+ Reply
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Article: MAME Emulator Makes its Way Into the App Store

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
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
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 79 Times in 46 Posts

    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; 12-21-2011 at 11:44 PM.

  2. #2
    iPhone? More like MyPhone mindblown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    HAWAII
    Posts
    258
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

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

  3. #3
    Green Apple rocketApe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    So what kinda ROMs work? SNES, Genesis, etc? Anybody know?
    Last edited by rocketApe; 12-21-2011 at 11:01 PM.
    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.

  4. #4
    MMi Staff Writer Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 79 Times in 46 Posts

    It uses MAME compatible roms

  5. #5
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

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

  6. #6
    What's Jailbreak? drjailbreakMD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts

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

  7. #7
    iPhoneaholic Nickaroni22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    458
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 45 Times in 39 Posts

    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.

  8. #8
    iPhoneaholic Megaorange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    The Grid
    Posts
    459
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 113 Times in 97 Posts

    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.

  9. #9
    Go Wings Zokunei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    6,275
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked 453 Times in 366 Posts

    I just beat the Simpsons game

  10. #10
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    What are some good roms that work with it?

  11. #11
    Super Moderator Cer0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    MN/WI
    Posts
    13,937
    Thanks
    386
    Thanked 1,133 Times in 883 Posts

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

  12. #12
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

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

  13. #13
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Striknine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    164
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

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

  14. #14
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    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.

  15. #15
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 15 Times in 11 Posts

    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.

  16. #16
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    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.

  17. #17
    iPhoneaholic duromega's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    381
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts

    I don't know any of the games included





  18. #18
    Livin the iPhone Life celeron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Puerto Rico
    Posts
    5,831
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 340 Times in 323 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by duromega View Post
    I don't know any of the games included
    +1
    If my post was good, click the button in my post

    New to jailbreaking? Have a look at my Redsn0w Guide

  19. #19
    My iPhone is a Part of Me sino84's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 941 Times in 328 Posts

    Isn't there a list for working roms?

  20. #20
    Green Apple thecartuner77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Not gonna last long judging apple. But get it while you can its great.
    iPod touch 4, 4.3.3 jailbroken with redsn0w
    iPod touch 2, 3.1.3 jailbroken with spirit
    hp pavilion dv6500, ubuntu 11.04, 2GHz dual core amd turion 64bit 2gb ram with nvidia graphics
    compaq presario v2000, 512 mb ram 1.8GHz amd mobile sempron, windows 7

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts