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    Default Emulators and Emulator News for BlackBerry PlayBook

    This is an attempt at a localized list for playbook emulators, instead of other threads getting stuffed with "where is x emulator?"

    I am sure I have missed some, and have missed credit somewhere. Please feel free to correct me and add to this list, and I will update the main post.

    This thread can also be used to release information about your own emulators. Please PM me or post on here for requests to be added to the main post!

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    RetroArch - Multi System Emulator (Libretro) RetroArch Blackberry 0.9.9 - Multi-system game/emulator system

    I am currently supporting RetroArch as the main emulation platform for BB10/PB.
    Please log all issues with it here: https://github.com/jtokarchuk/RetroA...ues?state=open I am currently working on the rotation issue.

    Afterwards, I will look into bugfixes and bringing exciting new cores to the BB scene.


    Depreciated: (let me know if your emulator has been updated in the past year and I will bump it above this line.)

    SNES9x-PB (A7omic, jtokarchuk): Snes9x for Blackberry Playbook: Official Thread

    DGEN (Sega Megadrive, froggyface): DGEN Sega Megadrive/Genesis emulator ported

    Unreal Speccy ZX (froggyface) unreal-speccy ZX Spectrum emulator for playbook

    VBA-M (Gameboy Advance/Gameboy Color, froggyface): VBAm port for playbook ( GBA/GB/GBC emu)

    HuGo (PC Engine/Turbografx16, froggyface): HuGo (PCEngine/TG16) Emu ported

    FCEUXpb (Nintendo Entertainment System, froggyface): FCEUX port for playbook. (NES Emulator)

    Atari800 (froggyface): froggyface

    DOSBox (A7omic): DOSBox

    ScummVM (???): ScummVM for PlayBook

    psx-reARMed-pb (Playstation, Catalyst) pcsx-reARMed-pb

    GBColor-PB (jtokarchuk) GBColor-PB: GameBoy/GameBoy Color Emulator for PlayBook

    mupen64plus (CatalystG): http://opensourcebb.com/2012/06/mupe...-for-playbook/

    AlmostTI - Texas Instrument Calculator (travisredpath) AlmostTI for Blackberry Playbook

    ColEm - ColecoVision Emulator (travisredpath) ColEm for the Blackberry Playbook

    GnGeo-pb - NeoGeo Emulator (travisredpath) NeoGeo on the Blackberry Playbook

    Neo4All-pb -NeoGeo CD Emulator (travisredpath) Neo Geo CD for the Blackberry Playbook
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    Emulator Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ]

    1. Where do I get games?
    Google is your friend. Typing in the game system name + ROM will do the trick.

    2. Where do I put my ROMS?
    RetroArch defaults to shared/documents/roms

    3. How do I get to those folders?
    Easiest way is to enable wireless filesharing on your Playbook. See here: http://crackberry.com/wi-fi-file-sha...berry-playbook

    4. Can we get a NintendoDS/PS2/Insert nextgen system here emulator?
    Realistically, these may not work well.

    5. Do I need to be rooted to use emulators?
    No, you do not. You can install them with DDPB (You must enable developer mode on your Playbook.) http://www.berryreview.com/forums/to...staller-method

    6. [Insert emulator feature] is problematic!
    Please log an issue on the relevant repository on my github.
    http://github.com/jtokarchuk

    7. I want to beta test!
    Once things get in motion again, I will happily provide the beta bars to the public for testing. No exclusivity here!


    - If anyone else has something to add, please PM me it and I will put it on the FAQ list.
    Last edited by jtokarchuk; 04-10-2014 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Updated FAQ
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    Ah I was looking for stuff like this yesterday. Glad to get it all compiled into one post ^__^
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    What are the chances of an Amiga emulator on Playbook? I'd love to see one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtokarchuk View Post
    mupen64plus (Nintendo64, jtokarchuk, A7omic): This one is particularily challenging. I am going to be uploading thep rogress to a github so far. We have the project building, but are having difficulties getting it to a point where it will load a ROM. This is your chance to chip in, community, and make something awesome happen.
    Not trying to sound ungrateful (believe me, I think it's awesome you guys are working on these apps and I'm happy just knowing it's in progress), but I'm just wondering. I assume this is a full build from the original, and not some kind of extremely complicated Android build?

