Mapper support in emulators on Android

Discuss emulation of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom.

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tepples
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Mapper support in emulators on Android

Post by tepples » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:58 pm

Which emulators ported to the Android operating system support homebrew mappers that I've seen used lately?
  • Action 53 (#28)
  • UNROM 512 (#30), particularly the mirroring and self flashability extensions
  • NSF style PRG banking (#31)
  • GTROM (#111)
I ask because homebrew developers need an emulator to recommend to prospective players who primarily use a smartphone, not a desktop or laptop computer, as a primary computing device. Or players who use a phone and a USB or Bluetooth controller, or a tablet and a controller. Or players who use an Android-powered TV streaming box and a controller so as not to have to carry the family's desktop computer back and forth between the computer desk and the living room.

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Re: Mapper support in emulators on Android

Post by gauauu » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:21 pm

NES.EMU by Robert Broglia is the best NES emulator for Android that I've seen.

Although he charges for it on the play store (which is money well-spent), it uses the FCEUX core and is open source. The recent release of it on google play doesn't have support for these mappers, but if it's important to you, you could rebuild it with a later version of the FCEUX core that may have better mapper support.

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