If you’re a fan of retro gaming and you own an M1 or M2 Mac, you’re in luck! In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how to set up Game Boy Advance emulation with Retroarch and the mGBA core, so you can play your favorite GBA games on your Mac.

We’ll walk you through the process of downloading the mGBA core and setting it up within Retroarch with an optional BIOS file. Once you have Retroarch and the mGBA core up and running, we’ll show you how to load your GBA ROMs and create a game playlist. We’ll also go over the core options available in mGBA.

By the end of this video, you’ll have everything you need to start playing Game Boy Advance games on your M1 or M2 Mac with Retroarch and the mGBA core. Whether you’re a seasoned retro gamer or just starting out, this tutorial will help you get the most out of your Mac gaming experience!

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Mac Retroarch Setup Guides: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGTaokZjTu7ga5xr9usZrVxsZx789YjU-

GBA BIOS/Game Backup Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Q2tmRjyoXyA

Retro Blaster GBA Game Backup Tutorial: https://youtu.be/wVcWK0WZI7U

Time Stamps:
0:00 – Purpose
0:08 – Intro
0:37 – Install Retroarch
0:57 – GBA Games Setup
1:47 – Optional GBA BIOS Setup
2:51 – Download MGBA Core
3:16 – Loading GBA Content
3:47 – Making A Games Playlist
4:20 – Playing Games From A Playlist
4:45 – Core Options Explained
8:08 – Save Per Game Options
8:27 – Shaders
10:33 – Outro/Support

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