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How to Setup and Use Visual Boy Advance for Your PC?

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
03-Oct-2017

Category: Guide

Wondering how to play Gameboy advance games in full HD on your computer? Well, that’s where emulators come in. There are a lot of emulators available on the internet, however, you need to be very careful about the source, get one from a trusted and popular vendor. You might not get the same quality as a real device, but if you choose a good one, it will be close enough to the real thing.

How to Setup and Use Visual Boy Advance for Your PC?

One of the best gameboy emulators would have to be the visual boy advance emulator without any doubt. Though it is not full HD it kind of looks better than some of the others you would find. This emulator is top notch and has some very good features as well. It is very popular, and if you have doubts, you can always take a look at reviews from other users.

How to Setup and Use Visual Boy Advance for Your PC?

Downloading Software and Games 

In order to obtain the needed emulator you will have to search on the web. You will be surprised at how many websites are there that offer download for the software. But you can’t just download it from any source as some of the websites are completely useless and they are just trying to gain access to your system and infect it with some malware or other.

Your next step is to find a trusted site for games downloading. There are a wide range of gameboy games and you can find most of them for free, you just have to know where to look. Again keep in mind that you have to download them from a trusted source only.

How to Set Up the Visual Boy Advance Software  

Run the visual boy advance application. To get the setup to the best settings, you have to change a few simple settings in the application.
  • Go to options, frame skip and select automatic
  • Video and select x2
  • In case of sound, make sure 22 Khz is selected
  • Most importantly change filter to hq2x
  • Change Gameboy to GBA

How to Setup and Use Visual Boy Advance for Your PC?

Setting Up the Controller 

To setup the controller you will have to go to options and select joypad, configure and then choose #1. You can either use a 360 or plug in controller or set it up to your mouse and keyboard. Connect your controller and setup using the arrow keys. If you are using the keyboard use the D pad controller for left, right, up, down movements. Other commands setup can be chosen as per your preference.

Well, that is the whole setup! The last thing to do is to open up the game from where you have saved your Gameboy file and enjoy the games you love.



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