NES Emulator for Mac OS X
Nintendo 8-bit Famicom/ NES emulators. As for its Japanese name, this game version of Nintendo is called Famicom (Family Computer). It was designed and created by Masayaki Uemura. During the planning stage, the maker thought much about the affordability of the item. Because of this, the Famicom used the 8-bit 6502 microprocessor even if the16-bit system was already popular during the time.
Additionally, it produced 52 colors even if different platforms only produced 16. This version was introduced in New York in 1985 in a low retail price and with a new name. This version was then called as Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It cost $159 at the time and comes with 20 software titles. Even more, it was sold together with 2 joypad controllers, light gun, Duck Hunt and Super Mario Brothers games, and a Robotic Operating Buddy (ROB).
This emulator is a universal binary and runs for Intel Mac and PowerPC. It is an Open Source NES Emulator. Because it is written in C, it can easily be ported to other platforms. However, it still needs a fast Mac to be able to do so. Even more, it has an interface that is not Mac-like but functional.
Same as the earlier mentioned emulator, FCE Ultra is also an Open Source NES Emulator. It is also a universal binary and runs for PowerPC and Intel Mac. Its source code is already available during the download process. It also has two Mac OS front-ends which make the emulator easier to operate. These graphical front-ends are NekoLauncher FCEU and FCE Ultra OSX.
FCE Ultra OSX
This is a graphical front-end of Mac OS in relation to Open Source NES Emulator, FCE Ultra. Because of this front-end, the FCE Ultra emulator does not need to work in command line anymore. Similar to FCE Ultra, it is also a universal binary and works on Intel Mac and Power PC.
This is created by T. Aoyama and is the Japanese version of the emulator. Also, it is available for Mac only. When it is used with Intel Mac, some features are compromised and do not run efficiently. This is because the emulator runs only through Rosetta.
The English version of MacFC and was created by Ben Boldt.
This emulator runs under Java script and can be derived to other platforms.
NES emulator for iPhone
So far, this is the emulator that is the most compatible to Mac OS X and uses Cycle Exact Emulation. Because of its latter feature, this emulator can run different titles with precise timing. However, it cannot run with other emulators. Its Windows version was created by Martin Freij and was later ported to Mac version by Richard Bannister. Like any other creations of Bannister, added features can be enjoyed only through Emulator Enhancer. This emulator is a universal binary and Mac OS 10.4 can enjoy it.
This emulator runs for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. It can also work well even with the slower machines. The most admirable feature of this emulator is its recording and playback system. This feature also allows selection of some parts of the game randomly and can even conduct re-recording. This version does not use the internal database to run some games. In fact, it just uses what is in the iNES file. Due to this, the emulator experiences some problems which other types do not have any problems in fixing.
- NES emulator for OS X.
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