Game Boy Advance
NO$ (pronounced no cash) is a series of proprietary emulators, some of which are donationware, and their accompanying tools/debuggers for a variety of game systems and home computers, developed by Martin Korth.
For general purpose emulation, don't bother with these unless you happen to use a very old/outdated computer, these emulators are built around speedhacks, have lower compatibility and are prone to bugs. Use the emulators for the systems listed on the main page instead.
The main drawing point of the NO$ emulators are the excellent debug features they often have (only matched by the likes of FCEUX), such as memory viewers and disassemblers, making them very useful for people who are into system development - whether to produce ROM hacks or homebrew, but still marred by its lower compatibility, austere interface, and tight coupling to the Win32 API (though they run fine under a wrapper such as Wine).
That said, they're also the place to go for features that don't get much attention if any on other emulators, including:
- PocketStation (PS1): as part of NO$GBA 2.7 onwards. The odd choice of emulators comes from GBA, DS and PocketStation sharing parts of the ARM architecture. Functional.
- PlayStation Link Cable (PS1): currently it's the only available PS1 emulator who can emulate this peripheral.
- Satellaview (SNES): as part of NO$SNS.
- SNES-CD (Sony): as part of NO$SNS.
- e-Reader (GBA): as part of NO$GBA 2.4 onwards.
- Link Cable (GBA): NO$GBA being the recommended option for its more stable link cable emulation support (compared to VBA-M which has lower support).
- Local DS Wi-Fi (DS): preliminary implementation in NO$GBA. Fails.
- DSi: NO$GBA added support for DSi games starting with version 2.8, although some games won't boot and others have graphical glitches.
Consistently with his focus on emulators as a debugging tool, Martin Korth provides single-document, consistently-formatted comprehensive documentation of all of his emulated platforms, usually being an omnibus of existing resources augmented with independent research.
These are also included within the help documents in every release for convenient offline access.
Machines documented include:
- the AMT630A;
- the Atari 2600;
- the Commodore 64, Vic-20 and TED machines;
- the Gameboy (based primarily on the Pan docs);
- the Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS and DSi (single-document);
- the MSX (based primarily on the Portar docs);
- the NES;
- the PS1;
- the Super Nintendo;
- the ZX80, ZX81, Lambda 8300, Jupiter ACE and ZX Spectrum.