Visual Boy Advance is an open-source Game Boy Advance (GBA) emulator for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.
Experience all your favourite Gameboy games from the past with VBA, the best and most popular GBA emulator available to date.
GBA emulators has evolved throughout the years and even after 20 years in the industry, Visual Boy Advance still remains the best Game Boy Advance emulator to date.
With constant updates and features added, alongside the functionalities listed on the right, VBA allows; debugging tools such as loggers, viewers and editors. Supports popular cheat code manufacturers like GameShark and Codebreaker.
Graphic filters to enhance display, add motion blur or resolve color correction. Local and remote linking designed for games that requires trading or for playing multiplayer games.
The possibilities are endless and by using VisualBoyAdvance we can guarantee you a seamless experience into the GameBoy emulation world.
VisualBoyAdvance is a portable program that allows you to emulate GameBoy, GameBoy Color and Game Boy Advance files.
In order for Visual Boy Advance to properly work on Windows. You should install the following requirements.
Depending on the VisualBoyAdvance version the defaults controls can be found below;
Original VisualBoyAdvance 1.8.0 Beta 3 Default Controls
Visualboyadvance-M or VBA-M Default Controls
Yes, Visual Boy Advance supports the original Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
If you want to open a GBC or GB file click on File > Open GBC for Game Boy Color or GB for original Gameboy.
Simply plug in your controller via USB or Bluetooth. Now open VBA and head over to options > Input > Configure. Here you can set and map your keybindings and configure up to 4 controllers on VisualBoy.
To find and use cheats on VisualBoyAdvance you can use Gameshark codes.
Visual Boy Advance is a portable program and no longer requires you to install it on your operating system. To remove or uninstall VisualBoyAdvance, simply delete the folder you downloaded and extracted the emulator to.
To open a GBA file, you need a GameBoy Advance emulator such as Visual Boy Advance. Download the GBA emulator and launch the application. Then click on File > Open, to open your GBA file.
Emulators are 100% legal, as is the process of downloading them. They are no different to other programs you might download such as word processing or a music player software. Downloading and uploading ROMs however, is illegal, so make sure you use your own game files.
If your VBA, Game Boy Advance emulator is not working try using our Troubleshooting guide to fix common errors. Alternatively, contact us directly.