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Lefteris_D
July 15th, 2004, 20:23
Instructions on how to make NO$GBA run multiplayer games with Gameboy Advance roms are located here: http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/nocashgba.html

The instructions there should cover everything. Do not ask for the bios, we cant help you.

Please remember that you can play games on the same PC but not over the internet. If that changes we will inform you about it.

ramzak
July 17th, 2004, 02:09
i need help on this one if som one acualy worked it could u email me (azn_rokusta32@hotmail.com)

turok
July 23rd, 2004, 00:48
where do i put the gba.bios needed for multiplayer?in the slot folder or the battery folder?

Lefteris_D
July 23rd, 2004, 06:20
Same folder as the main executable.

Dijungo
July 29th, 2004, 23:21
I just downloaded loaded zelda the four swords with the multiplayer and it says reset once all gbas are put together but then I do that and Im in the same place does anybody know how to play zelda the four swords because when I downloaded this emulator I saw A picture of someone playing the game so I know it works some how can Someone please help. all other games work fine

3sDC
August 3rd, 2004, 13:28
Can someone tell me how many gameboy emulators there are with multiplayer?
And send me the name.
Thanks. B)

belmont
August 4th, 2004, 22:43
RascalBoy Advance and No$GBA.

3sDC
August 5th, 2004, 12:38
How do you use multiplayer on the rascalboy advance ?

belmont
August 5th, 2004, 23:24
There is a plugin but I haven't tried it yet.

Lefteris_D
August 6th, 2004, 04:36
Just copy the file rbamulti.dll in the emulator directory, then from the emulator choose : Options->Communication Port->RBA Multi Plugin.

All you have to do now is start the emulator one more time and do the same thing. The two emulators will be connected once you have the roms loaded in both emulators and select the multiplayer option from within the game..

Please note that this will work only at the same pc. No network support yet.

3sDC
August 6th, 2004, 09:43
thanks B)

pinkbandit
August 6th, 2004, 18:34
nooby alert. can you also play gameboy like pokemon blue red multyplayer

3sDC
August 17th, 2004, 08:48
no, just 1 games

dimondblade
August 17th, 2004, 14:14
after reading this article i have a head ach and i still dont under stand <_<

Techman
August 17th, 2004, 14:58
Can you actually save your game with RascalBoyAdvance multiplayer? It sucks that you cant do that with no&#036;gba >_>

Denopqrihg
August 21st, 2004, 12:05
guys you should try VBALink, it&#39;s at http://vbalink.wz.cz, it&#39;s just a Visualboy Advance with link support (trade pokemon between R&S...)

Mourgos
August 21st, 2004, 23:46
Has anyone tried that one?Does it work?

Optimus
August 22nd, 2004, 07:10
can anyone do me a favour and tell me what the thing in &#39;VBA>Tools>GDB&#39; is for???
cause i think its the thin that helps u to connect VBA&#39;s throgh the net.thanx in advance.

Lefteris_D
August 22nd, 2004, 12:15
The GDB tool has nothing to do with online games.

The official version of Visual Boy Advance does not support online gaming or multiplayer games.

Denopqrihg
August 23rd, 2004, 20:24
It&#39;s not an official version, I just took a VBA 1.6a and added link support to it (took me almost a year)

Lefteris_D
August 23rd, 2004, 20:26
I know it is not the official version :)

Denopqrihg
August 24th, 2004, 10:58
has anyone tried it? it really works.

sciz
August 24th, 2004, 13:41
The No&#036; emu doesn&#39;t work, i do everything that says on that link, but the other screens except the first one stay blank all the time.

kronic
August 27th, 2004, 03:57
Originally posted by belmont@Aug 4 2004, 09:43 PM
RascalBoy Advance and No&#036;GBA.
Theres another gba multiplayer with link support man

slade
August 27th, 2004, 16:29
Denopqrihg, Could u please send me a compiled version of your emulator in zip format. slade_da_ninja@yahoo.co.uk thanks a lot.

Denopqrihg
August 27th, 2004, 18:10
Hi,

you can download the compiled binaries on the website (http://vbalink.wz.cz/vbalink16a.zip).

If you have problems downloading from there please lmk and I&#39;ll send it to you.

slade
August 28th, 2004, 15:54
K, it&#39;s working now. The link on your website was giving me a 404 Error. Haven&#39;t tried with Pokemon yet. Only wih tactics Ogre: knight of lodis and it didn&#39;t work.

Leerz
August 29th, 2004, 04:03
question :huh: (it may sound funny, and may think Im very Ignorant) :D
where should I place the Changed Files? :unsure:

-Win32.cpp
-reg.cpp
-link.h
-GBA.cpp
-link.cpp
:unsure:

Lefteris_D
August 29th, 2004, 07:04
Those are source code files. You will need the original source code and a compiler to use them.

Denopqrihg
August 29th, 2004, 09:51
Leerz: If you just want to run the emu you don&#39;t need these files, just download vbalink16a.zip

Lefteris_D
August 29th, 2004, 10:24
Take a look at the bottom of this page: http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/vboyadvance.html

Just get the zip file from there :)

Denopqrihg
August 29th, 2004, 12:47
thanks a lot for adding it to your site, I think you&#39;re the first site to do this :msn_tu:

Leerz
August 29th, 2004, 18:51
Thanx&#33; Iv Downloaded it Already&#33; Thanx Lefteris D, and whoever Owns this Awesome website.. :lol: :with_stupid: :bow: :bow:

kronic
August 30th, 2004, 04:45
forgotton wont like this

Lefteris_D
August 30th, 2004, 07:15
You are correct, Forgotten wont like that this was done to his emulator as he has been against adding link support from the start.

Chaos
September 15th, 2004, 04:44
I have tried playing multiplayered in the vba link thing. I open up two windows, load megaman battle network into them, and try linking through the game. is there somthing else i&#39;m meant to do?

