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April 6th, 2002, 08:58
I saw some options in VBoy Advance for the usage of a GBA Bios. So, I set it up and tried it out. I don't really see any difference. Are there any advantages to using the bios other than the nifty intro animation?
April 13th, 2002, 21:59
Well I think I remember seeing a msg on here saying many games work better with the bios.. I think im right or wrong.
April 13th, 2002, 22:36
it can help in compatability in some cases
April 14th, 2002, 01:00
I saw something about that the other day. I guess Sonic Advance runs better with it...
April 14th, 2002, 15:40
actually it wont run sonic advance without the gba bios
April 14th, 2002, 22:50
I was close enough :p
April 18th, 2002, 10:11
BIOS emulation is not perfect and it is continually being improved as problems are found.
Also, some ROMs use the BIOS sound driver which is not emulated, so you will not get sound unless you use the BIOS.
April 18th, 2002, 10:15
Thanks Forgotten! :)
Oh yes...and congrats on the child ;)
April 18th, 2002, 10:24
May 14th, 2002, 19:52
Where is the use GBA Bios option I can't find it?
May 14th, 2002, 19:55
Or is it a download case?
May 14th, 2002, 20:07
Don't ask for Bios' man. That's just dumb. Read the rules (http://www.ngemu.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=405)
May 14th, 2002, 20:11
I'm not asking for them I know the rules. I'm just saying do they come with the emu?
May 15th, 2002, 00:52
Originally posted by GoTrunks48
I'm not asking for them I know the rules. I'm just saying do they come with the emu? No. You have to get it elsewhere.
May 15th, 2002, 14:54
May 15th, 2002, 15:21
I can get Sonic Advance running without it
May 15th, 2002, 19:54
To run sonic advance without the gba bios you have to do a soft reset by pressing a,b,start and select at the same time.
May 16th, 2002, 17:08
I don't have to do that
May 16th, 2002, 17:13
Really? Wow that's great. Which vBoy Advance version you're running with Sonic Advance?
May 16th, 2002, 17:18
I'm using the same version you guys are. I know what it might be, but I'm not saying
May 17th, 2002, 05:32
ya sure buddy...and I'm Anakin Skywalker's long lost twin brother...and it's really me who'll become Darth Vader....yup I'm gonna kill Annie and take his place...mwahahahahahah.
PS. I saw ep2...could you tell?
May 17th, 2002, 06:47
well i saw it too and i didnt saw you...
May 17th, 2002, 21:01
About the sonic thing being played without the bios, I found that if you use the bios once you never have to use them again. Strange!
May 17th, 2002, 21:08
How can it be???
May 17th, 2002, 21:22
Hmm maybe it remmember it need the bios thus automatically uses them.
May 17th, 2002, 21:28
You mean you didnt delete the bios??? if that so, that is normal, just like epsxe remember to use the bios whenever it run a game. Actually VBA will use the bios for all games once you have configure it properly.
May 18th, 2002, 01:23
But aren't the bios worse that normal running of VBA?
May 18th, 2002, 05:39
No, I dont think so. VBA running great with the bios in my system. I dont know about yours.
June 9th, 2002, 17:24
I think it's just all better with everyone if you just use the BIOS for all the games. Perhaps everything will be much better for all of you.
BTW, does Nintendo post any new GBA BIOSes? Not requesting any, but I'm just wondering if there are any "versions" of the BIOS...
June 12th, 2002, 12:23
There is one problem there, the makers of the emus aren't allowed to distribute the bios with the emulator. So we would probably end up with another string of people asking "Where can I find the BIOs?" (Not a request;) )
June 22nd, 2002, 03:46
I didnt have to push those buttons either it booted up fine for me :)
June 27th, 2002, 11:29
Golden Sun 2 didn't start with gba bios:( only start in Dreamgba.... but i have problem wiith dreamgba(maybe?)
June 27th, 2002, 11:43
It will be fixed in the upcoming version. It uses some interesting code which caused problems.
June 27th, 2002, 13:45
Oh are you people who don't need the bios using something else apart for VisualBoy?
May 12th, 2003, 23:03
There are at least 2, maybe 3 versions of the bios floating around the web. One is labelled [UNK], one is labelled [ts2], and one isn't labelled (it may be one of the other 2 or it may be a third one). One of the labelled ones gave me problems on some games, the other worked fine. However, I only use a bios if the game won't work without it, otherwise I just use the emulated bios. One thing that kinda sucks about the bios situation is that save states done with bios enabled can't be loaded with bios disabled and vice-versa. Not a big deal, but it can be annoying when you forget to turn the bios on/off and get a "save is not using bios" error message when trying to load the savestate.
May 13th, 2003, 03:25
There is only one good BIOS version. N has not made any versions as far as I know.
The reason for the "save is not using bios" or save is using bios messages is because it changes the BIOS addresses. When you save, the CPU may be in the middle of a BIOS execution, so if you try to load it without the BIOS, it will not work or go nuts. The emulator is just protecting you.
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