Developer Riley Testut has begun teasing the launch of a new emulator, called "Delta," coming this December in beta form, presumably for iOS devices. On Delta's teaser site, hazy images of controllers for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo 64 are shown alongside the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color. Testut tweeted out the information for Delta yesterday, while also saying goodbye to his previous emulator GBA4iOS.

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Users were able to get GBA4iOS onto their iOS device without jailbreaking it by setting the iPhone's date back to 2012, but even a 2.0 update to the software made it easier to install the emulator and removed that requirement. A built-in web browser allowed users to install and play original Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Color ROMs right on their iPhone or iPad. Although the platform has yet to be confirmed, Testut's mention of GBA4iOS alongside the Delta teaser suggests that the new emulator will be for iOS devices.

The new website for Delta doesn't confirm how the emulator will handle downloads yet, but will likely be in a similar vein to Testut's previous software emulators. Responding to a few user questions in the original Twitter thread, Testut mentioned that tvOS support is something he wants, but "there are some technical issues right now standing in the way," so the launch is expected to focus on iOS.

Apple often takes a stringent approach to emulators that appear to download on its devices, but it was Nintendo which filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown request against GBA4iOS in 2014, leading to the shut down of that emulator. Similar ends met emulators like iDOS and iMAME in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

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TurboPGT! Avatar
75 months ago
Imagine how cool being able to play Nintendo, SEGA, Atari, Capcom, etc on your Apple tv! All your favorite games!
Yeah - it would be cool...for it to come through an official channel.

Nintendo must hate making money. They are missing huge opportunity to help drive Apple TV gaming. They hold the largest library of OLD games (which inarguably could run on AppleTV hardware) that are still relevant and would be interesting to people.

People would undoubtedly pay $1-2 per game for NES & SNES titles. $2-3 per game for N64 titles.
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miknos Avatar
75 months ago
Imagine how cool being able to play Nintendo, SEGA, Atari, Capcom, etc on your Apple tv! All your favorite games!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0098386 Avatar
75 months ago
Imagine how cool being able to play Nintendo, SEGA, Atari, Capcom, etc on your Apple tv! All your favorite games!
You already can. The Wii, Wii U and soon Nintendo Switch play all those games on your TV. I've been doing that very thing since 2006. It's pretty good!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
75 months ago
Yeah - it would be cool...for it to come through an official channel.

Nintendo must hate making money. They are missing huge opportunity to help drive Apple TV gaming. They hold the largest library of OLD games (which inarguably could run on AppleTV hardware) that are still relevant and would be interesting to people.

People would undoubtedly pay $1-2 per game for NES & SNES titles. $2-3 per game for N64 titles.
They also sell a device that does exactly this...and they happen to have high standards for QA that make it already slow to rerelease games on their own devices.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Keane16 Avatar
75 months ago
People would undoubtedly pay $1-2 per game for NES & SNES titles. $2-3 per game for N64 titles.
As Iconoclysm mentions they have a device that does this. And they also have emulators for their consoles via Virtual Console ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_Console'). Another avenue for playing their old titles would be great, but I think it's a selling point for their own hardware.

Not to mention Super Mario Run is coming out for $10. We're in dreamland if we think NES and SNES games would be a dollar or 2 a pop. I've got great memories playing a lot of their old games at release, and I would be glad to pay way more than that.
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macduke Avatar
75 months ago
Similar ends met emulators like iDOS ('https://www.macrumors.com/2010/10/26/idos-emulator-supports-dos-and-windows-3-0-on-ios-devices/') and iMAME ('https://www.macrumors.com/2011/12/21/imame-arcade-emulator-hits-the-app-store-for-now/') in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Hah, I still have iDOS on my iPad and occasionally boot up Windows 98 because why wouldn't you? As a matter of fact, I just opened it up and (horribly) drew the MacRumors logo in Paint. It's really hard to draw because it's a virtual mouse with virtual mouse buttons, so it's not a 1:1 touchscreen by any means. You have to hold down with one finger on the mouse button and with the other hand wiggle your finger around to move the mouse cursor to draw. Fun!

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