Game Boy Interface

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Game Boy Interface
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Author(s) Extrems
Type Utility
Version Rolling release
Licence Freeware
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Game Boy Interface is an alternative to the Game Boy Player Start-up Disc software. It still requires the Game Boy Player hardware.

Game Boy Interface is currently available in three different editions: Standard, Speedrunning and High-Fidelity.

Overview

GBA-as-controller

Turn your Game Boy Advance into a Nintendo 64 or Nintendo GameCube Controller using the Game Boy Advance Cable.

Rumble is supported using the following Game or Option Paks:

Installation

SD Card

  1. Obtain the SD Media Launcher.
  2. Format the SD Card as FAT.
  3. Extract the main package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  4. (Optional) Extract the extra package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  5. (Optional) Rename the desired .dol or .dol+cli file on the SD Card to autoexec.dol.

Important: Do not move the folders into a folder.

Memory Card + SD Card

  1. Restore Home Bros. to a Memory Card.
  2. Obtain an SD Card Adapter.
  3. Format the SD Card as FAT or FAT32.
  4. Extract the main package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  5. (Optional) Extract the extra package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  6. Rename the desired .dol or .dol+cli file on the SD Card to boot.dol.

Important: Do not move boot.dol or the folders into a folder.

Memory Card

  1. Restore a usable Game Save Exploit to a Memory Card.
  2. Restore the desired .gci file from the main package to a Memory Card.

Note: An SD Card is required for data files. Some features won't be available.

IPL + SD Card

  1. Install iplboot to a supported IPL Replacement.
  2. Obtain an SD Card Adapter.
  3. Format the SD Card as FAT or FAT32.
  4. Extract the main package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  5. (Optional) Extract the extra package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  6. Rename the desired .dol or .dol+cli file on the SD Card to ipl.dol.

Important: Do not move ipl.dol or the folders into a folder.

DVD + SD Card

  1. Install an available Drivechip.
  2. Obtain an SD Card Adapter.
  3. Format the SD Card as FAT or FAT32.
  4. Extract the main package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  5. (Optional) Extract the extra package to the root directory of an SD Card.
  6. Rename the desired .dol or .dol+cli file on the SD Card to boot.dol.
  7. Burn boot.gcm from the extra package to a DVD-R.

Important: Do not move boot.dol or the folders into a folder.

DVD + Memory Card

  1. Install an available Drivechip.
  2. Restore the desired .gci file from the main package to a Memory Card.
  3. Burn boot.gcm from the extra package to a DVD-R.

Note: An SD Card is required for data files. Some features won't be available.

DVD

This method is unsupported at this time.

Configuration

Using Swiss

When loading a .dol file, Swiss first look for a .dcp file. This file contain a limited set of options that can be interactively changed before starting Game Boy Interface. This set of options can be expanded upon, but is limited to 16 options with 8 choices of 31 characters.

For a more permanent or advanced configuration, a .cli file can be used. This file contain command-line arguments on separate lines.

A list of options and example configurations can be found in the subpage for each edition.

Using wiiload

Game Boy Interface can be reloaded using its internal wiiload server with command-line arguments passed to the wiiload client.

New overlays can also be uploaded in this way.

Other

The contents of a .cli file can be appended to a .dol file to form a .dol+cli file. The file must end with a blank line due to the hacky nature of this method.

Support

Licence

Copyright (c) 2014-2018, Extrems' Corner.org
All rights reserved. You may not sell or redistribute this software.
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners.