Configure Controls for the VBA Emulator

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Steps

  1. 1
    To begin, open the VisualBoyAdvance emulator.
    In this video, there is an icon for the emulator on the desktop. You may have the program saved in another location.
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    When the emulator opens, click "Options" in the menu at the top of the window.
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    In the menu, move the cursor to "Joypad".
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    Move the cursor to "Default Joypad".
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    Click "1" to play mostly single-player games.
    If you want to have an emulation of a Game Link Cable and become an extra player, you can click "2" (two players), "3" (three players), or "4" (four players).
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    Then, move the cursor to "Configure".
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    Since "Default Joypad" is set to the port "1", click "1..." under "Configure" too.
    A configuration window will appear in the window. The first control is "Up", which is set to the "Up Arrow" on the keyboard.
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    If you want the "Up" motion to be "W" on the keyboard, click the "Up" text box and press "W".
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    You can then click in the "Down" text box and change the control from "Down Arrow" to "S".
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    Click in the "Left" text box and change the control from "Left Arrow" to "A".
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    Then, click in the "Right" text box and change the control from "Right Arrow" to "D".
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    You can also set "Button A" to be "Left Arrow".
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    "Button B" can be set to "Down Arrow".
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    "Button L" can be set to "Q".
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    "Button R" can be set to "Up Arrow".
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    Let's leave "Select" as "Backspace" and "Start" as "Enter".
    There is also a control for "Speed", which toggles the speed up. If you are playing a game that has a lot of text to scroll, you can press a button to speed up the scroll. Currently, the control is set to "Space".
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    The next option that you can set a key for is "Capture".
    The control is currently set to "F12". If you press "F12" or your selected key during the game, you will save a screenshot, which will be saved to the default directory of the emulator.
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    Set these controls according to your preference and click on "OK" at the bottom of this window.
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How can I control the VisualBoyAdvance?

I don't know how to control it. When the game is starting, I can't go any further. It's like it freezes in the "New Game" part.

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