VisualBoyAdvance-M 2.1.9 released

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VisualBoyAdvance-M 2.1.9 has now been released. Release notes are the following:

[2.1.9] - 2024-03-02

  • 84b0a3e3 - Remove SDL sound driver [rkitover]
  • 2ad7dd1a - Fix wav audio recording [40356555+Aikku93]
  • 23ef8ef0 - Dialog appearance improvements + link warning [zachbacon]
  • a0452701 - build: don't fseeko64()/ftello64() on musl libc [rkitover]
  • 9e9fe812 - visualboyadvance-m.metainfo.xml: add screenshots to the metainfo [zachbacon]

Here are the downloads for the available platforms



Snaps and flatpaks will be updated soon.

Server Upgrade in progress

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This is just a heads up, in the next few hours, there will be some downtime involved with the server hosting The server will be upgrading to a new release of ubuntu server.

VisualboyAdvance 2.1.8 has just been released. Here is the changelog below.

Be advised that make sure you always get your releases from the official github for vba-m, this site and also available on the official snapcraft channel for linux distro's that support snap.

beab088 - Store the PC register at the appropriate offset [steelskin]
bf2452a - Resize GameArea after MainFrame initialization [steelskin]
71ca0fb - Properly hide the status bar at startup [steelskin]
7e1afcd - Fix reading joystick hat config values [rkitover]
3258196 - Link: Fix menu not refreshing correctly [74248064+nuive]

Download on Flathub Get it from the Snap Store

VisualBoyAdvance-M 2.1.7 released

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This is a maintenance release mostly to fix OpenGL for Wayland users on distributions where wxGTK was built without EGL.

aca206a - Launch on xwayland under Wayland if no EGL [rkitover]
93a24be - Disable mirroring for ROMs > 32MB [rkitover]
0f4ec57 - [Build] Fix the NO_LINK build [steelskin]
803ab35 - [GB] Save MBC7 EEPROM data to gbRam [steelskin]
24b6ac5 - [GBA] Implement missing Thumb instruction [steelskin]
14a4b6f - [dialogs] Move JoypadConfig to its own class. [steelskin]
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  • Windows Arm 64bit -
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Source Release -

VisualBoyAdvance-M 2.1.6 has now been released!

Regarding false sites

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We are currently aware that there is a website hosting our builds without our knowledge. It is crucial that you should not trust any other sites hosting VBA-M builds apart from the official website (this) and our GitHub-hosted project. We cannot determine what these unknown builds on other sites might be doing to the executables. Additionally, we have been made aware that some of these sites are also hosting ROMs. Let me be clear: we will never host ROMs, period. There is no room for discussion as hosting ROMs would jeopardize our project.

Apologies for the downtime

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Apologies for the downtime, we have had some issues where we had to provision new hardware for the server, everything is back up now and should be running including the nightlies.

On top of that, word has come that there's a domain out there that is literally taking our releases and using it for their own, just as a reminder, if you haven't gotten it from our github releases page found at or at our then treat all others as untrusted. Remember, trust official sources only.