Also using no&#036;gba i&#39;m trying to play muliplayer on the ledgen of zelda: four swords. most of the time the game crashes but whe it works with 2 screens and in single gamepack mode, when it says it looking for other players it just stays like it, Help please?

also, how do you get the master gamepak only function working?

Mourgos
September 15th, 2004, 20:42
Vba link doesn&#39;t support all games with a multiplayer option....

Denopqrihg
September 17th, 2004, 20:36
megaman battle network and Zelda: Four swords should both work in VBALink 1.7.2 (though you have to set link timeout for Zelda)

Four Swords can only be played by 4 players, so if you only had 2, it couldn&#39;t work

Chaos
September 19th, 2004, 04:40
how do i set an time out?

Denopqrihg
September 19th, 2004, 18:24
In VBALink 1.7.2, go to Options->Link and there it is :D

sMOOTH
September 23rd, 2004, 13:50
4 swords does work with 2 players&#33;

Anyway, iwas wondering how you go about save/loading, more specifically how do you load for both players at once?

darktyphoon
October 26th, 2004, 04:14
da link cable thing actually works but wen u play 2 visualboy advances at da same time it goes very slow. I think around 45% wen its at da same time.

Denopqrihg
October 28th, 2004, 16:49
that depends on the speed of your computer - each vba needs about 600 mhz (just my guess)

mongoliat
November 3rd, 2004, 23:39
now I dont get shit... iv tryed the "no&#036;gba" wich dosnt work on even halfo of the roms... and im trying "vba link- 1.7.2L" wich I dont understand ENNY thing off... where that hell in the options are the link options... and iv tryed to open two windos... dosent work.. when one window is marked the other pauses...&#33; can some one plz help me... :rolleyes:
And if some1 dont melive me... i can show some screan prints&#33;

HELP ME

Chaos
November 4th, 2004, 00:45
turn off the pause when inactive window on both emulators and try again.

Also i&#39;m playing pokemon fire red and when i save through multiplayer link in pokemon center or start it say&#39;s 1mb cuircet board not installed i need to stop this so i can fight multiplayer

Denopqrihg
November 5th, 2004, 15:10
try setting save type to 128k flash

Chaos
November 6th, 2004, 07:49
Don&#39;t work, tell me to replace backup memory

belmont
November 6th, 2004, 21:07
Have you tried patching the rom with the fix that is included in the rom&#39;s zip package?

Denopqrihg
November 7th, 2004, 21:39
Just to let you know, a new version of VBALink which supports LAN play can be downloaded at http://vbalink.wz.cz B)

Chaos
November 8th, 2004, 07:01
Originally posted by belmont@Nov 6 2004, 08:07 PM
Have you tried patching the rom with the fix that is included in the rom&#39;s zip package?
I think it worked i trying it out now, it&#39;s automatic isnt it? if not how do i apply it?

Lefteris_D
November 8th, 2004, 07:07
Use IPSWIN to apply the patch(if it is in ips format). You can get it from here: http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/utils2.html

Techman
November 11th, 2004, 19:22
I would appreciate it if someone would tell me which one is better for multiplayer experience: No&#036;GBA or VBA Link emulator?

belmont
November 11th, 2004, 21:37
It is up to you...I personally prefer VBA because I was used to it from the one player games.

Chaos
November 12th, 2004, 07:21
I&#39;ll choose vba as you continue from your old saves made on it or other versions(as in single player versions) no&#036;gba crashes alot on me

also the pokemon fire red patch didn&#39;t work

Chaos
November 16th, 2004, 08:16
it&#39;s works now but i have to start an new game to get it working. and i was all the way to the pokemon league, im guess i gonna cheat

charles55021
December 1st, 2004, 21:52
i heard that there is a way to get multiplayer with vba, but how do you use joysticks with those other 2 emulators

Chaos
December 4th, 2004, 01:28
Originally posted by charles55021@Dec 1 2004, 08:52 PM
i heard that there is a way to get multiplayer with vba, but how do you use joysticks with those other 2 emulators
Sounds like your a bit behind, with the other emulator just change there keys and it won&#39;t muck up the first one

At Least,... i think that what you asking

RKO21
December 6th, 2004, 03:46
Okay, I need help here. I&#39;m trying to get a link between two VBA programs on one computer. I&#39;m playing Pokemon Crystal, and I want to trade Pokemon. Can anyone help me here?

Chaos
December 6th, 2004, 06:38
Do you have Vba Link version, get that from this site

Jale
December 6th, 2004, 06:43
Do you have Vba Link version, get that from this site
Chaos says it&#39;s HERE (http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/vboyadvance.html) (just to make things easier)

RKO21
December 6th, 2004, 14:29
Originally posted by Chaos@Dec 6 2004, 05:38 AM
Do you have Vba Link version, get that from this site
Yes, I do have that version for both VBA programs. What do I do now?

JAPPsmash - Thanks also.

Jale
December 6th, 2004, 14:51
Well, VBALink comes with a little .exe that says vbaserver.exe. All you need to do is to start the exe and follow the instructions there. It will ask you:

- Select number of players (2-4)

Then, after you select the number of players, it will say:

Server address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
VBALink server running...

In this state, the vbaserver is waiting for the others to connect. When each player connects to the server, it will says:

Player x connected

and their respective IP addresses. Then you&#39;re ready to play Multiplayer games.

NOTE: When you play multiplayer games with VBAlink, the server computer will take a lot of resourses so it will lose performance. Make sure the server is the fastest computer.

Denopqrihg
December 6th, 2004, 17:17
If you want to trade on one computer, you can forget the whole thing with the server. Just go to Options/Link and select One computer.

