Comprehensive Emulator Guide


  1. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member


    If you have ATT u need to sideload. Otherwise no root required.
  2. KazuyaKomplex

    KazuyaKomplex New Member

    Trev-Thank you for the AWESOME comprehensive list. I've been looking for days on end for the Tiger Mame emu for my X-play.

    I've run into a bit of a roadblock, however. After I've downloaded the "Where are Tigers" compressed folder to my desktop, I don't see the Tiger Mame link. Do i just send the entire compressed folder to my device? Please assist. Thanks!
  3. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member


    The where are tigers is an app u must install on ur phone
  4. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    Oh okay! Not a problem, just wondering. Thanks
  5. someguy43210

    someguy43210 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the helpful and time saving info.

    I bought the app "SNESator" and wondered if credible work or justa copy of something else. Well thanks for revealing its just a rip of Snesnoid.

    From some article discussions they said Yongzh apps were removed because of GPL violation, but Googe left a bunch of scammer apps, though its not surprising seeing how Google conduct their business lately.
  6. someguy43210

    someguy43210 Well-Known Member

    You should simply link ExPLusAlpha homepage since all his stuff are quality and supports the iControlPad and Wiimote: Ex Plus Alpha
  7. Ingenu

    Ingenu Active Member

    Excellent work on the write up Trevor! We will definitely be bookmarking this one for when we do more testing on our controller.

    That might be something you could consider adding into your write up, the controllers that are currently available to make playing emulators a bit better? Currently there are about 4 folks that I can think of off the top of my head, Phonejoy, Wiimote and Gamegripper and us at Ingenu.

    Thanks again for the great post!
  8. SmiWi

    SmiWi New Member

    Couple of things i have just got my Xperia Play, will for example Nesoid work on it? im new to this. i would like to get super mario on my phone but im unsure how to install the emulators on the phone or find the games for them any ideas?

    Smithy
  9. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip I will add your controllers to the list.

    I wish you talented devs would consider a making a case or controller which could fit around the phone like how a PSP looks.

    The Icontrolpad is close but too fat to keep in your pocket with the controls attached.

    If someone made an slick interface where the buttons where on the top of the bottom of the phone that would be awesome.

    Preferably a control pad of this sort would feature a D-Pad, a left and right joystick like on the PSP, 4 Buttons, 1 start and 1 select button and 4 shoulder pads. This would make the control pad work for almost all types of emulators.
  10. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    There is a wealth of knowledge out there. The emulators themselves are easy to use. Try a You tube video.

    My purpose here is to provide an index more than detailed instructions
  11. jcash3

    jcash3 Well-Known Member

    Slow clap that slowly increases in frequency
  12. Ingenu

    Ingenu Active Member

    Give Android Mobile gaming a little more time and I am sure more development will be done for it.

    Right now we are focusing on our bluetooth SNES style controller ( no root required ) but, we have tons of ideas for if this thing takes off. The Easymote
  13. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    For folks that have FPSe, the dev updated with pbp file support. This type of file is compressed and was intended to be used on the PSP, so we can now fit almost twice the PSX games on a card (on average).
  14. disastar

    disastar Well-Known Member

    Now that there is a PS3 controller driver, does that mean I could use a PS3 controller to play games using any of the above emulators? Or does the emulator need to support an external controller? If an emulator supports a Wiimote, does that mean it will probably support a PS3 controller?

    Cheers.
  15. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    Not sure. I know it is very difficult to even get it working in the first place.

    Contact Yongzh or Cruelfoxhound they may know more
  16. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    Arcade emulation update:

    Great news:

    Jararcade and Tiger Mame have been updated.

    They now play more games like the Simpsons arcade ! (can only be marge though ugh lol) and the 4 player Xmen game

    I believe other Konami games will work now as well.

    Tiger Mame also increased the screen resolution for larger phones so it fits now ! He has a beta adding net play and if you go to the settings in the app and donate you will be able to use save states.

