Gaming on the iPad just got better. SNES4iPhone, the popular SNES emulator for jailbroken iPhones now works seamlessly on the iPad as well. The SNES emulator is available on Cydia Store for users who have jailbroken their iPad.
Noting that the emulator was built keeping the iPhone resolution in mind, ZodTTD, the developer of the SNES4iPhone emulator says that the app has now been modified to resolve issues with scaling.
“I just got my iPad and the first thing I did was install a build of snes4iphone made specifically for non-jailbroken iDevices. This is the video of the first test. I have 2x scale enabled on the iPad to make it full screen, and I enabled smooth scaling in the emulator. I’m playing Super Mario Kart on my iPad and it looks, sounds, and plays great! This is going to be amazing.”
According to initial reviews, the SNES emulator works very well on the iPad with seamless integration with a WiiMote to control the characters. Here is a video demo of the emulator in action:
If you have a WiiMote and eager to use the emulator on your iPad, please follow these instructions:
Step 1: Jailbreak your iPad with Spirit. Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void your warranty and so proceed with caution and don’t forget to take a backup of your iPad before jailbreaking it.
Step 2: Once your iPad is jailbroken, it will also install Cydia on your iPad
Step 3: The SNES4iPhone application is available on Cydia for $5.99. Purchase the game and install it on your iPad.
Step 4: The emulator is packaged with the BT Stack application since the Wiimote does not connect to iPad’s native bluetooth. Launch SNES4iPhone and navigate to Options -> WiiMote controls and toggle it ON
Step 5: Exit and relaunch the application.
Step 6: Hold the 1 and 2 buttons on your WiiMote. The application shall automatically scan and connect your iPad to the WiiMote. Tap on the appropriate ROMs list to start playing.
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