N64oid

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N64oid

by ganons Mar 4, 2011 at 7:26 PM 6,506 Views 40 replies
  1. ganons
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    its out on the market

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.androidemu.n64

    Craving some Ocarina of Time adventures, Super Mario 64 antics, or some Star Fox 64 flying on your Android device? N64oid brings retro emulation of Nintendo’s popular N64 console to Android devices.

    N64oid is an N64 console emulator for Android devices. You’ll need a copy of the $5.99 emulator, ROMs (from the usual sources, unless you’ve got a ROM ripping setup in your basement and a stack of old cartridges), and a suitably speedy Android device. Older Android devices will find the playback choppy and subpar, but newer and speedier devices like the Nexus-One and Samsung Galaxy should have no problem handling the emulator.

    Like all emulators N64oid is a work in progress and emulating an entire closed-system console on a totally different set of hardware is never a perfect 1:1 emulation, but if you’re a die hard fan of classic N64 titles

    quick test

    Super Mario 64 - Playable
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - too slow
    Mario Kart - playable

    the music is fast and sqeaky byt brilliant first release
     
  2. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

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    This is gonna get sued and removed later. You are paying to bypass Ninty's price systems, i.e. Virtual Console or eBay.
     
  3. SamAsh07

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    Meh I don't care at all...my stupid HTC Desire ends up having 5-6 reboot loops whenever I play a graphics heavy game like Asphalt 4 or Pocket Legends....this will just blow it away.

    EDIT:- Desire has become so annoying, I feel like going back to my Nokia 5700 xP (Had the Desire for only 2 months, what a crap...old phones ftw)
     
  4. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    All the other oid emulators appear to still be there.
    https://market.android.com/search?q=emulator&c=apps
     
  5. Leo Cantus

    Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

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    Nice.. Gameboid is awesome too. I hope this works on my Desire, there should be a lite version.
     
  6. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    eBay? What are you talking about? Money from eBay sales of games doesn't go to Nintendo, so no loss of money from that.

    And anyway, as said previously, there are plenty of other emulators on the Android market (I know there are gameboy and NES emulators, and a PSX one, probably a SNES one. Maybe others too)

    EDIT: Developer has a lot of them: https://market.android.com/developer?pub=yongzh

    EDIT: Its the dozens of ROM downloading apps that I find somewhat surprising.
     
  7. prowler

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    Emulation isn't illegal and IIRC you need the BIOS from a different source before using these (GBA, etc).
     
  8. stanleyopar2000

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    [censored] will hail it if it's removed...and your statement makes no sense..

    How has the GAMEBOY, SNES And GameBoy Advance emulators that are clearly made by Nintendo as well still around on the OFFICIAL Android Market?


    PS : how does this fare on a DroidX?

    unplayable games from pJ64 or 1964 on Android Anyone?
     
  9. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    There'll be an Android update available soon, plus you prolly need to tweak the system a bit.

    Palmphone =/= Phone.

    It actually needs MAINTENANCE to work properly.

    If you want to speed up your user performence, try the Gingerbread ROM, or any custom ROM's that are floating in the web. Try xda-developers for more info.
     
  10. Sylar1

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    Paying to emulate illegally downloaded roms, this is hilarious.
     
  11. awssk8er

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    This on the Xperia would be amazing.
     
  12. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I'm gonna quote prwlr for this.

    "Emulation isn't illegal and IIRC you need the BIOS from a different source before using these (GBA, etc)."
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    what was the reason for VGS to close down? wasnt it due to selling the emulator? i wouldnt pay a cent for an emulator since it was made (not directly and intentionally) to play games one downloads from the net. It's very rare that a person who owns the console and game, plays it on an emulator
     
  14. awssk8er

    awssk8er GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Well, you are paying for the software of the emulator itself. Someone probably worked pretty hard to make it and is only asking $6 for it.

    It's dumb because it's a contradiction, but hey. $6 for every N64 game on a portable device. Doesn't sound like a bad deal at all.
     
  15. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Wouldn't it be hard though to play n64 games on a android? Just wondering.
     
  16. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    Not if you have the Xperia Play.
     
  17. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I know, I mean for the other androids? Xperia Play would play them fine since it has a sort of controller.
     
  18. ganons
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    Root your phone, backup and flash a custom Rom - problem solved.

    Also you can use wiimote and classic controller on majority of emu's on Android including this via Bluetooth
     
  19. DiscostewSM

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    lol, total gratitude for the emulator author, but complete disregard for those that made the games. The N64 is out of date, but that doesn't make it a freebee.
     
  20. stylow

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    Does this work on Samsung ultimate touch