Best emulators for android

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  1. Takahashi60
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    Best emulators for android? it must be free, or reasonably cheap, adless, for lot of consoles including mainstream
     
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  2. SpiffyJUNIOR

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    Retroarch is the best at the moment.
     
  3. Takahashi60
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    Is it like ROMStation? wow, it puts ROMStation to shame
     
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    interested too. If enyone can help ?
     
  5. Sharinflan

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    Search for GBCoid and proceed to install all of the ones the dev made. They're not on the play store, so you'll have to search on another place.
    ePSXe for Playstation, PPSSPP Gold for PSP and DraStic for NDS. I think the Dolphin team also made an android port of the Gamecube emulator.
     
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  6. Samsung64

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    Thanks Man. best Regards
     
  7. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    I just found Drastic is not free, I didn't know. (I'm new to android)
    It appears there were a free demo available, with limited session play time, but not available anymore.
     
  8. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    They also lost the source code so there hasn't been updates in a while.
     
  9. Pleng

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    Because paying $2 for an application that will let you access 100s of old school games on *every* Android device you own now, and are likwlito own in the foreseeable future, is such a freaking chore, isn't it?
     
  10. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    Hell
    If so many emulators on PC are both free and open source, then why should I have to pay to use a closed-off piece of paid software that does pretty much the same thing?
     
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    Is there a site that has safe clean cracked Drastic?
     
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  12. KiiWii

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    For my Nvidia Shield TV I have

    Retroarch for majority.
    Reicast latest CL build for DC
    Dolphin latest nightly for GC/Wii
    Mupen64 AE FZ for N64 (retroarch parallel and mupen are better imho)
    Mame4droid
    FBAXdroid (I think.. SF3/Red Earth etc)
    PPSSPP latest nightly for PSP
    Virtual Jaguar
    ... and more I think lol
     
  13. Sharinflan

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    No matter the website I found that you'll always need root in order to use lucky patcher to crack it. Try apkpure or apkmaniafull.
    Because it seems silly to pay for a piece of software that pretty much promotes piracy and, most of the times, uses a piece of software (bios) that is illegal to distribute and obviously sell. The only bios file you can own is a backup of the one that comes with the console that you bought, therefore you need the tools to do so. Also, everyone sees money differently. I spent 5200£ today on something that I needed, but if I spent money on every single piece of software that I pirated until today, I probably wouldn't have been able to buy it as soon. To each his own.
     
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  14. Pleng

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    Because that's what the software costs on Android?
     
  15. dpad_5678

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    You're not allowed to ask for or link copyrighted material on this site. Had to report, sorry.
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    How on earth does a dev lose an emulator source code? That blows >.> But it is the best DS on Android though.
     
  17. B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N

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    Hell
    Point is, paid PC emulators have been practically unheard of since the late 90's/early 2000's, and open-source ports of emulators to various systems (Wii, PSP, Dreamcast, DS, 3DS, RPi, etc.) have become the norm pretty much everywhere. Seeing non-free, non-open-source emulators on a platform that's more powerful than the systems I just mentioned is downright unnatural to a lot of users.

    Besides, people who use emulators often pirate their games to play them at all. Many are not willing to have to pay to play their pirated games; that's downright counter-intuitive. You could argue that the same approach applies to flashcarts, but flashcarts are for playing games on original hardware; that shouldn't be an issue for a system that's several times as powerful.
     
  18. DarthDub

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    Your mom's basement.
    Pretty easily when it's close sourced and one of the devs leave the team.
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Well that certainly doesn't do them favors, they should at least make it free.
     
  20. Sharinflan

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    I didn't even link and those websites also contain open-source, FOSS apps.
     
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