List of emulatable utilities

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This article lists utility programs that can be emulated on the FunKey S. Utilities are currently divided into five categories: Creative, Emulation, Media, Text, and Other. Creative utilities include drawing programs and music-making programs; emulation utilities allow the user to emulate a system not natively emulated on the FunKey S using a system that is; media utilities include photo viewers, music players, and video players; text utilities include text display software, eBook readers, and text editors; and other includes any utilities that cannot be categorized using one of the primary categories. There are currently 31 utilities listed, comprising 4 Calculation utilities, 8 Creative utilities, 4 Emulation utilities, 7 Media utilities, 5 Text utilities, and 3 Other utilities. There are also 19 public domain eBooks listed in either (or both) Game Boy or Game Boy Advance ROM format. As the Game Boy Advance utilities highlighted in yellow are not emulated accurately in the default FunKey S Game Boy Advance emulator, they should be used with a third-party emulator instead.


This section lists public domain books available in a Game Boy and/or Game Boy Advance eBook ROM format.

A Christmas Carol Download
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Download Download
Around the World in 80 Days Download Download
Castle of Otranto Download
Lolita Download Download
Robinson Crusoe Download Download
Tarzan of the Apes Download
The 39 Steps Download
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Download Download
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Download Download
The Bible (King James version) Download
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Download
The Lost World Download
The Mysterious Island Download Download
The Secret Garden Download Download
The Underground City Download Download
Theatre of Cruelty Download
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Download Download
War of the Worlds Download Download


This section lists emulatable calculation utilities. Note that while TI83 Emu is technically an emulated implementation of the TI-83, thus requiring that calculator's BIOS file to run, it is listed here rather than in the emulator section due to its lack of TI-83 program support.

Name System Notes Download
Calculator GBA Link
Calculator Advance Link
Calculator NES NES Link
TI83 Emu GBA A TI-83 BIOS file is required to compile a functional Game Boy Advance calculator ROM file. Link


This sections lists emulatable drawing and audio creation utilities.

Name System Utility Notes Download
BetterPaintBoy GB Drawing program Link
GBA-Sketch GBA Link
Lab Sound Music program Link
Little Sound DJ GB Link
NES BG Editor NES Drawing program Link
NesPaint Link
Paint or Draw Link
PSXPaint PS1 Link


This section lists emulators emulatable by the Game Boy or Game Boy Advance that are not already emulated well, either officially or via a third-party emulator, by the FunKey S. This currently includes the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, MSX, and SG-1000, among others.

Emulator Host System Notes Source Compiler
Name Emulated System
Foon ZX Spectrum GBA Link Download
Frotz Z-Machine Link Download
GB-8 Chip-8 GB Out of all the Game Boy emulators available for the FunKey S, as GB-8 is fully-incompatible with gnuboy (the default Game Boy emulator) and Gearboy, and only partially-compatible with mGBA, it should be emulated on the FunKey S using Gambatte. Additionally, while users are able to compile their own version of GB-8 via the source files linked-to on the right, as this process is quite complicated, the editors of The FunKey Wiki have hand-picked and compiled the most functional of the available CHIP-8 games for the convenience of users. Note that as the emulator requires the use of a Select + Start + A + B button combination, a KEY file that frees up the FN+A and FN+B button combinations has been bundled with the pre-configured emulator ROM file. Link Download
PocketBeeb BBC Micro GBA Emulates SSD format BBC Micro disc image files and UEF format save states. "Fat Pixel" and "Teletext" emulation is imperfect, several complex games such as Elite are incompatible, and tape emulation is not implemented. Link Download


This section lists emulatable utilities with media capabilities, including photo viewers and music players. While a video player for the Game Boy Advance does exist, due to its significant limitations, the use of the natively-running MPlayer video player is recommended instead.

Name System Utility Format Notes Download
GBA Jpeg Viewer GBA Image viewer JPEG Link
GBA Slide-Show Slideshow viewer N/A Link
GSM Player for GBA Music player GSM Link
Music Player Advance MPA Link
SlideAdvance Slideshow viewer N/A Link
SlideShow Builder Link
VMP Music player MOD Link


This section lists emulatable utilities that enable the reading and writing of custom text documents.

Name System Utility Format Notes Download
Dan Cotter's eBook Advance GBA Text reader TXT Link
GameBoy Book Reader GB Link
GBA Link
GBA Notepad Text editor N/A Link
SCDBook Sega CD Text reader TXT Link


This sections lists emulatable utilities that cannot be categorized in any of the sections listed above.

Name System Utility Notes Download
Clock NES Clock Link
GBA Scrabble Dictionary App GBA Scrabble dictionary Link
StopWatch GB Stopwatch Link