iPhone Best emulators?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hypotc, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi folks.

    I'm going to add some emulators on my iPhone, and I was wondering which ones simply are the best. I've seen several emulators for each system, and since some of them are paid apps I don't want to buy&try.

    Do you have any positive/negative experiences with any emulators?


    I've tried Snes9x which works great, and I also tried buying gpSphone (GBA emulator), but it only says "Recheck" at the top.

    Shoot!
     
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    Adutrumque

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    We have these threads , multiple times , everyday.

    gba.emu is found to be the best emulator for the iPhone. For it's purposes of coarse.
     
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    I didn't find a thread for discussion around all emulators, I only found some for specific emulators. That's why I created this thread.
     
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    Robert Broglia's emulators are all amazing and highly recommended. He is constantly adding features and improving their performance :)

    - Snes9x Ex (Free)
    - GBA.emu ($5)
    - GBC.emu ($5)
    - NES.emu ($6)

    Make sure to support this developer by purchasing (not pirating). These are more than worth it for the polish these have. For example, you can not only use a bluetooth wiimote / icade / icontrolpad with these emulators to play your games, but you can also set which key presses do what. Other emulators don't have this key feature.

    Zodttd stuff is trash and he abandoned them a long time ago. Don't trust his stuff for any future updates or improvements.

    Exactly, Robert Broglia's are the only ones worth getting. Nothing more needs to be said really.
     
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    Adutrumque

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    Besides GBA.emu supports gbc's as well so I don't really see why you're getting GBC.emu , really.
     
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    An excellent SNES emulator is irrelevant if you don't want to play any SNES games. There is no best overall emulator.
     
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    No it doesn't.

    If you want to play old school Game Boy / Game Boy Color games then you need to use GBC.emu (not GBA.emu)

    I just tried to load both Metroid 2: Return of Samus and Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening on GBA.emu and it doesn't work.

    Of course this information is told to you right on the cydia page of GBA.emu as well...
     
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    I read the opposite. Have you tried the Pokemon packages? GBC. Oh well... That's sad because in reality GameBoy Advanced supports GBCG.
     
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    Sedrick

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    I just checked GBA.emu on Cydia and it's been "removed from sale".
     
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    how do you get around the "removed from sale" ??
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    You wait a day or two until Cydia has fixed itself and purchase it then.
     
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    Please read before posting. I've already posted a link detailing instructions on downloading GBA.emu.
     
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    How would you guys say the playstation or n64 emulators are?
     
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    What about an n64 emulator that fits the i5 screen?
     
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    Fernandez21

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    This. Only one I could find is n64iphone. Not sure how good it is though.
     
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    Just to add here:

    this will never be available for PayPal purchases. PayPal has a problem in the license agreement with emulators like this. So it will prolly never come up.
     
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    SNES9x does not have any websites which allow Link To The Past to be downloaded (or anything else I wanted :/)
     
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    Where do you guys get legit ROMs for your gba.emu?
    Like Pokemon Yellow/Gold/Silver etc.
     
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    Any option if I'm avoiding using the computer as a bridge?

    Edit: iFunbox worked fine. Splendid! Just like old times already.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    iFile would have to be the best way to cut the computer out of the equation. $4 very well spent.
     

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