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You Can Now Play An Actual Working Game Boy In Valheim

Seasoned Valheim players will be aware of the monotony of sailing. While sailing the seven seas is enjoyable for the most part, the direction of the wind can transform your jaunty boat ride into an unbearable slog. Thankfully, the monotony of slow sailing is now a thing of the past, thanks to a savvy modder and their onboard Game Boy emulation station. 

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Credit: Nexusmods/Mixone93

Created by Reddit user Mixone-computing, the mod essentially adds a screen onto the deck of your Viking ship. The screen facilitates access to a Game Boy emulator, which is capable of running classics like Pokemon. I mean, there’s nothing like a bit of escapism during your escapism, eh?

Mixone-computing also included a link to the project’s Nexusmods page, which clarifies a few things:

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This mod adds a GameBoy station buildable element to the world to play your legally obtained roms for GameBoy! This is still in very early stages, consider this an early alpha.

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Credit: Nexusmods/Mixone93

This is intendend as a CLIENT MOD, I do not support its use on servers at this point, I will not be able to help with this. I will NOT supply ROM files, this is NOT legal. You have to figure that part out, hint: google is your friend.”

While the initial video shows the Game Boy being played during travel, it’s worth mentioning that it can actually be built anywhere in the game. Check it out in the video below!

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Its not DOOM, but it can make long boat trips more enjoyable from r/valheim

While the mod is a little silly, it’ll be a welcome addition to many a Viking longhouse. Being able to escape the wilds of limbo to hide away in a Nordic mancave is sure to appeal to many Valheim players.

The game also has a habit of making you wait, especially when it comes to smelting iron or growing veggies. Therefore, being able to pass the time while you wait makes sense (and is much safer than going for a walk outside).

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Credit: Coffee Stain Publishing

Anyway, if you do choose to play some Game Boy while you sail in Valheim, be sure to keep an eye out for those pesky sea serpents. 

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Featured Image Credit: Nexusmods/Mixone93