v0.8.2 (current release)

First off, I'd like to thank our entire community that helped build this release. It would not have been possible without everyone's contributions. Our community keeps growing at an impressive pace and we hope that as even more people join, through your feedback and contributions, we'll get a step closer to our mission to preserve video game history.

Operator Software Improvements:

  • Implemented support for firmware nightly builds, which allows interested users to experience the latest features at the same pace as we develop them. If you'd like to join our Insider's Program, please make sure to contact Support and register for it;
  • Added a much-requested feature under "Device Settings" to turn on/off the LED. As we continue developing this, in the future you'll be able to customize multiple effects for the LED with full RGB customization and even the possibility to display the most predominant color visible while playing your games;
  • Added a third, additional type of cartridge called 'Unrecognized cartridge'. This status appears when the device cannot detect if the cartridge is rewritable or not. This means that the GB Operator is detecting functionalities that are not present on official games, most likely making the game unofficial, but it may be read-only;
  • Updated our framework from Qt6.2 to Qt6.3, fixing rendering issues that would happen while playing your games;
  • Audio driver improvements, bringing improved audio fidelity;
  • Updated mGBA emulator core to latest release (0.9.3).

Firmware Improvements:

  • Created the technical framework needed to allow for LED customization, which enables the firmware to change the LED color to any RGB combination, with the possibility to add custom effects (pulse, strobe, static, off). In the future, these effects will be fully customizable from the Operator App, once it is released to the public (color customization is not available to users yet, but you can click here for a sneak peek);
  • Created system for live and dynamic LED color effects, allowing a future update of the Operator app to grab the most predominant color that is visible while running a game and display that color on the device itself;
  • Created a 'memory system' where your preferred LED settings will be stored on the device's flash memory, so that if you disconnect and reconnect your GB Operator, the previously used settings will instantly be applied;
  • Major improvements to counterfeit cartridge detection. We expanded our detection measures and the results are considerably more reliable, with more unofficial cartridges that should now be detected correctly;
  • Added support for 95 different types of unofficial cartridges;
  • Improved GB/GBC signal timings to match the original consoles for a more accurate experience;
  • Integrated 'Epilogue Genuine Program' into our devices to test and ensure that the device used is authentic;
  • Added a 'factory reset' option to reset the device to default settings;
  • Overall security and stability improvements.

Game Save Type Auto-detection Updates:

There were reports of the cartridges below experiencing issues with the 'Upload Save' feature. With this release, users are now able to download/upload saves seamlessly.

  • Custom Robo GX (Japan)
  • Densetsu no Stafy (Japan)
  • Densetsu no Stafy 2 (Japan)
  • Goemon - New Age Shutsudou! (Japan)
  • Rockman & Forte (Japan)
  • Guru Logic Champ (Japan)

Game Information/Artwork Updates:

Since launching the GB Operator, we have received countless submissions from community members who were kind enough to provide missing information for various games. With your help, we were able to improve our internal database and provide a better experience for all users that have any of the games below. Thank you. 

