What exactly is the GBA bios file?

Discussion in 'Gameboy Advance emulator (gpSPhone)' started by GPrime64, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. GPrime64

    GPrime64 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    People say you need it to play GBA games on the emulator. I have a pkmn game on there and it is not working, probably for this reason.
  2. Paintball

    Paintball New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ill PM you explaining and a link.
  3. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    5,097
    Likes Received:
    209
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    The BIOS is like the firmware for the GBA, it tells it how to run games, and how to operate in general.
  4. mattym

    mattym New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    3
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    As they said. It cannot be linked here or included in the file, in the interest of keeping it legit and not illegal. Its easy to get just look for it on your favorite search engine.
  5. Complexis

    Complexis Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    798
    Likes Received:
    2
    Device:
    4G iPod touch
    Can someone please PM me with a link to the file?
  6. epqr

    epqr Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    1
    Device:
    iPod touch
    i also have the same problem. can someone please PM me a link?
  7. yetanothername

    yetanothername New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Device:
    iPod touch
    LINK REMOVED

    The GameBoy Advance Basic Input/Output System file is the core programs that runs when you switch on the GBA. It handes such simple tasks as file I/O and display I/O. You can run some GBA emulators without it, but their programers emulated the BIOS using some HLE (High level emulation) of the basic BIOS function calls. However using that method is slow and prone to bugs. So they just make you supply your own file that they call when the game calls the BIOS functions.

Share This Page