jBoy Advance

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Put your *.gba roms to "/home/nemo/Documents/jboyadv_roms". The folder will be also created on first launch.

- Running most Gameboy Advance roms
- Gamepad in theme colors or different original colors
- Option for slow motion and fast forward
- Show FPS during emulation
- Logging on file (primary for bugfixing) to /home/nemo/Documents/jboyadv_roms/jboy_log.txt
- Original RAM saving when cart is using a battery (Creating *.sav file for *.gba file)
- Gameshark Advance (v1/v2) or Action Replay (v3) cheatcodes (Up to 10 per rom)
- Scaled screen or play on fullscreen in landscape view
- Screenshots (saved in original resolution in "/home/nemo/Pictures/jboy_screenshots/%Timestamp%.png")
- Savestates (inclusive quicksave and -load)
- Sound support
- Fully compatible and tested on Jolla and Jolla C
- Sizeable gamepad

Do not run any software you don't own with jBoy Advance.


If you like my apps or want to motivate me for more emulators (some good old consoles are still missing) please consider a donation, details can be found on the "About" page.



Application versions: 
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.7.0-1.i486.rpm216.24 KB28/09/2016 - 09:46
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.7.0-1.armv7hl.rpm232.44 KB28/09/2016 - 09:46
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.8.0-1.i486.rpm226.91 KB23/10/2017 - 23:29
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.8.0-1.armv7hl.rpm243.77 KB23/10/2017 - 23:29
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.8.1-1.armv7hl.rpm243.97 KB30/10/2017 - 19:38
File harbour-jboyadvance-0.8.1-1.i486.rpm227.08 KB30/10/2017 - 19:38


Fixed cheats


Improved performance on ARM-based devices
Fixed quicksave and -load
Fixes for SFOS 2.1
Added frameskip
Added rendering option
Added landscape gamepadmode
Added setting icon



First release


mathieujallois's picture

Hope an update will come to 64bits

explit's picture

Not working anymore on SailfishOS

It shows Error #3, when opening every rom


Thaodan's picture

Could you release the source code?

oxygenh's picture

Wow! Amazing! Thank you very much.

+1 to Ezreal:  Please, add filters (at least like interalced filter)

Ingvix's picture

Any idea if multiline gameshark codes should work with this? I tried splitting the codes by line to individual cheats as some emulators seem to support them like that but couldn't get it to work with jBoy.

Ezreal's picture

Very very good! On my xa2,the fps is 60. So wonderful! It would be greater if you could add filters.

lkdhf's picture

Here's an example of how to take advantage of TOHKBD and other physical keyboards if you want to support them (because they're a lot easier to use for pressing buttons than touch screens): https://github.com/walokra/sailimgur/blob/master/qml/pages/AlbumInfoColu...

Skillmon's picture

Which license does this use? Is there any possibility to see the sources?

Skillmon's picture

The UI is great, especially the gesture support. Unfortunately, Final Fantasy 6 keeps crashing when Terra flies away :( I activated logging to file, but the file is empty.

pablomancera's picture

Pokemon is running with a bit of lag for me, it needs more improvement, but as is now is almost perfect, thanks!!!

ade's picture

It has comparable alignment issues on the tablet as with the initial gameboy color emulator release. The [L] + [R] key overlap screen (in screenwidth mode) in portrait, there is room enough to move them a bit downwards. [A] + [B] + [cursor right] overlap in landscape in screenwidth mode, but it could be hard to avoid that.

Hope you can check with the Sailfish emulator once again. Other than that, great job again!

suanlafendj's picture

WoooooooooooW!!!!!!Wonderful!!!you are my hero!!