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Title: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locnet.dosbox) (commercial)
aDoSBox (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hystudio.android.dosbox) (free)
DosBox Turbo (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fishstix.dosbox) (commercial)

Apple IIe:

cAny Apple (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerohoh.candyapple) (free)

Amiga 500:

UAE4Droid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ab.uae) (free)
AnUAE4All (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locnet.uae) (commercial)

Atari 400/800:

Colleen (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.nick.jubanka.colleen) (free) 400/800 support to be verified

Atari 2600:

2600.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.A2600Emu)(commercial)
Ataroid  (http://slideme.org/application/ataroid) (free)

Atari 5200:

Colleen (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.nick.jubanka.colleen) (free) 5200 support to be verified

Atari Lynx:

aLynx (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rock88dev.alynx) (commercial)

Atari ST:

SToid ( Atari ST emulator) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emulator.stoid) (commercial)

BBC Micro:

Beepdroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.littlefluffytoys.beebdroid) (free)

Capcom Play System 1 (CPS1):

Jrioni Arcade (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrioni.jarcade) (commercial)

Capcom Play System 2 (CPS2):

CPS2HD (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrioni.cps2hd) (commercial)
CPSEmu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.mydedibox.cps2emu) (commercial)


Colecovision:

MSX.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.MsxEmu) (commercial)
ColEm (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem) (free)

Commodore 64 (C64):

Frodo C64 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ab.c64) (free)
Mobile C64 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.joergjahnke.c64.android.full) (commercial)
Vice (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.viceteam.sdl) (free)
AnVICEx64 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.locnet.vice) (commercial)

MAME:

Tiger Arcade Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (Shareware (in-App purchase))
Jrioni Arcade (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrioni.jarcade) (commercial)
MAME4droid (0.37b5) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seleuco.mame4all) (free)
MAME4droid Reloaded (0.139) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seleuco.mame4droid) (free)

MSX:

fMSX (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx) (free)
MSX.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.MsxEmu) (commercial)

Nintendo (Famicom):

Nesoid (http://slideme.org/application/nesoid) (free)
John NES (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnemulators.johnnes) (commercial)
NES.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.NesEmu) (commercial)
Tiger NES/FC Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
iNES - NES/Famicom Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines) (commercial)
NESDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.halsafar.nesdroid) (commercial)
NES-FC (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clzman.nesfc) (commercial)

Nintendo GameBoy (Color):

GBC.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.GbcEmu) (commercial)
GBCoid (https://slideme.org/application/gbcoid) (free)
Tiger GBC Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
DroidEmuLite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidemu.game.lite) (free)
John GBC (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnemulators.johngbc) (commercial)
VGB - GameBoy Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb) (commercial)
GambatteDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.halsafar.gambattedroid) (commercial)

Nintendo GameBoy Advance:

Gameboid (https://slideme.org/application/gameboid) (free)
Tiger GBA Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
DroidEmuLite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidemu.game.lite) (free)
VGBA - GameBoy Advance Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgba) (commercial)
GBA.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.GbaEmu) (commercial)

Nintendo DS:

Tiger NDS Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (demo)

Nintendo 64:

N64oid (http://slideme.org/application/n64oid) (commercial)
 (free)

Neo Geo (MVS):
 (http://www.paulscode.com/source/Mupen64Plus-AE/AutoBuilds/[/url)
NEO.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.NeoEmu) (commercial)
NeoDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.mydedibox.neodroid) (commercial)

Neo Geo Pocket:

NGP.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.NgpEmu) (commercial)

PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16):

PCE.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PceEmu) (commercial)

Sega Game Gear:

Gearoid (http://slideme.org/application/gearoid) (free)
DroidEmuLite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidemu.game.lite) (free)
MasterGear - SMS/GG Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg) (commercial)
Geardroid (http://slideme.org/application/geardroid) (commercial)

Sega Master System:

MD.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.MdEmu) (commercial)
Gearoid (http://slideme.org/application/gearoid) (free)
DroidEmuLite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidemu.game.lite) (free)
MasterGear - SMS/GG Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg) (commercial)

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis):

MD.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.MdEmu) (commercial)
Gensoid (http://slideme.org/application/gensoid) (free)
Tiger Genesis/MD Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
GENPlusDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.halsafar.genesisdroid) (commercial)

Super Nintendo (Super Famicom):

Tiger SNES (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
DroidEmuLite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droidemu.game.lite) (free)
SNesoid (http://slideme.org/application/snesoid) (free)
SuperGNES (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bubblezapgames.supergnes) (commercial)
Snes9X EX (http://www.explusalpha.com/home/snes9x-ex) (free)
SNESEmu - SNES Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.martinsen.snes.emu) (commercial)
Animaonline SNES (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=animaonline.android.snes.emu) (commercial)
SNESDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.halsafar.snesdroid) (free)

Sony PlayStation:

Tiger PS Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
FPse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emulator.fpse) (commercial)
PSX4droid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.snootyking.psx4droid) (commercial)

WonderSwan (Colour):

WonderDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.cardboardbox.wonderdroid) (free)

Z-Machine (Infocom):

Twisty (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.code.twisty) (free)
ZMPP Free (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.boxofrats.zmpp4droid) (free)
JFrotz (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whj1972.jfrotz) (free)

ZX-81:

Zed Ex (Beta) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.helllabs.android.zx81) (free)

ZX Spectrum:

Marvin - ZX Spectrum Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.dejvice.rc.Marvin) (free)
Xpectroid ZX Spectrum Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seleuco.xpectrum) (free)
Speccy - ZX Spectrum Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy) (free)
ZXdroid - ZX Spectrum Emulator (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drodin.zxdroid) (free)
Unreal Speccy Portable (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.usp) (free)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: omgmog on May 20, 2012, 04:17:52 pm
Very useful topic, will sticky it :)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on May 20, 2012, 04:51:55 pm
Mame4droid is free, not commercial. And SNESEmu is not free, but commercial.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck on May 20, 2012, 05:00:30 pm
Thanks - I've updated the list accordingly
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: K-77 on May 20, 2012, 06:09:15 pm
I'll just ask because of curiosity are those commercial emus are worth they price?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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 ;)

Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: robert2098 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.
Home page (http://users.uoa.gr/~knakos/atari800/android/)
Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.nick.jubanka.colleen&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5hbWUubmljay5qdWJhbmthLmNvbGxlZW4iXQ..) (Free)

Robert

Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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 (http://users.uoa.gr/~knakos/atari800/android/)
Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.nick.jubanka.colleen&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm5hbWUubmljay5qdWJhbmthLmNvbGxlZW4iXQ..) (Free)

Robert

Thanks for the Remark, Robert. I've updated the list
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: qbertaddict 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
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: robert2098 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
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: robert2098 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
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck on May 23, 2012, 11:59:32 am
In edit mode things become a bit confusing - fixed now. Thanks again, Robert ;)

- jweck
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: raygan 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?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: racuna 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

Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck on May 27, 2012, 09:18:39 pm
This is a great addition, thanks for sharing, racuna
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on May 31, 2012, 07:33:01 am

jweck, another cps2 good emulator is CPSEMU (from the author of Neodroid):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.mydedibox.cps2emu&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImZyLm15ZGVkaWJveC5jcHMyZW11Il0.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: k0en 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 !
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: EugenyN 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. (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.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck 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 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.ab.uae) (free)
Remarks: Performs well and is free

Atari 2600:

Ataroid  (http://slideme.org/application/ataroid) (free)
Remarks: Does the trick for me and I kind of like the icon ;)

Capcom Play System 1 (CPS1):

Jrioni Arcade (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrioni.jarcade) (commercial)
Remarks: Not many other options here

Capcom Play System 2 (CPS2):

CPSEmu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.mydedibox.cps2emu) (commercial)
Remarks: Nice recommendation from Skelton - This is worth the buck

Colecovision:

ColEm (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem) (free)
Remarks: Free version performs well

MAME:

Tiger Arcade Emulator (http://apps.tigerplay.info/) (free)
MAME4droid (0.37b5) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seleuco.mame4all) (free)
Remarks: Can't decide at the moment and Tiger Arcade seems to support more roms

Nintendo (Famicom):

Nesoid (http://slideme.org/application/nesoid) (free)
Remarks: Performs better than the .emu on the JXD S5110

Nintendo GameBoy (Color):

GBCoid (https://slideme.org/application/gbcoid) (free)
[/i]
Remarks: Good performance

Nintendo GameBoy Advance:

Gameboid (https://slideme.org/application/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 (http://slideme.org/application/n64oid) (commercial)
Remarks: Performs better than Muppen for me on the JXD S5110

Neo Geo (MVS):

NEO.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.NeoEmu) (commercial)
Remarks: There is no real alternative in my humble opinion

Neo Geo Pocket:

NGP.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.NgpEmu) (commercial)
Remarks: No alternative and I like the clean interface of the .emu emulators

PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16):

PCE.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PceEmu) (commercial)
Remarks: No alternative and I like the clean interface of the .emu emulators

Sega Game Gear:

Gearoid (http://slideme.org/application/gearoid) (free)
Remarks: Good performance for Master System and Game Gear Emulation

Sega Master System:

Gearoid (http://slideme.org/application/gearoid) (free)
Remarks: Good performance for Master System and Game Gear Emulation

Sega Mega Drive (Genesis):

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

Super Nintendo (Super Famicom):

SNesoid (http://slideme.org/application/snesoid) (free)
Snes9X EX (http://www.explusalpha.com/home/snes9x-ex) (free)
Remarks: Good performance - Need to decide which one I will keep. SNesoid performs a bit better

Sony PlayStation:

FPse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.emulator.fpse) (commercial)
Remarks: Did not try any other alternatives

WonderSwan (Colour):

WonderDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.org.cardboardbox.wonderdroid) (free)
Remarks: I'm not happy with it, but there's no alternative :(

Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: darth_llamah 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 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seleuco.mame4droid) based on MAME 0.139. It requires more CPU power but supports just about every rom "desktop" Mame does.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: qbertaddict 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
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: yoshi41 on June 17, 2012, 10:38:19 am
This is my favorite SMS/GG emulator...

Sega Master System & Game Gear:

Geardroid (http://slideme.org/application/geardroid) (commerical)
Remarks: Runs better than freeware alternatives.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: djdron 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
;-)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: GeneralJefe 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.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: yoshi41 on June 24, 2012, 09:36:32 am
A new emulator from Robert Broglia...

Nintendo Game Boy Advance:

GBA.emu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.GbaEmu) (commerical)
Remarks: Another great .emu release.

PS: I wish Robert would take care of N64 emulation.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck on June 25, 2012, 01:42:12 pm
Thanks friends! I've incorporated all the latest suggestions and corrections into the main post.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: sweetfa 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!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Android-Gadgets 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.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Android-Gadgets on July 09, 2012, 01:29:59 pm
Android Emulator Test Videos (on JXD S5110)

Gensoid - Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI0Ux9YyogI

SNesoid - Super Nintedo (SNES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A_Wqfr2hdk

GameBoid - Gameboy Advance (GBA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDd5fQ6y8nQ

I'll update this post as I video more emulators :-).

Title: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jweck on July 09, 2012, 09:47:57 pm
Cheers, mate. This is highly appreciated. Having this video reviews is a very good idea
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: lemonlimer on August 04, 2012, 07:19:47 am
Can we sticky this at the top of thread? It was pretty buried and is helpful.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: 10basetom on September 14, 2012, 07:25:11 pm
Please add sections for Atari 8-Bit, Intellivision, and Odyssey?. MSX should also be moved out from ColecoVision and put into its own section.

I'm also in agreement that Robert Broglia makes the best emulators for Android _if_ you put emulation accuracy above everything else. He really knows his stuff, and his stuff is worth the price.

