Game console emulators. PocketGBA

Nostalgia... Numerous experienced gamers are guided by this feeling, launching games of the 80-90s of the last century from time to time. That was the time of the gaming market, and many products entered the golden pool and became classics. Moreover, the above is true not only for games under DOS - at the same time the first video consoles appeared, which significantly expanded the circle of video game users. The term may not be entirely correct, but it has taken root, reflecting the essence of the process. In order to play, the presence of a computer was optional. It was enough to buy a game console and connect it to the TV. As time went on, one generation of consoles was replaced by another, more advanced, and the games went down in history. A little later, through the efforts of enthusiasts, images (dumps, roms) of games stored in cartridges were created (read), which, using special programs, could be run on a PC. From the point of view of today's ideas about copyright, this process cannot be considered completely legal, but at that time few people thought about it. Rather, on the contrary - some emulators were quite commercial in nature, it is enough to recall the well-known Bleem. Initially, such emulators were created only for the PC, but the growth in processor power made it possible to run toys for consoles and portable devices. Appropriate emulator programs have been created for almost all operating systems used in the production of smartphones and communicators.And a series of reviews will be devoted to this class of programs, which will begin with a review of the emulator for one of the most popular portable consoles of its time - Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. However, the beginning of the cycle can be considered a review of the SCUMM software environment, which allows you to run games on portable devices created by Lucas Art and others like it. I will leave the search for the corresponding roms outside the scope of this review. If you have minimal skills in communicating with search engines, it is solved quite simply.

PocketGBA

The developer is Sunbug . www.sunbug.net. Distribution conditions - free.

The utility emulates Nintendo's portable GBA.

The program only understands game dumps with *.gba extension. Archived files are not supported. Installing the program consists in copying files from the archive to the memory card, including the executable file, two libraries for working with graphics and sound, and a configuration file. Libraries need to be copied to the Windows folder. The program emulates the console control keys in the form of an on-screen keyboard. Individual control functions can be assigned to hardware buttons. The emulator allows you to rotate the image to landscape mode, which makes the control process more convenient. In the landscape mode of the screen (when the device's keyboard is on the left), cursor movements on the plane correspond exactly to joystick movements. These settings are set by default. In portrait mode, for comfortable use of the emulator, the control buttons have to be reconfigured. To change the key, you must clear the current value (the “x” icon) and set a new one by pressing the desired key. You shouldn’t get too carried away with this - it’s quite convenient to work with the preset settings. In parallel with the hardware buttons, you can use the stylus - virtual control buttons are placed along the edges of the game window.

Video settings

In the video settings, the graphics display mode is set. Supports vertical, horizontal and full screen modes. You can set the screensavers to skip automatically.

The program provides sound support. In the system settings, you can change the size of the game window, and enable / disable the Cartridge masking and Patch cart options, which in some cases allow you to achieve better compatibility with a specific game file. Supports saving and launching games from saved files. To return to the main menu from the game window, there is a virtual button in the form of a red arrow.

Files up to 32 MB are available for uploading to the emulator. To download such files, free system memory must exceed 33 MB. The Run / Resume button is designed to start the game or return to the game after a pause.

How it all works

The practice of communicating Children's Clothing in Ghana with this emulator led to the following conclusions. The emulator copes quite well with static images, delivering from 20 to 35 frames per second. But as soon as it comes to dynamic scenes, the emulation speed drops sharply, dropping to 1-2 fps. This graphics display speed practically puts an end to dynamic games, which include car racing, all kinds of shooters and arcades. You can play more or less comfortably only in RPGs and strategies. Just in the JRPG genre, some of the best games for this console were created. Suffice it to recall the Final Fantasy series.It is possible that the speed of the game depends on the frequency of the processor used in a particular device. To test the emulator, we used a Qtek S110 communicator with a processor clock speed of 416 MHz. Accordingly, all conclusions refer only to devices of this class. The graphics when displaying the picture also do not strike with beauty. The lack of anti-aliasing is very noticeable, which is why all the slanted lines in the frame are displayed as steps. There are numerous problems with sound, with game compatibility. Not everything starts up. But the emulator is constantly evolving. Current errors are fixed, the speed of work is optimized. So it is very possible that soon we will get a fully functional program that will allow you to run excellent games for the GBA on the communicator, of which there are a lot. Even the official list includes about two thousand items. I would like to note that the technical characteristics of the console itself are almost completely outdated today. But even with games for the GBA handheld computers cope with difficulty. So running games for modern consoles on emulators is almost hopeless. Currently, there is no workable version of the program even for emulating games from Sony Playstation 2 for PC. So true fans and connoisseurs of games will have to buy the original console.

