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GBARunner2 is a hypervisor that runs GBA games on DS/DSi/3DS in DS mode.

Usage Notes

  • If you have a gba folder on the root of your sd, this folder will be opened by default
  • Games generally don't need to be SRAM patched unless stated in the compatibility list (see below). If it is needed, you can use gbata.
  • If you are using GBARunner2 with TWiLightMenu on a DSi or 3DS with the SD card, make sure you use the dldi on ARM7 build
  • The settings are accessed by pressing R on the rom selection menu. Settings are saved when leaving the settings menu

GBARunner2 has the open source bios of Normmatt integrated, with some small modifications. A GBA bios is thus optional, but can be used to improve compatibility with some games. Always try with a valid GBA bios before reporting that something doesn't work! Compatibility testing should as such also be done with a bios. You can put the bios in one of the following places: /bios.bin, /gba/bios.bin or /_gba/bios.bin.

Bios checksums

A valid bios should have the following checksums:

  • CRC32: 81977335
  • MD5: a860e8c0b6d573d191e4ec7db1b1e4f6
  • SHA1: 300c20df6731a33952ded8c436f7f186d25d3492
  • SHA256: fd2547724b505f487e6dcb29ec2ecff3af35a841a77ab2e85fd87350abd36570

Compatibility List

Libraries Used


GBARunner2 will always be free software and you'll never have to pay to use it!

If you however like this project and you want to thank me or support me in continuing this project, you can donate using the button below. There's no minimum amount, I appreciate any small gift.