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  1. Joshington

    Sound Channel 4 is whisper-quiet in *MFC1490 and others

    Ah ok. I feel compelled to note that enabling Interframe Blending on mine appears to make horizontally-moving graphics flicker. Might be a compromise for low frame rates? I'm not certain about "Disable MMX", but some reading hints that it may be a legacy option for very old CPUs which lack the feature.
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    Sound Channel 4 is whisper-quiet in *MFC1490 and others

    Thankyou kindly for your input. Unfortunately those tweaks didn't make any difference to my ear. I experimented with MFC 1490 (not "SVN" 1490 as I incorrectly stated) and "Wx 2.0.0 beta 2", resetting the emulator after changes, disabling filters/pixel filters, etc. Upon closer comparison with the last original VBA, "1.8 SVN", I've noticed that channel 4 in the "M"s is also very flat-sounding. Perhaps that's more the issue? In any case I think I'll just stick with VBA 1.8 and get the kids and I used to no xBRZ filters, ha. Based on how you described those settings I'm guessing you're using a Wx version. Does your display also pin itself to the top edge of your monitor when in full screen?
  3. Edit: MFC 1490, not SVN. I've noticed Channel 4 in all the M builds I've tested (including 1490) is relatively quiet compared to both a real GBA and the parent VisualBoyAdvance emulator, listening through either speaker/s or headphones. Channel 4 seems to be responsible for sounds resembling a mixture of percussive and "swishing" noises in games like Sonic Advance. It is most notable in the aforementioned game's character menu, when toggling left or right. I would just like to know if there's a setting I could tweak to remedy the volume deficiency of this particular channel, or if it's a known issue that simply can't be overcome for whatever reason. I could go back to the original VBA if I really had to, but I'm really liking VBA-M's xBRZ pixel filter and easy fullscreen toggle. Due to save state incompatibility I'd like to decide which one is best to continue using sooner rather than later. Thanks.
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    Throttle/speed Problem

    Crowley, did this problem only occur in full screen, and were you using vsync? I had a very similar issue with the SVN 1490 version when in full screen. All tested games would run the emulator at ~ 150%, and the problem turned out to be the full screen resolution I had selected. I suppose my graphics card or the emulator didn't take kindly to 1600x900. The settings that did the trick and offered smooth graphical performance were: - Vsync and Triple Buffering under Options > Video > Render API - Changing the resolution to something different (1280x800 in my case) under Options > Video > Select fullscreen mode... if you're shooting for a res that's some even multiple of the GBA and it does not exist in the list, create it in your GPU control panel (then reboot, in my case). - Leaving the options of "no throttle" and "no frameskip" selected under Options > Speed. Reason I recommend that last point is because the frame judder was driving me crazy after setting Throttle and/or Frameskip to 100% and Automatic, respectively.