Download VisualBoyAdvance GBA Emulator for PC

VisualBoyAdvance emulator for GBA
  • Emulator: VisualBoyAdvance
  • File size: 4.8MB
  • Region: USA
  • Console: Game Boy Advance
  • Platform: PC (Windows)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Information About VisualBoyAdvance GBA Emulator

Your old games for the Gameboy Advance are gathering dust in the basement and the old Gameboy has long been broken? Nevertheless, you want to bring the old games back to life. But how does it work? Quite simply: Use the free software “VisualBoyAdvance”. The program simulates the hardware of a GBA and thus enables games to be played on the PC.

VisualBoyAdvance was last updated on November 1st, 2007 and version 1.7.2 is available for download here.

VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a GBA emulator which, like its real counterpart, is backwards compatible with the games of the classic Gameboy version.

The freeware offers a variety of functions:

  • Joystick support
  • Full screen function
  • Take screenshots / record sound
  • Save games

It’s a very good GBA emulator with equally good GB / GBC capabilities. Offers very extensive setting options and motion sensor support. Very good sound and graphics complete the good impression. There are versions for different operating systems, among others Windows, Linux (, SDL) and Dreamcast.

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VisualBoyAdvance: Supported Platforms

You can download VisualBoyAdvance for the following platforms. Information about the last update: The Linux version “1.7.2 (source code)” of VisualBoyAdvance was updated on August 16th.

All versions of VisualBoyAdvance available for download can be found on the download page. There you will also find further details about the individual versions.

Your old games for the Gameboy Advance are gathering dust in the basement and the old Gameboy has long been broken? Nevertheless, you want to bring the old games back to life. But how does it work? Quite simply: Use the free software “VisualBoyAdvance”. The program simulates the hardware of a GBA and thus enables games to be played on the PC.

Brings the old classics back to life

VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a GBA emulator. This means that the software simulates the hardware of a Gameboy Advance on your computer and enables you to play the old Gameboy games. Like the real Gameboy Advance, VBA is backwards compatible with the old Gameboy. The program offers extremely good compatibility for almost all games. The graphics and sound can hardly be distinguished from the original.

The software supports the file formats GBA-, GBC-, SGB-, GBA-Roms, which are required to run a game. In order for you to be able to use them legally, you have to call the corresponding original games your own. VBA is free as freeware and can run on Linux, macOS and Windows.

In addition to these main functions, the software has a number of useful extras. Among other things, you can take screenshots, record the sound, use graphic filters and time-lapse. The program also supports the use of joysticks and has a full screen mode.

Additional Information

VisualBoyAdvance is an excellent Gameboy emulator, which scores with its high speed and compatibility with most games. In addition, it has many useful extra functions with which you can, for example, create instructions or record a Let’s Play.

Unfortunately, the software is no longer being developed. The last version is still available for you to download. Alternatively, we have put together several good console emulators for you.

VisualBoyAdvance stands out positively due to its high speed, low resource requirements and compatibility with almost all games. A version for Mac OS can also be found at CHIP Online. If you want to use VisualBoyAdvance in another language, download the appropriate language file from the manufacturer’s homepage.