The program was tested on a Qtek S110 communicator provided by Vobis.

Game console emulators. PocketGBA

Nostalgia... Numerous experienced gamers are guided by this feeling, launching games of the 80-90s of the last century from time to time. That was the time of the gaming market, and many products entered the golden pool and became classics. Moreover, the above is true not only for games under DOS - at the same time the first video consoles appeared, which significantly expanded the circle of video game users. The term may not be entirely correct, but it has taken root, reflecting the essence of the process. In order to play, the presence of a computer was optional. It was enough to buy a game console and connect it to the TV. As time went on, one generation of consoles was replaced by another, more advanced, and the games went down in history. A little later, through the efforts of enthusiasts, images (dumps, roms) of games stored in cartridges were created (read), which, using special programs, could be run on a PC. From the point of view of today's ideas about copyright, this process cannot be considered completely legal, but at that time few people thought about it. Rather, on the contrary - some emulators were quite commercial in nature, it is enough to recall the well-known Bleem. Initially, such emulators were created only for the PC, but the growth in processor power made it possible to run toys for consoles and portable devices.Appropriate emulator programs have been created for almost all operating systems used in the production of smartphones and communicators. And a series of reviews will be devoted to this class of programs, which will begin with a review of the emulator for one of the most popular portable consoles of its time - Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. However, the beginning of the cycle can be considered a review of the SCUMM software environment, which allows you to run games on portable devices created by Lucas Art and others like it. I will leave the search for the corresponding roms outside the scope of this review. If you have minimal skills in communicating with search engines, it is solved quite simply.

PocketGBA

The developer is Sunbug . www.sunbug.net. Distribution conditions - free.

The utility emulates Nintendo's portable GBA.

The program only understands game dumps with *.gba extension. Archived files are not supported. Installing the program consists in copying files from the archive to the memory card, including the executable file, two libraries for working with graphics and sound, and a configuration file. Libraries need to be copied to the Windows folder. The program emulates the console control keys in the form of an on-screen keyboard. Individual control functions can be assigned to hardware buttons. The emulator allows you to rotate the image to landscape mode, which makes the control process more convenient. In the landscape mode of the screen (when the device's keyboard is on the left), cursor movements on the plane correspond exactly to joystick movements. These settings are set by default. In portrait mode, for comfortable use of the emulator, the control buttons have to be reconfigured. To change the key, you must clear the current value (the “x” icon) and set a new one by pressing the desired key. You shouldn’t get too carried away with this - it’s quite convenient to work with the preset settings. In parallel with the hardware buttons, you can use the stylus - virtual control buttons are placed along the edges of the game window.

Video settings

In the video settings, the graphics display mode is set. Supports vertical, horizontal and full screen modes. You can set the screensavers to skip automatically.

The program provides sound support. In the system settings, you can change the size of the game window, and enable / disable the Cartridge masking and Patch cart options, which in some cases allow you to achieve better compatibility with a specific game file. Supports saving and launching games from saved files. To return to the main menu from the game window, there is a virtual button in the form of a red arrow.

Files up to 32 MB are available for uploading to the emulator. To download such files, free system memory must exceed 33 MB. The Run / Resume button is designed to start the game or return to the game after a pause.

