emulator

Dolphin Emulator ponders version 5.0 release candidate

We wrote about this software called Dolphin Emulator before because we wanted to bring you up to speed on possibly the only group trying to bring emulation of old Nintendo Gamecube and Wii games to the Android platform. There has been a lot of progress in the release candidate for version 5.0, and we’d like to point out a few – specifically the move to bring Dolphin Emulator to Android TV platforms, and the current effort to provide usage for Wii remotes.

DraStic DS Emulator for Android gets an update

For people wondering why you don’t see a lot of Nintendo DS emulators on the Android platform, you have to understand that Nintendo’s DS handheld gaming console is a pain in the back for emulator developers. The number of input methods – standard gamepad, touchscreen, voice – and the way the Nintendo DS brilliantly makes use of all of them is a beast to port to Android. That said, the DraStic DS Emulator app does a pretty good job of it.

RetroArch Android update: UI overhaul, under-the-hood changes

Video game console emulators have made it possible for mobile gamers to make use of their smartphones or tablets to play their favorite games, without having to bring along their game consoles everywhere they go. One of the more popular and well-received apps that do this is RetroArch, which we mentioned as one of our favorites before. Now the app has received a long awaited update, bringing an overhaul of its user interface, as well as several under-the-hood tinkers.

‘Play!’ is a PlayStation 2 emulator project for Android

Don’t tell us that this hasn’t crossed you mind, sitting there with a robust smartphone like the OnePlus One, the Sony Xperia Z3 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could play Final Fantasy X on my Android device?” For most hardcore gamers, this will have happened, at some point in time or another. There isn’t a stable emulator for the PlayStation 2 on Android YET, but it’s not stopping Jean-Philip Desjardins, a hobbyist programmer, from trying.

Dolphin Emulator for Android to take advantage of 64-bit ARM technology

If you haven’t heard of Dolphin Emulator or are not sure of what it is really, we actually wouldn’t be surprised. Dolphin Emulator is a niche crowd type of software – originally an open-source emulator for Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii games on a Windows platform. Now they’ve been trying to bring the emulator to Android – “try” being the operative word – but the project has floundered so far because of the basic lack of computing power available on Android devices. But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

D-Touch Doom emulator now available on Amazon Appstore

Doom is officially coming to Android. But even before it happens, someone was able to make an emulator to port the game into any Android device. The idea of Beloko Games' Doom emulator is for players who wish to port their copies to another device. It was pulled out from the Google Play Store for obvious reasons but it has already found its way to the Amazon Appstore. That's not surprising but there is a huge chance it will be pulled out as well.

PPSSPP 1.0: You guessed it, a PSP emulator on Android

We’ve been wondering why there was no legit project out there for an emulator to enable playing PSP (classic) games on Android devices, given that hardware specs for Android devices are on the up. But it seems our wondering days are over. Welcome PPSSPP 1.0, from the same emulator team that brought you Dolphin for PC, a Nintendo Wii emulator.

Raccoon is a desktop downloader for Google Play Store apps

There are quite a few ways to run an Android app. We run it normally via our Android devices, but we can also sideload apps via a number of environments friendly to Android apps, such as the Chrome environment or a Bluestacks Android emulator. But the only way to download an app is through the Google Play Store, which is of course installed on an Android device. Not anymore – the Raccoon Google Play Desktop Client will allow you to do just that.

Cycada makes iOS apps run on Android devices

There are a lot of very popular apps out there that have versions specifically designed for Android and versions specifically for iOS. With apps for both platforms, fans can get the apps they want. However, there are times where developers will make a slick app for iOS that might not be available for Android.
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