Play SNES on your iPad in 4 steps

Image from Lifehacker

Playing SNES games on the iPad is nothing new, as we’ve seen it from our friend and SNES4iPhone emulator creator ZodTTD. The entire process is fairly easy, but for the less tech savvy users or those who’ve never jailbroken their iDevices before, it can be quite daunting. That said, Lifehacker has created a great 4 step tutorial to show you just how to get this done, from jailbreaking your iPad with Spirit, installing the SNES4iPhone app via Cydia to pairing your Wiimote so it can be used as a wireless controller. They’ve even put up a nice video (can be seen after the break) to walk you through the entire ordeal. So if you’re an iPad owner with some old SNES roms lying around and wish to relive the good ol’ 16-bit days, be sure to head on over to Lifehacker for the tutorial.

And in case you missed out on our previous interview with the famed ZodTTD, it can be found here.

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Debut: OpenTTD for the iPad – transport tycooned!

I must’ve spent ages on Transport Tycoon Deluxe back in the day – I still consider it one of the best tycoon games ever made and certainly the best transportation one. Apparently I’m not the only one to feel like that, hence the OpenTTD project that recently went to version 1.0.0 after about 6 years in development. It is a complete cross-platform remake of the original with lots of added features, huge maps, new vehicles, industries, and much more.

Why am I writing all of this here? Well, because the TMA’s prolific pal: ZodTTD, has already released a FREE port of OpenTTD on the iPAD! I know some of you may have grabbed a previous version of OpenTTD for the iPhone but lets face it – the controls simply didn’t work for the small screen and the overall experience was terrible. With the larger screen real estate of the iPad it looks god damn amazing – I wish I had one already! So if you’re a fan of tycoon games and already a lucky owner of an iPad – what are you waiting for?

OpenTTD for iPad ZodTTD, OpenTTD for iPad – Free

Screens and description after the gap.

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You thought snes4iphone was cool on the iPad? Just check out n64iphone!

Recently we made a post about the amazing work of a friend of TMA – ZodTTD – in already having tested out his snes4iphone emulator on the iPad. Well, with the iPad already jailbroken, his buddy chpwn has most recently checked out how one of the most anticipated emulators, the N64 one, will run on the iPad.

The official comment from ZodTTD after the gap…

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iPad jailbreak, specs and letdowns

While lucky Americans are already enjoying their iPads the rest of the world can only slowly die of envy while hungrily consuming all pieces of news appearing on the web. And some of these we receive with mixed feelings.

For one thing thanks to our recent interviewee ZodTTD and his iPad IO Registry Tree dumps, MacRumours has finally been able to decipher the true iPad hardware specs. And they have turned out not to be as exciting as thought of before.

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iTête à iTête – Interview with ZodTTD – I found my love for porting software and learning about console emulation

For quite some time now I have been running the iTête à iTête column, doing interviews with a variety of prominent iPhone figures but one area has yet stayed untapped. I’m talking about the Jailbreaking community which, according to some reports, constitutes up to 10% of the overall iDevice users. To repent for such a huge sin I have gone hunting and bagged me an interview with ZodTTD – one of the most famous developer of Cydia and Rock apps for the Jailbroken iPhones – best known for his line of emulators, including two emulators for the iPhone: N64 and PSone.

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Simutrans now here and free for your iDevice

simutran891Simutrans, a free and popular transport simulation game (think SimCity and Transport Tycoon Deluxe) that has graced the PC, Linux and Mac has just made its way onto the iPhone/iPod Touch. Thanks to ZodTTD, the master homebrow dev responsible for bringing SNES and Playstation 1 emulators to jailbroken iDevices (among other projects), the port of Simutrans can now be enjoyed gratis at the palm of your hand:

Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship, and even air. Interconnect districts, cities, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of.

Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, busses and monorails are at your disposal. You can control and watch your finances and the traffic of your vehicles and goods.

As this is essentially a direct port of the PC game and not built from the ground up for the iPhone, players will find Simutrans rather sluggish and an interface that can be difficult to nagivate. Still, free is free and fans of the genre should definitely be checking this out. [Simutrans, FREE]