How it all works

The practice of communicating Children's Clothing in Ghana with this emulator led to the following conclusions. The emulator copes quite well with static images, delivering from 20 to 35 frames per second. But as soon as it comes to dynamic scenes, the emulation speed drops sharply, dropping to 1-2 fps. This graphics display speed practically puts an end to dynamic games, which include car racing, all kinds of shooters and arcades. You can play more or less comfortably only in RPGs and strategies. Just in the JRPG genre, some of the best games for this console were created. Suffice it to recall the Final Fantasy series.It is possible that the speed of the game depends on the frequency of the processor used in a particular device. To test the emulator, we used a Qtek S110 communicator with a processor clock speed of 416 MHz. Accordingly, all conclusions refer only to devices of this class. The graphics when displaying the picture also do not strike with beauty. The lack of anti-aliasing is very noticeable, which is why all the slanted lines in the frame are displayed as steps. There are numerous problems with sound, with game compatibility. Not everything starts up. But the emulator is constantly evolving. Current errors are fixed, the speed of work is optimized. So it is very possible that soon we will get a fully functional program that will allow you to run excellent games for the GBA on the communicator, of which there are a lot. Even the official list includes about two thousand items. I would like to note that the technical characteristics of the console itself are almost completely outdated today. But even with games for the GBA handheld computers cope with difficulty. So running games for modern consoles on emulators is almost hopeless. Currently, there is no workable version of the program even for emulating games from Sony Playstation 2 for PC. So true fans and connoisseurs of games will have to buy the original console.

The program was tested on a Qtek S110 communicator provided by Vobis.

Game console emulators. PocketGBA

Nostalgia... Numerous experienced gamers are guided by this feeling, launching games of the 80-90s of the last century from time to time. That was the time of the gaming market, and many products entered the golden pool and became classics. Moreover, the above is true not only for games under DOS - at the same time the first video consoles appeared, which significantly expanded the circle of video game users. The term may not be entirely correct, but it has taken root, reflecting the essence of the process. In order to play, the presence of a computer was optional. It was enough to buy a game console and connect it to the TV. As time went on, one generation of consoles was replaced by another, more advanced, and the games went down in history. A little later, through the efforts of enthusiasts, images (dumps, roms) of games stored in cartridges were created (read), which, using special programs, could be run on a PC. From the point of view of today's ideas about copyright, this process cannot be considered completely legal, but at that time few people thought about it. Rather, on the contrary - some emulators were quite commercial in nature, it is enough to recall the well-known Bleem. Initially, such emulators were created only for the PC, but the growth in processor power made it possible to run toys for consoles and portable devices.Appropriate emulator programs have been created for almost all operating systems used in the production of smartphones and communicators. And a series of reviews will be devoted to this class of programs, which will begin with a review of the emulator for one of the most popular portable consoles of its time - Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. However, the beginning of the cycle can be considered a review of the SCUMM software environment, which allows you to run games on portable devices created by Lucas Art and others like it. I will leave the search for the corresponding roms outside the scope of this review. If you have minimal skills in communicating with search engines, it is solved quite simply.

PocketGBA

The developer is Sunbug . www.sunbug.net. Distribution conditions - free.

The utility emulates Nintendo's portable GBA.

The program only understands game dumps with *.gba extension. Archived files are not supported. Installing the program consists in copying files from the archive to the memory card, including the executable file, two libraries for working with graphics and sound, and a configuration file. Libraries need to be copied to the Windows folder. The program emulates the console control keys in the form of an on-screen keyboard. Individual control functions can be assigned to hardware buttons. The emulator allows you to rotate the image to landscape mode, which makes the control process more convenient. In the landscape mode of the screen (when the device's keyboard is on the left), cursor movements on the plane correspond exactly to joystick movements. These settings are set by default. In portrait mode, for comfortable use of the emulator, the control buttons have to be reconfigured. To change the key, you must clear the current value (the “x” icon) and set a new one by pressing the desired key. You shouldn’t get too carried away with this - it’s quite convenient to work with the preset settings. In parallel with the hardware buttons, you can use the stylus - virtual control buttons are placed along the edges of the game window.

Video settings

In the video settings, the graphics display mode is set. Supports vertical, horizontal and full screen modes. You can set the screensavers to skip automatically.