  • 2 Games in 1!: Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury + Dragon Ball GT: Transformation - Updated cover and description;
  • 2 Games in 1: Cartoon Network Block Party + Cartoon Network Speedway - Updated cover and description;
  • 2 Games in One!: Dr. Mario + Puzzle League - Updated USA & AUS & EUR cover and description;
  • 3 Game Pack!: Candy Land + Chutes and Ladders + Original Memory Game - Updated cover and description;
  • A Bug's Life - Updated USA & EUR covers and description;
  • Arcade Classics: Super Breakout / Battlezone - Updated US and EUR covers and description;
  • Arcade Hits: Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter - Updated USA & EUR covers and description;
  • Batman: The Video Game - Updated world cover and descriptions
  • Bokujou Monogatari GB3: Boy Meets Girl -Updated cover and description;
  • Bokura no Taiyou - Taiyou Action RPG (Japan) - Updated cover and description;
  • Bokura no Taiyou: Taiyou Action RPG -Updated cover and description;
  • Bugs Bunny & Lola Bunny: Operation Carrots - Updated cover and description;
  • BurgerTime Deluxe World - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Caesars Palace Advance: Millennium Gold Edition - Updated USA & EUR covers and description;
  • Caterpillar Construction Zone - Updated USA & EUR cover and description;
  • Chalvo 55: Super Puzzle Action - Updated cover and description;
  • Choplifter II: Rescue & Survive - Updated USA & EUR cover and description;
  • Dracula: Crazy Vampire - Updated USA & EUR cover and description;
  • Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu - Updated cover and description;
  • Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Maruta no Fushigi na Kagi: Iru no Bouken - Updated cover and description;
  • Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Maruta no Fushigi na Kagi: Ruka no Tabidachi - Updated cover and description;
  • Dragon Warrior 3 - Updated covers and description;
  • Ecks vs Sever II: Ballistic - Updated cover and description;
  • Fighting Simulator 2 in 1 - Updated cover and description;
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - Updated AUS description;
  • Frogger 2 - Updated cover and description; 
  • From TV Animation One Piece: Yume no Luffy Kaizokudan Tanjou! - Updated cover and description;
  • Game & Watch Gallery 1, 2 and 3 - Updated covers and descriptions;
  • Game Boy Advance Video: Pokémon: Volume 1, 2, 3 and 4 - Updated cover and description;
  • Game de Hakken!! Tamagotchi: Osutchi to Mesutchi - Updated cover and description;
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Himawari Doubutsu Byouin: Pet no Oishasan Ikusei - Updated cover and description;
  • Hyper Lode Runner - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Kim Possible III: Team Possible - Updated cover and description;
  • Kwirk: He's A-maze-ing! - Updated US and EUR covers and description;
  • Lilo & Stitch 2: Haemsterviel Havoc - Updated cover and description;
  • Looney Tunes Double Pack - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Mega Man III - Updated cover and description;
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Miner 2049er Starring Bounty Bob - Updated cover and description;
  • Miracle Adventure of Esparks: Ushinawareta Seiseki Perivron - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Nettou Samurai Spirits: Zankurou Musouken - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Next Generation Tennis - Updated cover and description;
  • Nickelodeon Vol. 1 4-Pack - Updated cover and description;
  • Nobunaga no Yabou: Game Boy Ban - Updated cover and description;
  • Ohasuta Dance Dance Revolution GB - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Peter Pan: Return to Neverland (EUR) - Updated cover and description;
  • Pocket Monsters: Fushigi no Dungeon Aka no Kyuujotai - Updated cover and description;
  • Pokémon - Regionalized the content for most releases in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and more, so now they have descriptions and cover art in the region's native language;
  • Pokémon: Edicion Cristal - Updated cover and description;
  • Robot Poncots: Comic Bom Bom Special Version - Updated cover and descriptions
  • SD Command Gundam: G-Arms - Updated cover and description;
  • Sakura Taisen GB: Geki Hana Kumi Nyuutai! - Updated cover and description;
  • Sanrio Timenet: Kako Hen - Updated cover and description;
  • Sanrio Timenet: Mirai Hen - Updated cover and description;
  • Seiken Densetsu - Updated cover and description;
  • Shaman King Card Game: Chou Senjiryakketsu 2 - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Shaman King Card Game: Chou Senjiryakketsu 3 - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Shaman King Card Game: Chou Senjiryakketsu: Funbari Hen - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Shaman King Card Game: Chou Senjiryakketsu: Meramera Hen - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Shaman King: Legacy of the Spirits: Soaring Hawk - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Simcity 2000 - Updated cover;
  • Spider-Man 2 (USA & EUR) - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Tecmo Bowl - Updated cover and description;
  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland - Updated USA & EUR cover and descriptions
  • The Adventures of the Smurfs - Updated cover and description;
  • Tokimeki Memorial Pocket: Culture Hen: Komorebi no Melody - Updated cover and description;
  • Tokimeki Memorial Pocket: Sport Hen: Koutei no Photograph - Updated cover and description;
  • Tottoko Hamutarou 2: Hamu-chan Zu Daishuugou Dechu - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Tottoko Hamutarou 3: Love Love Daibouken Dechu - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Tottoko Hamutarou 4: Nijiiro Daikoushin Dechu - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Tottoko Hamutarou: Tomodachi Daisakusen Dechu - Updated cover and description;
  • Toy Story 2 - Updated USA & EUR covers and description;
  • Trade & Battle Card Hero - Updated cover and description;
  • Turn and Burn - Updated cover and description;
  • Tyco RC: Racin' Ratz - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Ultima: Ushinawareta Runes II - Updated cover and description;
  • Wizardry Gaiden 1: Joou no Junan - Updated cover and description;
  • Wizards & Warriors Chapter X: The Fortress of Fear - Updated EUR cover and descriptions
  • Yggdra Union Japan - Updated cover and descriptions
  • Yu Yu Hakusho - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Dai-2-dan: Ankoku Bujutsukai - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Dai-3-dan: Makai no Tobira - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Dai-4-dan: Makai Touitsu - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Saikyou Kettousha Senki: Jounouchi Deck - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Saikyou Kettousha Senki: Kaiba Deck - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 4: Saikyou Kettousha Senki: Yuugi Deck - Updated cover and description;
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters II: Yamikai Kettouki - Updated cover and description;
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