Ubuntu – Good GameBoy Advance Emulator?


Is there any good GameBoy Advance Emulator for ubuntu which supports loading gameshark or action replay saves?

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The most known GBA emulator is VisualBoyAdvance (as the link that fossfreedom posted says). The problem is that it lacks of some important features. The good news is that it exists a fork: Visual Boy Advance-M.

It supports loading Gameshark, action replay saves and a lot more. (I specially like the option to use smart filters when scaling the game).

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You can install it from PlayDeb.net. The bad news is that PlayDeb hasn't updated their packages to Precise Pangolin (12.04). But I think that installing the oneiric package should work perfectly.

After you install the PlayDeb package, you will only have to install the following package: vbam-gtk

EDIT: Right now, PlayDeb packages are available from 9.10 to 13.04 (the packages have not been updated yet to 13.10). As always, if you use 13.10, in most cases, you can use 13.04 (or any other version) packages without experiencing any problems (if any, it will be because of dependencies, which is very unlikely), as well as 13.04 repository.

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