Gameboy Emulation Comes to webOS

VBA for webos VisualBoyAdvance Gameboy emulator palm pre pixi A webOS developer by the name of Will Doetz has released one of the first classic console emulators for webOS. Will's new VisualBoyAdvance brings Nintendo Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game emulation to the Palm Pre and Pixi.

The VisualBoyAdvance project is a work in progress and currently features close to parity with GameBoy and Gameboy color games. Gameboy Advance games are mostly playable but are said to still have some speed and compatibility issues. The emu features support for touchscreen and keyboard custom controls, landscape orientation, sound, a rom browser, saved states and even skin support.

The app (currently at v1.1.1) is available now via Preware. It is released under the GPL v2 with the full source code available as well. Scope a video of VBA in action after the break.

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If only we could develop...

zullnero @ 2/1/2010 12:07:30 PM # Q
...a nice multitouch gesture controlled layer to run on top of the emulator that could trap the gestures and map them to keypresses. The keyboard controls are...well, with the Pre keyboard, just not that good for gaming.
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RE: If only we could develop...
chrish @ 2/1/2010 2:14:17 PM # Q
It has skins where you can press on-screen controls. I had a hard time with it because i can't tell what button my finger is on without looking.

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whiteasianrose @ 2/1/2010 3:15:27 PM # Q
wow is this OLD news
its been out for over a week and a half already

the touch controls are just okay....takes much practice as there is no tactile feedback for the controls using the on screen buttons/control pad

great emulation though!

currently, if you want the gameboy advance games to run smoothly, disable the sound

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