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  • MAME Arcade Emulator Released iPhone/iPod Touch

    mame4iphone, the latest great emulator port by Zodttd is now available via Cydia. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator and was created with the intent on preserving classic arcade games by recreating these hardware games with software. What does this mean to you? You can play all those classic games from the past (as far back as 1970s) on your iPhone or iPod Touch!

    Some notes:
    • Based on MAME v0.37 Beta 5
    • Supports thousands of MAME ROMs
    • Sounds is supported but off by default. Go to "Now Playing" and slide the sound slider to turn sound on
    • To press OK. Use RIGHT then LEFT then RIGHT then LEFT to press OK.
    • Save states not supported
    • Upon installing a folder /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/MAME/ is already made for you. Place your MAME-titled zipped ROMs in the /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/MAME/roms/ folder

    Thanks Zodttd for another great emulator port. He's pretty much the master of porting so if you love his work head over and give him some love.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: MAME Arcade Emulator Released iPhone/iPod Touch started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 84 Comments
    1. flounder21's Avatar
      flounder21 -
      Works like a charm!! if only we had an emulator for all the atari 2600 games on the iphone!

      I didn't need any bios file to run any of the games that I installed...maybe that is what you doin wrong?
    1. Razorinthe60s's Avatar
      Razorinthe60s -
      i just dragged the zip file into the rom folder and the ran mame. confused
    1. flounder21's Avatar
      flounder21 -
      defender, joust, and pitfall 2 work like a charm!
    1. aznebonix's Avatar
      aznebonix -
      i have tried:

      puzzle bobble
      king of fighters
      ridge racer
      metal slug 3
      capcom vs snk2
      marvel vs capcom

      got contra to the menu screen then very very slow framerate to the point i couldnt tell if i was moving..
      oh well
    1. relkorama's Avatar
      relkorama -
      All Working So Far:
      1942, Centipede, Carnival, Chopper, Columns, DidDug, DonkeyKong Jr., Excitebike, Frogger, Galaga, GTG, Offroad, PolePosition.

      I had to find an old CD of mine (like from 2001) and installed older version roms. All of the newer versions that I installed did not work.
    1. typeaccr's Avatar
      typeaccr -

      is this emu still available??
    1. Rustynuts's Avatar
      Rustynuts -
      i cant find it in cydia either

      I think he must be having problems, because his website isnt working too.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
      i cant find it in cydia either

      I think he must be having problems, because his website isnt working too.
      follow my instructions on the last page, you have to do directly to the source, cant search for it.
    1. Rustynuts's Avatar
      Rustynuts -
      Iv done that matey, and its not there all that is in his sources is.

    1. bdizzle's Avatar
      bdizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
      Iv done that matey, and its not there all that is in his sources is.

      I think the repo might be down. I zodttd.com doesn't work
    1. bensen's Avatar
      bensen -
      pls post the direct google link to the working roms!

      cuz if u find one ur a lucky kid!

      mame4iphone only supports 0.37b5 roms which are very hard to find!

      direct google links are legal.
    1. axlior's Avatar
      axlior -
      to whoever is searching for working roms...

      roms are re-dumped to work with the newest versions of mame so even if you find a game that is in the compatibility list, it might not work anyway...you have to find roms based on mame version 0.37b5 ('cause mame4iphone is based on that)

      *hint* ...try googling "mame 0.37b5"... *hint*

      edit: *hint2* ...mame4iphone is based on mame4all, a GP2X emulator so they share the same roms... *hint2*
    1. evolutionarymc's Avatar
      evolutionarymc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Steve View Post
      I couldnt get alterbeast to work at all.
      Me neither

      Quote Originally Posted by hondakorn View Post
      i hope killer instinct works
      Don't get your hopes up hondakorn Street Fighter 2 CE woked but frame rate was slow so you know KI will probably be even worse.

      Ultraaaa Comboooo!
    1. HitNWakes's Avatar
      HitNWakes -
      Yes perfectly stated. The ROMS you people found so far are probably updated to .117. I stopped updating my mame port after .103 because I think after 107 they stopped doing highscore saves. There are other mame32ports that support gamesaves but 103 works perfectly. So do a search for roms with in the .37 port.
    1. Heelfan71's Avatar
      Heelfan71 -
      doesn't work well. The games that do work run pretty slow. Only a few games I downloaded are actually playable. Maybe they will get it working better in the near future.
    1. Treeml's Avatar
      Treeml -
      My game list of working roms, by sucks i mean you have got about 5 fps when playing.

      street fighter 2 runs but sucks,
      outrun runs but sucks,
      POW runs great! (smooth frame rate)
      Double dragon runs but sucks.
      metal slug doesn't run,
      wonder boy doesn't run,
      wonder boy in monster land doesn't run.
    1. DarkKnight8779's Avatar
      DarkKnight8779 -
      Quote Originally Posted by boombasticaudio View Post
      Simpsons works!
      Aero fighters works!
      Batman works!!
      Blacktiger works!!
      Sunset Riders works but slugish
      TMNT2 Works alot of frame skips!
      How di dyou get batman to work please?

      did you use the neogeo file?

      please help!
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      IT all depends on what rom set you have. I have many games that work on mine. some with sound, some not. This is a great start! Quite easy to get started. Put roms where it tells you and start up. I dont see why people are having problems
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      It's not perfect, but still fun enough. I transferred over most the of ones recommended from zodttd. (ones I remember playing back in the day at least)

      mame4iphone v0.5.0 full list of supported games and their filenames! - ZodTTD: Home Of Homebrew
      i'm still having some trouble finding the roms for 0.37b5 / mame4all. i've googled many permutations of the logical search strings one would use, and all i get is a couple random torrents from some pretty sketchy looking sites, most of which aren't even seeded anyways... people are getting the roms SOMEWHERE, so am i missing something obvious here? feel free to PM me if you can help, i know link posting etiquette can be a little fuzzy sometimes. thanks in advance!