- CrackBerry Genius
12-22-2011, 12:17 AM #4
- 1,714 Posts
Look what has just, literally, been released for the Iphone/Ipad: iMAME emulation app hits the App Store, humanity cheers in unison -- Engadget
To say I am jealous - the answer is an obvious YES! Now to start emailing the developers of iMame to beg them to bring it to the Playbook!The Z10 will be my last BB phone; switching platforms.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-10-2012, 12:01 PM #7
- 187 Posts
imame4all - MAME for ALL iOS and Android Devices. - Google Project Hosting
I use iMame4All on my EVO 3d and have used it on various Honeycomb tablets...works just great. Would be nice to see it ported to the PB tho!
EDIT: It is actually called "iMame4All" for the iPhone/iPad, and "Mame4Droid" for Android. Still, the same code.
- 02-10-2012, 12:28 PM #8
- 04-23-2012, 10:43 AM #12
MAME4Droid is a no go...
Not sure if people tried already but I converted the APK to a BAR for both Mame4Droid and Mame4Droid Reloaded. While both converted succeesfully, they would not open on my Playbook. They both started to open and then immediately died and needed a Force Close.
So...that sucks :-) Guess we'll just have to develop our own eh?
- CrackBerry User
04-24-2012, 07:54 AM #14
- 63 Posts
I would be interested to see which games are playable on this platform. I built a full mame cab a couple years back and have been tweaking it ever since. You would be surprised at how much CPU and graphics power are required to emulate some of the more advanced arcade games. Anything with 3D is a particular challenge (think tekken and the later street fighter games).
There is also the obvious question of the touch interface vs. buttons and joysticks. I've tried some platform-ish type games on the playbook and they playable, but there are a lot of arcade games that are button mashers that require precise and quick joystick/button combos. Not sure how well that would translate to any tablet.
Either way, donkey kong, galaga, and time pilot would be awesome to try on the playbook. Hope it happens.
Still hoping for this.
- 04-24-2012, 12:29 PM #16
+ 1 for MAME of any kind. Galaga/Galaxian, all the Pac-Man variants, Donkey Kong, 1941-42-43, Time Pilot, man - there are so many great old games... The next PB (assuming RIM survives the year intact) should really have a full (micro?) USB port for a number of reasons, not the least of which is game controller use.
- 05-14-2012, 08:42 AM #19
MESS is a mess, the goal is to achieve a perfect system emulation, without speed hacks or similar, so it's slower than other emulators.
While on a desktop cpu you won't notice the difference, on a mobile CPU it's better to port a dedicated Atari emulator
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-14-2012, 01:10 PM #20
- 111 Posts
I would like to be able to run my favorite roms as well, but I'll keep in mind that arcade games are not really playable without a real arcade stick and big red buttons!
I wouldn't know how to reach a high score in Galaga with virtual controls on screen.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-05-2013, 08:35 AM #22
- 3 Posts
+1 for MAME! Please!
Only had my PB for 6 weeks - VERY happy with it.
As soon as I realised there were emulators available for it I thought "YES! MAME".
Seeing as MAME has been ported to almost every other device going it seems a no-brainer.
Hopefully some of these clever guys can get it done.