P.S. You know what else would be very helpful? Compiling a list of all the top Android games with virtual controls that we can map to the physical keys using key mapping software used in the JXD S601, S602, and upcoming Archos GamePad. Maybe this can be added as another sticky thread. There are probably tons of Android games out there that are a pain to play because they only support virtual controls, and now they can be revisited and enjoyed much more after having mapped the virtual controls to physical buttons.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jimhof on November 13, 2012, 02:56:04 am
Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong spot here.

On the YDPG16 and YDPG19, etc., I have installed the ColEm coleco emulator which will start "with no file selected" which boots the emulator, but...

I have tried and tried to get it to see coleco roms I downloaded but it does not seem to see them.

Anyone know what file extension they are supposed to be in? Has anyone out there gotten this to run who can help me?

Colecovision anyone?

thx in advance!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: 2blackbar on December 20, 2012, 03:54:33 pm
***oid emulators dont support some games, i tried kirby on snes and it doesnt support the game on snesoid, it works fine under snes9x EX emulator, also i prefere to use NES.emu and MD.emu applications for nes and megadrive because i noticed some problems sometimes on gensoid and nesoid when i pressed the screen and it didnt accepted input, so when you want to jump over something and you touch button on screen but it doesnt register then its not nice, dont happen too often but it happens with ***oid emulators.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Pingouin on January 07, 2013, 12:05:58 am
Anyone got an Amiga 500 emulator running?
I tried both UAE4Droid and Omega 500, with different versions of kick.rom (1.2, 1.3, 3.1), and couldn't even get the Amiga to boot at all  :(

*EDIT* Also, the first post just made me realise MD.emu supports SMS ROMs, neat! How come it doesn't support GameGear though? Or maybe that's something better asked to the author.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: uchuff on January 07, 2013, 07:20:36 pm
*EDIT* Also, the first post just made me realise MD.emu supports SMS ROMs, neat! How come it doesn't support GameGear though? Or maybe that's something better asked to the author.

My understanding is that the MegaDrive/Genesis contained Master System hardware but not GameGear hardware. The GameGear actually had an expanded colour palette over the Genesis.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Pingouin on January 07, 2013, 09:48:37 pm
My understanding is that the MegaDrive/Genesis contained Master System hardware but not GameGear hardware. The GameGear actually had an expanded colour palette over the Genesis.

Ah, I was asking because my understanding was that the GameGear hardware was identical to the SMS hardware, except for the video output.
Actually, I just tried this: copied Baku Baku Gamegear version, renamed it, loaded it with MD.emu, and it does work except for the colour palette.

About the Amiga emulator (UAE4Droid), nevermind what I said: it DOES work, but it's very VERY slow to load, and the stock UAE option to speed up the floppy drive is unfortunately not available in the Android port :(
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Rosenkranz on January 07, 2013, 11:51:25 pm
Anyone got an Amiga 500 emulator running?
I tried both UAE4Droid and Omega 500, with different versions of kick.rom (1.2, 1.3, 3.1), and couldn't even get the Amiga to boot at all  :(

*EDIT* Also, the first post just made me realise MD.emu supports SMS ROMs, neat! How come it doesn't support GameGear though? Or maybe that's something better asked to the author.

You should try this emulator that is finally being worked on for android:
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/uae4all2_sdl_pandora_edition/2-1-0-20

It is Uae4all2 that is made for Pandora and is ported to android  ;D. I am confused why anyone didn't write about it on this forum yet. Last update on 15.12.2012.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Pingouin on January 08, 2013, 10:43:23 pm
You should try this emulator that is finally being worked on for android:
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/uae4all2_sdl_pandora_edition/2-1-0-20

It is Uae4all2 that is made for Pandora and is ported to android  ;D. I am confused why anyone didn't write about it on this forum yet. Last update on 15.12.2012.

Thanks, but it's worse in that it was the most PITA to configure, and then it didn't work at all :( The only good thing I can say about it is that it recognises the dpad and X button natively. I guess it may be good on Pandora, but it obviously hasn't been designed to work on anything else (c.f. resolution for instance).
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Rosenkranz on January 10, 2013, 12:40:43 am
You should try this emulator that is finally being worked on for android:
http://anddev.at.ua/load/emulators/uae4all2_sdl_pandora_edition/2-1-0-20

It is Uae4all2 that is made for Pandora and is ported to android  ;D. I am confused why anyone didn't write about it on this forum yet. Last update on 15.12.2012.

Thanks, but it's worse in that it was the most PITA to configure, and then it didn't work at all :( The only good thing I can say about it is that it recognises the dpad and X button natively. I guess it may be good on Pandora, but it obviously hasn't been designed to work on anything else (c.f. resolution for instance).

I know, it doesn't work so good at this time.  :(
But it is the only free Amiga emulator that is been worked on. I will keep an eye on this emulator because I think that they will make it more compatible. I was really surprised that they made kickroms downloadable. I had so much problems to pick the good kickrom for UAEforDroid that would work.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: bamboori on January 19, 2013, 10:47:21 pm
Nds4droid is a very nice nds emulator with decent speed and Compatibility.
it's free.
It's still a wip,  But a very good one.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: hiredgun on January 27, 2013, 06:20:46 pm
To all you Mega Drive fans out there I was just wondering which emulator is your favorite. Sound isn't a big deal for me because I always play where there is a lot of racket and don't use sound anyways. But, speed is very important to me. I'd like it to be as close to full speed as possible!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on January 27, 2013, 06:35:01 pm
To all you Mega Drive fans out there I was just wondering which emulator is your favorite. Sound isn't a big deal for me because I always play where there is a lot of racket and don't use sound anyways. But, speed is very important to me. I'd like it to be as close to full speed as possible!

