Visual Boy Advance – The Best GBA Emulator


VisualBoyAdvance (commonly abbreviated as VBA) is a free emulator of the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles. We think you should use it to play Pokemon Roms like Pokemon FireRed, Ruby … on GBA. It plays all of them well and you won’t be disappointed.

Besides the DirectX version for the Windows platform, there is also one that is based on the free platform independent graphics library SDL. This is available for a variety of operating systems including Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Xbox and BeOS. VisualBoyAdvance has also been ported to GameCube, Wii, webOS, and Zune HD.

VisualBoyAdvance was the most popular Gameboy emulator for Windows.


VisualBoyAdvance includes these features:

  • Full save game state support
  • Joystick support
  • Game Boy Printer emulation
  • Super Game Boy border and color palette support
  • Realtime IPS patching (used mostly to play fan translations)
  • Hacking tools, including loggers, viewers, and editor
  • Auto-fire support
  • Speed up button
  • Full GamesharkAdvance and CodeBreakerAdvance support (Windows only)
  • GBA debugger in the SDL version
  • Import battery files from other emulators
  • Export battery files to other emulators
  • Sound recording
  • AVI recording
  • Graphic filters to enhance display: 2xSaI, Super 2xSaI, Super Eagle, AdvanceMAME, Pixelate, and Motion Blur
  • Full screen support
  • Screen capture
  • Skin support
  • Tile, I/O, RAM etc. viewers
  • Compatibility with Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance ROMs


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Visual Boy Advance 1.7.2 Included Versions
Windows – Development
Windows – SDL Download
English resources for translation
Sample Skin
Region Creator with GUI
Additional Languages

File name: VisualBoyAdvance_1.7.2.rar
Size: 2.4MB


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