I’m trying to get the gba emulator working in retropie 2.3. I’m pretty much a complete beginner which is hampered since i do not have internet access with my raspberry pi (college network refuses any connections made by an rpi). Is it possible to get the gba emulator working without internet access? If so, how?
You will need internet access to get a hold of the BIOS but i don’t think we are allowed to link it here.
Step 1: Get the GBA bios
Step 2: Connect your Pi via Ethernet to your switch or router
Step 3: Download FileZilla (a FTP client)
Step 4: Create a new connection to the Pi (you can do this via IP address or name)
Step 5: Once FileZilla is running go to the /opt/retropie/emulators/gpsp location (you may have to go back afew directories as the FileZilla will take you some other folder to begin with)
Step 6: Dump the GBA BIOS in the gpsp directory
Step 7: Start playing GBA games.
Yep, it’s F10. The current GBA emulator (GPSP) is separate to most of the other emulators, which are all based on Retroarch and thus use the same control scheme.
If you have a Pi2, I would suggest switching to a Retroarch emulator for GBA.
To do this:
Enter the following into the console:
then Update the Retropie setup script and restart it
Then go to Experimental
Install the GPSP Retroarch package. This will take about 20 minutes.
This will give you a new folder in your ROMs directory where you can put GBA games.