The program provides sound support. In the system settings, you can change the size of the game window, and enable / disable the Cartridge masking and Patch cart options, which in some cases allow you to achieve better compatibility with a specific game file. Supports saving and launching games from saved files. To return to the main menu from the game window, there is a virtual button in the form of a red arrow.

Files up to 32 MB are available for uploading to the emulator. To download such files, free system memory must exceed 33 MB. The Run / Resume button is designed to start the game or return to the game after a pause.

How it all works

The practice of communicating Children's Clothing in Ghana with this emulator led to the following conclusions. The emulator copes quite well with static images, delivering from 20 to 35 frames per second. But as soon as it comes to dynamic scenes, the emulation speed drops sharply, dropping to 1-2 fps. This graphics display speed practically puts an end to dynamic games, which include car racing, all kinds of shooters and arcades. You can play more or less comfortably only in RPGs and strategies. Just in the JRPG genre, some of the best games for this console were created. Suffice it to recall the Final Fantasy series.It is possible that the speed of the game depends on the frequency of the processor used in a particular device. To test the emulator, we used a Qtek S110 communicator with a processor clock speed of 416 MHz. Accordingly, all conclusions refer only to devices of this class. The graphics when displaying the picture also do not strike with beauty. The lack of anti-aliasing is very noticeable, which is why all the slanted lines in the frame are displayed as steps. There are numerous problems with sound, with game compatibility. Not everything starts up. But the emulator is constantly evolving. Current errors are fixed, the speed of work is optimized. So it is very possible that soon we will get a fully functional program that will allow you to run excellent games for the GBA on the communicator, of which there are a lot. Even the official list includes about two thousand items. I would like to note that the technical characteristics of the console itself are almost completely outdated today. But even with games for the GBA handheld computers cope with difficulty. So running games for modern consoles on emulators is almost hopeless. Currently, there is no workable version of the program even for emulating games from Sony Playstation 2 for PC. So true fans and connoisseurs of games will have to buy the original console.

The program was tested on a Qtek S110 communicator provided by Vobis.

Game console emulators. PocketGBA

Nostalgia... Numerous experienced gamers are guided by this feeling, launching games of the 80-90s of the last century from time to time. That was the time of the gaming market, and many products entered the golden pool and became classics. Moreover, the above is true not only for games under DOS - at the same time the first video consoles appeared, which significantly expanded the circle of video game users. The term may not be entirely correct, but it has taken root, reflecting the essence of the process. In order to play, the presence of a computer was optional. It was enough to buy a game console and connect it to the TV. As time went on, one generation of consoles was replaced by another, more advanced, and the games went down in history. A little later, through the efforts of enthusiasts, images (dumps, roms) of games stored in cartridges were created (read), which, using special programs, could be run on a PC. From the point of view of today's ideas about copyright, this process cannot be considered completely legal, but at that time few people thought about it. Rather, on the contrary - some emulators were quite commercial in nature, it is enough to recall the well-known Bleem. Initially, such emulators were created only for the PC, but the growth in processor power made it possible to run toys for consoles and portable devices.Appropriate emulator programs have been created for almost all operating systems used in the production of smartphones and communicators. And a series of reviews will be devoted to this class of programs, which will begin with a review of the emulator for one of the most popular portable consoles of its time - Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. However, the beginning of the cycle can be considered a review of the SCUMM software environment, which allows you to run games on portable devices created by Lucas Art and others like it. I will leave the search for the corresponding roms outside the scope of this review. If you have minimal skills in communicating with search engines, it is solved quite simply.

PocketGBA

The developer is Sunbug . www.sunbug.net. Distribution conditions - free.

The utility emulates Nintendo's portable GBA.

The program only understands game dumps with *.gba extension. Archived files are not supported. Installing the program consists in copying files from the archive to the memory card, including the executable file, two libraries for working with graphics and sound, and a configuration file. Libraries need to be copied to the Windows folder. The program emulates the console control keys in the form of an on-screen keyboard. Individual control functions can be assigned to hardware buttons. The emulator allows you to rotate the image to landscape mode, which makes the control process more convenient. In the landscape mode of the screen (when the device's keyboard is on the left), cursor movements on the plane correspond exactly to joystick movements. These settings are set by default. In portrait mode, for comfortable use of the emulator, the control buttons have to be reconfigured. To change the key, you must clear the current value (the “x” icon) and set a new one by pressing the required key. You shouldn’t get too carried away with this - it’s quite convenient to work with the preset settings. In parallel with the hardware buttons, you can use the stylus - virtual control buttons are placed along the edges of the game window.