All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

[2.1.5] - 2022-12-15

  • ea2a929f - Backport 800d6ed69b from wx to fix Wayland EGL pos [rkitover]
  • c40a1417 - Write vsync toggle msg to debug log not OSD [rkitover]
  • 5d2dd01e - Call Layout() after DrawingPanel OnSize event [rkitover]
  • da686a48 - Reinit panel on vsync toggle. [rkitover]
  • ec27885c - Support EGL VSync on Wayland. [rkitover]
  • c27d384a - Enable GL on Wayland for wx 3.2+, no vsync. [rkitover]
  • c249115b - build: set -mtune=generic [rkitover]
  • 297d7c06 - [hidpi] Use wxWidgets 3.2 on Windows [steelskin]
  • 0d86432a - [hidpi] Implement full HiDPI support [steelskin]
  • 69d24fb5 - [build][msvc] Fix debug information and set hidpi support [steelskin]
  • 90fc3e12 - Default CTRL+I to change interframe blender [rkitover]
  • a57d81e1 - Show name of interframe blender not num in OSD [rkitover]
  • 13c558ac - Disable wireless link type [rkitover]
  • 639003a8 - Show pixel filter name not number on cycle [rkitover]
  • 236cffb4 - Make another adjustment to glXQueryExtensions [rkitover]
  • 643ec0f7 - Pass DefaultScreen(display) to glXQueryExtensions [rkitover]
  • 60d7ead5 - Fix menu state after playing a movie [laqieer]
  • d2fee771 - Add VBA Movie Version 2 [laqieer]
  • 3f2d3c13 - Remove manual joystick polling [steelskin]
  • 7726d26f - Enable full optimizations and fix x86 builds [danialhorton]
  • 73223445 - MSVC opt /fp:fast /Oi, intrinsic sqrt() w/ XBRZ. [rkitover]
  • 972f1513 - Enable GB colorization hack support in GUI. [danialhorton]
  • 1741fa32 - Fix autosaveloadcheat and rename pref [danialhorton]
  • a31a7a30 - in Wx, the Option is Enable MMX, make the variable also enableMMX and set its default to on. [danialhorton]
  • 983ea451 - Flash : Erased memory is FFh-filled [negativeExponent]
  • 18e387d1 - Fix Flash chip's erase operation: erased memory is FFh-filled, not zero-filled. [laqieer]
  • c05056ab - HuC3: Update [negativeExponent]
  • 93084990 - HuC3: Refactoring to avoid breaking savestates [negativeExponent]
  • 05a046e7 - HuC3: Enable battery save, update RTC support [negativeExponent]
  • 70477dcd - GBA:Fix serial emulation if compiled with NO_LINK [negativeExponent]
  • 15bcad13 - GB:Fix serial emulation when compiled with NO_LINK [negativeExponent]
  • 025f3079 - GBA:Fix a few memory read/write issues [negativeExponent]
  • 210e79bb - Add descriptions for the 'Interframe Blending' and 'LCD Color Filter' options [jrb22x]
  • 8a3456f8 - Default to not change battery on state load. [rkitover]
  • b50ff858 - add a missing break in half word reads [danialhorton]
  • 064fa7b0 - Fix SDL audio delay [Clownacy]
  • 7db3c817 - Fixed SDL audio using the wrong audio specification [Clownacy]
  • cb0933bf - Stop changing plane ptrs in rec. audio frames. [rkitover]
  • 80634683 - Force a panel update when configuring bilinear. [briansrls]
  • 6a714281 - Differentiate between SDL joy index/instance_id. [rkitover]
  • 11693d83 - Clean up GB MBC30 check. [rkitover]
  • 020daad8 - Fix joy accels when emulation is paused. [rkitover]
  • def5d3e4 - Stop timer when game is loaded again. [rkitover]
  • e0816b0e - Fix weird input/buttons memory leak. [edenisfa]
  • 7031c1d1 - [LINUX,WINDOWS] Key/Joy background input. [edenisfa]
  • 84f3e8ce - Allow joystick background input. [edenisfa]
  • 40741580 - Add GUI cmd line option for config file. (#724) [Steelskin]
  • c169420f - Turbo/throttle config and DirectSound fixes. [rkitover]
  • 378c9493 - Fix joystick config when game is loaded. [rkitover]
  • 95213a6d - GB: Only use mapperLastTime to see if RTC data was loaded [negativeExponent]
  • 86fcffef - GB: Add support for 4MB MBC30 [negativeExponent]
  • 2f9933ae - GBA BIOS: ArcTan/ArcTan2 fixes for HLE bios [negativeExponent]
  • d9732f68 - Fix clock cycle count for MUL, MLA instructions... (
  • backport Fix clock cycle count for some arm/thumb instructions (
  • backport Fix base cycle count for MUL, MLA series ( [negativeExponent]
  • c07d5b65 - Fix vram 16/32 bit unaligned reads(backport [negativeExponent]
  • 18c2ea61 - Further fixing Multi Buffer formatting. [briansrls]
  • 1e569300 - Addressing audio plugin crash [briansrls]
  • 9c314a15 - Use proper string "wglGetExtensionsStringEXT". [edenisfa]
