MAME on iphone/touch?

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  1. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm not into modern games too much. i much prefer retro, which is why 99% of my gaming on my computer is via the MAME interface. This means i can play all the original coin ops until my hearts content.

    MAME is a relatively small and simple interface, and i was wondering about the odds or possibilities of it being ported to the iphone?. i'm presuming there'ld be numerous legalities involved, but other than the red tape, what are the chances it could happen?

    being able to play original games without waiting for them to be ported and converted would be fantastic.
     
  2. jchampl

    jchampl Well-Known Member


    jailbroken = possible, not jaiilbroken = impossible
     
  3. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    i know this, but how possible is what i'm after. is it a reality or what? has this issue been looked at before?
     
  4. Phil_Synowiec

    Phil_Synowiec Well-Known Member

    If your saying a MAME emulator to the appstore. YOu have .001% chance of that, there would be copyright issues of running the games.
     
  5. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Really. If you jailbreak, there is mame4iphone. Like your game preferences too. :thumbsup:
     
  6. gekkota

    gekkota Well-Known Member

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    Only in our dreams, my friend.
    Sigh...
    :(
     
  7. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    so the answer is no then. thank you.

    :(
     
  8. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    #8 Gregz0r, May 18, 2009
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    I've been waiting for a decent version of MAME to come out for a homebrewed(jailbroken) PSP for 3 years, and still no sight of it, only early, abandoned versions, that play only the earliest arcade games very poorly.
    So, there's no chance of it seeing the iPhone light of day, in as good a condition as on the PC. :mad:
     
  9. Acidbottle

    Acidbottle Well-Known Member

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    id give ma back teeth for MAME on appstore but after seeing First Star getting all agressive towards a boulder dash clone i can assure you it wont ever happen in any lifetime! siiiiiiigh

    tis the only drawback of itouch/phone in that there will never be decent emulators :(
     
  10. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    JAILBREAK HAS A VERY GOOD MAME EMULATOR!!!!! How many times must I say it!?
     
  11. jchampl

    jchampl Well-Known Member

    lol probably a few more, people just aren't getting it.
     
  12. Acidbottle

    Acidbottle Well-Known Member

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    I DO NOT WANT TO JAILBRAKE MY PHONE BUT THX FOR REMINDING ME! :rolleyes:
     
  13. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Well then, stop complaining about there not being a Mame emu in the App Store. Jailbreak doesn't do anything, it's the stuff you add on to it. If you just download Mame, it won't make a difference. If you download themes and such, then yes. It will. You can SSH into it, and remove Cydia and everything, so you can't tell a difference.
     
  14. Acidbottle

    Acidbottle Well-Known Member

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    it invalidates the warranty on tha phone according to ma contract so no, i wont be touching it until that runs out.


    /peace
     
  15. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    It gives you your warranty back when you restore it. Your contract is full of shyt. Do what you will. Doesn't everything invalidate your contract? I mean, really. AT&T and Apple can get over it. It's my device, I'll do with it WHATEVER I WANT TO. Sure, they can take your warranty, but you get that back as soon as you restore. I won't jailbreak my iPhone when I get it on release day, but that's because it's a critical productivity tool, that's what my iPod is for. ;)
     
  16. Acidbottle

    Acidbottle Well-Known Member

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    well after giving it some thought i might give it a try lol right after i read up a bit more on it :D
     
  17. Phil_Synowiec

    Phil_Synowiec Well-Known Member

    Can MAME play DOS games like Hocus Pocus and Pickle Wars?
     

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