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    [SOLVED] VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Hi guys.

    Trying to (legally) play Pokemon Blue using VBA.

    Is there something I should change in order for the game to run faster?

    It's weird that such an old game runs so slow. Using Ubuntu 12.04.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Mr. ViC; February 20th, 2013 at 05:53 PM.

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    You're asking about a software package which has not been maintained for three years.

    Have you tried gngb from the software centre?

    What hardware are you running on? (CPU, memory, video)

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by gordintoronto View Post
    You're asking about a software package which has not been maintained for three years.

    Have you tried gngb from the software centre?

    What hardware are you running on? (CPU, memory, video)
    Thanks for your reply!

    Well I didn't know about it, sorry.

    Tried GNGB but it doesn't seem to work very well. Are there any other alternatives? Also, here's what you asked for:



    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Bumping.

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    You're using a VESA driver, thus you don't have 3d acceleration enabled.
    Show us the output of
    lspci -vv|grep -i vga

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by fuorviatos View Post
    You're using a VESA driver, thus you don't have 3d acceleration enabled.
    Show us the output of
    Thanks for your reply!

    Here it is:

    http://paste2.org/p/2921843

    Output was too big, had to post it there.

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Ok, you've got an ATi card. Let's see why the radeon driver doesn't get loaded in your Xorg log.
    Type this and paste the output.
    sudo grep radeon /var/log/Xorg.0.log

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    Quote Originally Posted by fuorviatos View Post
    Ok, you've got an ATi card. Let's see why the radeon driver doesn't get loaded in your Xorg log.
    Type this and paste the output.
    Here is the output!

    Code:
    [    33.772] (II) LoadModule: "radeon"
    [    33.773] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
    [    33.773] (II) Module radeon: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [    34.476] (II) UnloadModule: "radeon"
    [    34.476] (II) Unloading radeon

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    You radeon driver gets loaded then suddenly unloaded in Xorg, weird.
    If you want a quick solution, try to install fglrx binary driver to get the 3rd acceleration

    follow the steps here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

    If it helps, mark your thread as Solved please

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    Re: VisualBoy Advance makes my computer very slow

    It's working great now.

    Thank you!

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