Hey there, I was thinking of running the GBA port of this game using the MiSTer, would we be able to have it added as a selectable platform?
The MiSTer is an FPGA-based system that emulates on a hardware level rather than a software level and I'm very confident in it's legitimacy as it's cycle-accurate to original hardware but if there are any tests you'd like me to do please let me know.
I've seen MiSTer runs but I haven't seen any on GBA before. I suppose a test might be doable. A good one would be the cutscene after the countdown between levels, or when you reach Zelda. We've definitely noticed a difference from the original game and the GBA version, but if there's no advantage to it in this case, I can't see why not. I'd rather figure out a way to make this more accessible as it is, since it's such a difficult game to actually play these days...
If you do any research on it (and can refer us to it) let me know; for now, I'll say I'm cool with it (if any other mods want to input or any other folks, let me know here as well). GL in your runs :D
Will try and get a completed run for you to reference before the weekend is out. c: Is a YouTube VoD acceptable enough for you to make a comparison or would you prefer the raw file from local recording for you to make your own comparison video of the transition times?
I managed to transfer your GBA save rip over to my MiSTer (thank you so much for providing that btw, really helps alot) so shouldn't be too hard to get the ball rolling.
My Any% runs are live now on YT, managed a 14:30 then later, a new 14:00 WR! c: I'll leave the links below. Assuming accuracy looks good to you I'll leave these unsubmitted until the platform becomes selectable on the submission form.
While we're still on the topic too, could we also get WiiUVC, GBP and GBI added as platforms too? I noticed there already seems to be some runs utilising those methods of play and I think highlighting that they're options instead of just labeling them as "GBA" would be good for any other potential new runners to know.