You are a GBA coder who wrote several demos or free games.
You want to show your stuff directly on your web site?
You work for a GBA software company, you want to attract your visitors?
You think screenshots and movies are boring and not enough interactive?
Well, BoycottAdvance Online (BAO) is for you !
This Java applet has the power to show off the GameboyAdvance power on a web site.
Let people try a beta of your latest game before they can buy it and use it on the real console!
Add dynamic content to your GBA web site and let everyone see your nice GBA demos!
Turn a sad rom link into a very cool link!
How to install BAO ?
First, you need to download the Java runtime. Download bao.jar (BAO Java Runtime)
Then, copy the necessary files at the correct place.
Copy bao.jar in your web site directory (use FTP).
Copy xxx.zip in your web site directory where xxx.zip is a GBA (.bin/.gba) zipped file.
To use the Rom Selector, you need to setup a directory which contains your files ("roms" is compulsory).
You also need to create a romlist.txt file which lists every file in your directory.
Be careful to use filenames without spaces or special characters (# for example).
By default, BAO replaces "_" by " " and removes the extension when it shows the Rom Selector.
This is a romlist.txt file, the corresponding files must be in "roms" directory.
The Rom Selector will display: My first demo My second demo
As each instance of BAO is very cpu-intensive, it is not possible to use multiple instances
of BAO on the same page.
A solution would be to enable/disable one applet instance if the user enter or exit it with the mouse, but it slows down things a lot...
The best way to do something similar is to use window popups that show your
demo in action when the user click on a screenshot for example.
To really popup the window and bring it to front of the user, use <BODY ONLOAD="focus()"> for example.
Is BAO free of use ?
This software is free but must not be sold or used with commercial roms.
If you decide to use BAO on your pages, be kind to put a greeting or a link to our pages....
Let people know about this product!