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Game Boy Ripped Format
Developer: ?
Header: Custom
Content: Unknown
Instruments: Combined
Target Output
Output - Digital Audio - No.png Output - MIDI - No.png Output - FM Synthesis - No.png Output - PSG.png
Released: ?
First Game: N/A
  • *.gbr

The Game Boy Ripped Format is a file that contains the code and data responsible for producing sound in a Game Boy ROM. A player must emulate the Game Boy's CPU and audio chip, the DMG-CPU B, and execute the code from the GBR file to play the music.

The format has been superseded by GBS which is essentially the same format, only with a more detailed header allowing it to play more complicated rips. As such, all Game Boy music on the Video Game Music Preservation Foundation should be in the more versatile GBS format.





GBR to ?

? to GBR

How to Obtain

Ripping GBR files requires an intimate knowledge of the DMG-CPU B and its APU, but there is no need to do it, since the GBS format made it obsolete. On the page of that format you'll find the information about the archives of the music rips in GBS format.


All files begin with "GBRF".