no$gba v2 (GBA dev and emutool for WIN and DOS)

Martin Korth has updated his genious development/emulator tool to version 2. The program comes in three different flavours: free, light and commercial 🙂

9th September 2004 – version 2.0- webpage: just being moving to, added xboo screenshot- xboo: updated standalone version, new up/download switches, header auto-fix- cartloader: redraws debug screen (if any) moved to new cartridge entrypoint- media: run-length compressed SAV/SNA files (simple, but better than nothing)- emudetail: allows reading from second wave ram bank (in diag cpu data cycles)- help: described newly discovered Halt behaviour (depends on IE AND IF only)- emudetail: allows low power HALT to pass through even if CPSR.I=SET or IME=0- emudetail: emulates CPU spsr bit4 being always set – even writing zero to it- internal: removed A22i pack_dest buffer (did allocate 256K – even if unused)- bugfix: re-fixed eeprom writes (crashed on new lifetime counters, bad ebx*8)- debug: now also supports memory breaks (thanks joe for giving the kick)- emudetail: prevents eeprom backup mirrors at addresses>10000000h (upper 4bit)- emudetail: emulates various bios prefetch even when not having bios rom-image- emudetail: emulates power-up bios prefetch even when booted bios intro- help: explained”SO During Inactivity”details, added note on SIODATA32- help: described flashcard write/erase/detection (thanks to jeff’s cartlib)- xboo: simplified pull-up ascii arts drawing in cable connection schematic- xboo: CAUTION: changed reset signal (if any) now also drags select+start low- xboo: automatically closes upload box on uploads only (not after downloads)- a22i: fixed bad crash on invalid parameters in”adrl”pseudo instructions- help: refined ascii arts for link plug/cable schematics (using underscores)- help: added gba sp power supply/headphones info in tech data and aux chapters- help: added gba sp case dimensions ascii arts picture in tech data chapter- gba sp: got old SP from marcel and replaced damaged oscillator- emudetail:emulates VCOUNT=99h on direct FLASH/ROM-cartridge start entrypoint- xboo: flashcard write and erase (erase phase simultaneously with cable upload)- xboo: flashcard skips writing/erasing blocks if old block did have same crc- xboo: flashcard highspeed 16MB/sec mechanism analyses remote/local checksums- xboo: flashcard upload rejected if missing or if too small for rom-image- xboo: flashcard upload automatically chosen if xboo image bigger than 256K- xboo: new utility function shows detected info (without downloading anything)- xboo: detects type/size/presence of remote flashcarts, flashbackup, srambackup

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GBA Jpeg Viewer v3 (GBA application)

GBA Jpeg Viewer is a tool to display Jpeg pictures on your Gameboy Advance. Changes:

Version 3.0In Jpeg Packer:* Switched to jpeglib: Improved Jpeg Packing* Headers are automatically fixed with gbarm, now GBA Jpeg Viewer should work with all flashcarts* Rewrote Bilinear and Bicubic resize, now they are up to four times fasterIn Jpeg Viewer:* Slighlty Faster jpeg decoding* Can play bg music! It sounds crazy to me too, but so many peopole asked for this feature that I had to add it 🙂

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gpQuake v0.4 (GP32 game port)

Image provided by: woogalwoogal informed us about a new version of the gpQuake port. You can grab the new version from: Changes:

0.4Removed gamma bug, water bug. Enabled particles and gamma during game (brightness control and flashing effects). Timing fixed (added RTC from Mr.Spiv). Game will run at correct pace on all clockspeeds. FPS counter added. Mods supported (both .pak and loose file types). Autoexec.cfg and other config file loading. – Configuration is saved when quitting through quit. Game saving/loading (current buggy – saved game list will disappear at random). Initial demo playback disabled but operational (On main Quake demos cause a crash when starting game, but on some mods they work fine). – Playdemo command renamed to gpplaydemo for those that really want to see demos. Added launcher app – Clockspeed (133-256mhz). – Graphic detail. – FPS counter toggle. – Mods selector. – Turbo mode toggle Changed menu to support A,B,START. New keymapping: – L: , (default strafe left) – R: . (default strafe right) – L+R: K_INS (+unpress L,R) (default keyboard look) Full chatboard support (can be used in game, not just console). Fixed input when trying to start new game.

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Guyfawkes Unfinished Games Pack (GP32 games)

Image provided by: GuyfawkesGuyfawkes released a pack of games he started codin early 2003 – but never finished.So be warned, most games in this pack are not completely playable, but you still may have some fun playing them.

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New NES Demos

Roman informed PD Roms about new demos for the good old Nintendo 8-Bit system. There are 5 new demos uploaded to recently. In detail:GZS– Generator of sound signalsCopper Bars– A visual effect accomplished using a combination of multiple techniquesSMW Stomper– A demonstration of mid-frame vertical scroll adjustmentScanline– A test of emulator PPU accuracy (note that the final test’s text should NOT be readable).The Tao of 007– Official game of Project: Sachen.

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RascalBoy Advance v1.2.8.3 (GBA emulator for Windows)

The GBA emulator called RascalBoy Advance just got updated to v1.2.8.3. You can download it from the website below.

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UNIX on the GBA?!

This may be of interest to many of you GBA or *nix enthusiasts. The author Amit Singh writes;In this document, we discuss”gbaunix”, a rather contrived experiment in which we run an ancient version of the UNIX operating system on a popular hand-held video game system using a simulator.See the website for more information and to download the project.

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AHX Musicdisk (PS2 application)

This is a small application that plays AHX Abyss modules on the PS2.News submitted by Eugene Esterly III;Several days ago, a PS2DEV programmer named Raizor released an AHX musicdisk for the PS2. It contains 200 AHX files and the download is at

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Gebea (GBA emulator for Windows)

Image provided by: /MicThis is the first release of Gebea, a Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows written by /Mic. Certain features such as sound and timers are not implemented in this version. You can download it from the websitebelow.

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Edge Pad v0.3 (GP32 application)

Image provided by: WoogalWoogal is the first to use our `Submit News` function 🙂 Here is what he says about his Wordpad-Style application:

Not added a lot of the interface stuff yet due to lack of time, but this release has a load dialog (supports .txt .cfg .log and .thm extensions and files can now be in any folder), several very annoying bugs fixed, a nice little icon (thanks Antiriad), and a set of detailed instructions.

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