Legal emuluation in AppStore possible? YES!!!

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  1. Shadowriver

    Shadowriver Active Member

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    IMPORTANT NOTE READ FIRST-So you can understand legal:
    First of all, because not all understand that and will make some useless posts...
    EMULATION IS NOT ABOUT GAMES FOR FREE FROM OTHER PLATFORMS, BUT SIMULATING HARDWARE DEVICES ON OTHER PLATFORMS TO RUN SOFTWARE THAT YOU OWN LEGALLY

    As you all know Devices emulation is gray thing in software industry, emulator it self is legal, but usually they allow to easy use illegal game software (illigal, means you didn't buy it ;]) on other devices, that also includes BIOSes. You use emulator legally only if you own (you paid) original game, also if emulator require original BIOS to function you need own original console that BIOS is included in price... sometimes emulation brakes EULA of products so, it's finally depends on platform distribution rules.

    So since some classic platforms and games are hard to get, some even expensive then todays consoles, theres no way to emulate them legally.. but theres hope ;]

    France company called DotEmu is included iPhone too there list of devices that they will work with. DotEmu is not game development company, there target is geting licenses from game developers or copyright owners (if company not exists) of classic games, so they may port them on today mobile platforms (usally mobile phones). But this is not normal porting, they use original (with some little modifications) classic native code to reduce costs of production

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    they simply making emulator with build-in game, so you can legally buy it.

    This not braking AppStore rules since game and emulator (that is VM executer) is developed as one product. So no external software for VM, no plugins :>

    Heres full article form TouchArcade about it:

    As you see, first title that they gonna bring is NickyBoom... game that i spend n hours on my beloved Amiga o.o

    Heres promo video from PocketPC and Sebian version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u74m1-XEppM
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