Video settings

In the video settings, the graphics display mode is set. Supports vertical, horizontal and full screen modes. You can set the screensavers to skip automatically.

The program provides sound support. In the system settings, you can change the size of the game window, and enable / disable the Cartridge masking and Patch cart options, which in some cases allow you to achieve better compatibility with a specific game file. Supports saving and launching games from saved files. To return to the main menu from the game window, there is a virtual button in the form of a red arrow.

Files up to 32 MB are available for uploading to the emulator. To download such files, free system memory must exceed 33 MB. The Run / Resume button is designed to start the game or return to the game after a pause.

How it all works

The practice of communicating Children's Clothing in Ghana with this emulator led to the following conclusions. The emulator copes quite well with static images, delivering from 20 to 35 frames per second. But as soon as it comes to dynamic scenes, the emulation speed drops sharply, dropping to 1-2 fps. This graphics display speed practically puts an end to dynamic games, which include car racing, all kinds of shooters and arcades. You can play more or less comfortably only in RPGs and strategies. Just in the JRPG genre, some of the best games for this console were created. Suffice it to recall the Final Fantasy series.It is possible that the speed of the game depends on the frequency of the processor used in a particular device. To test the emulator, we used a Qtek S110 communicator with a processor clock speed of 416 MHz. Accordingly, all conclusions refer only to devices of this class. The graphics when displaying the picture also do not strike with beauty. The lack of anti-aliasing is very noticeable, which is why all the slanted lines in the frame are displayed as steps. There are numerous audio issues with game compatibility. Not everything starts up. But the emulator is constantly evolving. Current errors are fixed, the speed of work is optimized. So it is very possible that soon we will get a fully functional program that will allow you to run excellent games for the GBA on the communicator, of which there are a lot. Even the official list includes about two thousand items. I would like to note that the technical characteristics of the console itself are almost completely outdated today. But even with games for the GBA handheld computers cope with difficulty. So running games for modern consoles on emulators is almost hopeless. Currently, there is no workable version of the program even for emulating games from Sony Playstation 2 for PC. So true fans and connoisseurs of games will have to buy the original console.

Communication practice Children's Clothing in Ghana Children's Clothing in Ghana with this emulator allowed to draw the following conclusions. The emulator copes quite well with static images, delivering from 20 to 35 frames per second. But as soon as it comes to dynamic scenes, the emulation speed drops sharply, dropping to 1-2 fps. This graphics display speed practically puts an end to dynamic games, which include car racing, all kinds of shooters and arcades. You can play more or less comfortably only in RPGs and strategies. Just in the JRPG genre, some of the best games for this console were created. Suffice it to recall the Final Fantasy series. It is possible that the speed of the game depends on the frequency of the processor used in a particular device. To test the emulator, we used a Qtek S110 communicator with a processor clock speed of 416 MHz. Accordingly, all conclusions refer only to devices of this class. The graphics when displaying the picture also do not strike with beauty. The lack of anti-aliasing is very noticeable, which is why all the slanted lines in the frame are displayed as steps. There are numerous problems with sound, with game compatibility. Not everything starts up. But the emulator is constantly evolving. Current errors are fixed, the speed of work is optimized. So it is very possible that soon we will get a fully functional program that will allow you to run excellent games for the GBA on the communicator, of which there are a lot. Even the official list includes about two thousand items.I would like to note that the technical characteristics of the console itself are almost completely outdated today. But even with games for the GBA handheld computers cope with difficulty. So running games for modern consoles on emulators is almost hopeless. Currently, there is no workable version of the program even for emulating games from Sony Playstation 2 for PC. So true fans and connoisseurs of games will have to buy the original console.

The program was tested on a Qtek S110 communicator provided by Vobis.