Jale
December 6th, 2004, 17:58
Originally posted by Denopqrihg@Dec 6 2004, 12:17 PM
If you want to trade on one computer, you can forget the whole thing with the server. Just go to Options/Link and select One computer.
That&#39;s right. Only one on one. Thanks for the info ;)

RKO21
December 7th, 2004, 02:57
Originally posted by JAPPsmash+Dec 6 2004, 04:58 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (JAPPsmash @ Dec 6 2004, 04:58 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Denopqrihg@Dec 6 2004, 12:17 PM
If you want to trade on one computer, you can forget the whole thing with the server. Just go to Options/Link and select One computer.
That&#39;s right. Only one on one. Thanks for the info ;) [/b][/quote]
Yeah, I have that part down.

HOWEVER&#33;

I&#39;m at the Trading Center, and I have both VBA&#39;s on the Unpause feature, and when I try to link up, it keeps telling me, "You&#39;re friend isn&#39;t ready." What else do I have to do in order to make this work?

teh n00bzor
December 12th, 2004, 22:18
When I try to connect using the land error messages come up with errors like 10056 and 10061. 10056 mostly when I try to connect to another computer.

teh n00bzor
December 13th, 2004, 20:41
Nevermind on my previous post. I got the link to work but now the vba moves extremely slow.

Jale
December 13th, 2004, 20:43
Because you need a powerful computer to support two GBA processes.

teh n00bzor
December 14th, 2004, 23:33
Well....ok I guess...I&#39;ll try it on a different computer.

Denopqrihg
February 7th, 2005, 20:56
No wonder you can't connect two Crystals - VBALink doesn't emulate the old Gameboy cable yet; just get TGB or something for Crystal

Arc Mitsuko
February 17th, 2005, 09:40
I got a dumb n00b question: Are there any programs/is it possible to make a program that can harvest your friends IP from a messenger (conversation) and plug it into the IP field on VBA link automatically?

I ask for 2 reasons: A.) I am lazy.:rolleyes: B.) I don't think all of my contacts are computer literate enough to find out their IP addresses.

Denopqrihg
February 17th, 2005, 13:09
I got a dumb n00b question: Are there any programs/is it possible to make a program that can harvest your friends IP from a messenger (conversation) and plug it into the IP field on VBA link automatically?

no there aren't, but VBALink is opensource, so you can add that feature if you want :D

I ask for 2 reasons: A.) I am lazy.:rolleyes: B.) I don't think all of my contacts are computer literate enough to find out their IP addresses.

Why don't you just start the server and give your IP to them?

Arc Mitsuko
February 17th, 2005, 20:54
Thanks, will do. I've got C++, but I left the install disk at my folks house by mistake, so it may be a while before I start. Any suggestions for which messenger I should start with?

Also, I didn't read far enough to find out that one of the computers in the link would need to be the server, I thought it would be an equal load stream, silly me :o. I'll rtfm next time.

Denopqrihg
February 19th, 2005, 21:57
I tried the approach that each VBA connects to all the others, but it didn't work. You seem to have some programming knowledge, do you know more about network programming (particularly tweaks for making UDP lossless)?

Arc Mitsuko
February 21st, 2005, 18:08
I've never really tried to program something that would access another computer or the internet before, so this will be a first. I don't know how to do what you're asking, but do know two people who might. I have a bro who is majoring in computer programming and an out-of-town friend who is pretty darn good at it. Would you like me to ask either of them?

Denopqrihg
February 26th, 2005, 22:21
Yeah, if you wouldn't mind, that'd be great :happy:

exodus
March 4th, 2005, 20:11
why won't VBA (link part) work on pokemon yellow? :confused:

am i doing something wrong or it just doesn't work?

Denopqrihg
March 7th, 2005, 15:51
it doesn't work with old Gameboy games (yet)

Lukelaw86
March 14th, 2005, 14:27
I got a few questions for the VBA.

all right,here is what I did.First I start the vba server and type in 2 players.It will be running and I open up my VBA and type the ip given into the box and connect.It will say player 1 connected.Then,my friend type in my ip into the box and click connect but it gives him some error 11004.We switch position and I try to connect to his ip and the same error appear on my computer this time.

please help me??

lordrave
March 16th, 2005, 04:38
Hello im new,

anyway,no$gba can save if u wanna know how well let me tell you
1:right click on the view
2:then press save state,
3:type the name of your save game then press enter :D
4:if you wanna load them just press load stat easy right?? :p

Denopqrihg
March 17th, 2005, 22:28
I see you haven't tried to trade Pokemon yet... no$gba won't get past the saving

gamefreak
March 30th, 2005, 17:56
Is there a emulator thats like plays all gb game versions and still has a easy link up thing link tgbc duel?

I tried vba link but the link does not work with the harvest moon series games.

Which really makes me mad.

If theres not one lets try to make one. We could call it ultra boy.

Denopqrihg
April 4th, 2005, 20:17
lol... I think that the name is the last thing you have to worry about when you write an emulator :-)

TheOmegaChrist
April 14th, 2005, 21:56
Well Ive worked with Visual Boy Advance for about five hours trying with my brother in AR to get it to work... seriously we got like 2% AT BEST!!! on Dragonball Z Supersonic Warriors... WHY THE HELL does it go so slow??? I mean we got connected after we shut our firewalls down and all that... but... still "IF" we got connected VBA would be at 2% at the most... any ideas on how to fix that???

hagbard
April 14th, 2005, 22:24
Missing the gba bios? TCP/IP problems?

