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Emulator Release: VGB-Android 3.6.1 Released

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.3.3, a new version of my GameBoy emulator for Android, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This version fixes several rare crashes in the native code and restores ability to create home screen shortcuts to your favorite games. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed native crash when saving state.
* Fixed several other possible sources of native crashes.
* Fixed desktop icon placement.
* Fixed crash when passing "file://" URI via desktop icon.
* Fixed possible native crash when applying .IPS patches.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I am releasing VGB 5.3.4 for Android this morning, a new version of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release adds the remaining time display during replay and fixes a bunch of replay bugs found while adding the display. I have also switched Settings to Material Design theme and added dark/light textured backgrounds, same as in the rest of the app. For the next few days, VGB is on $1.99 sale at Google Play. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added remaining time display during replay.
* Fixed replay rollover mechanism.
* Added shadow underneath the time display.
* Settings activity now uses black/white UI setting.
* Switched Settings to Material Design on Lollipop+.
* Stopping replay when emulation reset or state loaded.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

The free VGB 5.4 for Windows and Linux is now online:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB54-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB54-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

The new release fixes several issues with the replay feature and adds the remaining replay time display. If you do not yet know what replay is, simply press F8 during the game and see what happens.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added remaining time display during replay.
* Added shadow underneath the time display.
* Stopping replay when menu opens on Windows.
* Fixed replay rollover mechanism.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.3.5, a new version of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator for Android, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release fixes a couple of AndroidTV issues and adds Cheatopedia cheats for nine more games. See below for the complete list of changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed Settings background on AndroidTV.
* Disabled DropBox on AndroidTV for now, since there is no browser.
* Added Cheatopedia cheats for 9 more games.
* Added cheats for Dr Mario and Dragon Dance.
* Added cheats for Dracula and Driver.
* Added cheats for Dragon Tales and Drop Zone.
* Added cheats for Dynablaster and Tower Of Druaga.
* Added cheats for Dragon's Lair.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I'm starting this week with VGB 5.3.6, the new release of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release makes life easier for AndroidTV users, by making sure the first player always gets to use the stock gamepad. Also, both players can exit emulation and access menus now. Finally, I added cheats for 12 more games, including Final Fantasy Legend, Elevator Action, and F-1 Pole Position. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Made sure first player always gets stock gamepad on Nvidia ShieldTV.
* Either player can open menu or exit emulation now.
* Added Cheatopedia cheats for 12 more games.
* Added cheats for Final Fantasy Legend.
* Added cheats for ECW Hardcore Revolution.
* Added cheats for ESPN International Track & Field.
* Added cheats for Elevator Action and F-1 Boy.
* Added cheats for European Super League and Fastest Lap.
* Added cheats for F-1 Pole Position and Flash.
* Added cheats for Fire Fighter and Flappy Special.
* Added cheats for Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I'm starting this week with the VGB 5.3.7 emulator release for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

For this release, I have deprecated some old code, rebuilt remaining code with stricter compiler options and fixed all warnings. The saved states are now compatible between 32bit and 64bit VGB builds. I have also added Cheatopedia cheats for six more games, including Flintstones, Flying Warriors, and Formula One. For the next few days, VGB is on $1.99 sale at the Google Play. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit systems.
* Recompiled sources with "-Wall" and fixed warnings.
* Deprecated -DNO_WAVE_INTERPOLATION compilation option.
* Deprecated -DNEW_STATES compilation option.
* Added Cheatopedia cheats for 6 more games.
* Added cheats for two Flintstones games.
* Added cheats for Flying Warriors.
* Added cheats for Formula One 2000.
* Added cheats for Funny Field.
* Added cheats for Force 21.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.4, a new version of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator, is out today:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This version adds the ability to pause replay with UP button and single-step through it with LEFT and RIGHT buttons. Once satisfied, press UP again to resume replay, or any other button to continue playing. I have also added Cheatopedia cheats for seven more games, including GameBoy Wars, Harley Davidson, and Hands Of Time. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press LEFT and RIGHT keys to browse.
* Press UP to resume replay, any other key to continue.
* Press any other button to continue playing.
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
* Made replay code always return "replay-ended" when replay ended.
* Made WaitJoystick() exit when window closed.
* Added Cheatopedia cheats for 7 more games.
* Added cheats for two Japanese GameBoy Wars games.
* Added cheats for Harley Davidson: Race Across America.
* Added cheats for Hands Of Time and Generations.
* Added cheats for Game Of Harmony and Gourmet Paradise.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.5, the latest version of my free GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator for Windows and Linux, is now online:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB55-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB55-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