MD.EMU is the best option for me (also includes SMS and SegaCD)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: hiredgun on January 27, 2013, 08:20:55 pm
Thanks Skelton, I didn't know it also supported sms and sega cd! I'll give it a try right now! ;D
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Hagane023 on February 01, 2013, 12:04:18 am
My opinion is that myboy is the best Gba emulator, and I can't believe epsxe hasn't been mentioned on ps1 emulation. Much better than fpse. However I'm now waiting for my s602 or my replacement screen to arrive. Both emulators on the play market. Also a very interesting one is ppsspp which is free and has improved loads in a short space of time. Psp on Android!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on February 01, 2013, 07:17:15 am
My opinion is that myboy is the best Gba emulator, and I can't believe epsxe hasn't been mentioned on ps1 emulation. Much better than fpse. However I'm now waiting for my s602 or my replacement screen to arrive. Both emulators on the play market. Also a very interesting one is ppsspp which is free and has improved loads in a short space of time. Psp on Android!

I agree on both. ePSXe works like a charm and myboy is defintely the best gameboy advance emulator. FPSe is becoming worse as new updates appear, rather than the contrary.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: randomscandinavian on February 04, 2013, 06:32:37 pm
EDIT: deleted
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: 10basetom on February 07, 2013, 02:54:42 pm
I always thought Robert Broglia's .emu series of emulators were the best for Android and worth their price until I read this review:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/RetroArch+Android/feature.asp?c=48350

I think I will support RetroArch from now on. It was not so much the review that changed my mind but the two comments left by RetroArch's creators. I quote them below, which was an eye-opener to me.

Quote from: libretro
'and have a long way to go before they [RetroArch cores] reach the standard of standalone rivals such as Robert Broglia's excellent MD.emu and PCE.emu'

I really hate having to comment on articles that are about our own project and at the risk of sounding biased, let me tell you a little tale about MD.emu and how 'excellent' Broglia really is -

he is making money off an open source emulator (Genesis Plus) WITHOUT Charles McDonald and Eke-Eke's permission. In fact, they have asked him several times to STOP raking in money off their hard work - and everytime they have brought it up, he has refused to comply with the original authors.

Instead, what has happened now is - Broglia's 'excellent' MD.emu doesn't have workable Sega CD emulation because he pissed off the wrong author too much. Because Broglia did not want to budge and make his 'emu port' free, Eke-Eke changed the license from GPL to non-commercial - to prevent people like Broglia from ripping off his emu for monetary gain. This is why he is stuck on an older Genesis Plus version now prior to the license change. This also means he is not allowed to use the Sega CD core that is in the current Genesis Plus GX version and it's very, very unikely (as he lacks the skillset of either McDonald or Eke-Eke) that he will ever be able to put something together himself that will rival that without plain 'copy-and-pasting' from the current Genesis Plus GX trunk, which again, he is prohibited from using now.

So honestly, I am not seeing this 'Genesis Plus GX core in RetroArch cannot compete with Broglia's excellent MD.emu'. What you call 'Broglia's excellent MD.emu' is a lazy, no-effort port of Genesis Plus SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION.

If you want to support a scamartist, that is all fine and well. My primary purpose for even launching this project with the amount of cores it has (and for free) was exactly to provide a counterbalance to Broglia's 'business method' and how he goes around respecting the wishes of emulator authors - the ones that provide his butter and write all the code that he chooses to then 'port' and make money off.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: hiredgun on February 10, 2013, 12:42:44 pm
I always thought Robert Broglia's .emu series of emulators were the best for Android and worth their price until I read this review:

http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/RetroArch+Android/feature.asp?c=48350

I think I will support RetroArch from now on. It was not so much the review that changed my mind but the two comments left by RetroArch's creators. I quote them below, which was an eye-opener to me.

Quote from: libretro
'and have a long way to go before they [RetroArch cores] reach the standard of standalone rivals such as Robert Broglia's excellent MD.emu and PCE.emu'

I really hate having to comment on articles that are about our own project and at the risk of sounding biased, let me tell you a little tale about MD.emu and how 'excellent' Broglia really is -

he is making money off an open source emulator (Genesis Plus) WITHOUT Charles McDonald and Eke-Eke's permission. In fact, they have asked him several times to STOP raking in money off their hard work - and everytime they have brought it up, he has refused to comply with the original authors.

Instead, what has happened now is - Broglia's 'excellent' MD.emu doesn't have workable Sega CD emulation because he pissed off the wrong author too much. Because Broglia did not want to budge and make his 'emu port' free, Eke-Eke changed the license from GPL to non-commercial - to prevent people like Broglia from ripping off his emu for monetary gain. This is why he is stuck on an older Genesis Plus version now prior to the license change. This also means he is not allowed to use the Sega CD core that is in the current Genesis Plus GX version and it's very, very unikely (as he lacks the skillset of either McDonald or Eke-Eke) that he will ever be able to put something together himself that will rival that without plain 'copy-and-pasting' from the current Genesis Plus GX trunk, which again, he is prohibited from using now.

So honestly, I am not seeing this 'Genesis Plus GX core in RetroArch cannot compete with Broglia's excellent MD.emu'. What you call 'Broglia's excellent MD.emu' is a lazy, no-effort port of Genesis Plus SOLD WITHOUT PERMISSION.

If you want to support a scamartist, that is all fine and well. My primary purpose for even launching this project with the amount of cores it has (and for free) was exactly to provide a counterbalance to Broglia's 'business method' and how he goes around respecting the wishes of emulator authors - the ones that provide his butter and write all the code that he chooses to then 'port' and make money off.

Dude, I was just about to post that I have every console from the GP32 to the PSP Go and  few Dingoos inbetween and the BEST running MegaDrive Emulator I have found without a doubt is the .MD one for this console, but now I feel guilty about saying that after reading your post! :(
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: lemmywinks on February 10, 2013, 01:27:16 pm
The .emu series are the best if you take into account usability, compatibility and performance. Obviously on the face of things taking code and violating GPL is wrong but I think the fee is well worth the support you get, in fact I would buy one of Robet Broglia's emulators specifically because of the support.

