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12-21-2011, 10:15 PM #1
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.
Grab iMAME quick before Apple breaks some Arcade dreams. It’s a universal app available in the App Store for free.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 12-21-2011 at 11:44 PM.
12-21-2011, 10:51 PM #2
just downloaded it, gonna try out other roms.
i wonder how long this is gonna be up on the appstore lol
12-21-2011, 10:56 PM #3
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.
12-21-2011, 11:04 PM #4
It uses MAME compatible roms
12-21-2011, 11:21 PM #5Arcades are a dying childhood past time
12-21-2011, 11:53 PM #6
Can someone explain how to install roms and the best source to find them. Thanks for any help!!
12-22-2011, 12:04 AM #7
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.
12-22-2011, 12:22 AM #8
12-22-2011, 01:09 AM #9
I just beat the Simpsons game
12-22-2011, 02:55 AM #10
What are some good roms that work with it?
12-22-2011, 03:40 AM #11
This app does mirroring too I heard. So use appletv to do display and control on idevice.[CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/CENTER]
12-22-2011, 04:42 AM #12
It's kind of funny this is posted here, considering unless you actually own the arcade machine, possession of the roms would be piracy.
12-22-2011, 04:49 AM #13
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12-22-2011, 06:56 AM #15
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.
12-22-2011, 08:49 AM #16
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.
12-22-2011, 11:23 AM #17
I don't know any of the games included
12-22-2011, 12:06 PM #18
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12-22-2011, 12:53 PM #19
Isn't there a list for working roms?
12-22-2011, 10:22 PM #20
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