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!
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
Last edited by jtokarchuk; 04-10-14 at 01:35 PM.
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.
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; 04-10-14 at 01:35 PM. Reason: Updated FAQ
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-01-12, 04:57 PM #5
- 451 Posts
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.
- 03-01-12, 09:36 PM #12
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.
- CrackBerry User
03-01-12, 10:33 PM #19
- 22 Posts
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
- CrackBerry Newbie
03-01-12, 10:33 PM #20
- 1 Posts
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
Last edited by thesad; 03-01-12 at 10:36 PM.
- 03-01-12, 10:46 PM #21
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.
- 03-02-12, 12:04 AM #23
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
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-02-12, 12:30 AM #24
- 451 Posts
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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