Virtual GameBoy

Last Updated on: 24th December 2023, 12:28 pm

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Category: Emulators
Platform: Linux, Android, Maemo, BSD, Solaris, IRIX, SunOS, AIX, OSF/1, Windows
License: custom
Interface: GUI
First release: 1995

Virtual GameBoy (VGB) – a program that emulates the Nintendo GameBoy handheld on your computer. It runs GameBoy, Super GameBoy, and GameBoy Color games on PCs, Macs, PocketPCs, Unix boxes, etc. VGB also helps debugging GameBoy software without using a costly development system.

Since its creation, VGB has progressed to support all existing types of GameBoy hardware and cartridges, as well as many add-ons, such as GameLink, Pocket Printer, Rumble Pack, Super GameBoy, etc. Since I initially made the VGB source code open to the public, many other people started their own GameBoy emulators based on that code. Starting with version 0.8, VGB source code is no longer public, but can be shared by the author, if you ask him.

It is only legal to play games you actually own with VGB. You will first need to read a game from its cartridge into a file. This can be done with an inexpensive gadget called Bung GB Xchanger or a similar device.

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