App Store: Emulators out of the question?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by boganrulz, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. boganrulz macrumors member

    boganrulz

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    Will Emulators be aloud on the 2.0 app store or do they fall under the bad stuff.

    Only asking cause i have tried to load on a GBA emulator onto ipod touch and it spazed out and didnt work.

    Replies appreciated :)
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    There's nothing that bans emulators per se, but most (if not all) would fail to be accepted because they rely on copied / hacked roms.
     
  3. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    I have a feeling Apple said emulators would not pass muster to be on the app store. I may be mistaken though.

    Emulators for things like GBA, NES etc are all a bit shady however (with no really legit way of getting ROMs) so I can't see Apple allowing it
     
  4. motulist macrumors 68040

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    I would bet that the installer system will be broken so that people can install whatever apps they want without having to jailbreak their whole phone.
     
  5. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    There is a ban on everything of the sort. See the license agreement:
    Emulators would be disqualified because, in order for them to be equipped with the capability of loading and executing the ROM files, they'd be running awry of the ban on "... lanuch(ing) other executable code by any means..."
     

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