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[-] TWeaK@lemm.ee 150 points 1 month ago

To be clear: apple removed an emulator that was a blatant rip off of an open source emulator but full of ads and tracking. The original emulator is still up.

[-] anas@lemmy.world 16 points 1 month ago

The original emulator is still up.

GBA4iOS was never on the App Store, was it?

[-] TCB13@lemmy.world 8 points 1 month ago

GBA4iOS was never on the App Store, was it?

No, and it will never be because Riley Testut seem to be as greedy as Apple.

Look he was right, but he’s kind of bitching, he can just release GBA4iOS on the App Store and people will use it instead of that crap filled with ads. What if he just had summited GBA4iOS to the App Store before this developer? Oh I know why, because he’s trying to get his AltStore approved and wanted to have GBA4iOS exclusively there to drive people into it.

[-] anas@lemmy.world 7 points 1 month ago

Greedy is a strange word to use when both AltStore and Delta (the GBA4iOS successor) are free.

[-] cbarrick@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

I mean, it's GPL code.

Anyone could just upload it, possibly with branding changes if "GBA4iOS" a trademark, as long as they publish the source code with their changes

[-] TCB13@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

That's besides the point here. Riley Testut is bitching when he should've been the first to submit and have his own app approved.

[-] Epzillon@lemmy.ml 13 points 1 month ago

Thanks for TL;DR

[-] TCB13@lemmy.world 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

The original emulator is still up.

What are you talking about? GBA4iOS is NOT in the app store.

[-] w3dd1e@lemm.ee 8 points 1 month ago

I’m hoping with the easing up of emulators and game streaming that Nintendo and Sega would just put official emulators up. Honestly, I’d pay them for access to one and to related games.

I know this is mostly wishful thinking but, a woman can dream.

[-] JasonDJ@lemmy.zip 5 points 1 month ago


Like, I get it Nintendo, you want money. That's understandable.

Then let me buy the damn games. I'd love to be able to buy roms to run in an official emulator, or ideally any emulator.

Honestly at this point why even bother with DRM. The roms for classic systems are absurdly easy to get. Hell even switch roms. But Nintendo insists the only way to play retro games legitimately is to buy either a monthly subscription, or a copy of the rom bundled with the official emulator that can only be run on that specific generation console, or buy dedicated system for it.

And even then its only the games they put out on the system/marketplace/subscription service. A tiny fraction of the library.

[-] graymess@lemmy.world 1 points 1 month ago

Now that emulation is allowed on iOS, I would think this is the worst time for either of them to start selling ROMs for iPhones. If Nintendo launched a Virtual Console app years ago? Easy money, no question. Captive audience in a closed ecosystem. Now? If I open the app store and see an app that can play Pokemon Red/Blue for free right next to an app from Nintendo that charges me $5 - $10 for the same experience, why would I pay?

Regardless, Nintendo wouldn't even try to sell you ROMs these days anyway. They'll sell you a subscription service like they do on Switch. No thanks. I'm good with the emulation we have now.

[-] chemicalwonka@discuss.tchncs.de 7 points 1 month ago

it lasts more than many Google projects

[-] Rexios@lemm.ee 5 points 1 month ago

And yet Apple approved the app in the first place. Have some consistent policy enforcement ffs.

[-] RootBeerGuy@discuss.tchncs.de -4 points 1 month ago
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