Introduction: How to Play GameBoy Advance Games on Your PC

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 In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to run GameBoy Advance games on your Computer. We will cover where to get the emulator, and the roms. This is my first Instructable, so please feel free to leave comments and suggestions. 

Step 1: Where to Get the Emulator

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In this step, I will discuss where to get the emulator. In a brief summary, an emulator is the program that runs the roms you will download later. The location I got my emulator from is http://vba.ngemu.com/ first, go to http://vba.ngemu.com/ then press the "download" link. Then, scroll down and choose the version you want. 

Step 2: Where to Get the ROMs

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 In this step, I will discuss where to get the ROMs. In a brief summary, the ROM is the file that the emulator uses to run the game. For the ROMs, I used the website http://www.doperoms.com/ WARNING: DOPEROMS HAS BEEN GIVING ME A POPUP THAT SAYS "YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED. DOWNLOAD ANTIVIRUS 7 TO PROTECT YOUR PC" THIS IS A HOAX. THIS IS A VIRUS INSIDE ITSELF. DO NOT DOWNLOAD "ANTIVIRUS 7". Just search any game you want! (i.e. "Mega Man X.gba) do not type the quotes, and make sure you type in ".gba". Also, there will be gray words under the game name that says the system that the games run on. MAKE SURE it says Gameboy Advance gba. otherwise it won't work.

Step 3: Well...

Well.. that is all for me... be sure to leave comments and suggestions, as this is my first Instructable! GOOD LUCK! 

Step 4: Running the ROMs

Sorry I forgot to put this step on...
To run the ROMs
1. After you install VisualBoy Advance, open it.
2. Click File>Open
3. Find the ROM file, and click open.

You should be set! Again, sorry for not putting this step on...

Comments

dude22072 (author)2010-06-13

giving links to roms or rom sites is ilegal.

KaydenST (author)dude220722010-12-05

BUT...... I will feature your comment to make people aware of it.

KaydenST (author)dude220722010-07-05

They are not links. I just typed them. If you can click on it, and it will take you to a website, it is a link. You can't click on the typing.....

NicklasStaehr (author)2014-12-21

For some reason after i do all that, my VisualBoyAdvance Screen stays completely white, help please!

Atlas Portal 2 (author)2013-02-24

Isn't that piracy?

GriffianS (author)Atlas Portal 22014-11-15

Not exactly. Piracy is more based upon stealing people out of money, and since gameboy advanced games are no longer in production or in market (so far as I know), it's more like letting everyone on earth with an internet connection borrow the game.

So long as none of the rom distributer claim any legal rights to the games (like try to say they made them) roms should be considered fairly legal. Of course file sharing laws are rather jumbled, so I wouldn't suggest distributing them if you were that worried about it.

chilll2009 (author)2010-07-24

is there any emulators (intendo) for macs??

KaydenST (author)chilll20092010-07-26

Look at THIS

chilll2009 (author)KaydenST2010-07-27

thanks!

KaydenST (author)chilll20092010-07-27

You're welcome!