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Console Emulated GBA
Runs on Nintendo DS
Developer Gericom
Source code GitHub
Latest version Commit 78945c3 (2016/12/18)
Discussion thread

GBARunner2 is a GBA hypervisor for DS (like Nintendont for GC on WII).


1. Make sure your sd card is fat32 formatted.

2. Put a gba bios as bios.bin in the root of your sd card.(*)

3. Put Gbarunner2.nds on your sd card.

4. SRAM patch your gba rom with GBATA to avoid the "Your save data is corrupted" message.

5. Put the rom as runner.gba in the root of your sd.

6. Run gbarunner2.nds.

(*) Do not use Normmatt's open-source GBA BIOS, as some patches are applied to the BIOS at hardcoded addresses. The MD5 of the BIOS you must use is A860E8C0B6D573D191E4EC7DB1B1E4F6. Use WinMD5Free to check the MD5.

Not implemented yet

- GUI.

- Rom selector/broswer.

- Saving on sd card.

Compile last version

1. Make sure you have devkitpro installed.

2. Download the git repo.

3. Run make in the root.



See GitHub timeline.

Compatibility list

Playable - Game is playable with little to no glitches.
Working - Game is playable, but bugs may interfere with gameplay.
Unplayable - Game is unplayable

ROM Title [Region] Commit ID (build on date) Notes
Castlevania Arria of Sorrow [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Infinite loop of BIOS reboot.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Some slowdows during gameplay. Sound noise during intro. Music missing (?).
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Major slowdowns.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Graphics totally messed up + slow
Mario Kart Super Circuit [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Runs at full speed without any graphical glitches. Some sound effects are missing but it's pretty good.
Mario Party Advance [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Some graphic glitches but playable. Sound stutters
Metroid Zero Mission [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Runs at full speed. Very vew gfx glitches. No sound unfortunately.
Pokémon Emerald [U] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Runs at full speed, but loops when entering a wild battle, thus rendering the game unplayable. Audio cracks sometimes.
Pokémon Sapphire [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Runs perfectly. Sound stutters
Sonic Advance 3 [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Slowdowns and graphical glitches
Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Shows "Your save data is corrupted" and hangs.
VRally 3 [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Hangs on start screen.
Yoshi's Island - Super Mario Advance 3 [E] 78945c3 (2016/12/18) Runs at full speed. Few graphical glitches in the intro and during gameplay. Sound a bit noisy. Very playable.