    Again, thanks so much for your hard work (A7omic, jtokarchuk, froggyface, and everyone else contributing), having emulators on the playbook adds so much to the value and how much time I can waste on it. :P I can't even tell you how great it is to use the playbook as a portable version of the super nintendo to rock super mario world anywhere I want but then again, I bet you guys love it too! Thanks so much. Anyway, I'm not exactly a coder but, if there's anything I can do to help with this project I'd be happy too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zethaaron View Post
    Not trying to sound ungrateful (believe me, I think it's awesome you guys are working on these apps and I'm happy just knowing it's in progress), but I'm just wondering. I assume this is a full build from the original, and not some kind of extremely complicated Android build?

    Again, thanks so much for your hard work (A7omic, jtokarchuk, froggyface, and everyone else contributing), having emulators on the playbook adds so much to the value and how much time I can waste on it. :P I can't even tell you how great it is to use the playbook as a portable version of the super nintendo to rock super mario world anywhere I want but then again, I bet you guys love it too! Thanks so much. Anyway, I'm not exactly a coder but, if there's anything I can do to help with this project I'd be happy too.
    You are correct, it is from the original sources. I will be uploading the NDK project to github tonight.
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    Another vote for an Amiga emulator. One is on android. How well would the emulated Amiga run while being emulated on a PlayBook that was emulating android?
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    I wanna play pokemon on my playbook, which emulator should I get?
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    VBA-m, it will play gameboy color games (i.e. pokemon)
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    Default Gameboy & gbc

    I notice a lack of a gbc or simply gb emu, I know someone was working on it but I'll be damned if I remember who.

    Edit, nvrmnd haha post above lists one
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    Any chance on getting a bluetooth controller working with any of the emulators? Imagin plugging in your playbook into your tv via HDMI and having all your emulators and being able play through a controller. Playbook turns into the ulimate game console.
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    - Added a requests section to reflect these posts.
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    You forgot the most important emulator : Android player
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    I'm wondering, is anyone working on porting the mother of all emulators: MAME ?
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    REQUEST: PSX emulator for my final fantasy tactics! and yes, maybe a more stable android player
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMarco View Post
    I'm wondering, is anyone working on porting the mother of all emulators: MAME ?
    Yeah, what he said.
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    Playstation emulator would be great. Imagine FF VII on PlayBook!
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    Would there be any chance at all of a nds emulator happening? That would be just AMAZING but I understand there might be complications regarding copyright issues and various other stuffs. But I would love to have one, it would make my pb complete
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    Request: TI graphing calculator emulator
    I would love one of these especially the ti 83+/84+. There is Andie Graph for Android free but I have asked someone to convert it to bar but it doesn't run:
    Andie Graph v7 - TI Pro.bar
    Here are the rom for anyone who would like to give it a shot:
    TI ROM 82.83.83P.86 for Andie Graph.rar
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    Default MAME on Playbook?

    Any chances that someone is working on MAME for Blackberry Playbook? mamedev.org Would be awesome, I use MAME on my Windows machine and have tons of ROMS of retro games to play. Imagine MAME on Playbook, definitely the hardware is up to the task and with the right controls it would be very cool. Plus the source for MAME looks to be open so it could be ported, I'm sure.
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    Request:
    NEO GEO emulator
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    I've sent an email to the developers of the MAME emulator. Letting them know about how easy it is to develop for the PlayBook. And I let them know of the free PlayBook offer RIM has. You might peak their interest if you sen them an email. I suggest sending them links to RIM's dev sites and things like that instead of just begging for an app. But I really want to see more and more app come to the PlayBook that show how much muscle it has
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pootermobile View Post
    I've sent an email to the developers of the MAME emulator. Letting them know about how easy it is to develop for the PlayBook. And I let them know of the free PlayBook offer RIM has. You might peak their interest if you sen them an email. I suggest sending them links to RIM's dev sites and things like that instead of just begging for an app. But I really want to see more and more app come to the PlayBook that show how much muscle it has
    The free PlayBook offer ends tomorrow at midnight (when its turning to March 3). Also, RIM doesn't seem to be allowing emulators on App World. If we see a MAME emulator, it will almost certainly be from one of the extremely skilled developers that have already created emulators, as there's not much incentive for the original MAME developers.

    It's important to be patient, a tonne of time and effort goes into these emulators and it's really lucky we've got developers doing the massive favor of porting said emulators and distributing them for free. Ultimately it's all up to them with what they choose to do with their time and we have to respect the fact they've already put in a tonne of work for us.
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    Please add ColecoVision Emulator to the request list
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