  • 3ba05295 - Improve BIOS Math tests score from 425 to 625. [edenisfa]
  • 6f2e320d - Improve clock cycle count for THUMB operations. [edenisfa]
  • 9e537a8f - Improve cycle count for MUL, MLA. [edenisfa]
  • 306f92f5 - Check game kbd input with wxGetKeyState() again. [rkitover]
  • 6b257d52 - Avoid override of variable throttle for turbo. [edenisfa]
  • bd2483ca - Allow changing connection type without restart. [edenisfa]
  • d379a076 - Decrease mouse sensitivity for menu hiding. [rkitover]
  • 0c5ee994 - Fix PNG capture screen. [edenisfa]
  • 1347026d - Turbo config refactor followup. [rkitover]
  • 1bced474 - Codesign fix for mac. [rkitover]
  • 07064c87 - [Windows,MacOS] Auto-updater refactoring. (#639) [denisfa]
  • 09e8da43 - Joystick refactor pt. Deux: Support Joysticks. [rkitover]
  • 504ca08b - Hide menubar + minor UI refactor. [rkitover]
  • 2868c1b7 - Fix changing aspect ratio option. [rkitover]
  • 045e95ab - GB: Support 4MiB MBC30 ROM bank select. [rkitover]
  • 0b14e9f8 - [WINDOWS] Add function to open unicode files. (#644) [denisfa]
  • 8e3978b3 - Speedup/Turbo/Throttle fixes. [rkitover]
  • 166cf446 - Disable menu LCD filter unless playing GB or GBA. [edenisfa]
  • 06001069 - Init systemColorMaps after output module init. [edenisfa]
  • cd029ae6 - Fix video recording with frame skip enabled. [edenisfa]
  • 008aecde - [LINUX] Fix display of RGB values on viewers. [edenisfa]
  • 834d1537 - Fix accel shortcuts when using some menu options. [edenisfa]
  • 994726dd - Do not pause while opening configuration windows. [edenisfa]
  • 54335dc6 - [WINDOWS] Fix weird WX errors messages. [edenisfa]
  • 7bac34ed - Remove duplicate variable winFlashSize. [edenisfa]
  • 8d62a790 - Change default options for GB. [edenisfa]
  • 99b66e13 - Expose LCD filter for GBA and GB color saturation. [edenisfa]
  • c789020e - Fix Save button on OAM Viewer for GB and GBA. [edenisfa]
  • dcaa1b9a - Fix Save button on Tile Viewer for GB and GBA. [edenisfa]
  • d05e8fc1 - Make AGBPrint output to our Logging. [edenisfa]
  • abb82341 - Allow binding specific server IP. (#633) [rkitover]
  • 6c64db07 - cmake: Windows codesigning refactor. [rkitover]
  • 4f1a351d - Try to configure vsync for multiple options. [edenisfa]
  • ed8a9af2 - Use proper functions and checks for OpenGL VSYNC. [edenisfa]
  • 6092082e - Fix Save Failed error for Super Monkey Ball Jr. [54053706+negativeExponent]
  • f1099a21 - Check return value of soundInit(). [rkitover]
  • 410ede54 - Check for null pointer in soundReset(). [alexjnewt]
  • 9d1d707c - Limit ROM size to 32 MiB. [negativeExponent]
  • fd319d21 - GB: Check header for a valid ROM file. [negativeExponent]
  • 513af13d - Replace libpng code for stb_image one. [edenisfa]
  • 8f48c1f0 - Fix weird wxWidgets>=3.0 error message. [edenisfa]
  • 2f065382 - Enable XAudio2 for Windows vcpkg build. [rkitover]
  • a3203770 - Fix: a issue with loading e-Reader dot code (#608) [sony.pcv.s520]
  • 83614290 - Turn on winsparkle update checking support. [rkitover]
  • 4aab08c4 - Set link timeout default to 500ms, fix prev. dflt. [rkitover]
  • 136c094f - Add option to set link network port. [rkitover]
  • f69febfd - Add .wav support for sound recording. [edenisfa]
  • 6a8a9e62 - Fix integer overflow in cheatsImportGSACodeFile length check. [zack.ref]
  • b50d4845 - GBA: Fix crash when new size is larger than rom size after soft-patching [negativeExponent]
  • 9e1a63af - support for patches in BPS format [ArtiiP]
  • 72d0725b - Allow game window to resize on-the-fly when enabling/disabling borders [negativeExponent]
  • 225e4dc9 - Remove top border black line when using filters. [edenisfa]
  • 0535d5c7 - Optimize CRC32. [mudlord]
  • 4bc9bb84 - Implement joystick rumble. #522 [rkitover]
  • 384f4487 - Fix key accel overriding menus and dialogs. [edenisfa]
  • af0de1c4 - xbrz: fix inline asm check [rkitover]

To download the release use the links below

And the ASC to verify with GPG

Server update

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Performing a server upgrade, boards will be down until update is completed.

EDIT: Server upgrade is now completed.

Server Maintenance Completed

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Server maintenance has been completed.