TheOmegaChrist
April 15th, 2005, 00:33
Well... Im on a DSL Modem, Linksys Router, and then my computer with who knows how many firewalls... might just be my GODDA*NED computer firewalls... I trully wish you could just connect to a server like you can with Diablo 2 and such... like Battlenet make a VisualBoy.net

Denopqrihg
April 16th, 2005, 19:42
This version doesn't work better over Internet (that's why it's called LAN). Right now I'm making a faster one, don't know how faster it will be though

askur
May 8th, 2005, 04:01
dum im new to the link in VBAlink and ive also never done it on real gba so can someone tell me how to do the stuff cus im trying to do it it onp pokemon emrald and it dosent work and if its just the emulator canu tell me wich one will work(if any)thanx in advance

EggShen
June 4th, 2005, 19:03
ok how do you get controllers to work right

im using a smartjoy dualbox and i can enter in the controls for 1st player but how do you it for 2nd player.

for NO$GBA

aznvballr
June 9th, 2005, 00:54
hey is der a way to transfer game files to the vbalink from the original one cuz i want to transfer/link or whatever but i still want to transfer to my already saved files

firestag
June 22nd, 2005, 01:27
Will they be able to make a GBA emulator able to trade with an N64 emulator? Or maybe an N64 emu able to play GBA games and the same save type as another GBA emulator or something like that.

belmont
June 22nd, 2005, 21:02
As far as know there is no way you can connect the GBA with N64 so there won't be an emulator that connects GBA and N64.

hikaru1
June 25th, 2005, 01:28
.Umm..I need some help.. ;_; ... I opened up vba, setup the vba server, entered the ip address, and when I tried to press "connect" it gives me this "error 11004" ....what should I do to fix this problem.. :( thanks in advance..

afunguy22@charter.ne
July 3rd, 2005, 06:59
nvm. sorry for noob post:P

zzz is there some way I can make my email address hidden.

Shmeker
September 22nd, 2005, 21:25
haven't read 10 pages, sorry if this problem has already been answered.
when i click on "link" for 2nd time to make the other GBA boot, it doesn't...
pls help, thx :)

newbyman666
September 26th, 2005, 16:12
i have problem with my visual boy advance so if somwone can help me it would be very pleasant

PPP
October 15th, 2005, 18:58
Sorry for asking but after trading pokemon from sapphire to sapphire, the link does not work... Is there something I can do to make the emulator trade again?

Aragorn II
October 16th, 2005, 06:10
There is also VBALink, which can be over a LAN, or on the same computer.

ticktock
October 16th, 2005, 06:35
this thread is sooooooooooooo fucked up, I we need to make a new one...

grimreaper1377
July 4th, 2006, 16:33
Sorry, but when I go to Options> in VBA, there is no link option. Can someone please tell me where it is?

Yes, I am a noob.

loster
July 15th, 2006, 15:12
you need the specal version of visual boy advance VBALink http://www.vbalink.info/


some info from the site

# Start two (three, four) Advance VisualBoy emulators at once and open gba roms.
# In VisualBoy Advance Link -- Options/Emulator, uncheck Pause when inactive window
# You don't have to turn off the sound like in TGB Dual - only the active VBA produces sound
# In options setup all the things, like controls, save paths & so on
# If you want a log of the transfer, check Log in Options/Link
# New! When playing Zelda: Four Swords, you have to set Timeout in Options/Link to above 10000 or below 200 (these values worked for me) - anything in between might make the game not link.
# If you want to use save files, you must rename them - the save file extension for VBA #1 is .sa1
(e.g. Pokemon Ruby.sa1), for #2 .sa2 etc. (the same is true for savestates - #1 has .sg1 etc.) - another solution is to import them, that works too. - Enjoy!

DudeJustDoIT
August 25th, 2006, 02:37
VBA Link sucks balls.... I have spent endless hours trying to trade Pokemon and you know what... Its a waste of effort and time... When a reliable and effective way to link GBA to GBA Emu comes out ill play again but until then SCREW VBA.... Not the Actual VBA it rocks... But SCREW THE UN-OFFICIAL VBA LINK!!!!!!

Muedinamo
August 25th, 2006, 22:11
Is it posible to have a nintendo game event in VBA?

nameless
September 11th, 2006, 19:41
thanks, i really needed this thing

Goku
September 23rd, 2006, 01:33
Thanks for that man :)

RockmanForte
November 16th, 2006, 06:33
Hello! I am new and I have been experience alot with an emulators but this no$gba 2.3a seem to have a problem.

http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/nocashgba.html

I know that 1.9 might work but 2.3a keep crash. Do you guys have the same problem ? :confused:

Rainbow Phoenix
November 16th, 2006, 22:16
Can you link GB/GBC games with the link?

RockmanForte
November 16th, 2006, 22:27
Can anybody please answer my question ? I tried Zelda 4 sword with 2.3a but it crashed. No, rom is fine and everything is fine. Multiplayer does seem to crash on 2.3a.

shacamin
November 23rd, 2006, 03:38
anything for mac?

i would like to have a link up for mac os X, but there doesn't seem to be one.

qdiddy
November 26th, 2006, 19:53
"Well, VBALink comes with a little .exe that says vbaserver.exe. All you need to do is to start the exe and follow the instructions there. It will ask you:

- Select number of players (2-4)

Then, after you select the number of players, it will say:

Server address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
VBALink server running...

In this state, the vbaserver is waiting for the others to connect. When each player connects to the server, it will says:

Player x connected

and their respective IP addresses. Then you're ready to play Multiplayer games.

NOTE: When you play multiplayer games with VBAlink, the server computer will take a lot of resourses so it will lose performance. Make sure the server is the fastest computer. "posted by butters

now ive gotton all that down but the thing is in vbaserver it gives me an ip adress that is not my real ip, but i try connecting to vba to the real ip and the one the vbaserver says is my ip and neither seem to connect for some reason, is their any reason why this would happen because i am desperatly trieng to figure out why this is happening

RockmanForte
November 30th, 2006, 02:11
Anybody can please test this 2.3a version ? Some people told me that they had the same problem as me. I know about vbalink but I want this emulator to check out since 1.9 run multiplay just fine. HELP? Or everybody have the same problem?:o

Lavitz
December 19th, 2006, 20:25
OK me and my friend ar trying to play pokemon over the internet using VBALink. we both have it running and he puts my ip into his connect thing and i start the server and it says were connected. then we go to battle in the pokemon thing and it says connection error and it makes us reset our games.

ive read that vbalink is supposed to come with somethnig called vbaserver but i dont seem to have that file. i downloaded all versions of the vbalink to try and find it but with no succes. and i downloaded the "modded vbaserver" thing on the website but coudnt figure out how to work it and there are no instructions anywhere.

and we tryed playing other games as well like zelda four swords and advance wars but nothign worked. any help would be greatly appreciated.

