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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by prince eric, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. prince eric

    prince eric Newbie
    Thread Starter

    would it be possible to make a pc emulator to play games like starcraft, age of empires or d2 roms? or is this just a stupid question because who would make a rom for a pc game?
     


  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Android Expert

    Actually, ROMs are used for cartridge games. Games that were provided on disks are ripped into image formats (such as iso, bin/cue, img, etc...). There are many PC games that are ripped and put out onto the internet. In fact, these were the first, and probably are the most common, rips available.

    Secondly, The Android OS is essentially a distribution of linux. There is a Windows emulator for linux called Wine, but I am not sure how much work it would take to make it compatible with the Android OS. Furthermore, you would need a rooted phone. Wondows games are not bootable, they are essentially compressed files that contain an executable. executables are only able to be run under a Windows OS or a Windows emulator.
     
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