VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.4

A lightweight application that can be used as a GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, GameBoy emulation utility on the Mac OS X platform.
If you miss the days when you spent hours playing with your Gameboy or Gameboy Advance and want to relive those moments, then VisualBoyAdvance is the app for your.

Game Boy is on of the most popular handheld video game devices that was released by Nintendo in 1989 and discontinued in 2003.

VisualBoyAdvance is a free and easy-to-install application designed to emulate GameBoy, GameBoy Color and GameBoy Advance on your Mac.

In order to install the lightweight application you need to extract and mount the disk image, and copy VisualBoyAdvance to your Mac's Applications folder. 

VisualBoyAdvance comes with a wide list of supported formats and is capable of loading GBA, SGB, GBC zipped and gzipped ROMs without the need to unarchive them first.

You will be able to use cheats as log as the loaded ROM supports this feature. To use cheat codes, you first have to enter them via the Options menu and load the game's room by using the "Open ROM" option from the File menu.

The Configure Keys window helps you preview and personalize the predefined keyboard shortcuts that map the Nintendo console's controls. The Configure Keys window can be easily access from the Options menu with just a few mouse clicks.

Another great feature provided by VisualBoyAdvance is the Freeze / Defrost option available in the Options menu. This option is very useful especially for managing your gaming sessions and because the original device did not come with a saving feature.

Unfortunately, the latest version of VisualBoyAdvance is not compatible with the newest OS X operating system and you will need a Rosetta enabled version (up to 10.6) or a PPC based Mac.

All-in-all, VisualBoyAdvance is a free, easy to use and install gaming console emulator that allows you to "time travel" and enjoy old games on your Mac to re-experience some of your childhoods moments.

Reviewed by George Popescu on September 4th, 2013

last updated on:
August 1st, 2013, 12:34 GMT
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747 KB
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
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VisualBoyAdvance - VisualBoyAdvance allows you to play your favorite GameBoy Advanced games on a Mac.VisualBoyAdvance - From the Options menu you can choose to freeze or defrost game state, if needed.VisualBoyAdvance - In the Emulator tab you can can change the emulator speed, enable the use of Bios files and pause game in background.VisualBoyAdvanceVisualBoyAdvance
What's New in This Release:
  • Fixed a crashing bug with fullscreen mode.
  • New preferences layout.
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VisualBoyAdvance allows you to use zipped roms, but can also load simple .gba files.VisualBoyAdvance even supports che...

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