in-app products for VBA8 or VGBC8, you don't need to buy for both apps. In version 1.6, each app will be able to handle all .gb, .gbc and .gba files, i.e. the two apps just become one.
    Thanks!!I know about .gba and.gbc but what is .gb?
    Awesome!!!Great to hear that!!So will this be a completely new app or will you update one of the apps so it can handle both and remove the other one?
    12-27-2013 01:57 AM
  19. illidanx's Avatar
    Thanks!!I know about .gba and.gbc but what is .gb?
    Awesome!!!Great to hear that!!So will this be a completely new app or will you update one of the apps so it can handle both and remove the other one?
    .gb is the orginal Gameboy with no color, which is currently handled by VGBC8. Both apps will be updated to handle all 3 file types. There will be no new apps and there will be no discontinued apps. I keep both apps because customers have no way to transfer in-app purchase from one app to another.
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    12-27-2013 02:07 AM
  20. MDak280's Avatar
    Hi! First I'd like to thank you for keeping these amazing emulators alive! Great job.

    I was wondering if your emulators are on Windows 8.1/RT? And if they are, do the save states sync between different devices (i.e. tablet and phone)?

    I am getting a Surface 2 soon and it would be awesome if save files sync between devices :) Thanks!
    12-27-2013 10:51 PM
  21. illidanx's Avatar
    Hi! First I'd like to thank you for keeping these amazing emulators alive! Great job.

    I was wondering if your emulators are on Windows 8.1/RT? And if they are, do the save states sync between different devices (i.e. tablet and phone)?

    I am getting a Surface 2 soon and it would be awesome if save files sync between devices :) Thanks!
    - The original apps by m.k. are still available on Windows 8/RT store so I don't need to republish them there. You can just search for VBA8, VGBC8 or Snes8x and will find them easily.
    - The save files are 100% compatible between windows 8/RT and windows phone 8
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    12-27-2013 11:28 PM
  22. MDak280's Avatar
    - The original apps by m.k. are still available on Windows 8/RT store so I don't need to republish them there. You can just search for VBA8, VGBC8 or Snes8x and will find them easily.
    - The save files are 100% compatible between windows 8/RT and windows phone 8
    That's awesome, thanks :)
    12-27-2013 11:35 PM
  23. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    A head-up. If you are planning on buying in-app products for VBA8 or VGBC8, you don't need to buy for both apps. In version 1.6, each app will be able to handle all .gb, .gbc and .gba files, i.e. the two apps just become one.
    Are you going to merge the two (is this even possible?) or are you going to continue one over the other or keep both?
    12-27-2013 11:59 PM
  24. illidanx's Avatar
    Are you going to merge the two (is this even possible?) or are you going to continue one over the other or keep both?
    I will keep both apps. They will become identical, except the name. Both will support all gameboy rom types.

    Edit: merging them is easy than you thought. Just need to be careful not to screw things up.
    12-28-2013 01:04 AM
  25. illidanx's Avatar
    VBA8 v1.5.0 are now in store with a lot of changes. However, there is one small bug that I did not discover at the time of submitting app to the store. You cannot use the analog stick when rotating your phone to the right. Left landscape mode still works.

    v1.5.0:
    - BIG FIX: controller freezing issue. If a button is frozen, pressing the button again will unfreeze it.
    - Note: MOGA controller may work on GDR2 as well.
    - separate joystick size and button size settings.
    - add lock/unlock mechanism to prevent accidental changes of sliders in Settings.
    - automatically hide virtual controller when Moga controller is connected.
    - you can now press and hold a ROM in recent list for option menu.
    - fix scrolling bug in "Import ROMs from SD card" screen.
    - add a new tab in the main page to show help and guides.
    - add back 8-way joystick as an option in case you need it.
    - no more "%20" symbol in ROM name when importing from IE.
    - Implement better ROM reset function.
    - FIX: app crashes when resetting a 32MB ROM.
    MDak280 likes this.
    12-29-2013 10:22 PM
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