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Offline Danny1013

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GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« on: December 13, 2016, 10:17 PM »
Is it in any way possible to play GBA roms on Super Everdrive? The reason I asked is because back in the day I had converted NES and video files to be able to play on my old GBA flashcard, I was wondering if this sort of thing existed for playing GBA roms on SNES. I'd like to be able to add gameboy and gamboy advance games to my home theatre set up and play them on a full screen. I've searched the forum and the internet, but all I seem to find is how to play SNES games on GBA. I'm looking for the reverse. If anyone could help I'd appreciate it.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Hello, it is possible to play Gameboy Advance games on the SNES with the RetroBit Super Retro Advance Adapter. You need an Everdrive GBA or real Gameboy Advance Games.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 09:26 PM »
Hi Johnny,

Thanks for your reply, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for. My hope was to be able to find a way to convert games directly into an SNES rom. My goal is for my set up to not require me to get up and change games (because of where my SNES is). Also I don't have any AV ports left to be able to get sound. I recall back in the day converting other files into .GBA I believe it was an NES emulator for GBA. I was hoping that the SNES would be capable of emulating GBA games the same type of way.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2016, 04:59 AM »
not possible

GBA is 32bit system
SNES is 16 bit system

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2016, 11:43 AM »
The Super Nintendo / Super Famicom was already released in 1990 in Japan and the Gameboy Advanced was released in the year 2001!!

How could that ever be possible to emulate a newer console/handheld on a way older console. To emulate a system you need a lot of more power than the system where the console is supposed to be emulated onto even offers.....  ::)

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 04:32 PM »
Okay guys no need to chew my head off... I didn't know the GBA was 32 bits, I thought it was a portable 16 bit system. I really didn't think it was that out of line to think a portable system might possibly be less powerful than a console but apparently it was. Please forgive me.

Perhaps n64 then would be capable of what I'm thinking of? Sorry in advance if anyone is offended by this question.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 04:56 PM »
it would not work on the n64 either, just look at the snes emulator for the n64, it's very slow and pointless so gba on the n64 is a no go.
 the n64 can emulate systems like game gear, master system, nes and gameboy but not without problems with some games running playable and lots of games very glitchy or not working at all.
 for gba either purchase an GBA Everdrive X5 or emulate it on the pc using Visual Boy Advance.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 10:28 AM »
Get a Gamecube, with the Gameboy Player. Use it with the Everdrive GBA.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2016, 10:21 PM »
the gamecube with gameboy player and gba everdrive x5 is the setup i use for playing gameboy advance on big screen and it's been great so far.
 i have my dslite if i want to play gba portable but judging from what the OP has stated in this thread i don't think he's looking to buy any hardware to allow him to play gba on the big screen and was hoping to convert gba games to work on his snes.
 the gamecube gameboy player is the best bet for big screen gba because it involves using real official hardware, the super retro advance adapter for playing gba on snes is to my knowledge just a gba clone inside a cartridge with display output and it just uses the snes for power and to be able to use snes pads for gaming.
  the concept of the super retro advance adapter is pretty cool though, i wish someone would have created something like this for the game gear.
a game gear clone inside a cart with it's own display output which plugs into either a master system, megadrive/genesis or snes would be cool.
 another cheap way to play gba on the big screen would be to go down the emulation route and purchase a cheap raspberry pi but that would involve purchasing a pi and some hardware and you might aswell just get the superior gba everdrive x5 in the first place.
 it's the old story story that if you want something cool you usually have to put your hand in your pocket and find some cash.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2016, 10:23 PM by butfluffy »

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2016, 04:46 PM »
I have the gamecube with the gameboy player set up to my TV, only problem is I'm having a hard time finding the disc for it. Also not entirely crazy about the idea of using the gamecube controller to play but it seems to be the most realistic option at this point. I was hoping I might be able to find a cheaper solution to finish off my set up since cash flow is low right now, but if there's no way then there's no way.

Thanks butfluffy. I'm going to take a look at the raspberry pi, not necessarily what I want for this specific set up, but it looks like something I can have a lot of fun with.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2016, 08:18 PM »
I have the gamecube with the gameboy player set up to my TV, only problem is I'm having a hard time finding the disc for it. Also not entirely crazy about the idea of using the gamecube controller to play but it seems to be the most realistic option at this point. I was hoping I might be able to find a cheaper solution to finish off my set up since cash flow is low right now, but if there's no way then there's no way.

Thanks butfluffy. I'm going to take a look at the raspberry pi, not necessarily what I want for this specific set up, but it looks like something I can have a lot of fun with.
You can use a link cable to connect a gba to the Gamecube and use that as a conntroller.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2016, 08:51 PM »
also if your gamecube is modded you can just download the gameboy player disc and burn it.
 if your gamecube is not modded you can purchase one of those sd card adapters for booting gamecube homebrew and load it that way but it may be cheaper just to purchase a used copy even though they are being sold overpriced by sellers :(
 there is also an homebrew version of the gamecube player with extra options to allow bigger display and so on but i can't remember the name of it. i have never tried it myself because i have the gameboy player disc but it is supposed to be pretty good.
 
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 08:53 PM by butfluffy »

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 12:57 AM »
What is the process of modding the gamecube like?

The only disc I was able to find online was $50 and a 3 hour drive away from me, doesn't seem entirely worth it.

I guess the controller isn't that big of an issue since I just came across this...

http://www.raphnet-tech.com/products/snes_to_wii/index.php

Thanks for all your input. I'm going to do some research into modding my gamecube, if nothing else I can always pay to have it done.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2016, 04:53 AM »
i did not mod my gamecube myself and i got it modded a long time ago with a viper chip, i'm not sure you can still find chips for the cube anymore but there may be some sites online still selling them.
 you could also go down the ODE route for your cube but last time i checked some games have issues with audio streaming.
 if your ony looking to use the gamecube mainly for big screen GBA then one of those sd homebrew loaders may be your best bet unless you get a good deal on an official gameboy player disc that is.
 the gamebcube pad works very well for playing GBA games and i have always found the gamecube pad to be very comfortable for gaming, way more comfortable than playing GBA games on a Gameboy Advance or DSlite imo.

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Re: GBA Roms on Super Everdrive?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2016, 09:19 PM »
Looks like I've got a fair bit of research to do on my own. Thanks for steering me in the right direction, I wouldn't even have known where to start without your help. Much appreciated.