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racuna

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2012, 03:22:10 pm »
This spreadsheet can be very useful for having a matrix with every Android device with the best emulator for each console and each handheld.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkPJuV-UtMLRdGNRZlRjTGNUVGhqRTNZT1dkaEN1dVE#gid=0


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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2012, 09:18:39 pm »
This is a great addition, thanks for sharing, racuna

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012, 12:50:40 pm »
This spreadsheet can be very useful for having a matrix with every Android device with the best emulator for each console and each handheld.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkPJuV-UtMLRdGNRZlRjTGNUVGhqRTNZT1dkaEN1dVE#gid=0

we are pleased that our comparison table is useful here too!
It's a good reason to continue to keep up to date. Feel free to send us any feedback you www.open-consoles.com!

Also, i use Snesdroid https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.halsafar.snesdroid&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd on my G16 and S5110. It's a very good emulator !

EugenyN

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2012, 02:07:11 pm »
I could not find a good ZX Spectrum emulator, which works with hardware keys. Xpectroid seems is the best variant.

Have you tried Marvin?https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.dejvice.rc.Marvin&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImN6LmRlanZpY2UucmMuTWFydmluIl0.

This emulator has many disadvantages on my system (jxd s5110, fake 1Ghz ICS).

1) often terminates when opening game (arkanoid 1)
2) can not open the game (cauldron 1)
3) errors in the rendering (arkanoid 2)
4) in some games can not be controlled via hardware keys (dizzy 1)
5) on-screen keyboard has only a few buttons and it can not be hidden.
6) You can not assign hardware keys on application actions (hide/show on-screen keyboard for example) , only a game joystick.

Xpectroid (based on GP2Xpectrum) does not have these problems. but it has a strange error: lag every 0.5 sec. Perhaps this is due to bugs in ICS firmware.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 02:11:47 pm by EugenyN »

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2012, 03:05:53 pm »
Thanks my friends - I've updated the list.

As I've gathered some experience now for a couple of week I guess that it is time to to share my current setup on the JXD S5110 with you including some reasons

-jan



Amiga 500:

UAE4Droid (free)
Remarks: Performs well and is free

Atari 2600:

Ataroid (free)
Remarks: Does the trick for me and I kind of like the icon ;)

Capcom Play System 1 (CPS1):

Jrioni Arcade (commercial)
Remarks: Not many other options here

Capcom Play System 2 (CPS2):

CPSEmu (commercial)
Remarks: Nice recommendation from Skelton - This is worth the buck

Colecovision:

ColEm (free)
Remarks: Free version performs well

MAME:

Tiger Arcade Emulator (free)
MAME4droid (0.37b5) (free)
Remarks: Can't decide at the moment and Tiger Arcade seems to support more roms

Nintendo (Famicom):

Nesoid (free)
Remarks: Performs better than the .emu on the JXD S5110

Nintendo GameBoy (Color):

GBCoid (free)
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Remarks: Good performance

Nintendo GameBoy Advance:

Gameboid (free)
Remarks: Good performance for me, only the Shoulder Button+Direction Button Mapping causes trouble but there is a good workarround

Nintendo 64:

N64oid (commercial)
Remarks: Performs better than Muppen for me on the JXD S5110

Neo Geo (MVS):

NEO.emu (commercial)
Remarks: There is no real alternative in my humble opinion

Neo Geo Pocket:

NGP.emu (commercial)
Remarks: No alternative and I like the clean interface of the .emu emulators

PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16):

PCE.emu (commercial)
Remarks: No alternative and I like the clean interface of the .emu emulators

Sega Game Gear:

Gearoid (free)
Remarks: Good performance for Master System and Game Gear Emulation

Sega Master System:

Gearoid (free)
Remarks: Good performance for Master System and Game Gear Emulation

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis):

Gensoid (free)
Remarks: Performs better than the .emu on the JXD S5110 and there is no sound/input lag

Super Nintendo (Super Famicom):

SNesoid (free)
Snes9X EX (free)
Remarks: Good performance - Need to decide which one I will keep. SNesoid performs a bit better

Sony PlayStation:

FPse (commercial)
Remarks: Did not try any other alternatives

WonderSwan (Colour):

WonderDroid (free)
Remarks: I'm not happy with it, but there's no alternative :(


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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2012, 07:25:37 am »
Remarks: Can't decide at the moment and Tiger Arcade seems to support more roms
TigerArcade is rather a shareware- to unlock all possibilities you have to purchase unlock code (at least Options menu says so).
As for Mame emulators- there is also Mame4droid reloaded based on MAME 0.139. It requires more CPU power but supports just about every rom "desktop" Mame does.

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2012, 07:45:12 am »
Just a note 2600.emu does not play atari 5200 games

I believe Colleen (Atari 8-bit emulator) also emulates the 5200 as those two are using the same hardware. But I didn't try it because I don't have an Android device but the manual states that you should add the 5200 bios rom to the emulator.

Robert
Collen always gives me a problem with 5200 games. It says no bios is found but it is selected and is the correct bios. If anyone has it working let me know

yoshi41

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2012, 10:38:19 am »
This is my favorite SMS/GG emulator...

Sega Master System & Game Gear:

Geardroid (commerical)
Remarks: Runs better than freeware alternatives.
Emulator packs and fact sheets for Wiz, Caanoo, Dingoo and Pandora.

djdron

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2012, 01:21:56 am »
ZX-Spectrum 48/128K (russian clone Pentagon)
Unreal Speccy Portable
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.usp
http://code.google.com/p/unrealspeccyp/
free
;-)

GeneralJefe

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2012, 10:24:34 pm »
Quick question, which would all of you recommend, the Yinlips yinlips YDPG18A or the GCW Zero? I'm not exactly sure if this is the right place to ask this, so if not, I apologize.

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2012, 09:36:32 am »
A new emulator from Robert Broglia...

Nintendo Game Boy Advance:

GBA.emu (commerical)
Remarks: Another great .emu release.

PS: I wish Robert would take care of N64 emulation.
Emulator packs and fact sheets for Wiz, Caanoo, Dingoo and Pandora.

jweck (OP)

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2012, 01:42:12 pm »
Thanks friends! I've incorporated all the latest suggestions and corrections into the main post.

sweetfa

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 08:25:00 am »
Sinclair ZX81
Zed Ex (Beta)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.helllabs.android.zx81&hl=en
Free
As far as I know it's the only ZX81 emulator out there and it works perfectly.
I had a ZX81 as a kid and learned how to program on it.
If anyone doesn't know what a ZX81 was, it was the predecessor to the Sinclair Spectrum but unlike it's successor it didn't have colour, sound, or (documented at least) high-resolution graphics.
Not great for gaming then, but it did get one bona fide all-time classic in 3D Monster Maze.
I recommend anyone to get this emulator and get 3D Monster Maze and to wonder at how good it is considering the hardware it ran on.
The game did need the 16k ram pack though, the ZX81's unexpanded 1k of memory just wasn't quite enough!

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2012, 12:36:58 pm »
I'm going to make some videos showing emulators on the JXD S5110. So if any of you want me to test out a particular emulator, or a a particular game on an emulator, just say and I'll try to fit it into the video.

I think Ataroid works with Atari 400/800 roms by the way....unless I've got the version of Pole Position mixed up.

 

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