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I am looking for an up-to-date gameboy emulator for ubuntu. All of the forums I have read are old and most of the projects they list are not supported for the new ubuntu versions. Does anyone know of a gameboy emulator?

I just want to play pokemon.

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I use visualboy advanced, it's on the repositories. –  xangua Feb 25 at 20:36
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VisualBoy Advance is the best I've found. It's the simplest to install and run. You can find it here: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/visualboyadvance-gtk/.

Here is a guide I found to run old Gameboy Color games in color. I have not personally tested this guide, but this user does capture Gameboy games for internet posting using this method (they're in color): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p37UfVSzcrY

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Visual Boy Advance (VBA) on Ubuntu repository isn't up-to-date, as evidenced by framerate issues.

You can use RetroArch with Gambatte core, which is much more accurate than VBA. According to the tests done by TASVideos, Gambatte can pass 89.4% of the accuracy test while VBA can only pass 38.3% of it.

Precompiled packages of RetroArch and Gambatte core are available in this PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and newer. Package name for emulator itself is "retroarch" and Gambatte core is "libretro-gambatte".

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