RockmanForte
December 19th, 2006, 22:10
HEH! :)

Follow the instruction(s) at:

http://www.vbalink.info/vba-link-help.htm

Lavitz
December 19th, 2006, 22:16
if that helped any, i would have said thanks. but it didnt. ive read through that about 50 times already and i see no answers to my problem. so if anyone has intelligent answers, it would be much appreciated.

RockmanForte
December 20th, 2006, 05:25
intelligent ? excuse me ? I think you are being rude, man.

RockmanForte
January 30th, 2007, 01:21
Hey, I got email from no$gba author about multiplayer and I test it and yes it worked fine! Look, his message to me:


Hi, (my real name is being erase for my privacy, sorry)

Ah, and gba-mode multiplayer mode should be working again, Let me know if it still doesn't work!

Cu, Martin

I emailed back to him and confirmed him that it did worked great! Try it, it's awesome! :D

no$gba 2.3b is finally fixed for this one! You can follow this instruction and I guarantee you it worked fine now because I did.

http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/nocashgba.html

Sadok
January 31st, 2007, 03:20
sum1 plz help me out. I did the folowing steps for NO$GBA:

* run No$GBA.exe
* pick a GBA image (no ZIP)
* go to "Options" / "Emulation setup"
* increase the number of "Emulated Gameboys"
* in "Link Gamepaks", set "Gamepaks in all GBA"
* in "Reset/Startup Entrypoint", set "GBA BIOS (Nintendo logo")
* click OK, you should then see 2 GBA screens side by side
* right click on the left window, click on "Link"
* then redo the right-click and click "Link"
All i have is 1 window and 1 light blue window. plz help me!

RockmanForte
January 31st, 2007, 06:44
Make sure you have gba rom to unzip first. :)

Sadok
February 1st, 2007, 04:04
Wait i dont get it. Is there way i can do this in VisualBoyAdvance.

RockmanForte
February 1st, 2007, 04:18
http://www.vbalink.info/vba-link-lan.htm

SanjaB1
March 19th, 2007, 17:04
And where u can get this .dll file? In No$gba emulator I see 4 windows ( or 2, or 3 ) and the game starts but then it doesnt connect, what can I do?

SanjaB1
March 19th, 2007, 18:17
I tried like u said with VBL, tried with no$gba, like that link is showing and it doesnt work. VBL is just connecting and nothing happens. What's the exact number you must type into LINK TIMEOUT, you must do this in all 4? And after how long time you should be connected?

RockmanForte
March 21st, 2007, 16:36
Please do not double posts..read the rules..if you want to write it again..use the edit button! :);)

Clarky_man
May 8th, 2007, 12:29
I am using VBA link i am getting problems saving the second emulator how do i setup the saves it keeps coming up do i wish to overwrite the the save and save error.

I am using the pokemon roms trying to trade.

RockmanForte
May 8th, 2007, 16:38
I am using VBA link i am getting problems saving the second emulator how do i setup the saves it keeps coming up do i wish to overwrite the the save and save error.

I am using the pokemon roms trying to trade.

I am not sure but maybe you should ask the link you found for vba link and ask a question about it or you can try no$gba ? :)

Chumly
May 9th, 2007, 05:30
I am not sure but maybe you should ask the link you found for vba link
Umm, VBA link is the name of the prog. He wasn't referring to some web link. :dry:

Tristan10ACC
May 12th, 2007, 04:13
Id this available with VBA? I hope. Please visit my thread called Kirby 64 Help! :bow: :o :msn_shy: :happy: I'm a newbie. So don't go hard on me/ *Crying Emote*

Dangerousd777
June 1st, 2007, 00:23
This is a 3 year thread, old discussion. or is it?

Djjones
June 22nd, 2007, 01:47
Which do you think is better, Vba link or No$Gba?

RockmanForte
June 22nd, 2007, 18:10
Get both. I do. :)

duhprest
July 11th, 2007, 17:18
the vbalink won't load the save file for pokemon yellow. help

duhprest
July 12th, 2007, 21:26
What's the best, and most easy, way to trade from pokemon yellow to pokemon yellow?

acetone
July 20th, 2007, 20:55
I want to trade pokemon, and I have managed to make no$gba run two emulators. However, the second emulator never runs and always freezes. I downloaded the GBA BIOS and renamed it into gba.rom and placed it into the file with the no$gba.exe. How do I get the second emulator to run? Thanks.

acetone
July 20th, 2007, 21:47
I also tried resetting my no$gba but it always crashes...

RockmanForte
July 21st, 2007, 00:43
Please stop double posts and do not make a new thread. You can get ban from the moderator. Don't do that. Make one thread and wait for someone to answer or not, that's it. Please be careful. :)

ViktorL
August 17th, 2007, 18:05
hi, kann mir jemand vllt helfen. wenn ich zelda starte mit No$GBA 2.4c treten Pixelfehler auf ich kann zwar spielen, auch zu zweit! aber da sind über den ganzen bildschrim kleine herzchen verteilt...
das passiert aber nur wenn ich den bios mitbenutze....liegt es vllt am bios?

eng:hi, somebody can help me? if I start zelda- four swords with No$GBA 2.4c i get pixelmistakes, I can play, also in twos! but there are distributes about whole display small hearts. what i can do?

