Installing genesis4iPhone (a Sega Genesis emulator)

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Emulators for almost every old hunk of junk computer (I personally programmed with BASIC on an Atari 400) or video game console have been around for ages. The Sega Genesis is no exception. There is a project called genesis4iPhone which is being developed by ZodTTD.

Attention

I will be using Fugu to upload the files in this tutorial. These instructions can be applied to any files you want to add to your iPhone, provided you already have SSH installed. If you have not installed BSD Subsystem, OpenSSH, or BossPrefs (via the Installer) or used Fugu before, then you must read this tutorial first.






Step 1.

Launch Installer and click the Install icon. Press the Games folder and scoll down the list to find genesis4iPhone. Install the application and press Home to relaunch the SpringBoard when it has finished. When you slide to unlock, you'll see the new program icon on the SpringBoard. The application is now installed.

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Step 2.

Now you need to get your original Sega Genesis games and move them to the iPhone. Please do not e-mail me asking me how to do this, or where to find games, I will not reply. I do not condone the illegal piracy of copyrighted Sega games, and I provide no support in obtaining or using pirated images.



Step 3.

Launch Fugu and navigate to /var/mobile/Media/

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Now click New Folder and make a folder called ROMs. Make sure this folder is created Remotely and click Create.

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Now double click the ROMs folder and click the New Folder button again. Make a folder called GENESIS.

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Once your games are installed, you need to set their permissions so that they will run. Right click each file in turn, and select Get Info. Then set the Octal Mode Representation to 0755.

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Step 4.

When you launch genesis4iPhone you will see your list of installed games. Note the Settings button. It will take a few seconds to load a game.

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Games are hit and miss as far as playability and the sound. This is due to variances in the speed of the iPhone's processor and the platform that the games was originally written for.

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There is a piece of hardware called the iControlPad which connects to the iPhone and allows for better playability. You can read more about it here.

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