iMAME Arcade Emulator Hits the App Store (For Now) [Update: Pulled]

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    TouchArcade has spotted the appearance of a free MAME game emulator on the App Store called iMAME. MAME is a popular arcade machine emulator that will run thousands of arcade games if you have the original ROMs.

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    iMAME running Simpsons with iCade support.​
    iMAME ships with nine "less than stellar" ROMs to play, but apparently can load arbitrary ROMs using a 3rd party utility such as iExplorer without jailbreaking:
    Apple has had a bit of a spotty history with emulators on the App Store. While a number of individual emulators do exist on the App Store, Apple has been more restrictive about these open emulators, presumably due to potential legal issues. For example, a full DOS/Windows 3.0 emulator appeared in the App Store at one point but was quickly pulled by Apple.

    iMAME is currently available as a free Universal application on the App Store. [Link]

    Update: It took Apple two days to get around to it with the holidays, but iMAME has been removed from the App Store.

    Article Link: iMAME Arcade Emulator Hits the App Store (For Now) [Update: Pulled]
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Downloaded and saved forever (at least until iOS 6)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Download it now while you can!
     
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    Just grabbed it. Thanks for the heads-up. I don't imagine this will be around for long.
     
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    QUICK!! Go get your nostalgia before Apple pulls it off!
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    It's not breaking any of the app store rules. There are many emulators up on the app store. The only app store requirement is that you can only play games bundled with your app. It doesn't cover users jail breaking the phone and loading more.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    How do I download it? iMame emu isn't in the app store?

    Thanks
     
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    Click app store link in article.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I can put in a folder with Tether titled "Banned 2011 Apps"
     
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    And... where do you find ROMs and how do you install them? Was there a TA article on this?
     
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    wordoflife

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    Don't think I'll ever use this, but downloaded it just in case.
     
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    Got it.
    Thanks.
     
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    Easiest way is to open "www.macrumors.com" in your iPod Touch's web browser, then click on the "Link" at the end of the article.

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    Haha. Yeah, same here.

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    I think it's gone already. Too late. :(
     
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    I just got it.
     
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    No, I just finished downloading a copy (after seeing this comment).
     
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    I guess your reading comprehension isn't so great because in the OP it says you can load more on it with-OUT Jb'ing...
     
  22. macrumors member

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    Nope.... Just got it! 3:10PM Pacific Time.

    Search iMame and hit return. It may not show in the live results.
     
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    Downloaded (still available). But too bad none of these ancient arcade games are optimized for touchscreen.
     
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    It's still up



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    Ouch. requires iOS 4.3 or newer. Have to wait until I get home to grab it, as I'm still on my iPhone 3G (3.1.3). Hope that it's still there.. :(

    BL.
     

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