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NO$GBA
Developer(s) Martin Korth
Stable release 2.6a / January 23, 2008; 2 year(s) ago (2008-01-23)
Operating system DOS, Windows
Type Emulator
License Freeware
Website NO$GBA

NO$GBA is a freeware Nintendo DS emulator. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokemon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no graphical glitches. NO$GBA stays freeware up to version 2.6, if the user cares to obtain version 2.6a he or she has to make a donation of $2.50.

It was considered by many communities the best Nintendo DS emulator due to the fact that it is capable of running most of the commercial games at full speed and without video/audio errors.[1] It is considered by many to be the first Nintendo DS emulator running commercial ROMs,[2] though others state that's already been countered by reports of successful emulation elsewhere.[3]

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History

As a Gameboy Advance emulator

The first public release was version 1.0 in March 13 2002, starting out as a Gameboy Advance emulator giving little support homebrew and commercial roms. The last functional version as a Gameboy Advance emulator was 2.0g, released in March 25 2005.[4]

As a Nintendo DS emulator

Martin Korth started working on Nintendo DS support in version 2.1, released in May 17 2005, even though the emulator could not yet play homebrew nor commercial roms. It wasn't until January 22 2006 when version 2.2 was released when the emulator supported both homebrew and commercial roms,[4] the support was still in development stages, some of the roms ran at a very low frame rate with a lot of graphic glitches when most of them would not even run at all.

Version 2.3 was released in August 4 2006, containing almost full Nintendo DS emulation support including 3D rendering.

Version 2.3b was released in November 4 2006 now containing Nintendo DS sound emulation.

Version 2.3d was released in February 23 2007 adding microphone support and improving 3D video rendering.

Version 2.4b was released in June 5 2007 introducing for the first time Nintendo DS Wi-Fi emulation, with the application being able to send and receive packets but the information was still getting stuck in commercial games during the transmission.

Version 2.4d was released in August 21 2007 improving Wi-Fi and wireless local communications being able to exchange authentications on Picto Chat, but the exchange of actual information was still impossible.

Version 2.4e was released in September 3 2007 adding support for Action Replay and Codebreaker cheats.

Version 2.5 was released in October 4 2007 being able to run the games at a faster frame rate thanks to CPU and 3D rendering improvements.

Version 2.5b was released in November 3 2007 adding 3D frameskip.

Version 2.6 was released in December 18 2007 being able to run games at a higher frame rate thanks to the addition of 3D software rendering such as OpenGL.

Version 2.6a was released in January 23 2008 being able to run games twice as fast than 2.6 thanks to general optimizations.[5] This version can only be downloaded by making a donation of $2.50.[5][6] However, lately, making donations is no longer possible.

Martin Korth has not released a new version since January 23 2008, he has not been seen, or heard from by anyone in the console emulation world since January 2008; his current whereabouts and status remain unknown. As such, the official project is presumed dead, but fan support still goes on.

NO$GBA Debugger

The NO$GBA Debugger is development tool for testing and debugging of Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS software created by Martin Korth, supporting source level debugging, the tool is designed for programmers, it is useless for gamers. The application is not freeware, those who want to obtain it will have to make a payment according to the version of the debugger they want.[7]

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NO$GBA


Developer Martin Korth
Operating System MS-DOS, Windows
Latest version 2.6a / January 23, 2008
First release
Use Emulator
License Freeware (Debug version is retail)
Website No$gba Homepage
Website


NO$GBA (NoCash Game Boy Advance Emulator) is a Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS.

Contents

History

As a Gameboy Advance Emulator

The first public release was version 1.0 in March 13th 2002, starting out as a Gameboy Advanced emulator giving little support homebrew and commercial roms.
The last functional version as a Gameboy Advanced emulator was 2.0g, released in March 25th 2005.

As a Nintendo DS Emulator

Martin Korth started working on Nintendo DS support in version 2.1, released in May 17th 2005, even though the emulator could not yet play homebrew nor commercial roms. It wasn't until January 22th 2006 when version 2.2 was released when the emulator supported both homebrew and commercial roms, the support was still in development stages, some of the roms ran at a very low frame rate with a lot of graphic glitches when most of them would not even run at all.

Version 2.3 was released in August 4th 2006, containing almost full Nintendo DS emulation support including 3D rendering.

Version 2.3b was released in November 4th 2006 now containing Nintendo DS sound emulation.

Version 2.3d was released in February 23rd 2007 adding microphone support and improving 3D video rendering.

Version 2.4b was released in June 5th 2007 introducing for the first time Nintendo DS Wi-Fi emulation, with the application being able to send and receive packets but the information was still getting stuck in commercial games during the transmission.

Version 2.4d was released in August 21st 2007 improving Wi-Fi and wireless local communications being able to exchange authentications on Picto Chat, but the exchange of actual information was still impossible.

Version 2.4e was released in September 3rd 2007 adding support for Action Replay and Codebreaker cheats.

Version 2.5 was released in October 4th 2007 being able to run the games at a faster frame rate thanks to CPU and 3D rendering improvements.

Version 2.5b was released in November 3rd 2007 adding 3D frameskip.

Version 2.6 was released in December 18th 2007 being able to run games at a higher frame rate thanks to the addition of 3D software rendering such as OpenGL.

Version 2.6a was released in January 23th 2008 being able to run games twice as fast than 2.6 thanks to general optimizations.
This version can only be downloaded by making a donation of $2.50.

Martin Korth has not released a new version since January 23th 2008, the cause is unknown.

NO$GBA Debugger

The NO$GBA Debugger is development tool for testing and debugging of Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS software created by Martin Korth, supporting source level debugging, the tool is designed for programmers, it is useless for gamers. The application is not freeware, those who want to obtain it will have to make a payment according to the version of the debugger they want.

External links

  • No$gba Homepage
  • No$gba Changelog
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