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Advance Game Port
|Advance Game Port|
|Release date(s)||EU October 24, 2003|
NA December 17, 2003
|Input methods||GameCube Controller|
Dolphin Forum thread
The Datel Advance Game Port was a Game Boy Advance emulator for the Nintendo GameCube that allowed playing physical cartridges through a hardware peripheral. It also allowed creating cheats for Game Boy Advance games. Unlike the Game Boy Player, it uses software emulation, leading to compatibility problems with some games.
Due to improper GPU timings, frames finish too quickly and GBA games will randomly hang. Dualcore is more stable than Single Core, but both will hang fairly often. It can also hang in the menus. See issue 11724.
Hang when MMU is enabled
If MMU is enabled, the version with Cheat Construction Kit functionality will hang upon making a choice in the menu. With MMU disabled, several "Invalid write" messages will appear, along with other error messages, but the title will eventually boot. This does not affect earlier revisions. See issue 11724.
IPL ROM Dump Required
Advance Game Port will always crash at boot or freeze in a black screen unless Skip BIOS is disabled and DSP LLE is selected. Skip BIOS can only be disabled if an IPL dump from a real GameCube is present in User/GC. This has been fixed since 5.0-16737.
Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.
|Enable MMU||Off||Fix hang when selecting menu items|
The graph below charts the compatibility with Advance Game Port since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
|4.0-8445||Windows 7||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8 GHz||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760||Can run games, but they crash randomly unfortunately. Requires an IPL dump to boot currently.||JMC47|
- Datel (Developer)
- Datel (Publisher)
- Europe (Release region)
- North America (Release region)
- 2003 (Initial release year)
- Cheat system (Genre)
- Single-player (Game mode)
- Single-player only (Game mode)
- 1 (Players supported)
- GameCube Controller (Input supported)
- 3 stars (Rating)
- Enable MMU (Config Required)
- Tested On (Release): 4.0
- Tested On (OS): Windows
- Tested On (CPU): Intel
- Tested On (GPU): NVIDIA
- Untested for 10000+ revisions
- GameCube games