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  • ZodTTD Releases N64 Emulator 'N64iPhone' for iPhone / iPod Touch

    Yes, it has arrived! Earlier this month we discussed 3G4, a Nintendo 64 Emulator for the iPhone. Now, just as we thought, Zodttd has just released his version of a Nintendo 64 Emulator, dubbed 'n64iphone'. This is an early release version. Everything is included except save states and landscape screen modes. You can still save games via a memory card / eeprom saves.

    Some games are playable, though some are just not up to spec, either due to graphical glitches or performance issues (3GS would be helpful) . To help with performance, a frameskip config file option has been made available, as well as "load ROM" option for disabling sound output which can sometimes help with glitching.

    It is a port of mupen64plus along with Ari64's ARM Dynarec, and Adventus / Orkin's OpenGLES GPU. Since the graphics processing unit (GPU) code is written with the OpenGL ES 2.0 specification, it limits the devices able to be used to the iPhone 3gs and iPod Touch 3rd Gen as of the current Apple lineup.
    Controls work either by onscreen display controls + accelerometer…or…by connecting via BlueTooth a Nintendo WiiMote controls and it’s own accelerometer, just like the nes4iphone release.

    So keep an open minded approach, as this is still an early release. You can find it on Cydia today for $2.50 on the ZodTTD repo

    UPDATE: I just released v0.6.0 of n64iphone. Here's what's new:
    - Swapped dpad and accelerometer functionality. Added option to switch back.
    - Fixed a bug that stopped .z64 ROMs to show up.
    - Improved performance.

    For those wanting to play with frameskip and other options there's two .conf config files. One in /Applications/n64iphone.app/config and one in /Applications/n64iphone.app/plugins

    I highly recommend playing without audio if you can, as mixing and outputting audio is currently lagging the emulator quite a bit.

    Also, try the WiiMote support. Makes things pretty fun.

    Features include:

    WiiMote support via BlueTooth capable devices!
    Fast dynarec CPU emulation!
    Sound emulation!
    Download to the ROMs directory within the app!
    Fast OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics renderer.
    Controller overlays are able to be skinned.
    Supported ROMs: .n64 .z64
    Supported Archives: .zip .7z

    Current testings as far as I can tell:
    Mario Kart 64 runs real well.
    Mario 64 runs real well.
    Smash Bros has a graphical glitch where eyes are missing on characters. Perhaps this is due to a bug made in the dynarec porting I did.
    Legend Of Zelda - Ocarina Of Time runs a bit too slowly but turning on frameskip should help fix that.

    Yup, you heard correct. I am currently working on a port of N64 for the iPhone 3gs and iPod Touch 3rd Gen. Why only these two models? Two reasons:
    They’re the fastest Apple handhelds in term of raw CPU performance.
    They both have a faster GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) which allows for OpenGL ES 2.0 specifications.
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    Thanks to iThug for the Tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ZodTTD Releases N64 Emulator 'N64iPhone' for iPhone / iPod Touch started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 109 Comments
    1. Paulrs's Avatar
      Paulrs -
      The n64 emulator only works with some games, so if certain games require more processing power than the emulator can provide, the game will crash. Because of this there are a lot of currently unsupported games. If the game doesnt even try to play, it is either uncompatable or a corrupted file. Try redownloading the rom from a different source. Also check to make sure that the file is a .zip file. If no games work try to uninstall the emulator and reinstall it.
    1. johnnyboy026's Avatar
      johnnyboy026 -
      kk 1 more thing how do i delete roms
    1. Paulrs's Avatar
      Paulrs -
      Go to ifile click var/mobile/media/ roms /n64. Then hit edit, click the circles next to the roms you want to delete, and tap the trash can icon.
    1. Dinkie's Avatar
      Dinkie -
      Does anyone know how to download roms? I go to search, click on doperoms, download one that has a green tick but the screen goes blank and no pop up appears asking me to confirm the download.
    1. Liamo14's Avatar
      Liamo14 -
      Well, this looks like a great app, but it doesn't work on my iPod touch 4G. When I try to play a game, the app just crashes. Is the iPod touch 4G just not compatible? Thanks!
    1. Paulrs's Avatar
      Paulrs -
      Do you have ifile and safari download manager? If not, install http://cydia.*************/ and download (im assuming u r jail broken
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paulrs View Post
      Do you have ifile and safari download manager? If not, install http://cydia.*************/ and download (im assuming u r jail broken
      Sorry buddy we support developers here.
    1. Dinkie's Avatar
      Dinkie -

      every time i try and load a rom it crashes? It prompts me to use either portrait sound/no sound and the nes controlling appears. Then the screen goes blank (black) and i see my app menu screen

      im using 0.81 and the free version of n64iphone

      my iphone is the 3g
    1. xtheonlylegendx's Avatar
      xtheonlylegendx -
      Hey Zod love your apps, but Ive got a bit of problem with
      N64, it like crashes when ever i try to play a rom, got any idea
      how to fix plz that would be most appreciated.
      thank your