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Online Nintendo emulator

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 12, 2003

Online Nintendo emulator.

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Jake of 8bitjoystick.comDec 12, 2003 at 5:48PM

Hosting this is just asking for a lawsuit

dowingbaDec 12, 2003 at 5:56PM

That is the worst NES emulator I’ve ever seen, also.

AndrewDec 13, 2003 at 12:17AM

very cool… bad emulator… good idea

shaunDec 13, 2003 at 1:33AM

Yeah, very good idea. If the emulator didn’t suck, this would be a lot more convenient than having to download and install the emulator and all the game files.

NikDec 13, 2003 at 4:44AM

Aw hell…. “bad emulator” sure… It was so cool playing some of the games on there! The applet (or whatever it was) was responsive and the collection of games was decent. What more do you want? It’s definitely not a serious effort per se… I think it’s more like “Hey! Remember these?!” and did the job nicely (maybe showed off his programming skills in the process too).

Download “Nester”, a popular NES emulator, and the only other functionalities you’ll have is custom key mapping, fullscreen capabilities, and savestate options (besides others, obviously, but these I’ve used the most).

I really dont see why it would incur lawsuits…. I mean, he’s not offering the games for free… it’s almost like he’s got a free arcade parlour running! Is that legal? I mean, would he actually have to pay Nintendo a “tiny fee” for it? For games as old as 1984? That’s… sad.

JeremiahDec 13, 2003 at 12:11PM

If any of you have PDAs, get NesEm. I love that program. Nothing like being able to play Nintendo games on your Palm when you’re waiting in line or something.

Jonas!Dec 13, 2003 at 12:39PM

it’s just too difficult, especially with the preset keys (alt &c), to play. but yeah, good idea.

brianDec 13, 2003 at 3:03PM

looks like crap in Safari

Detoxify, DetoxJan 26, 2004 at 5:55AM

Very inspiring, thankyou! Good luck to you in the future. :)

GlossaryJan 29, 2004 at 2:12AM

Jake of 8bitjoystick.com: Hosting this is just asking for a lawsuit ???
Nothing like being able to play Nintendo games on your Palm.

4ewewFeb 24, 2004 at 4:17PM

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Jake of 8bitjoystick.comMar 09, 2004 at 11:38AM

Yes if you distribute emulators with ROMs on the web without the permission of the game maker you can get sued.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.