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Game Boy Advance emulator.

July 29, 2015
MGBA-QT(6) BSD Games Manual MGBA-QT(6)


mgba-qt — Game Boy Advance emulator


mgba-qt [-123456fg] [-b biosfile] [-l loglevel] [-p patchfile] [-s n] file


mgba-qt is a Game Boy Advance emulator. The options are as follows: -1 Scale the window 1×. -2 Scale the window 2×. -3 Scale the window 3×. -4 Scale the window 4×. -5 Scale the window 5×. -6 Scale the window 6×. -b biosfile, --bios biosfile Specify a BIOS file to use during boot. If this flag is omitted, mgba-qt will use the BIOS specified in the configuration file, or a high‐level emulated BIOS if none is specified. -f Start the emulator full‐screen. -g Start a gdb(1) session. By default the session starts on port 2345. -l loglevel Log messages during emulation. loglevel is a bitmask defining which types of mes‐ sages to log: · 1 – fatal errors · 2 – errors · 4 – warnings · 8 – informative messages · 16 – debugging messages · 32 – stub messages for unimplemented features · 256 – in‐game errors · 512 – software interrupts · 1024 – emulator status messages · 2048 – serial I/O messages The default is to log warnings, errors, fatal errors, and status messages. -p patchfile, --patch patchfile Specify a patch file in BPS, IPS, or UPS format. -s n, --frameskip n Skip every n frames.


The default controls are as follows: A x B z L a R s Start ⟨Enter⟩ Select ⟨Backspace⟩ Load state F1–F9 Save state ⟨Shift⟩‐F1–F9 Frame advance ⟨Ctrl⟩‐n


XDG_CONFIG_HOME The location where mgba-qt will look for the configuration directory. If not set, ~/.config is used.


$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mgba/config.ini Default mgba(6) configuration file. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mgba/qt.ini Default mgba-qt configuration file. portable.ini If this file exists in the current directory, mgba-qt will read config.ini and qt.ini from the current directory instead of $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mgba.


Jeffrey Pfau <>


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