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VisualBoyAdvance-M Portable Development Test 2

Application: VisualBoyAdvance-M
Category: Games
Description: Combines the best features of the VBA forks in one build.
Multi-platform support so that your GBA emulation experience is more complete.

Download VisualBoyAdvance-M Portable 1.8.0.854 Development Test 2 [0.98MB download / 3.6MB installed]
(MD5: 537a0acb653065a609360477d4126140)

To run this app you need to hit the button Run VBA-M and it will open a file open dialog which you select the rom image you want. Now this version doesn't open zip files as most roms are archived in so you will need to unzip them with an app like 7-ZipPortable

Release Notes:

Development Test 2 (2009-02-16)

  • updated readme text file
  • added the appinfo.ini fles I seemingly forgot to add

Development Test 1 (2009-02-14): Initial release

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Om Nom Nom Nom

Thanks Zach!
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Excellent

Thanks Zach Biggrin

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Thanks Zach :-)

Thanks Zach Smile

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So no bugs or problems with

So no bugs or problems with this at all?

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No bugs with the portable

No bugs with the portable version here. However for base app (I think) there was some issues using the graphics filters full screen which were not there with your previous version of Visual Boy Portable.

Also if not offensive to note I think the layout of the older version with regards to menu and such was better. Though the new menu and such is easy to use it is likely to be a little off putting to people who dont know very much about pcs and just want to play a gameboy game. Can I suggest (I know your not base app dev but I believe your working closer with him on this new VB-M ) to have a better GUI. ZSNES's is pretty old school but its really simple to use. Maybe something similar but updated?

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this is a frontend for the

this is a frontend for the sdl binary not the mfc that you are used to.
I did it this way because the sdl binary doesn't have any need for dependencies like the mfc gui.

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please excuse my ignorance

please excuse my ignorance but in truth I only get the slightest jist of what your saying. Is it possible that in the future the GUI might be improved?

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short answer no

short answer no

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:-(

Shorter answer K

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Development Test 2 is now

Development Test 2 is now issued Smile

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missing .exe on the end. I'm

missing .exe on the end. I'm testing it now, at least for cosmetics.

  • <a href="http://mudlord.com">mudlord</a> for the sole purpose to use for PortableApps.com Developer Zach Thibeau to continue VisualBoyAdvance-MPortable. I'm running WinXP.

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I fixed the url XD and the

I fixed the url XD and the license thing is more a cosmetic issue not a problem with the app itself Wink

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Bug:

Windows XP SP3

After starting up VisualboyAdvance-M Portable from the PortableAppsMenu and clicking Run VBA-M, it opens the dialog to select the ROM (as it should). If I click Cancel, it locks my machine up, and I have to reset the computer as it never unfreezes.

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Ok well I tried recreating

Ok well I tried recreating this on vista sp2 prebeta and sp1 nothing there to confirm, I tried it on windows xp pro sp3 and it works fine from my end here too :/ I don't know why it isn't working for you

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May have just been a fluke.

May have just been a fluke. I'll try it again before I leave work.

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So... No one else going to

So... No one else going to test this out? No bugs going to be reported? Well I think it's ready for pre-release then Smile

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Yay

Good to see no bugs present.

I might as well work on more to refine the frontend, as well as optimize it a lot more. Sorry about the file size of the frontend; this is due to the usage of MSVC2008 with static libraries compiled in. I am hoping to optimize it to be a *lot* less while it working on Win9x OSes.

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O: I am not worthy!

O: Mudlord!
I love your work dude.
And other works from VBA-M team!
Thanks to Zach also Now I can play GBC portably

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Whoopie

Thanks.

Did more optimization:

* 80KB down to 32KB without compression
* Should work on Win9x at least
* Started work on a helptext/license viewer (saves bulky TXT files)

Now licensing: Open or closed. And no, NO GPL. I aim to keep away from that crap of a license as much as possible. More liberal licenses seem nicer.

Plus the upside to closed source: No incompetent coders bloating my source. This frontend's meant to be unbloated and it will stay that way.

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Closed source means it can't

Closed source means it can't be made into an official portableapp Sad

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not necessarily, we are

not necessarily, we are getting towards opening to freeware and I did get permission from mudlord to use this.

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Thanks!

I like the fact that your site Zach is not blocked by Smartfilter
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But, the thing is, I can't

But, the thing is, I can't have some random person polluting the code with bloat. There needs to be some code standards at least. The base app will stay GPL, its just the frontend thats the concern.

The frontend will always be freeware, I am just pondering on a license to open it, while still making sure people can't make forks etc...One thing I DO NOT want is people bloating it with GTK or Qt, or doing things wrong...

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Allow forks....urs will work

Allow forks....urs will work correctly and stay small/streamlined, and if u choose the right license, and set your code repository (SVN, CVS, something else) up correctly, the changes won't be pushed upstream to your build, and they'll be required to change the name.

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Please correct me as I think

Please correct me as I think I'm probably wrong but isn't VisualBoyAdvance-M a fork of VisualBoyAdvance?

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you seem to be verrrryyy

you seem to be verrrryyy confused. Yes VBA-M is a fork but I only compile the SDL Build of it, Mudlord graciously made from scratch a frontend for that binary I made so that we could have a vba-m that doesn't need dependencies for directx or msvc dll files Smile

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Ok...I understand...I think

Ok...I understand...I think Wink

Anyway you guys know what your doing beta than me so good luck and thanks for the work Smile

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yay!

Downloading and running from my Flash!
Thanks Biggrin

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what is it?

what is it?

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:P read!

New Frontend. Its about 35kb now instead of 80kb

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Currently working on adding

Currently working on adding ZIP/RAR/7-Zip/Gzip archive decompression to the frontend itself.

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that would be very welcomed

that would be very welcomed indeed!

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