Android is hella fragmented and that guy goes to great lengths to ensure the app you bought runs on your device with the absolute minimum effort on your part, he sent me experimental builds of emulators to ensure compatibility and was more than helpful. To do the same with RetroArch requires extensive testing and messing around with manual refresh rate settings.

Robert shows a real understanding of his market, people who for the most part want to download something and have it working with minimal fuss. To do this with Android requires a lot of work and communicating with users, basically a huge chunk of admin which isn't going to end anythime soon with the constant influx of new devices. Making emulators for Android is a pretty big undertaking considering your target market

I read elsewhere that RetroArch don't accept monetary donations but do accept hardware (they mentioned an iPad2 as a possible gift!), seems like a strange move as I'd happily donate if it made the app more user friendly and not so much like PC emulation. Portable emulation is different, I'm much less inclined to sit there messing about with settings and testing than if I was sat at a PC.

I also find it strange that they are so against supporting frameskip (calling it unacceptable for emulation) yet support virtual touch controls which for lots of people completely ruin gaming. Give me 0-2 frameskip and a real pad over a solid 60fps and crappy touch controls any day of the week!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: hiredgun on February 10, 2013, 02:23:48 pm
Speed is a total MUST for me, which is why I like the .MD emu more than any other console emu I have. You don't have to even touch the frame skip to get full speed which is what drives me crazy with all the other consoles I have. Now I always play without sound, because there is constantly a lot of racket in my house, lol, so I know that helps improve the speed. But even so this emu doesn't require any frame skip at all, and that is such a big plus to me!!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: apeine on February 11, 2013, 12:23:35 am
Any thoughts on the tiger emulator family? I downloaded from tiger's site and they run quite well on G18a, just the NDS is very slow, but it is not supposed to go fast anyway.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: k0en on February 11, 2013, 02:44:52 pm
Hi Guys !

If you want to follow the developpement of Yabause Android Edition (Sega Saturn Emulator) you can go here : http://www.infusedreams.com/forum/
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: AndyG on February 11, 2013, 06:01:17 pm
Does anybody have Retroarch working loading roms from the external SD card please? When I try this the app crashes instantly (any core). When loading from internal memory it works fine.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: lemmywinks on February 11, 2013, 06:31:34 pm
Yeah I have used the Megadrive, PS1 and Nes "cores" with roms on the external sd no problems. Well, no problems related to the location of the rom anyways!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: AndyG on February 11, 2013, 07:14:23 pm
Odd, OK thanks. I'm using NCCE 0.2b basically clean.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: k0en on February 11, 2013, 09:10:52 pm
RetroArch r11: https://anonfiles.com/file/574fad0c078e4c920b10708bf3293a96
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: AndyG on February 11, 2013, 09:21:47 pm
Thanks, same issue here though with the SD located ROMs unfortunately.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: bamboori on February 11, 2013, 09:43:58 pm
how come nobody mentions any of the nds emulators? nds4droid works pretty well already (except for music, that only on high-end devices it seems) and there are numerous others available. or are they all just copying each other?

as for me, nds4droid keeps me happy playing phoenix wright (even if the music is slow) :)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: lemmywinks on February 11, 2013, 10:59:16 pm
Never thought to try DS emulators, how does Nanostray work?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: apeine on February 12, 2013, 01:31:08 am
couldn't make nds4droid to run. It hangs on the beginning and just stops.
The only one I got to run was tiger king's nds emulator.

And never forget PPSSPP, which emulates a few games, and runs on my G18a.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Orion4874 on February 12, 2013, 02:26:51 am
In case it was never mentioned, there is an Intellivision emu for android. Here's the link, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.libsdl.jzintv4droid
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: DCXPIG on February 24, 2013, 03:24:19 am
 Has anyone found a X68000 emulator?  I know some of the members on this board peruse other stores, it's a pc similar to the Amiga but had really great games from what I remember.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: jernas_14 on February 25, 2013, 11:01:47 am
do you have any emulator for dreamcast on JXD7300 please
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Damedus on February 26, 2013, 10:17:35 am
do you have any emulator for dreamcast on JXD7300 please
only know of NULLDCE you can find it over at xda
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on February 27, 2013, 10:16:18 pm
For mega drive/Genesis I've found an android version of Picodrive on a russian site.

Good points - Works great, seems full speed with good sound and framskip set to 0 on JXD s5300 and should play cd games

Bad points - no hardware controls and the touch countrols are in a stupid location. Don't know where to place the bios files to play cd games as I can't find documentation for it.

With a bit of development this could be the best sega emulator for Android as it's already one of the best on other handhelds. Not sure if someone wants to develop it more. 
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on February 28, 2013, 08:21:58 am
http://www.emu-mobi.com/download/?act=view&file=3632

Here is the link for picodrive.
It's far from being the best sega emulator due to it's current UI and bugs but if someone ported the latest version from Notaz then it would be the best.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on February 28, 2013, 01:47:02 pm
Don't know where to place the bios files to play cd games as I can't find documentation for it.


Used google translator and now I know to play CD games you need the correct bios files in the folder 'sdcard/android/data/picodrive/bios/'

Then you just load up the game.
On my S5300 the games I tried seemed to be running in full speed though sound had a few problems(Theres some settings that should fix that) and of course the controls were stupid as they are in the middle of the screen.

Still it's the best sega cd emulation I've seen so far on android
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: demon cleaner on March 02, 2013, 08:38:57 am
Are there no tutorials on how to map the different emulators?

F.ex in GSNES I have the problem that the 1st controller is mapped, but several games use the 2nd controller, which I'm not able to map, and thus I cannot play the games with the physical controls.

Also in ePSXe I cannot find out how to map the controls, and for Android games, how can it be done? Don't wanna use the virtual keys, because with a 7300 in your hand, that's not the point.

