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  • SNES HD for iPad Demo : Use Your iPhone As The Controller
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlcigMvkkoU]YouTube - SNES (HD) Demo[/ame]


    I've enjoyed playing SNES on my iPhone but never really felt fully satisfied. The biggest pain was trying to cram all of the controls and the gameplay video into the iPhone's screen. We saw the surfacing of the iControlPad for users who wanted more control. While the iPhone did the job, it wasn't the best in the end. But of course, with the Jailbroken iPad comes all sorts of possibilities. Wherethewoozlewasnt has posted a preview of his new port for the iPad called SNES HD.

    The app is a port from the famous Super Nintendo emulator Snes9x we've all used on our PC's for years and is based on Zodttd's original. What is unique about this app, is the ability to pair it with your iPhone or iPod touch, thus making your iDevice become a wireless controller, using your iPad as the playing screen.

    As you can see in the video, upon launching the app, a request is sent out to the iPhone to be paired for gameplay. This can be done for up to 4 DEVICES! Yes, that's right, 4 players! While not entirely fully tested, wherethewoozlewasnt has posted a link to the source code on his website where you can get your hands on it and test it out.

    The app looks really slick and even shows an Super Nintendo system ready for a game cartridge to be inserted!




    *Note, do not link to roms on here. If your looking for links, check out the video.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: SNES HD for iPad Demo : Use Your iPhone As The Controller started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      this is nice,cant wait to try it.
    1. auhsoj86's Avatar
      auhsoj86 -
      Just installed....love it!!! great way to keep busy at work!
    1. RKirk7741's Avatar
      RKirk7741 -
      This guy is definitely on to something with this whole, using the iPhone/ iPod touch as a controller thing. It's a good idea. No clue why it wasn't thought of faster. But I'm not one to talk....
    1. thaforgottenone's Avatar
      thaforgottenone -
      That's so cool, now my gf with a itouch can play with me on my iPad and iPhone. That feat. is the only reason imma put a emu on my iPad, was holding off.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Just posted this thread in the why I am not buying the iPad thread.... this is really neat and it was fun to see this demo as well!
    1. deathbybunnies6's Avatar
      deathbybunnies6 -
      damn! glad i ordered my iPad!
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      fyi; all ROMs/emulator games are completely illegal.
      also, buying/downloading/ripping roms yourself, is also illegal and has a copyright violation connected to it-- even if you own the game and/or system.

      take a look
      Nintendo of America Inc. Legal Information
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
      This is actually swaying me towards getting an iPad, lol.
    1. CIRCA88's Avatar
      CIRCA88 -
      I just used it on my iPad it's super sick, but I already see a few glitches.... When u try to rotate the ipad which playin a game it crashes, and the games don't save either.... Plz fix... Other than that this sick *** app is legit.....
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Why has noone made this for a PC laptop?
    1. thecork's Avatar
      thecork -
      This is cool, i love it! Its a great concept but my gripe with having no tactile feedback on buttons extends to this. Just tried to play mario kart on it and struggled to get thru the first race on 4 lives! Overstear city :P
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Very awesome! I wonder if I can convince my employer to let me jailbreak my work iPad... :-D
    1. x999x's Avatar
      x999x -
      Quote Originally Posted by giancarlo View Post
      let's be honest about this....it's just a cool thing to show off. I mean where else can you really take full use of this except for your home or a living room? Nonetheless, why play it off a 10" screen when the majority of households that have an iPad surely have a flat screen in the living room...get my drift? Props to the guy that spent countless hours between the porting and bluetooth iphone dongle.....but if anything this motivates me less to get an ipad. Port it on my desktop that I have connected to my 55" LED TV and give me a physical remote with buttons. The guy blamed losing on talking while playing....but it looks like the remote size will make everybody feel like they have fat thumbs. Does anyone stand playing an emulator on the iphone or itouch? I couldn't stand it having to look where my fingers fall and the hole "lift and press" instead of sliding your thumb to the next button. Haha...imagine trying to do the FATALITIES on the ported mortal kombat....lol, i'm laughing right now thinking about it
      Because the lady is watching Law & Order on the 55" LED, and as long as I'm "spending time with her" thats why I'm playing SNES on my iPad on the couch next to her, capice?
    1. TC316's Avatar
      TC316 -
      That's the coolest thing I've ever seen......
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      I can't say nothing else other than....SICK!
    1. iPhoneMuscle's Avatar
      iPhoneMuscle -
      I love this but my video kicks way more *** then this one!!!
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      wow i can not wait to have this. say bye bye to good grades :P
    1. m6speed's Avatar
      m6speed -
      i don't like the delay when you hit a button on the iphone. other than that it's pretty cool, if there was a way to fix the delay then that would be great.
    1. jlluna's Avatar
      jlluna -
      How do i get this from cydia? can not find it. Thanks!
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      Quote Originally Posted by x999x View Post
      Because the lady is watching Law & Order on the 55" LED, and as long as I'm "spending time with her" thats why I'm playing SNES on my iPad on the couch next to her, capice?
      Right and what if your on a plane,bus, or somwhere where u dont have access to 55' LED? This is more then just showing off... its spoiling yourself =)