The new VGB adds emulation for the "GameBoy Advance Compatibility Mode", where someone plugs a GameBoy Color cartridge into GBA and plays it. Some games, such as Shantae, will sense this and enable additional features. I have also added ability to pause replay with UP button and single-step through your gameplay with LEFT and RIGHT buttons. Once satisfied, press UP to resume, or any other button to continue playing. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added ability to play GBC games in GBA "backward compatibility mode".
* Use -gba in VGB-Unix to enable GBA compatibility mode.
* Use "Hardware | GameBoy Model | GameBoy Advance" in VGB-Windows.
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press
and
keys to browse.
* Press [UP] to resume replay, any other key to continue.
* Press any other button to continue playing.
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
* Made replay code always return "replay-ended" when replay ended.
* Made WaitJoystick() exit when window closed.

Enjoy!​
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

The all new VGB 5.5 for Android, my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release is shares source code with VGB 5.5 for Windows and Linux, published yesterday. It adds emulation for the "GameBoy Advance Compatibility Mode", where someone plugs GameBoy Color cartridge into GBA and plays it there. Some games, such as Shantae, will sense this and enable additional features. See below for details.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free VGB 5.5 for Windows and Linux.
* Added ability to play GBC games in GBA "backward compatibility mode".
* Use "Settings | Emulation | GameBoy Model | GameBoy Advance" option to enable.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.5.1 for Android, a new version of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator is now ready for you to try:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release fixes crashes in Layout Editor and screenshot sharing, adds compatibility with Android Pie, and enables physical buttons on Archos Gamepad. I have also added cheats for 10 more GameBoy games, including Madden NFL, Picross, Magi Nation, and Tetris Challenge. Finally, VGB is currently on sale for $1.99. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed crash in Joystick Layout Editor when buttons become too small.
* Fixed crash when trying to share a screenshot on newer Androids.
* Fixed compatibility with Android Pie.
* Enabled physical buttons on Archos Gamepad.
* Added cheats for 10 more GameBoy games.
* Added cheats for M&Ms: Minis Madness and Magi Nation.
* Added cheats for three Madden NFL games.
* Added cheats for Nigel Mansell's World Championship.
* Added cheats for Magical Drop and Mario's Picross.
* Added cheats for Tetris Challenge and Marble Madness.
* Upgraded Google Analytics library to the latest compatible version.
* Switched to Android Build Tools 28.0.1.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.5.2 for Android, a new release of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator, is now available from Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

This release fixes a bunch of gamepad issues, making life easier for AndroidTV users, people with multiple gamepads, and analog sticks. I have also fixed another crash and made some changes to UI skinning. Settings screens no longer have skinned backgrounds, since Android does not support them very well. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed problems with non-working input devices on AndroidTV.
* Fixed problems with non-working analog joysticks.
* Added "Settings | Input | Select Second Player" option.
* Now able to select input device for the second player.
* Fixed crash when sharing information about the app.
* Added light and dark skins to the Cheat Editor.
* No longer skinning Settings background, since Android does not support it.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.5.5 for Android, a new version of my universal GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator, is now available from Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb

In this release, I have added an option to hide system files created when copying data from MacOS. You can also force the app to save all its files (save states, screenshots, etc) in a separate folder on the internal storage. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Settings | General | Hide Dot Files" option.
* Enable hiding dot-files to ignore system files created by MacOS.
* Added "Settings | General | Prefer App Folder" option.
* Enable app folder preference to save new files to the application folder.
* Fixed "Completely Delete File" menu option.

PS: If you are looking for GameBoy Advance emulation, my GBA/GBC emulator, VGBAnext, is currently on $2.99 sale:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released VGB 5.6 for Windows and Linux, a new version of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB56-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB56-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux binary

This release fixes real-time clock in MBC3 cartridges, such as Pokemon Silver, Pokemon Gold, and so on. The day-of-week field should now show the correct day of the week instead of rotating randomly.

Also worth noting that two of my emulator apps for Android are currently on $2.99 sale:

VGBAnext -- Universal GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, NES, Famicom emulator:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu

MasterGear -- Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, SG-1000 emulator:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg
 

mopa9000

New member
Hello, All!

VGB 5.5.2 for Android, a new release of my GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy emulator, is now available from Google Play:


This release fixes a bunch of gamepad issues, making life easier for AndroidTV users, people with multiple gamepads, and analog sticks. I have also fixed another crash and made some changes to UI skinning. Settings screens no longer have skinned backgrounds, since Android does not support them very well. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed problems with non-working input devices on AndroidTV.
* Fixed problems with non-working analog joysticks.
* Added "Settings | Input | Select Second Player" option.
* Now able to select input device for the second player.
* Fixed crash when sharing information about the app.
* Added light and dark skins to the Cheat Editor.
* No longer skinning Settings background, since Android does not support it.

