What is a good gameboy emulator

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What is a good gameboy emulator

Post by Erockbrox » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:54 pm

I downloaded a few emulators and some GBA ones, but I didn't find anything I liked.

Just for reference, I like the NES FCEUX emulator for the NES.

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Re: What is a good gameboy emulator

Post by tepples » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:06 am

I'm in a Discord server with the developers of two accurate emulators that I can attest are still maintained:

- bgb (proprietary, Windows and Wine on x86)
- SameBoy (MIT licensed free software, multi-platform SDL2, macOS version has extra debugging tools)

mGBA (free software, multi-platform Qt) is great for GBA and okay for GB/GBC. The author of mGBA continues to accept bugs and test ROMs to improve its GB/GBC emulation. I haven't tried the Game Boy stuff in higan, but it has added SameBoy as an alternate Game Boy core.

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Re: What is a good gameboy emulator

Post by ISSOtm » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:37 am

I'd like to add that a GTK front-end is being worked on for SameBoy, which would port the Cocoa-exclusive (= macOS-exclusive) features to Linux and possibly Windows as well.
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