Installing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator / Purchasing a program on Cydia
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 Nintendo Entertainment System is no
exception. There is a project called
which has been created
by "NerveGas". This emulator is based on the
Since this program is for sale (on 3.x firmware), I will also show you how to make a purchase on
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 OpenSSH, or used Fugu before, then
you must read this tutorial first.
Launch Cydia. Press the Sections button. Scroll down to Games and push it. Scroll down to
NES 3. This is meant for 3.x firmware. Push it.
Press the Purchase button. This is my first purchase. I'm choosing to authenticate with
my Google account. You can also choose Facebook.
Sign in to your account. You will get a message about Cydia requesting information.
Press Allow. Press Link Device to Your Account.
Decide if you want to use Amazon or PayPal for your form of payment. If you chose PayPal you
will go to their sign in page next. Either sign in to your account, or just enter your credit
card information on this form to continue.
Once you have made your payment you will see this screen. Press the Close button. Press the Install
button at the next screen.
You should now have the NES program on your SpringBoard. Launch the program. You will be at the
All Games screen. If you push the + button, you can load your game ROMs by entering their URL.
Please do not e-mail me asking where to find games, I will not reply. I do not condone the
illegal piracy of copyrighted Nintendo games, and I provide no support in obtaining or using pirated
If you don't have your ROMs on a webserver, then you can load them onto the iPhone using Fugu.
Navigate to /var/modile/Media/ROMs/NES
Place your ROMs into this folder.
Next check that the permissions are set correctly on the ROM files. If they are not, they may not
play inside the emulator. Click on View, Columns, Permissions.
Make sure all your game files have 3 Xs in the Permissions column.
If they don't have these permissions, then right click each file, one at a time, select Get Info.
Change your permissions to match these, and click Apply.
Launch NES and you will see your list of games. Let's launch Batman. You can either play your
games in portrait mode...
Or landscape mode. Don't forget to investigate the Settings menu too.
Here's a couple more of my favorites: Dig Dug and Q-Bert.