EDIT: This can be removed, answered in another thread.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Alfred on March 24, 2013, 10:58:55 am
Hi guys....I have jxd 7300B and have encountered some problems with emulating other platforms:

- Mame reloaded: if you save the game and then load it, every game go crazy with speed and audio.

- UAEdroid: it's easy to set up but many games won't work...some not even start...some say "MEmory full, disconnect external devices (or something like that)".....and anyway there is no chance to disable df2 df3 and df4 disks.

- N64: has graphics lags...I mean, if you play race games the sky (for ex) will flash continuesly.

- PSX emu: I think it is the best emu.

- others work well.

I am a MAME and Amiga fan...do you have any good advice/suggestion???
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on March 25, 2013, 12:12:06 pm
Alfred,
For amiga try UAE4All 2.0 . It's available on googleplay but I think there is a link somewhere in this thread too.
It's got better compatibility and a good speed even with AGA games.
As an example I can play AB3D and Gloom at good speeds on JXD S5300 with a frameskip of 1. Alien Breed 3D2 plays as well as it would on an A1200 without any enhancements (Which is not playable at all).

Which emulator are you using for N64? I use N64oid. It has an option to change the graphics plugin to avoid the flashing screen problem.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Alfred on March 25, 2013, 01:26:59 pm
Alfred,
For amiga try UAE4All 2.0 . It's available on googleplay but I think there is a link somewhere in this thread too.
It's got better compatibility and a good speed even with AGA games.
As an example I can play AB3D and Gloom at good speeds on JXD S5300 with a frameskip of 1. Alien Breed 3D2 plays as well as it would on an A1200 without any enhancements (Which is not playable at all).

Which emulator are you using for N64? I use N64oid. It has an option to change the graphics plugin to avoid the flashing screen problem.

hi there....I use mupen64plus...
For Amiga, I use UAE4DROID but I will try uaeforall2...maybe it works for my favorite games....thanx for now...I will post asa I tried it.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Alfred on March 25, 2013, 02:21:22 pm
ok for uae4all2......very good emu....I'll try n64
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Alfred on March 29, 2013, 10:18:11 pm
do you know if CHD will run on mame for jxd7300b?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: bamboori on April 08, 2013, 03:52:54 pm
Emulated System
Nintendo DS

Emulator Name
nds4droid

Link to Play-Store or Source URL
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.opendoorstudios.ds4droid&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5vcGVuZG9vcnN0dWRpb3MuZHM0ZHJvaWQiXQ..

Price
free

Reason why you're using/prefering it
Lots of options (for example showing only one screen), its constantly being worked on, the author listens to the users (most parts of one of the recent updates were recommended by me (and probably other users too)), nice speed for 2d-games.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: sabin1981 on May 01, 2013, 04:45:44 am
Does anyone have any suggestions for CPS1/CPS2 emulators that store button inputs PER GAME, as opposed to globally?   Due to the four button + trigger layout of the s602, it makes playing CPS1/CPS2 games damned near impossible -- you either have to pick one genre, or another, because for example;

CPS fighting games; LP, MP, HP/LK, MK, HK.   Normally that would be something like Square/LP, Triangle/HP, X/LK, Circle/HK and triggers for MP/MK.  That's fine .... but then you have scrolling beat'em'ups like Alien vs Predator or Captain Commando, and suddenly your attack button is on the Left Trigger - or whatever.   

Desktop emulators like KAWAKS usually have per-ROM input settings but I've not come across anything like that for Android yet, except perhaps MAME4Droid/Reloaded, both of which are just poor and/or run poorly on the s602.   Retroarch also doesn't support the s602, which means you have to use custom binds and Retroarch doesn't use the ABCZYX method, but rather Circle/Cross/Square/Triangle/R1/R2, etc.   Configuring that is a pain since L1 ends up being low kick or something.   Or are there any s602 users here that could share their current button layouts for Retro/Tiger?

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: rasty on May 19, 2013, 09:49:40 am
Hi all,

does anyone have any experiences to share about direct wireless multiplayer on Android emulators (I mean device-to-device local multiplayer link / NetPlay).

I've read that all the Tiger emus feature that, is it any good? Does it go through WiFi or BT? Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Doubledragon on June 14, 2013, 01:51:13 am
I have an MK808b hooked to my tv paired to a Logitech Rumblepad Wireless 2.

 I use the JNes for Nintendo 8-bit.  Love the game selection layout. 

I Use Mame4droid and enjoy the old Double Dragon games.  I built a Double Dragon cabinet and bought a Jamma Board, but this is much more enjoyable way.

I've used RetroArch for other systems, except PsOne, which I use FPSE.  It's so nice not to have to hook up my systems as this can be done all at once.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Norbert on June 24, 2013, 11:33:42 am
-SONY PLAYSTATION

-ePSXe

-https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epsxe.ePSXe&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lcHN4ZS5lUFNYZSJd

-ABOUT 4$

-flawless play on jxd s602, split screen 2 player for tablets
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: RGB_Gamer on September 01, 2013, 07:12:55 am
I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with GameKlip,  and PS3 sixaxis controller (with sixaxis app - easy for making my own touch emulation profiles). Beats the hell out of ANY Chinese made Android gaming device in terms of speed,  control, screen size, etc. And unlike any device, it is an awesome phone.
Title: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Dexidus on September 01, 2013, 10:59:51 am
I have a shield (unrooted), i love it. I used to use robert broglia's .emu series faithfully, however nvidia gave a shield to the boys who develop retroarch, and i have to say, retroarch is amazing on the shield. Far and away better than all others in my opinion. You just install it, it knows you're on a shield and all the button mapping is done for you :)

Also, for DS, i use DraStic, as it's phenominal. I had issues with the Adventure Time game (my fav), asked the dev to look into it, and a day and a half later an update was available in the play store, all fixed :)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: ricardo85x on September 03, 2013, 04:08:22 pm
Are there any zinc emulator for android?

mame4droid can play some of it;s games but have some problems.