RockmanForte
August 18th, 2007, 16:12
hi, kann mir jemand vllt helfen. wenn ich zelda starte mit No$GBA 2.4c treten Pixelfehler auf ich kann zwar spielen, auch zu zweit! aber da sind über den ganzen bildschrim kleine herzchen verteilt...
das passiert aber nur wenn ich den bios mitbenutze....liegt es vllt am bios?

eng:hi, somebody can help me? if I start zelda- four swords with No$GBA 2.4c i get pixelmistakes, I can play, also in twos! but there are distributes about whole display small hearts. what i can do?

I do not understand. Please show your screenshot ? It will be better for us to look at it and maybe can help you. :)

strongshare999
August 23rd, 2007, 16:40
ei guys! someone help me pls:D

i have a problem..

im playing Pokemon Sapphire in VBA..

and then i like to play with my friends in coloseum, so i DL VBAlink

then a open the game.. load the save game..

the problem is the Save game Hangs and i got a screenshot

here it is http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=violetehhahwc7.png

its became violet in screen :D

xKilXlerx
November 5th, 2007, 16:54
What type of multiplay are u going to do, Single computer or 2 computers?

From that screenshot, there's something wrong with your computer/s alone(Your network settings is incorrect IF you have 2 computers). If not then your save file is corrupt. OR the version of your old emulator is not compatible of VBA link. Try using the internal battery save system instead.(The ingame save.)

neofox
December 10th, 2007, 04:44
Heres a random question. I got pokemon diamond running on no$gba and it was running ok untill the 1st battle. It just froze when the first wild pokemon was about to faint. Any ideas how to fix it?

RockmanForte
March 28th, 2008, 17:30
Heres a random question. I got pokemon diamond running on no$gba and it was running ok untill the 1st battle. It just froze when the first wild pokemon was about to faint. Any ideas how to fix it?

Make sure your no$gba's sound is on.

Prizmdruid
April 7th, 2008, 06:14
ei guys! someone help me pls:D

i have a problem..

im playing Pokemon Sapphire in VBA..

and then i like to play with my friends in coloseum, so i DL VBAlink

then a open the game.. load the save game..

the problem is the Save game Hangs and i got a screenshot

here it is http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=violetehhahwc7.png

its became violet in screen :D

I'm having this same problem I have been using VBA ver. 1.8 and I want to trade (pokemon) I have VBA link 1.8 but when i try to load my old save I get a pink screen and it locks up... has anyone come up with a fix or any suggestions on how to get it to work thx :confused:

miserylover71891
May 8th, 2008, 20:44
yea but what do you mean by multiplayer tho???

awdudeman
July 19th, 2008, 08:38
i have downloaded no$gba and tried to play pokemon emerald with my bro but it wont save in game so i realized it wont work. i then downloaded the newest version of vba link and the second we go into the room to battle it says:

Communication Error...
Please check all connections,
then turn the power OFF and ON.

Ive tried changing my link timeout and it still wont work, plz reply.

Raimund
February 28th, 2009, 19:26
I founded a emulator so you can play multiplayer online !!! , you need the IP Adress of the players

Here http://www.vbalink.info/download-gba-emulator.htm

I dosen't affect anything !!!!
Please enjoy
Raimund:)

ReturnOfFallenLosers
March 3rd, 2009, 00:56
VBA Link sucks balls.... I have spent endless hours trying to trade Pokemon and you know what... Its a waste of effort and time... When a reliable and effective way to link GBA to GBA Emu comes out ill play again but until then SCREW VBA.... Not the Actual VBA it rocks... But SCREW THE UN-OFFICIAL VBA LINK!!!!!!

werd. It doesn't work, I have also spent hrs and hrs with many, many diff emus, and yeah I seen it working in youtube and some ppl swear by it, but, no matter what it never works for me.

Oh, well, maybe its just life's little way of saying, too bad you don't have the real thing so oh well... :(

ReturnOfFallenLosers
March 3rd, 2009, 06:22
...er.. ok, so after reading everything in this thread, I did actually get Rascalboy to work muiti-player on a single pc. None of the others work though, and there is no netplay either. Oh, well, on to trying something else, I guess..

SoulEagle
April 7th, 2009, 18:34
I'm suprised you dont just download the older version of Visual Boy Advance O.O

los
December 6th, 2009, 21:18
hmm this doesnt seem too too old

ive got an issue with vbalink 1.8.0.600
as note : pause when inactive is off on both emulators
timeout is at 10k
and this is for single computer

at any rate
the one that seems to act as a host timeouts instantly when the emulators begin to interact with eachother(in the case of one of the games tried, in pokemon ruby when they enter the trade room) the host one reads connection error immediately and the other one timeouts after 10 seconds. turbo function was never used, both emulators ran at 100%/0 skip

im wondering if there was something wrong with what i did, or if there is something else worth trying to get this working

SoulRed12
December 11th, 2009, 03:54
Okay, I've read a few pages of this thread and I couldn't determine the definite answer. Can VBALink do multiplayer over two computers? As in, I can play a game from my laptop in a vs. match against a friend who lives in some other part of the world? Or only over LAN/on one computer?

I've also looked over the VBA Link site and I couldn't tell if the LAN instructions would also work over the internet...I'm really not too experienced with this sort of thing. Though I am good at following directions.

los
December 13th, 2009, 08:39
mm 9/10 anything that works over lan can be done over internet (with proper forwarding)

but yes you can use this to play with your friends over the internet, once you get it working anyways

speaking of which my issue lies unsolved, but i was able to get it working on a diff system so im usure what else could be hurting it on this computer....

fedraljack
February 23rd, 2010, 11:17
Hello Everyone..
I have tried to play Soma Bringer NDS game. When I am trying to play on multiplayer,
Connection Lost message appears,using only option -Use Wireless connection.
Have any sloution for that.

germainesluaus
April 16th, 2010, 18:05
Some of your suggestions worked for me. Thanks for helping out!

