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Install the GBA/PS1 BIOS

Most retro-gaming console software emulators are able to run game ROMs directly.

However, the Game Boy Advance an PS1 emulators do require an additional BIOS file in order to emulate all or some of the game ROMs.

GBA

If you launch a GBA game in the first place, you will get this screen:

GBA BIOS

This means that you will need to install on the FunKey S a BIOS file with the right name, size and MD5 checksum before you can actually play.

  • BIOS file name: gba_bios.bin
  • MD5: a860e8c0b6d573d191e4ec7d

Installation procedure

Display Action
Connection PC Connect the FunKey S to your computer using the provided micro USB cable, then open it to turn it on
RetroFE At the launcher's main screen (example here with RetroFE), press the key
Mount USB Press the or keys until you see "MOUNT USB"
Mount USB Are you sure Press the key twice to confirm
Eject USB "EJECT USB" is now displayed instead, now go to your host computer and open a File Explorer window
USB Drive You should see the FunKey S appear as an USB drive on your computer in the File Explorer (example here with Windows 10)
Copy ROM Drag & drop the gba_bios.bin BIOS file into the Game Boy Advance folder in this USB drive on your computer
Eject Drive Eject cleanly the USB drive from your computer
Eject USB Are you sure Back on the FunKey S, at the "EJECT USB" menu entry, press the key twice to confirm
Unmount USB Press the key to return to the launcher screen

PS1

As for the GBA, if you launch a GBA game in the first place, you will get this screen:

GBA BIOS

This means that you will need to install on the FunKey S a BIOS file with the right name and size before you can actually play.

BIOS file name: SCPH1001.BIN

Installation procedure

Display Action
Connection PC Connect the FunKey S to your computer using the provided micro USB cable, then open it to turn it on
RetroFE At the launcher's main screen (example here with RetroFE), press the
Mount USB Press the or keys until you see "MOUNT USB"
Mount USB Are you sure Press the key twice to confirm
Eject USB "EJECT USB" is now displayed instead, now go to your host computer and open a File Explorer window
USB Drive You should see the FunKey S appear as an USB drive on your computer in the File Explorer (example here with Windows 10)
Copy ROM Drag & drop the SCPH1001.BIN BIOS file into the PS1/bios folder in this USB drive on your computer
Eject Drive Eject cleanly the USB drive from your computer
Eject USB Are you sure Back on the FunKey S, at the "EJECT USB" menu entry, press the key twice to confirm
Unmount USB Press the key to return to the launcher screen