Is there a GBC emulator that will run on Lion? I've been in the mood for some nostalgic gaming recently, and I'd love to play some of the games from when I was younger.

  • I think this should be on Gaming.SE. I've flagged it for migration.
    – daviesgeek
    Oct 28, 2011 at 16:16
  • @daviesgeek This is about Mac software, it's OK to ask here Oct 28, 2011 at 21:01

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http://vba.ngemu.com/ Visual Boy advanced should work on Mac. I haven't personally tried it out, but if it's at all as good as their program for PC you'll be set. Best of luck

  • Already tried it, doesn't play Game Boy Color games. Oct 28, 2011 at 21:56
  • Never mind, I modified some settings (removed the GameBoy Border, specifically) and it now works. I'll accept this answer anyways, though. Nov 3, 2011 at 22:23

VisualBoyAdvance is apparently a PowerPC Application that is able to run on Macs up to OS X Snow Leopard because those versions include a feature of being able to convert Power PC apps to Intel, which is what Macs are now with their Intel chipset.

Unfortunately they took out this feature from OS X Lion so it now ONLY ACCEPTS Intel applications. Therefore VisualBoyAdvance will not work on OS X Lion since it is Power PC. I have Snow Leopard though, so I am currently enjoying a nice session of Pokemon on VisualBoyAdvance on my Mac. Hope this helps

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    It probably doesn't help because the OP asked for a Lion solution...
    – nohillside
    Jun 20, 2012 at 19:44

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