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    Default MAME Emulator Makes it Way Into the App Store



    Arcades are a dying childhood pastime, but emulators have kept the quarter eating, and allowance sucking games of our youth alive. Even better, the good people at TouchArcade spotted a free Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) available for free in the App Store.

    The emulator ships with nine “less than stellar” ROMs including: Circus, Crash, Hard Hat, Fire One, Robot Bowl, Side Track, Spectar, Star Fire and Targ. Thankfully iMAME operates like its non-iOS emulator counterparts and allows users to play a nearly limitless amount of games granted they have a working ROM. The app loads ROMS using a third-party utility like iExplorer without jailbreaking.

    “Yep, add a .zip rom to the Docs folder through PhoneView and it works perfect! Just tried Crime Fighters! “ — @mattlukens.
    While this is an awesome emulator and appears to function rather well, Apple’s has a mixed history with emulators. A number of individual emulators litter the App Store, but as MacRumors points out Apple has been much more restrictive with open emulators like the DOS/Windows 3.0 emulator they removed.

    Grab iMAME quick before Apple breaks some Arcade dreams. It’s a universal app available in the App Store for free.

    Source: MacRumors
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 12-22-2011 at 12:44 AM.

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    just downloaded it, gonna try out other roms.
    i wonder how long this is gonna be up on the appstore lol

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    So what kinda ROMs work? SNES, Genesis, etc? Anybody know?
    Last edited by rocketApe; 12-22-2011 at 12:01 AM.
    I always thought the term "early adopter" (regarding tech) was a bit snooty. So, I'll go ahead and call myself an early adopter, cuz I'm feeling a bit snooty.

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    It uses MAME compatible roms

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    Arcades are a dying childhood past time
    I had to read this three times before I realised you meant "pastime".

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    Can someone explain how to install roms and the best source to find them. Thanks for any help!!

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    Works pretty well, I've uploaded a few roms. I was hoping I could get wwf superstars to work but no luck yet. This will not be avaliable long in the App Store, I can't believe this made it this far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjailbreakMD View Post
    Can someone explain how to install roms and the best source to find them. Thanks for any help!!
    Google otherwise I doubt you'll get much help with finding them.

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    I just beat the Simpsons game

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    What are some good roms that work with it?

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    This app does mirroring too I heard. So use appletv to do display and control on idevice.

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    It's kind of funny this is posted here, considering unless you actually own the arcade machine, possession of the roms would be piracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weasel View Post
    possession of the roms would be piracy.
    So what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spice_weasel View Post
    It's kind of funny this is posted here, considering unless you actually own the arcade machine, possession of the roms would be piracy.
    I am sure a big lawsuit will begin over playing a rom with a 1980 copyright.

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    Sarcasm aside, let's see. Can't add Siri to non 4s devices due to piracy. Can't run the original acidrain due to piracy. Can't even mention ********** due to piracy. And if you don't think anyone will bother you about the roms, why not put up a cydia repo hosting a bunch of them? Make sure you post the end result.

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    What's the word on the games that need add-ons, like SNK's Metal Slug? I think the NeoGeo BIOS needs to be downloaded into a different folder. I forget exactly how I set mine up...I haven't added any new ROMs in a few years.

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    I don't know any of the games included





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    Quote Originally Posted by duromega View Post
    I don't know any of the games included
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    Isn't there a list for working roms?

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