On PC zinc run very good street fighter ex plus game for example. but mame does not.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: RGB_Gamer on September 03, 2013, 05:41:40 pm
I am really holding out a lot of hope for PPSSPP. That is the last system I want on my Note 2
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: lemmywinks on September 03, 2013, 08:26:24 pm
Beats the hell out of ANY Chinese made Android gaming device in terms of speed,  control, screen size, etc.

It's a bog standard phone with a PS3 controller attached, calm down about it.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Dexidus on September 04, 2013, 12:12:33 am

Beats the hell out of ANY Chinese made Android gaming device in terms of speed,  control, screen size, etc.

It's a bog standard phone with a PS3 controller attached, calm down about it.

+1

Not exactly portable either, might as well get a shield :)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Drem on September 04, 2013, 01:27:14 pm
Are there any zinc emulator for android?

mame4droid can play some of it;s games but have some problems.

On PC zinc run very good street fighter ex plus game for example. but mame does not.
Zinc would be nice, indeed!
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on September 04, 2013, 01:29:40 pm
Agree, Zinc and Model2/3 emulators would make me happy,
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on September 04, 2013, 02:08:20 pm
I'd be happy with just a BBC emulator and Maganavox Odyssey 2 emulator.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Hagane023 on September 05, 2013, 12:13:23 am
I'd be happy with just a BBC emulator and Maganavox Odyssey 2 emulator.


Beebdroid and Magnavox both free on Google play. I'm loving drastic at the moment and occasionally vice. Will download schmuck for android when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: RGB_Gamer on September 05, 2013, 12:45:00 am
Drastic is really awesome. Though even with a PS3 controller, kinda difficult to play Metroid Prime hunters due to its control scheme.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: foleyjo on September 05, 2013, 06:15:40 am
I'd be happy with just a BBC emulator and Maganavox Odyssey 2 emulator.


Beebdroid and Magnavox both free on Google play. I'm loving drastic at the moment and occasionally vice. Will download schmuck for android when I get a chance.

magnavox is an odyssey 1 emulator.

Beebdroid is awful. Performance is poor, no control mapping, keyboard always visible, limited number of gamed available and you can't use your own game files.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: ricardo85x on September 07, 2013, 03:43:27 am
Are the a way to save a controller configuration for each game on mame4droid?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: DCXPIG on September 30, 2013, 03:23:22 pm
 Has anyone seen a X68000 emulator for Android?  I have a collection that I've been dying to try for years.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: ricardo85x on October 05, 2013, 03:07:27 am
Are the a way to save a controller configuration for each game on mame4droid?

Yes I found out.

Press both coin and start and you will see the mame menu. You can configure a lot of things there.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: John Spikowski on November 02, 2013, 10:05:53 pm
I'd be happy with just a BBC emulator and Maganavox Odyssey 2 emulator.

I have My-BASIC running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit and Android. HERE (http://www.allbasic.info/forum/index.php?topic=221.0) is a link with more info and downloads for Win32, Ubuntu 32/64 and Android. It a Tiny BASIC class traditional BASIC that is embeddable and a great foundation to build an interactive BASIC from.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: fleshx on December 29, 2013, 07:06:59 pm
ZX-81 of PSP emu fame made a port of some of his emus to Android:

Atari 5200:
http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/archives/527-JXD-a5200-Atari-5200-emulator-for-JXD.html (http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/archives/527-JXD-a5200-Atari-5200-emulator-for-JXD.html)

Atari 7800:
http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/archives/526-JXD-a7800-Atari-7800-emulator-for-JXD.html (http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/archives/526-JXD-a7800-Atari-7800-emulator-for-JXD.html)

Others:
http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/categories/201-JXD (http://zx81.zx81.free.fr/serendipity/index.php?/categories/201-JXD)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: JudgeBot on March 18, 2014, 03:10:58 pm
Emulated System

C64

Emulator Name

C64.EMU

Link to Play-Store or Source URL

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explusalpha.C64Emu

Price

$3.99

Reason why you're using/prefering it

The interface controls to pull up and hide the keyboard are the missing key for most C64 emulators.
This is a MUST for C64 games. Rarely does a game ignore the keyboard, other than the arcade clones. Mercenary and especially Echelon you need that keyboard and you need it to be functional. The ability to slam it closed and get back to "pew pew pew" is really the key feature for me.

The secondary feature that makes this emu rock the house is the ability to load multi-disk games which most C64 emulators fall flat on their face for.

It takes some fiddling to get up and running. You need some support files, but you can get them here: http://c64emu.greenrobotgamer.com/

Setting it up properly on your device is well worth your time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJuCKemcFd0

As for Robert Broglia "raking in money" he isn't charging for the open source code that is contained in his work. He is charging for the support he gives and his original work in not just porting an emulator to a new OS but also making sure that the interface is more compatible with your device than his competition. You are allowed to use opensource code in a commercial project but not under GPL. But GPL doesn't address services provided in addition to the software itself. There is the further issue that he does have the source code available on his site. I would be interested to hear his side of it. There are two sides to this discussion. What Broglia should have done was port the core for free then charge for his interface, which none can deny is the best out there. This would have avoided 100% of the misunderstandings currently propagating in the community and satisfied section 5 of the GPL license.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: sadgasm on March 25, 2014, 10:39:34 am
I am planning to recap all the Mega Man and Mega Man X games. Some of the have the SEGA Saturn version as the best one. Therefore I am wondering how good the Saturn emulation on android is.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: fleshx on June 05, 2014, 11:03:39 pm
"I am wondering how good the Saturn emulation on android is."

No where near Reicast for Dreamcast. I have tried the PC versions they are at 70% I'd say
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: sadgasm on June 05, 2014, 11:31:17 pm
I figured it myself already too, therefore I stick with the SNES and PSX versions of the games.
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: ker on September 19, 2014, 04:34:48 pm
I've just received my new Moga Hero Power and now I'm looking for a N64 emulator to play Majora's Mask with minor graphic glitches or sound distorsion.

Any advice?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: skelton on September 19, 2014, 07:30:48 pm
I've just received my new Moga Hero Power and now I'm looking for a N64 emulator to play Majora's Mask with minor graphic glitches or sound distorsion.

Any advice?

I am not a fan of Zelda, so I never tried majora's mask in Android emus, but this is the config I use with the last version of mupen64AE from playstore and many games run perfect in gpd g5a:

Video settings:

- Rendered Resolution: 640x480
- Flicker reduction: O-2 profile (this may vary from game to game or depending on the device GPU)
- RGBA_8888 mode: on

Video plugin is Gles2Gliden64 with following options:

- Frameskip set to zero or no more than 1 if you feel game slow.

For audio I use default plugin and these options:

- Buffer size: Ultra-low latency
- resampling algorithm: Sinc (fastest).

Anyway, there is no a perfect config, because mupen62 vary a lot from one device to another and from GPU to another (adreno GPU is quite glitchy in mupen)
 -
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: ker on September 20, 2014, 12:25:41 am
I've just received my new Moga Hero Power and now I'm looking for a N64 emulator to play Majora's Mask with minor graphic glitches or sound distorsion.

Any advice?

I am not a fan of Zelda, so I never tried majora's mask in Android emus, but this is the config I use with the last version of mupen64AE from playstore and many games run perfect in gpd g5a:

Video settings:

- Rendered Resolution: 640x480
- Flicker reduction: O-2 profile (this may vary from game to game or depending on the device GPU)
- RGBA_8888 mode: on

Video plugin is Gles2Gliden64 with following options:

- Frameskip set to zero or no more than 1 if you feel game slow.

For audio I use default plugin and these options:

- Buffer size: Ultra-low latency
- resampling algorithm: Sinc (fastest).

Anyway, there is no a perfect config, because mupen62 vary a lot from one device to another and from GPU to another (adreno GPU is quite glitchy in mupen)
 -
Thank you skelton.

Mupen64 Plus AE is the one I've installed prior to ask. It doesn't work very well with Majora's Mask using default configuration.

I'll try your settings tomorrow. RR 1S has an Adreno 305 GPU :-/
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Post by: 55Ophen on October 21, 2014, 03:35:12 am
Great post. lol
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Panja on December 28, 2015, 09:32:54 am
What are the best emulators at the moment (year 2015)?
I just purchased a GPD XD and removed all the old/pirated emulators on the machine.
I want to start clean and with the best/latest emu's.

I don't care if I need to pay a little "fee" for a good emulator but for instance a NES emulator, I see there are like 7 different emulators, a few free but also a few paid. Like I said I don't mind buying one but I want to make sure it's the "best" emu for the job.

What are the best emu's for: NES, SNES, MegaDrive, Master System, GameGear, N64, GameBoy (color)?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: Jenova on December 29, 2015, 04:46:14 pm
Mupen64+ AE is the best emu for N64 on any android device. However, to get the optimal version, you have to go to the author's website off of google to obtain the latest build(s).

The build that is currently on the google play store is out of date. The later builds play both Zelda games fine.

http://www.paulscode.com/source/Mupen64Plus-AE/AutoBuilds/ (http://www.paulscode.com/source/Mupen64Plus-AE/AutoBuilds/)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: sharfuddin1994 on April 13, 2016, 08:26:56 am
is there any android or pc emulator developed for dingoo till now so that i can play my favorite, and sadly only partially completed 7 days salvation
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: cylondroid597 on April 14, 2016, 09:11:14 pm
My Perfect setup (all emulators work perfectly):

Robert Broglia emulators - Paid (NES.emu, Snes9x EX+, MD.emu, NEO.emu, NGP.emu, GBA.emu, GBC.emu, PCE.emu)
-Used for NES, SNES, MegaDrive, NeoGeo, NeoGeo Pocket, GBA, GB/GBC.

ePSXe - Paid
-Used for playstation emulation

Mupen64Plus AE,  Tendo 64 - Paid
-Used for N64 emualtion. I use Tendo 64 for games which do not work on mupen64 such as Blast Corps also Yoshi Story is laggy in mupen64 but plays perfectectly using Tendo64 using GLES-2.0 plugin (Tendo 64 is very good as its has many plugin and emulation profiles) between the two I have been able to play every single N64 game I have.

DraStic DS Emulator - Paid
-Used for Nintendo DS

aFBA, MAME4droid (0.139ui), MAME4droid (0.37b5
-Used for MAME/Arcade emulation. I mainly use aFBA as this plays all the MAME/ARCADE games I have even NEOGEO games, but its good to have the others just in case

RetroArch
-I just keep this as a backup in case I ever come across a situation where a game does not work on any of the above emulators.


With my setup I have been able to play every single game I have (100GB worth of games for all systems)
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: davidgilmour on August 13, 2016, 07:37:21 pm
I see that there are also free versions of PCE.emu and NEO.emu. Are these the same as the paid ones?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: davidgilmour on August 29, 2016, 12:16:53 am
My Perfect setup (all emulators work perfectly):

Mupen64Plus AE,  Tendo 64 - Paid
-Used for N64 emualtion. I use Tendo 64 for games which do not work on mupen64 such as Blast Corps also Yoshi Story is laggy in mupen64 but plays perfectectly using Tendo64 using GLES-2.0 plugin (Tendo 64 is very good as its has many plugin and emulation profiles) between the two I have been able to play every single N64 game I have.

With my setup I have been able to play every single game I have (100GB worth of games for all systems)
Ridge Racer 64 too?
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: cons_lover on September 06, 2016, 12:18:32 am
for SNES emulation with gamepad support(wifi) what is the best? ^^
Title: Re: Android Emulator overview - share your preferred setup
Post by: nightshade on December 10, 2016, 11:06:15 pm
cool info although I have the mame for all but haven't used it I need to figure out how .......