One of the iPhone hacks that has generated a lot of interest has been the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator for the iPhone. iPhone hacking genius, NerveGas had earlier this week released the release candidate 1 (RC1) of the NES emulator. However, one of the issues with the iPhone hack was that there was no step by step instructions available.
The good folks at Gizmodo have just published a detailed hands-on tutorial on how-to install Nintendo games on your iPhone.
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The most exciting iPhone hack in this domain so far has been the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator basically bringing Nintendo games such as Mario Bros, Zelda to your iPhone which is probably the reasons why it has generated so much interest among iPhone users.
Here is some information for those of you who had missed out on previous articles on NES emulator for the iPhone, NES.app is a Nintendo emulator for Apple’s iPhone which is a modified version of the popular InfoNES emulation core to mimic the 6502 processor in a Nintendo Entertainment System, allowing you to play games designed for the NES console. (You can also read related articles: iPhone Hacking community brings NES emulator to the iPhone & Release Candidate 1 of Nintendo emulator for the iPhone released)
The how-to from Gizmodo not only gives a step by step instructions on how to install Nintendo games on your iPhone but it also shows you how to address lack of tactile feedback; one of the biggest problems with iPhone’s multi-touch UI when playing games.
You first need to get Installer.app on to your iPhone. Below are the links that should help you get it installed:
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Once you have the Installer application on your iPhone, you can install NES emulator using instructions available in "Install applications" section in the above links. However thats not it, as there is still more work to be done, follow this link for instructions from Gizmodo on how to install the NES games as well as how to get tactile feedback on your iPhone.
Watch the video below of another hacking genius Natetrue playing Kirby’s Adventure for NES on the iPhone with his tactile feedback hack applied.