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jweck (OP)

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Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« on: May 20, 2012, 03:53:42 pm »
I thought that it might be a good idea to create some sort of overview thread allowing new android gaming handheld device owners to get an idea on which emulator to use for which system.

In case you guys are interested I could edit or even extend this post on a regular basis and create a consolidated overview, posting all of your recommended emulators in a sorted list.

If you would like to participate, please post your current setup or individual suggestion to this list in this format:

Emulated System
Emulator Name
Link to Play-Store or Source URL
Price
Reason why you're using/prefering it


Thanks

-jan



x86 (PC):

AnDOSBox (commercial)
aDoSBox (free)
DosBox Turbo (commercial)

Apple IIe:

cAny Apple (free)

Amiga 500:

UAE4Droid (free)
AnUAE4All (commercial)

Atari 400/800:

Colleen (free) 400/800 support to be verified

Atari 2600:

2600.emu(commercial)
Ataroid (free)

Atari 5200:

Colleen (free) 5200 support to be verified

Atari Lynx:

aLynx (commercial)

Atari ST:

SToid ( Atari ST emulator) (commercial)

BBC Micro:

Beepdroid (free)

Capcom Play System 1 (CPS1):

Jrioni Arcade (commercial)

Capcom Play System 2 (CPS2):

CPS2HD (commercial)
CPSEmu (commercial)


Colecovision:

MSX.emu (commercial)
ColEm (free)

Commodore 64 (C64):

Frodo C64 (free)
Mobile C64 (commercial)
Vice (free)
AnVICEx64 (commercial)

MAME:

Tiger Arcade Emulator (Shareware (in-App purchase))
Jrioni Arcade (commercial)
MAME4droid (0.37b5) (free)
MAME4droid Reloaded (0.139) (free)

MSX:

fMSX (free)
MSX.emu (commercial)

Nintendo (Famicom):

Nesoid (free)
John NES (commercial)
NES.emu (commercial)
Tiger NES/FC Emulator (free)
iNES - NES/Famicom Emulator (commercial)
NESDroid (commercial)
NES-FC (commercial)

Nintendo GameBoy (Color):

GBC.emu (commercial)
GBCoid (free)
Tiger GBC Emulator (free)
DroidEmuLite (free)
John GBC (commercial)
VGB - GameBoy Emulator (commercial)
GambatteDroid (commercial)

Nintendo GameBoy Advance:

Gameboid (free)
Tiger GBA Emulator (free)
DroidEmuLite (free)
VGBA - GameBoy Advance Emulator (commercial)
GBA.emu (commercial)

Nintendo DS:

Tiger NDS Emulator (demo)

Nintendo 64:

N64oid (commercial)
(free)

Neo Geo (MVS):

NEO.emu (commercial)
NeoDroid (commercial)

Neo Geo Pocket:

NGP.emu (commercial)

PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16):

PCE.emu (commercial)

Sega Game Gear:

Gearoid (free)
DroidEmuLite (free)
MasterGear - SMS/GG Emulator (commercial)
Geardroid (commercial)

Sega Master System:

MD.emu (commercial)
Gearoid (free)
DroidEmuLite (free)
MasterGear - SMS/GG Emulator (commercial)

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis):

MD.emu (commercial)
Gensoid (free)
Tiger Genesis/MD Emulator (free)
GENPlusDroid (commercial)

Super Nintendo (Super Famicom):

Tiger SNES (free)
DroidEmuLite (free)
SNesoid (free)
SuperGNES (commercial)
Snes9X EX (free)
SNESEmu - SNES Emulator (commercial)
Animaonline SNES (commercial)
SNESDroid (free)

Sony PlayStation:

Tiger PS Emulator (free)
FPse (commercial)
PSX4droid (commercial)

WonderSwan (Colour):

WonderDroid (free)

Z-Machine (Infocom):

Twisty (free)
ZMPP Free (free)
JFrotz (free)

ZX-81:

Zed Ex (Beta) (free)

ZX Spectrum:

Marvin - ZX Spectrum Emulator (free)
Xpectroid ZX Spectrum Emulator (free)
Speccy - ZX Spectrum Emulator (free)
ZXdroid - ZX Spectrum Emulator (free)
Unreal Speccy Portable (free)
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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 04:17:52 pm »
Very useful topic, will sticky it :)

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 04:51:55 pm »
Mame4droid is free, not commercial. And SNESEmu is not free, but commercial.
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jweck (OP)

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 05:00:30 pm »
Thanks - I've updated the list accordingly

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 06:09:15 pm »
I'll just ask because of curiosity are those commercial emus are worth they price?

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 09:02:48 pm »
For the .emu apps from Robert Broglia I'd say that they are defin. worth the buck as there is a big difference compared to many other emulators available for free. Most of them are based on freely available sources from emulators for x86 platforms, but I guess that it consumes a lot of time and dedicated work to port and finetune them for the android system. SNES9X EX from the same developer is free (I guess for copyright/IP reasons).

I like the fact that they all perform well and have a standardized user interface and think it's good to support a developer that invests into the further improvement of the apps. Another good example would be FPse - The Playstation Emulator.

Differences between paid and free emulator are sometimes minor, but this is the whole idea of the thread. To discuss and recommend each others favorites. This would allow a lot of users to gather all the information they need in one spot before trying a lot of emulators wasting precious play-time ;)


robert2098

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 12:28:42 pm »
AFAIK is Droid800 (an Atari800 port) not further developed anymore since there is now an "official" Atari800 port called Colleen.
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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 12:40:38 pm »
AFAIK is Droid800 (an Atari800 port) not further developed anymore since there is now an "official" Atari800 port called Colleen.
Home page
Play store (Free)

Robert

Thanks for the Remark, Robert. I've updated the list

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 03:20:24 am »
Mame4droid reloaded is a great emulator as well.

PSX4droid is good too but don't buy the market version(3.0.5). Search for version 3.0.7 which is not on the market.

SDLvice for c64 emulation


Just a note 2600.emu does not play atari 5200 games

robert2098

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 07:58:45 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

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 09:40:55 am »
Mame4droid reloaded is a great emulator as well.

PSX4droid is good too but don't buy the market version(3.0.5). Search for version 3.0.7 which is not on the market.

SDLvice for c64 emulation


Just a note 2600.emu does not play atari 5200 games

Cheers, this is highly appreciated. I've added them to the list but wasn't able to find SDLVice :(
PSX4droid on the market is not version 3.0.7

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 09:41:32 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

Thanks, Robert. I'll investigate and adjust the list accordingly.

robert2098

Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 10:37:54 am »
Thanks, Robert. I'll investigate and adjust the list accordingly.

You're welcome. But I now see that you put Ataroid under the 5200 section while that is a 2600 emulator.

Robert

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2012, 11:59:32 am »
In edit mode things become a bit confusing - fixed now. Thanks again, Robert ;)

- jweck

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Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2012, 03:15:10 pm »
This is great information. Have we thought about adding an Android section to our wiki for this type of info? Or is there another wiki out there that would be better for Android gaming and device info?