Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 21, 2006, 03:02 PM   #1
TheSalmonThief
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Programming a Widget

I've had this marvelous idea to make a series of widgets that each feature classic video games... Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight, etc. So you could just go play a round or two on the Dashboard when you're bored...

Problem is, I have no idea where to start. I have only basic programming skills. I imagine I would have to integrate a ROM into some Universal emulator, and then integrate that into a widget with a wall of code.

Someone point me in the right direction? >_>
TheSalmonThief is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 21, 2006, 09:26 PM   #2
kainjow
Moderator emeritus
 
kainjow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Would be quite a lot of work, unless you coded the game in Flash and embeded the swf file. Other than that, ROMs are illegal to obtain unless you own the cartridge (or something like that) so you couldn't distribute it. You would be basically be distributing an emulator inside a widget, and I think most people are quite satisifed with SNES9X and ZNES, but if you think you can do it, go for it.
kainjow is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Programming > Mac Programming

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help finding Movie Times widget please. whimaway OS X 7 Aug 23, 2013 04:38 PM
Doesn't Safari support creating desktop widgets anymore? Ryan700 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 2 Aug 23, 2011 03:23 AM
Radar-in-Motion widget mystery chickadee Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Mar 16, 2011 11:20 PM
Messed Up Text on Apple Programs and widgets A1SteakSauce Mac Basics and Help 2 Oct 14, 2010 03:28 PM
istat program not widget nownot Mac Applications and Mac App Store 5 Jun 6, 2007 12:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC