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Tag: Emulator

Winulator Runs Windows 95 & 98 Games on Android

Winulator Runs Windows 95 & 98 Games on Android
Technology is quickly catching up to satisfy our nostalgia. We have modders making amalgams of old consoles, calculators that can run Pokémon and now this, a prime contender for Technabob’s non-existent app of the year awards – an app that lets Android devices run Windows 95 & 98 games.

Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog

Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog
Electrostatic ink based E-readers aren’t exactly the best devices for moving images, due to their slow refresh rates and black and white screens. But that didn’t stop somebody from porting a SEGA Genesis emulator to the $99 Android-based Nook Simple Touch reader anyhow.
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JavaScript/HTML5 GameBoy Color Emulator: Beat Bowser on Your Browser

JavaScript/HTML5 GameBoy Color Emulator: Beat Bowser on Your Browser
Old consoles never die, they just get digitized. The Game Boy Color is one such system. You can find emulators of it running on PCs, Macs, PSPs, smartphones and even calculators. Here’s a GBC emulator for the cloud age: a JavaScript & HTML5 emulator that you can play on your browser.

Ultimate Nintendo Emulator Looks Like an NES, Crams Four Systems Inside

Ultimate Nintendo Emulator Looks Like an NES, Crams Four Systems Inside
When you need some retro old school gaming you can either collect those old games and spend a lot of dough or you can use an emulator. But emulators don’t give you the fancy console and controllers.

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That

Want to Run iOS Apps on Your PlayBook? There’s a Hack for That
There are emulators for video game consoles and virtual machines for operating systems. Now someone has come up with an “app player” that makes it possible to run iOS programs into other hardware, particularly Windows and – drum roll please –  the BlackBerry PlayBook.

This is How Powerful Calculators are Today

This is How Powerful Calculators are Today
Everyone’s talking about the new iPad or when the new Xbox is coming out, but did you know that Texas Instruments recently released a handheld console? It’s true! It plays Pokémon games! It’s also a graphing calculator.

PS Vita Plays Sega Genesis Games

PS Vita Plays Sega Genesis Games
The PS Vita recently launched in Japan with a bunch of games, but none of those games were old Sega classics like Sonic The Hedgehog. A developer has corrected Sony’s oversight and managed to get a Sega Genesis emulator running on the handheld, using the PlayStation Vita’s own PSP emulator.

JXD S7100 Offers Android-Powered Portable Gaming, With a Touch of Retro Gaming

JXD S7100 Offers Android-Powered Portable Gaming, With a Touch of Retro Gaming
So you want to get a new portable gaming system, but you don’t like the options that are available. You might want to try the JXD S7100, a portable gaming station with a familiar controller layout.

Kindle Fire Hacked to Run Nintendo 64 Games

Kindle Fire Hacked to Run Nintendo 64 Games
Not happy with the lineup of games available for the Kindle Fire? Here’s some good news if you want some N64 action on your tablet. A developer has created an emulator that will allow you to play classic Nintendo 64 games on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles

PlayMore Handheld: Another Portable Emulates Retro Consoles
There have been numerous handhelds out there which can play games from the old 8-bit and 16-bit era consoles. Personally, I have the Dingoo A-320, which handles the job nicely. But there’s a new player in town which looks like it could be good, and it’s also cheap.

Intel 8080 and Gameboy Emulators in Garry’s Mod: Play Games on Your Computer in Computers Built Inside a Game

Intel 8080 and Gameboy Emulators in Garry’s Mod: Play Games on Your Computer in Computers Built Inside a Game
Facepunch members Technicolour and Divran are working on making Yo Dawg video game moments possible in the popular Source-based sandbox “game” Garry’s Mod. The two coders have managed to make an emulator of the Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessor.

Game Station PS2 Knock-off Does Everything BUT Play PS2 Games

Game Station PS2 Knock-off Does Everything BUT Play PS2 Games
Most of the cheap Chinese game console knockoffs do just one thing – play old 8-bit NES or Famicom games. Some of them don’t even do that. Here’s one console clone that claims to do way more than those.

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller
It’s been almost a year since we featured the Eagle Eye, a commercially-available USB adapter for the PS3 that lets users use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. Here’s a more-or-less free alternative from hacker Matlo, who is working on a program that tricks a PS3 into thinking that your PC is a Sixaxis controller, letting you use mice, keyboards and other PC peripherals to play games on the PS3.

Doom 2 Running on PocketBook 360 Plus eReader

Doom 2 Running on PocketBook 360 Plus eReader
One of the first shooters that I ever played was Doom II. I can remember thinking how the graphics looked really cool at the time – but seeing them now would really make you realize how bad they sucked.

Super NES Hacked Into Super Classic Video Game Console

Super NES Hacked Into Super Classic Video Game Console
Up until now the SNES mods we’ve featured involved stuffing PC guts inside the case. Instructables member vigothecarpathian also did the same to an old SNES, but he didn’t stop there – he also added several emulators and games to his console-turned-PC, so now he can play not just SNES but NES, N64, NEO GEO, MAME, Game Boy Advance, C64, Genesis games and more from just one console.

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware
While most of us are off playing with our fancy new toys, it’s sometimes nice to dust off a game of Frogger, Pac-Man or Space Invaders and get your retro game on. While there are certainly ways to play these games on your PC, Mac or Linux box by downloading MAME, it’s kind of cool to see a standalone device capable of playing classic arcade games.
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