Oct 4 2007, 07:09 AM
In reference to games like mario party advance and mario kart advance. Is there anyway to to split screen 2 player? What about original gameboy games?
thanks a million guys
Oct 8 2007, 02:38 AM
No split screen. The original hardware didn't support split screen, so I would imagine that coding a split screen feature would be an enormous, if not impossible task. I never owned a Gameboy Advance, but I believe it used a cable to link the units together for multiplayer. Bummer, I know. I wanted to play multiplayer on Super Dodgeball Advance. That wouldn't even require a split screen, but the emulator doesn't even support multiplayer period because there was no way to play multiplayer with only one machine.
Oct 8 2007, 05:18 AM
Thanks for the quick reply man. Yeh it sucks
But at least there's split screen for original gameboy games.
Oct 8 2007, 07:25 AM
They have a split screen for regular gameboy games? I wasn't aware the original Gameboy could do a split screen. Which emulator are you using and on what game? I'd like to try that out and see myself.
Oct 8 2007, 09:49 AM
Er, I think he means emulator split screen, not console split screen.
For example, the old NO$GMB emulator could emulate two GameBoys running at once (one on each side of the display) in order to allow multiplayer gaming. The games themselves just ran as usual, the emulator just told them they were connected to other systems, and hey presto - split screen.
I gather that emulator is still being updated these days (think it's even got NDS support now) - I'd be surprised if it's lost that feature. Most likely it's been improved so you can play across a network cable.
XBoyAdvance could probably pull this form of "split screen" off easily enough as far as GB games go. GBA might be a little sluggish, but probably still playable (if you don't mind potentially squished images).
Oct 8 2007, 11:47 AM
Interesting. I wasn't even aware that the Gameboy Emulator was able to support that function. I can't imagine that it would be a very large leap to add that functionality if somebody were knowledgable and so inclined to tackle it then.
So, I stand corrected Sepiku. This may not be nearly as impossible as I had thought from what I read on it before. I had no idea that Gameboy emus had a split screen function that emulated two separate machines. Good luck you get it someday.
Oct 9 2007, 09:24 PM
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Oct 11 2007, 04:17 AM
You're talking about systemlink enabled games right? I used to play both pokemon with a friend back then (splitscreen, I was playing blue, he was red), and it works fine and all becuase the gameboy/gameboy color games aren't really taxing the xbox hardware. Gameboy advance is a different story though. Heck the xbox can't even emulate the gba full speed, so I doubt emulating multiple gbas at the same time would be possible.
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