Have fun!

The main changes are in the file selector, which has now got quick navigation and larger screenshots. The Freeze/Restore feature has also been improved, and I have added the "custom cheats" option to the Cheatopedia. Finally, the button labels now show with the video acceleration enabled and the custom button layout will not reset after every upgrade.

FULL CHANGE LIST:
* Now showing button labels with OpenGLES acceleration enabled.
* Added fast navigation with sections to the file selector.
* Improved the file selector UI look and feel.
* Enlarged screenshots in the file selector and Freeze/Restore.
* Fixed duplicated images/labels in Freeze/Restore.
* Added "Custom Cheats" option to Cheatopedia.
* No longer deleting buttons layout on each upgrade.
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

Since Google has banned my VGB emulator from Google Play, I have made the free VGB version available here:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/VGB-Android.apk

Download it, play it on your devices, spread it wide, let the other people know they can get it here. The complete list of changes in the first free VGB release is as follows:

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed tilt joystick operation.
* Fixed screen rotation after disabling the tilt joystick.
* Now showing action bar when the BACK button is pressed once.
* Fixed State Exchange and box art downloads on newer Androids.
* In-game saves now go to /sdcard/VGB if current folder write-protected.
* MIDI recordings now go to /sdcard/VGB if current folder write-protected.
* Switched to Android Pie SDK (Android-28).
* Oldest supported OS is now Android-9 (Gingerbread).
* Added new icons, including adaptive icons.

My iNES emulator is now also available for free:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/iNES-Android.apk

To get full access to all VGB functions, latest updates, and support, please, consider downloading VGBAnext. It is available from Google Play and includes the complete VGB functionality, as well as VGBA and iNES:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu

Have fun!

PS: My fMSX Deluxe emulator is currently on $1.99 sale at Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.deluxe
 

fms

Member
VGB Release News

Hello, All!

The free VGB 5.6.3 introduces the new AndroidTV interface, native 64bit Intel support, and fixes gamepad button assignments. I have also fixed the sound issue in GBC Frogger:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB-Android-5603.apk

Please note that since Google banned VGB from the Google Play, I had to fold its functionality into VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, GB, and NES emulator. I have also made a free VGB version available from my own website as an APK file. This new release comes with the updated AndroidTV interface. It supports most regular features, including box art. The few missing features are coming soon. If you see any problems with the new interface, please, email me. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added completely new, modern AndroidTV interface.
* Please, email me if you encounter any issues with the new AndroidTV UI.
* Completely refactored File Selector code.
* Made box art show immediately after download.
* Now properly wiping current screenshot when box art downloaded.
* Fixed high-frequency sound limit (GBC Frogger).
* Added 5ms and 10ms tactile feedback options.
* Fixed gamepad button assignments.
* Added native 64bit Intel support.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: VGB Release News

Hello, All!

The free VGB 5.6.4 makes virtual buttons have the same size in all screen resolutions and fixes a bunch of crashes accumulated over the last few months:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB-Android-5604.apk

Please note that since Google banned VGB from the Google Play, I have made a free VGB version available from my own website as an APK file. The complete VGB functionality is also available in VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, and NES emulator. See below for all the changes in the new VGB release.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed virtual buttons getting too large or too small.
* VGB will not auto-start VGBAnext if both are installed.
* Improved the new AndroidTV interface.
* Fixed rare division by zero when creating icon tiles.
* Fixed missing method crash in the new AndroidTV UI.
* Fixed null pointer crash when starting new AndroidTV UI.
* Fixed null pointer crash when visiting Google Play.
* Fixed possible native crash when recording gameplay.
* Changed Apache HTTP library linkage.

PS: fMSX Deluxe, my MSX home computer emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx.deluxe
 

fms

Member
Re: VGB Release News

Hello, All!

The free VGB 5.6.5 switches to the newest AndroidX and Firebase APIs from Google and thus requires at least Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to run:

http://fms.komkon.org/VGB/VGB-Android-5605.apk

Please note that since Google banned VGB from the Google Play, I have made a free VGB version available from my own website as an APK file. The complete VGB functionality is also available in VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, and NES emulator. See below for all the changes in the new VGB release.

ALL CHANGES:
* Virtual buttons now have same size on all devices.
* App now requires Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean) to run.
* Switched to "androidx.leanback.*" APIs.
* Switched to Firebase for reporting.
* Switched to Gradle 5.6.


PS: AlmostTI, my TI graphing calc emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ati
 
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