Lukong
June 1st, 2010, 04:27
YOU DON'T NEED BIOS

Jale
June 2nd, 2010, 08:32
YOU DON'T NEED BIOS
Huge text is not necessary.

Lukong
June 4th, 2010, 08:56
Hey you the space is big, big text to fill it out, okay so sorry (closest thing your going to get for an apology)

Though the only thing you need the bios for is so when you start up a gba game it looks realistic. I it without the bios and I still can connect...only if nocash gba upgraded its gba graphics then I would have a reason for using vba

Rommy
February 3rd, 2011, 18:34
Wow this sounds amazing! thanks

M.afaqanjum228
April 12th, 2011, 20:56
I just downloaded loaded zelda the four swords with the multiplayer and it says reset once all gbas are put together but then I do that and Im in the same place does anybody know how to play zelda the four swords The two emulators will be connected once you have the roms loaded in both emulators and select the multiplayer option from within the game..

cody09
July 31st, 2011, 07:16
Thanks for the help

Jacethemindsculptor
August 22nd, 2011, 10:54
is there a way to do this for visual gba? is there any idea when and if the abbility to do this online will arise?

chinabig
July 4th, 2012, 08:57
hmm this doesnt seem too too old

ive got an issue with vbalink 1.8.0.600
as note : pause when inactive is off on both emulators
timeout is at 10k
and this is for single computer

at any rate
the one that seems to act as a host timeouts instantly when the emulators begin to interact with eachother(in the case of one of the games tried, in pokemon ruby when they enter the trade room) the host one reads connection error immediately and the other one timeouts after 10 seconds. turbo function was never used, both emulators ran at 100%/0 skip

im wondering if there was something wrong with what i did, or if there is something else worth trying to get this working

You don't need to change the timeout in every game. You can just put it 1000 as default for most games. For Ruby, 1000 is enough.
I find 2 answers for your problem.

1 is that 1.8.0 version doesn't work smoothly every time(I tried 2 times till now but no good). I've been playing with link version 1.7.3 all the time and I've got a >89% chance to get two emulator linked. The other percent lies with two kinds of error.
-An error like you, saying "Communication error, please check all connections, then turn the power off and on".
I usually solved it with closing both emu and reloading the game or resetting both emu and try it again. It went out just fine. And, the tries on 1.8.0 is also the exactly same rom file,save file and settings with that work on 1.7.3 but no go.
-Another error is that one of the emu go freeze or become the speed of <5-10% while the another just still fine. It occurs after you finish saving the game in both emu and when the message "Please wait. ... ... B Button: Cancel" shown. The freezing one usually is the emu #1.
I solved this error like the 1st one if any control can't be input and there is still one answer if you can press that B Button and finish the conversion. That one is just make one emu slow for a bit. To do that, pause one of the emu while it isn't finish the conversation yet or before you press the A Button to go to next conversation and for the other emu, just run it normally. resume the paused emu after I've pressed A Button in the normally run emu. I usually do it before saving. I make one of the emu to pause mode when the message asking me to overwrite the save data or not. I let the other emu to save 1st. You can call it GAP. Put a little gap between two conversation. But, I've tried with a huge gap like one pause at "Please wait. ...... Cancel" message and the other just start the conversation. It doesn't work. May be, it's because I make pretty much huge gap.

Oh, you can download my version at here (http://gcemu.dcemu.co.uk/visualboy.shtml).

2 is ... ... ... :huh:. Ah, I forgot. ??? :confused: :dry: ??? what is that thing I just wanted to say that before.?... Let me see... AH :msn_light, there is it. Actually, I've already wrote it above. It is that 1st problem I encountered. Try solving like that again.

Now I'm going to list the detail of the settings of my actual working single computer multiplayer with my version. (This has not very much to do with your prob but I don't want to post in different one so I added just right here. You can try it too if you want.)Remember, I only know about my version and it works perfectly. Most of the options are just for those who want to test again thinking "why he can and I can't?". The real necessary options for linking are in red. Green are my idea and advices.

I always reminds this thing.
Never forget to copy your save file in somewhere safe after you saw an error and want to try it again so that you can get your original save file back if something goes wrong.

>Frame skip - use 0. No throttle. (this actually is need to change when you want to work with speed of emu)

>Video - Vsync is off. window mode of every x1,x2,x3,x4 except it isn't full screen. Do not disable the SFX.
- For Render method, use DirectDraw (I think this depends on your computer system) DDraw Triple Buffering, D3D Nearest, GL Nearest, GL Triangle are ticked. Layers, all ticked. (I don't know what is it to do with these things. They are just ticked as default).
- Skin is default. (Here (http://gunner6666.tripod.com/vbaskinscom/skins.htm) are some skins where you can downloaded. You need to use right-click to use the menu bar if you had used any skin. And, most of the skin have default screen size. You can't change the screen size with skin.)

