Visualboy advance on PS3

Tomtaru

hitokiri battousai
Hiya guys...long time no eh read....
I recently got myself a PS3 (40 gig version with no PS2 compatibility) and installed the Ubuntu 7.10 (gutsy Gibbon I believe) Linux distro on it. I even got the Visualboy advance up and running... but the problem is that it runs only at 25%... Does anyone here got a suggestion to make it run faster? even 80% would be nice. I tried setting the throttle to 1000% in the config file but it doesn't seem to have any effect... And if there is no way to speed things up a bit, well I guess I'd be a bit disapponted because I thought The PS3 was a powerfull system:p

PS: Not sure where I should place this but since it is about a nintendo product emulator I thought to place it here, feel free to put it in sony if that is where it belongs:)
 

azoreseuropa

New member
No, you can't.
 

azoreseuropa

New member
I am sorry.. I forgot about this one.. Actually, you can -- yes. E-faust is correct. :)
 

E-faust

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If you are partial to ubuntu it should work in that distro as well. You can check your package manager for mednafen ppc. I also did a quick google search " Mednafen ubuntu ppc" which brought me the following page that may be of use to you.

Mednafen Ubuntu package

To get a good frame rate you will need a special config file made by billb from yellow dog boards. you can get it here.

mednafen is a multi system emulator that rolls the source of many popular emulators into one package. Virtualboy source is used for GBA and GB emulation.
 
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Tomtaru

hitokiri battousai
Downloaded, installed, tested, and working at the perfect speed:)
Thank you for pointing me to this emulator.. I had never heard of it:bow:

But I have one problem... I can't seem to remap my keys... I tried pressing ALT+SHIFT+1, CTRL+SHIFT+1, ALT+1, SHIFT+1, CTRL+1, CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+1 and I get zilch result:dry:
 

E-faust

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configuring the keys in mednafen I have found to be a bit frustrating. However if you have a usb controller and know where the config file is kept in ubuntu open it up and replace the input for the gba section with the following;

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: A
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.a joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000002

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: Rapid A
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.rapid_a joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000007

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: B
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.b joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000001

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: Rapid B
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.rapid_b joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000006

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SELECT
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.select joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000008

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: START
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.start joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000009

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: RIGHT →
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.right joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00008000

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: LEFT ←
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.left joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 0000c000

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: UP ↑
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.up joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 0000c001

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: DOWN ↓
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.down joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00008001

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SHOULDER R
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.shoulder_r joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000005

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SHOULDER L
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.shoulder_l joystick b73c05ecf897cb74 00000004

in yellow dog the easy way to access this config is by typing in the terminal;

gedit ~/.mednafen/mednafen.cfg
 

Tomtaru

hitokiri battousai
I could'nt quite get that to work.. I replaced the section of the file with waht you just gave me but no result... but I edited the section myself now and remaped my keyboard manualy with trial and error. but thanks anyway :)
 

Tomtaru

hitokiri battousai
Yes I did! The keyboard numeric values where so weird :confused:. If I'd change the value there was no way to tell which key it would become :confused:
I'll look my keymaps up later... they're watching tv at the moment:)
 

Tomtaru

hitokiri battousai
Code:
;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: A
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.a keyboard 259

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: Rapid A
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.rapid_a 

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: B
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.b keyboard 258

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: Rapid B
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.rapid_b 

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SELECT
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.select keyboard 9

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: START
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.start keyboard 13

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: RIGHT →
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.right keyboard 100

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: LEFT ←
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.left keyboard 113

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: UP ↑
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.up keyboard 122

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: DOWN ↓
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.down keyboard 115

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SHOULDER R
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.shoulder_r keyboard 262

;gba, Built-In, Gamepad: SHOULDER L
gba.input.builtin.gamepad.shoulder_l keyboard 261

Ok this is what the gba controls section looks like now..I'm using an azerty keyboard and the following maps

Start = Return
Select = Tab
Left = Q
Right = D
Up = Z
Down = S
A = numpad3
B = numpad2
L = numpad5
R = numpad6

Now If you look at the keys in the section above QS1D don't follow-up on each other... any reason for this? or is it normal? It is the first time I mapped like this so I don't know. I tried looking up numbers that correspond to certain keys but they where nothing like this:)
 
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