Emulator Issues #2163
Implement GameBoy Player device
The GB Player disk is dumpable, just like a game disk. But as there is no
emulated GB Player, it's useless. I know it would mean looking up MORE
hardware reverse engineerings and everything, I just thought there should
be an issue for it. There'd have to be a way to tell it what image to load
up and what save file to use, and extensive testing to make sure neither
get corrupted in the process.
This could tie in closely to issue 173 so I guess it is unnecessary given
that you can just use VBA. Still, for completeness' sake, here it is.
#3 Updated by Anonymous over 10 years ago
#4 Updated by MofoMan2000 over 9 years ago
When booting the GameBoy Player disk with Panic handlers enabled, a single box pops up:
EXI IPL-DEV: illegal access address a0000600
If you click yes the emulator gets away with it and goes on to show the GBP error screen telling you there's no GBP connected.
If you click no the emulator is arrested for using illegal addresses and is closed by Windows.
Hope this helps somehow.
#10 Updated by rukariosake over 5 years ago
JMC4789 just said that GB Player "should" be emulated.
The GB Player existed because so the user can play GBA games on TV. I find it completely rendundant with dedicated GBA emulator that could be played on TV as well, isn't that correct?
Emulating the GB Player is going to be a fun project I guess.
#11 Updated by casshankles almost 5 years ago
Certain Games on GBA were made with GBP enhancements. Three examples are:
1. Pokemon Pinball features a vibration function when plugged into the player while using a Game Cube game pad.
2. Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga also has vibration support. Also in single player mode, a second controller can be plugged into anyone of the other 3 ports. Since all four controllers emulate the same GBA, one player can control direction movement of the brothers and actions of the first brother, the second player can just decide the actions of the other brother while being dragged around every where. There are other single system games with turn based multiplayer like Super Monkey Ball Jr.
3. Certain games like TLo Spyro: A New Beginning have better color, contrast, and brightness.
So there is a decent reason for it.