>Emulator - Associations..., nothing is ticked. (it's better like that or you will need to change whenever you open different file types or error will be shown,i guess.)
- Directories..., I located everything. You can do this by clicking the browse button. ROM is where your .gba files are located. GB rom is where your .gb, .gbc files are located. Battery is where your in-game save files will be written and read(.sav, .sa1, .sa2, ...). Save game is where the save file will be when you save your game with Ctrl+S or State save (.SGM for Ctrl+S and .sg1,.sg2,...,.sg10 for state save). Capture is where your screenshots will be saved. Among all that, battery and capture can't be relocated anywhere but here.
- Disable status message isn't ticked. (I don't know what is the different between ticking and non-ticking of this)
- Synchronize and automatic IPS patching is selected. Speed up toogle is deselected. (You can speed up while linking but don't use this. Use spacebar key(as default) for speed up. I just mean you better not do it much. It will increase the chance of showing "communication error, please ....blah, blah, blah" error)
- Real Time Clock is on. (It's only needed in games using the time :msn_clock. e.g., Pokemon Ruby, Pearl, Diamond)
- Auto hide menu is on. (This works when you played with full screen mode.)
- Rewind interval is at 0 as default. (I don't know this too.)
- Show speed, I used detailed and transparent. (percentage and none is like what it is said. detailed contains both percentage and fps. Transparent can only be seen when in full screen mode.)
- Save type is automatic and Flash 128K. (I don't know about the 1st one. If there is an automatic option, it's better leave it like that. It's pretty much convenient. For flash 64k and 128K, I always play with 64 until I got the error in Pokemon Fire Red game like "The 1M circuit board is not installed." and when in-game save, it says "Save error.Please exchange the backup memory.". So, my point is you can solved those problem by changing this.)
- I don't need any BIOS file and Skip BIOS is not selected. (Till now, I really wanted to know what is BIOS? I have read many things about BIOS but nothing consists of what is BIOS. Only I want, You put, Download here, download there. Can't find my answer.)
- PNG and BMP format? I choose PNG. (It is to do with your screenshots' file type)

>Sound - I choose on. (This can change your emu speed. "Mute" and "On" is nearly the same, i mean speed. Choosing "Off" will speed your emu up.)
- Use old synchronization, Echo, Lower pass filter, Reverse Stereo aren't checked. Channel 1-4 and Direct sound A,B are checked. 22khz and volume of x1 is chosen. (They are default. Don't know how these things work but some of them are as it is said, like echo and volume. may be I'm having some kind of ear drum problem. :p)

>Gameboy - Border, Printer, Border automatic are not checked. (This things mostly work when playing .gb or .gbc games. No effect on .gba games)
- Automatic is selected for GBA, CGB/GBC, ... case. (This option is just like above, Emulator/Associations...)
- Real Colors is selected. (This will do with graphic case.)
- Colors... is just default. (This also work only with .gb and .gbc files)

>Priority - from the start, it is normal. (I have tried changing this many times but nothing particular happens in my PC. As long as I have read the topics, it must have something to do with speed.)

>Filter - Interframe Blending is None and lq2x is selected. (This can change your view style. Try playing with different one every time, It's fun! :laugh:)

>Joypad - there is nothing to say. It's according to your like. But, I have never used auto-fire during link.

>Language - English (ofcourse, this is default and international. easy to understand.)

>Link - Wireless Adapter is not selected (You can use this option when you need wireless connection like Going into Pokemon Wireless Union Room.)
- Log isn't on. (You can checked things about your linking there, the log file appear in your VBA folder, if I'm not mistaken.)
- Options...? ofcourse, "Single Computer" is selected and miliseconds is 1000. (You can't click on the Server and Client if you don't choose the Network. They are for multi-computer linking(LAN).)

Oh extra, you can decide the hotkeys for most of these options and other. Just go to Tools/Customize..., find what you want to change and assign it or remove it.

Note: other experts who wanted to comment me or give me advices, please feel free to say it. So that, I can edit some options here. I'm hoping this post will be a useful one without having to read every single one of all posts.

linkpro1234
July 20th, 2012, 00:54
i place mine in the same folder as the emulator.......

linkpro1234
July 20th, 2012, 00:55
thankee very much

linkpro1234
July 21st, 2012, 06:58
i use no$gba emulator i set the controls for p1 and p2 and it works playing on the same keyboard!!! and the bios file i got it from here: removed and i placed those in the same file as no$gba emulator i think using this emulator is easier than using VBA and the NO$ something you guys talk about. (just sharing)

Mupen64 Man
July 21st, 2012, 07:33
I had to remove the link to the bios file, its against the site TOS, sorry.

testmachine
July 21st, 2012, 21:31
I had to remove the link to the bios file, its against the site TOS, sorry.

Yeah it's also illegal and against the site rules.Besides No$Gba and VBA work excellent without the bios.

heinzsteinhoff
September 20th, 2012, 22:51
Hello everyone,

I tried to play Advance Wars, 1 and 2, on VBA link with a friend through Hamachi, and we succeed in connecting through the emulator. But, when we opened the game, and entered in the game Link option, it just stood there, saying "Preparing to link" forever, and never connecting. This happened to both games. We both use a router, but I think Hamachi solves that problem.

Legionforce
December 20th, 2012, 03:56
Hello everyone! My friends and I are having the exact same problem Heinzsteinhoff here is having. We successfully connect using VisualBoy Advance Link, but on the Advance Wars 2 in-game Link page, it says "preparing to link" forever.

I've quite frustrated myself searching far and wide across the internet, and nobody either has this problem or has an answer for it. Could someone please help? :D

EPalazza
January 8th, 2013, 03:05
Hello everyone! My friends and I are having the exact same problem Heinzsteinhoff here is having. We successfully connect using VisualBoy Advance Link, but on the Advance Wars 2 in-game Link page, it says "preparing to link" forever.

Hi all, I'm getting the endless "preparing to link" while trying to link my otherwise perfectly working Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen games using VBALink 1.7.2.

The weird thing about this is that this time last year it was able to link perfectly and allow Pokemon trading AND I haven't changed anything on this laptop.

rocky4got10
January 11th, 2013, 16:48
Hi! I'm trying to link THREE VBAs 1.8 on the same computer, but I'm not succeeding in it. I do connect easily two emulators, but the third one is giving me some problems. Is there someone who can help me?

If you are wondering why I want to link 3 VBAs, it's because I'd like to play a mini game of Pok?mon FireRed called "Dodrio berry picking"...and it needs 3 players. (If you know a cheat or a trick to play it even with only 2 players you would solve my problem too xD)

Christiaman
July 2nd, 2013, 05:14
someone plz play with me

im having a hard time