Commodore Amiga Emulator coming to iPhone

Niemann on Wednesday, 10 February 2010. Posted in News


TouchArcade reports "Retro gaming fans can add another item to their "things in life to be excited for" list, as we just got word that Manomio, who brought us the C64 for iPhone [App Store] emulator, is currently working on bringing an Amiga emulator to the App Store."

C64, the Commodore 64 emulator referenced, had troubles with the AppStore approval process when it was discovered that the user was able to execute arbitrary BASIC code through the emulator.  The Commodore Amiga granted users even more freedom and it will be interesting to see the delivery system and application package that Manomio submit to the AppStore.

Virtual ][ Updated

iBatman on Tuesday, 09 February 2010. Posted in News


Slow batch of news in 2010 it seems.    Well folks, here's an update to the Apple ][ Emulator.   Here's a list of features to those new to this application or this site.  

  • Emulates the Apple ][, ][+ and //e
  • Supports USB game pad and joystick
  • Store a running machine and resume later on
  • Full-screen mode
  • Epson FX-80 and Imagewriter II emulation
  • Many configurable peripheral cards
  • Realistic sound effects, including Mockingboard emulation
  • Convert original Apple II diskettes
  • Index your Apple II disk images
  • Debug Apple II programs

Not a lot of changes to this release but here's the list.

Version 6.3.6:

  • The program now accepts "dsk" image files with 41 tracks (the maximum so far was 40).
  • A recent Snow Leopard upgrade broke the "Make Movie from Apple II Screen" feature. This has been fixed.
  • Cassette tape files now get file name extension "cass" instead of "aif". As a result, the cassette tape icon appears correctly again in Snow Leopard. Old "aif" files can still be read

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Final Fantasy Coming to the iPhone

Niemann on Friday, 22 January 2010. Posted in News

Seems like there's just a ton of iPhone news for us over the past couple days; and now we have news that Square Enix is bringing one of the most successful RPG series of all time to the iPhone and iPod Touch.  In December of 1987 the original Final Fantasy was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Since then Final Fantasy has released twelve sequels (most recently Final Fantasy XIII for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360) and countless spin-offs.


On Wednesday, Square Enix posted a series of screenshots to their facebook page under the title "FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II for iPhone / iPod touch".  The only other information included is:

"Over 20 years since the original releases, FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II are coming to iPhone / iPod touch!  Release date: TBA.  Stay tuned!"

The interface appears to be slightly modified from the original GUI elements we have seen in previous remakes of the game.  This implies that Square Enix is taking advantage of the touch screen to navigate menus as opposed to other ports and remakes which have centered around an overlay gamepad.

View more of the screenshots after the break.

Sega Announces Ultimate Genesis iPhone Emulator

Niemann on Wednesday, 20 January 2010. Posted in News

Sega, creator of the original Sega Genesis console system, has just announced Sega's Ultimate Genesis app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  Fundamentally, this free app allows the purchase of many classic Sega games such as Sonic the Hedgehog ($5.99) and Golden Axe ($4.99).  This app appears to be a fully featured emulator which downloads authentic ROMs of the original games; this means you receive the most authentic experience possible.

What is unique about this product is that it is an emulator and appears to be in direct conflict with Apple's AppStore policies.  Current Sega Genesis emulators for the iPhone are available only on jailbroken iPhones (genesis4iphone video above; ignore terrible music).  Others have successfully released similar products for the iPhone including C64, which is a Virtual Console-esque app for the Commodore 64.

The app is free and includes one free game; Space Harrier II.  Anyone else want to see Road Rash or General Chaos on the iPhone (or iPad) as much as we do?

Apple Boot Camp Now Supports Windows 7

Niemann on Tuesday, 19 January 2010. Posted in News

Apple has just released an update to Boot Camp that includes support for Microsoft's latest incarnation of their operating system; Windows 7.  The update also fixes a number of bugs, addresses a lot of various issues, and adds support for Apple's latest peripherals.

This update adds support for Microsoft Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate), addresses issues with the Apple trackpad, turns off the red digital audio port LED on laptop computers when it is not being used, and supports the Apple wireless keyboard and Apple Magic mouse.

The new version is Boot Camp 3.1 and is available in 64-bit and 32-bit flavors.  Support for Windows 7 requires an authentic copy of Windows 7 or a legitimate Windows 7 upgrade.  A number of systems are not supported by Boot Camp 3.1, including iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro models introduced in 2006.

"Come see our latest creation" Gaming Oriented?

Niemann on Tuesday, 19 January 2010. Posted in News

Multiple sources are posting that many gaming related media outlets as well as game developers have been invited to Apple's January 27th media event.  The overwhelming majority of news sites and analysts expect Apple to be introducing their tablet device and recent reports from Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN have brought up the possibility of iPhone OS, iLife, and iWork updates.


Snes9X Updated to v1.52

Niemann on Sunday, 17 January 2010. Posted in News

byuu on the forums pointed out an update to the popular Super Nintendo emulator Snes9X.  This open source emulator sports incredible compatibility and has been the most popular Super Nintendo emulator for Windows and Mac for years.  This update includes a large amount of bug fixes, an updated sound core, and some Leopard and Snow Leopard specific changes.


While Snes9x sports a must faster emulation core, if you are looking for cycle-exact emulation try out Richard Bannister's BSNES.

Genesis Plus v1.3.1

Niemann on Sunday, 17 January 2010. Posted in News

Richard Bannister has updated Genesis Plus to v1.3.1.  The sole new feature in this version is support for Game Genie cheat codes.  Genesis Plus is a very accurate emulator for Sega Genesis games.  If you are using an older machine or you are having speed issues with Genesis Plus it is recommended you use Generator.


Richard Bannister is a popular Mac emulator porter and author, currently maintaining a library of over twenty-five emulators.  If you are looking for emulators for the Spectrum ZX to the Virtual Boy, Bannister's site is the place to check first.