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VIDEO: N64 Emulator Running on the iPad

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You've seen Windows 95 running on the iPad via a Bochs emulator but what about an N64 emulator?

It didn't take long for someone to jailbreak the iPad and the hack comes courtesy of Geohot (the same hacker working to keep Linux support on the PS3) and Twitter user @comex. Below is a video of Apple's iPad running a Nintendo 64 emulator.

Jailbroken iPad Playing N64 Simulator

(Via Engadget)

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    ivan_chess , April 12, 2010 4:28 PM
    But it is missing so many buttons! How could I play Zelda on that?
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    Intel_Hydralisk , April 12, 2010 5:13 PM
    Touchscreen = awful controls.
    No usb ports = no plug and play controller

    Also, N64 emulators have been run on netbooks etc. with much better results... how come Tom's doesn't report on that? Oh wait, it's the iPad... therefore if it manages to do something worse than its competition it's amazing.
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    Shadow703793 , April 12, 2010 4:27 PM
    This is cool and all, but WHERE IS MY Adobe CS5 news??!?!?
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  • 17 Hide
    ivan_chess , April 12, 2010 4:28 PM
    But it is missing so many buttons! How could I play Zelda on that?
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    LATTEH , April 12, 2010 4:28 PM
    Lol i want to see it play golden eye!
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    dameon51 , April 12, 2010 4:29 PM
    I can see Miyamoto shaking his fist from here!
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    mauller07 , April 12, 2010 4:30 PM
    very nostalgic but i could see problems with the input system, would love to see it playing star fox 64...

    DO A BARREL ROLL... PRESS A TO SHOOT... :D 
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    LePhuronn , April 12, 2010 4:31 PM
    One day Apple will take the hint, but only when Lord Jobs steps down (again) or dies.

    But then again I can see Apple replacing whatever failed organ with an iPhone Iron Man-style just to keep him alive...

    http://hijinksensue.com/2008/10/06/i-am-iron-man/
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    ca87 , April 12, 2010 4:35 PM
    what a genius anything is possible with software as far as i know.
    @comex ps give us the ps3 hack!
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    zubai , April 12, 2010 4:36 PM
    Emulators available for my N900:
    1) PlayStation
    2) Atari
    2) Falcon
    3) Nintendo NES
    4) MAME
    5) Sega
    6) Gameboy Advance
    7) Commodore
    8) Sinclair ZX
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    ksampanna , April 12, 2010 4:37 PM
    i'd take one of those ...
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    zorky9 , April 12, 2010 4:39 PM
    Reminds of the Nester emulator running on Windows Mobile. Controls are excellent assuming your unit has hard keys... Punchout anyone?
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    rajangel , April 12, 2010 4:42 PM
    yes. but will apple allow the program in the app store or will you need to jailbreak it?
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    Silmarunya , April 12, 2010 4:43 PM
    The iPad is fantastic. So fantastic I need to emulate Linux, Windows 95 and a retro gaming console to experience anything with it my good old iPod can't offer.

    However, the cult of Jobs ensures me this is a revolution. Even more revolutionary than its last revolution. After all, the Church of Jobs is your last hope of salvation.

    But just how many converts would they have if websites like this one stopped posting every god damn rumour about anything Jobs and his cultists do?
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    soky602 , April 12, 2010 4:45 PM
    LATTEHLol i want to see it play golden eye!

    Ah.. Golden Eye, that brings back memories....
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    830hobbes , April 12, 2010 5:01 PM
    enough with the effing iPad!!!!!!
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    donovands , April 12, 2010 5:08 PM
    This is a 'so what' sort of thing. It emulates an ancient console system. So what?
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    Intel_Hydralisk , April 12, 2010 5:13 PM
    Touchscreen = awful controls.
    No usb ports = no plug and play controller

    Also, N64 emulators have been run on netbooks etc. with much better results... how come Tom's doesn't report on that? Oh wait, it's the iPad... therefore if it manages to do something worse than its competition it's amazing.
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    Camikazi , April 12, 2010 5:19 PM
    Did the creator of this EMU forget that N64 had a lot more then just 2 buttons?
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    zak_mckraken , April 12, 2010 5:32 PM
    Bluetooth controller. That is all.
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    tayb , April 12, 2010 5:43 PM
    Would be cool if I could hook up some sort of controller.
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    dameon51 , April 12, 2010 5:45 PM
    830hobbesenough with the effing iPad!!!!!!

    You never had to click the link dude.
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