Advance Game Port

From Dolphin Emulator Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Advance Game Port
Developer(s) Datel
Publisher(s) Datel
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) EU October 24, 2003
NA December 17, 2003
Genre(s) Cheat system
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 3Stars3.pngEdit rating: Advance Game Port
See also...

Dolphin Forum thread
Open Issues
Search Google
Search Wikipedia

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.


Random Hangs

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.

Game Properties

Config Setting Notes
Enable MMU Off Fix hang when selecting menu items

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Advance Game Port since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21756 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
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

Gameplay Videos