iPhone port of SDL MAME in progress

Apple’s new hobby is being tailed by other hobbies, and the iPhone might be more the gaming platform than Apple would have originally conceptualized. A search at Google Code, a project site not very different from SourceForge, revealed a project entitled “iphone-sdl-mame,” which was created to port SDL MAME to the iPhone.

iPhone port of SDL MAME in progress - Image 1 

MAME, or Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, provides a machine the capability of emulating arcade game hardware using just software. It has been ported to several platforms already, be it proprietary or open platforms. Personal computers are a favorite target platform, but even consoles have had their share of MAME ports.

But now, it appears even the multi-capable iPhone will get to emulate arcade games, although issues of control interfacing and performance will undoubtedly come to mind. Not to worry, however: the project hasn’t touched that stage yet, and the MAME prototype is still ‘coming out of its shell’ – in a manner of speaking.

As of press time, only kasiersoze staffs the project. Here’s to hoping other MAME encoders appear from the Internet undergrowth and lend a helping hand.

Via Google Code

Apple’s new hobby is being tailed by other hobbies, and the iPhone might be more the gaming platform than Apple would have originally conceptualized. A search at Google Code, a project site not very different from SourceForge, revealed a project entitled “iphone-sdl-mame,” which was created to port SDL MAME to the iPhone.

iPhone port of SDL MAME in progress - Image 1 

MAME, or Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, provides a machine the capability of emulating arcade game hardware using just software. It has been ported to several platforms already, be it proprietary or open platforms. Personal computers are a favorite target platform, but even consoles have had their share of MAME ports.

But now, it appears even the multi-capable iPhone will get to emulate arcade games, although issues of control interfacing and performance will undoubtedly come to mind. Not to worry, however: the project hasn’t touched that stage yet, and the MAME prototype is still ‘coming out of its shell’ – in a manner of speaking.

As of press time, only kasiersoze staffs the project. Here’s to hoping other MAME encoders appear from the Internet undergrowth and lend a helping hand.

Via Google Code

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