Setup and Use a GameBoy Advance Emulator in Windows 7

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to set up and use the GameBoy Advance emulator, VBALink, on a Windows 7 computer. Make sure you have a GameBoy game backup, otherwise known as "ROM" on your computer, then proceed with the tutorial. The best Gameboy emulator that works with GameBoy Advance games is VBALink. You can download the program here: http://www.vbalink.info/download-gba-emulator.htm, then extract it.

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    Once the program is downloaded and extracted, find and open the VBALink folder
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    In this tutorial, the folder is on my desktop.
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    Look for "VisualBoyAdvance.exe" and double-click to open it
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    Once the window is open, you need to click "Options"
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    Hover over "Joypad" option in the list, then hover over "Configure" and click "1"
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    This will open the Joypad 1 configuration window.
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    From here, set up the controller as you desire
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    For example, "W" is used for "Up", "S" is used for "Down", "A" is used for "Left", "D" for "Right" and so on. Set your preferences and click "OK".
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    Now, load the game file
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    To do that, click "File" in the top menu bar.
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    Click the first option, "Open"
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    That will open up a new window.
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    Once the window is open, locate the game file that you have on your PC
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    For the tutorial, I have placed a game called "Castlevania - Circle of the Moon" on my desktop, so I will choose that one and the click "Open".
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to set up and use VBALink, a GameBoy Advanced emulator on a Windows 7 computer
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    If you have any comments or questions please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

How exactly does one download and play ROMs on PC?

The game or ROM won't load so its stuck buffering and the load percentage is all over the place (reaching 100% then dropping to 4 etc...)(PS:the emulator I'm using is vba) is there a way to download and successfully load and play it?. I have tried: Downloading the ROM, extracting its data, going to file option while inserting correct file name, proceeding with it continuously loading. I think it was caused by: Slow start, error in file input, corrupt file, other than that have no clue

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Recent edits by: miguel1010, Eng, Crystal

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