    In the beta I am testing for Tiger Mame Cps1 sound is fixed but cps2hd games may not work anymore so you will need CPS2HD for that.

    Tigerking is keeping a twitter account to announce updates to his products his name is TigerKing1218
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  17. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    Since the Sega CD will soon be working on android via the MD.Emu app made by Explusalpha

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.explusalpha.MdEmu&feature=search_result

    I thought I would make a list of some games unique to the Sega CD which I am going to play. The Sega CD had some decent RPGs but many of them were ported to PS1 (Lunar). The below games cannot be played any other way on Android besides Sega CD.

    1. Advanced Dungeon's & Dragons & the eye of the Beholder

    2. Corpse Killer

    3. Dragon's Lair

    4. Sylpheed

    5. Lords of Thunder

    6. Popful Mail

    7. Shining Force CD (much better then their orginal game gear versions)

    8. Snatcher

    9. Sonic CD

    10. Tomcat Alley

    11. Vay

    I asked Explusalpha if he thought he could do a 32X emulator. He said it would be very difficult but he will look into it once the Sega CD emulation is launched.
  18. Payvay

    Payvay Member

    Is there a mame emulator (especially for the CPS2) that enable 4 sixaxis controllers mapping?
  19. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member

    No...u can ask the Dev about it but since the multiplayer exp is not fantastic yet on a 4 inch screen I doubt it has been at the top of their list.

    I suppose it could be useful via HDMI out to a tv. Also sixaxis may or may not work. It just became possible recently so I am not sure the devs coded it in or not .
  20. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    I wonder how long before an actual full MAME release? A version was released over a year ago for the N900, but the poor OS design of the N900 meant a lot of games were slowww. The same games that crawled on the N900 are smooth on the Incredible, D1and of course the D3.

    Frustrating to have full rom set support, but slow device and OS on N900. The Droid 1 has the same hardware as the N900, so shows how poor the N900 was, since D1 was much faster.

    Sorry for the tangent, but Nokia SUCKS.
  21. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member


    What version of Tiger Arcade fits screens on higher res devices? I tried the newest version linked on his site, but still a small window on the Thrive. You had me excited until I tested it out. Current version on his site is 2.0.6, but lists as 2.2 when installing.

    The dev needs to update the fine app with better scaling function for higher res devices. I have sent him emails before, but no reply. Seems this would be a simple function to add.

    I would get the paid version then :)
  22. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member


    So u mean this emulator can play games like radiant silvergun and killer instinct 2 ? Who is the Dev. We should contact him and convince him to port his work to Android where to will thrive
  23. Trev186

    Trev186 Well-Known Member


    Sorry I must have gotten confused. U guess the beta has the full screen enabled. Try asking tigerking for one...knowing him he won't reply. Pm me ur email and ill send u my copy. Just remember he disabled save states in the beta
  24. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member


    It would not play those games, but a ton of others. Some played fine, but ironically, the older games that are smooth in Jarcade were slooow on the N900 (even overclocked). The reason that Neo Geo and even older games were slow is due to the lack of proper video ram on the N900. Shame :(

    Not sure if the dev works on anything now, but he is was over at the Maemo Talk forums. The emulator literally had all the functionality of a full MAME (because it was a full MAME and rom set for early 2010), but worked on the N900. Amazing app, but bogged down by a frumpy OS and odd video ram decisions by Nokia.

    I still use my N900, but mainly for MAME and the games that work well. Was my last device with Tmo.

    As can be appreciated, some games were not practical (cd games, HD games, and proprietary chipped 3D games).
  25. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member


    I PMd!

    Good to know he is working on a version that scales correctly :)

    Just hope the same amount of games work. I would rather have poor sound in CPS1 games than lose CPS2HD game working. Some good game there :)

    Perhaps he can have two version of the app so people can use either one? Could you suggest this to him?
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