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  • iPhone C64 emulator OK'd, sans BASIC
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VA3NB-jpGA&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - C64 for iPhone[/ame]

    AppleInsider reports that Apple has approved Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator, having rejected it in June because of its inclusion of a BASIC interpreter. Apple explicitly forbade apps from launching their own any executable code in the licensing for the version 2.0 SDK.

    The ability of apps in 3.0 to enable in-app purchasing allowed Manomio to work around the limitation. Perhaps better characterized as a simulator rather than a true emulator, the Manomio app cannot run arbitrary C64 code, but only disk images licensed by the company.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone C64 emulator OK'd, sans BASIC started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Looks cool
    1. Burner911's Avatar
      Burner911 -
      Finally an App Store approved emulator!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It's not really an emulator though...
    1. playboii's Avatar
      playboii -
      so what exactly is it? we're not gona be able to load up mario n stuff right? mario kart i would love not the bootleg crash bandicoot
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
      Perhaps better characterized as a simulator rather than a true emulator, the Manomio app cannot run arbitrary C64 code, but only disk images licensed by the company.
    1. techgirl's Avatar
      techgirl -
      @angiepangie - Your tagline is funny! lol
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Thanks
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      Finally something at least close to an emulator makes it to the App Store. Maybe more developers will be able to achieve this by observing the method used for this one.
    1. smiska2's Avatar
      smiska2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by playboii View Post
      so what exactly is it? we're not gona be able to load up mario n stuff right? mario kart i would love not the bootleg crash bandicoot
      I don't think any of those games where ever on the C64

      You're not thinking of a nintendo are you?
    1. showstopper's Avatar
      showstopper -
      IK+ was a great game!
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      We are moving in the right direction...
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Awesomeness! Too bad Nintendo won't make one for the App Store (which is unlikely).
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      load"*",8,1
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      wonder if you can ssh into this and add .img or .bin to play my "backups" for free hope so!
    1. GTOpilot's Avatar
      GTOpilot -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rescuer View Post
      load"*",8,1
      OMG, to funny and brings back so many memories.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by GTOpilot View Post
      OMG, to funny and brings back so many memories.
      yes! that's where i started when i was young

      playing games on a commadore 64
    1. legsing's Avatar
      legsing -
      (If you’re dying to get your BASIC on, however, reader Stooovie let us know you can still access it by enabling “always show full keyboard”, starting a game, paging over to the EXTRA keyboard, and then tapping RESET. Boom, dropped into BASIC with a ready-prompt — though we clearly don’t remember enough C64 BASIC to see if it actually does anything or just sits there blinking. Commenters?)
      this seemed to work, i tried some small bits of code from youtube tutorial videos and they worked...

      i was also wondering about ssh'ing disk images into this. i just recently bought a c64 to make music with, and it would be cool to be able to use some of those trackers on my phone.

      i looked around, and i don't nearly understand anything, but the application folder included a games folder...
      with each game having a few .png files, a .t64 or .d64 file, which you can easily acquire, a .state file, which i have no idea what that is, and a .plist file, which i assume some smarter person that myself could modify ?
      i'm sure its much trickier than that, but i hope somebody figures it out
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      An emulator on the app store could be cool, it has a lot of potential to build an emulator tab or community, like there would be a category of emulator games, DLC for an app lol
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      I'm guessing the state file is for saves (IE Save states)

      This is C64 not N64 for you guys talking about mario :P.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The app has been pulled again because it still had Basic hidden.