Which phone is best for emulation?

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  1. Awesom3
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    The one that comes to mind is the iPhone but I'm looking at alternatives.

    Which phones have people had success with with emulating stuff? I'm guessing they will be pre-N64/PSX graphics games which is what I want anyway.
     
  2. silvershadow

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    my phone, htc touch pro. it takes some adjusting, and a bit of research to get the emulators working with the keyboard buttons, but after that, its fairly good. ofcourse, not flawless. but fun and good enough.

    i usually use snes to play mystical ninja.

    i used the iphone for emulation, onscreen buttons for emulation are awful. i really dislike them. but i was happy to see the multitouch being used on the iphone for dpad+buttons.
     
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    Might be worth looking into PDA type phones that run windows mobile. I havent used any like that myself but I guess they would be the best alternative to an iphone.
     
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    the reason i didnt say that was because majority of the phones are older with weaker processors. mine is one of the stronger/faster ones out at the moment. however, there are newer ones coming out.

    HTC TOUCH PRO. Windows Mobile 6.1. VGA screen.
     
  5. Raki

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    probaby the new Toshiba G101 or how it's called...
    1 GHz Processor [​IMG]
     
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    You also have to keep in mind how the buttons are placed... Maybe the iPhone isn't that bad?
     
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    It depends on what your emulating. Im playing GBA games easily, full res and whatnot on a 300 something ARM processor, on the Nokia 6120c (Symbian)

    And others work too, just symbian apps work the best. Java seems to be terrible on the 6120c for some reason
     
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    Can you tell me what emulator to run GBA on phone?
     
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    Java runs horrible because it isn't coded for just one phone, so it doesn't take perfect advantage of the hardware
     
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    i dont recommend iphone or any touch screen phone for that matter.

    no matter how well it may or may not emulate...it just isnt close when there are no buttons. if youve tried you'll know what i mean. its hard to tell if your pressing a key or not on the touch screen,.
     
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    That's true, but Java works great on phones that use only Java applications. It DOES work on other Java-compatible phones, but it's a lot slower and has more lag...

    Right now, I don't know of any other phones besides Nokia ones, so all I can suggest is the Nokia N95. Dunno the specifics, but I've heard that there's some sort of 3D graphics acceleration in that specific phone compared to the other Nokia ones. Plus, it does have the power to run all mentioned emulators above (Vampent).

    Oh, and you can run Quake. XD
     
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    rtnario, you said exactly what I would of said [​IMG]

    I know my Nokia 6300 works great with Java emulators, but the Symbian Nokia 6120c gets around 5 fps [​IMG]

    Anyway yes, somehow 'obtain' the full versions of the Vampent emulators, and you are all good
     
  13. Zamo

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    Any S60 phone is good, for full speed gba emulation with sound. A genesis emulator also exists, which is perfect as well. I personally would suggest either the Nokia N95 8GB or the Nokia N81(cheaper) as they both have awesome button layouts for gba games.
     
  14. Jdbye

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    Not that easy, unless you take the risk of installing cracked versions on a phone (which can then make your phone bill huge by doing nasty stuff [​IMG] not a risk I want to take)
    The only one which has a keygen (safer for your phone, not for your PC) that works on the newest version is vBagX.

    There's a free NES emulator (GPfce) but no free SNES or GBC emulators. vSun doesn't work very well either [​IMG]


    A phone with Windows Mobile should have more emulators available for it (for some reason Symbian doesn't get a lot of emulators ported to it, only a few emulators made specifically for it which are not free). The emulators on WM are probably better and free too.


    However if you get an iPhone you can play osu! on it too (EBA/ouendan remake, if you ever played that on DS). Great game if you like rhythm games [​IMG]
    For emulation however, iPhone would be a bit annoying IMO with having to use onscreen buttons.
     
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    I use my iPod Touch for emulating gba, nes, snes, psx and some more ;P works the same as the iphone and a lot cheaper [​IMG]