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Boxer is a free DOS game emulator for Mac

Boxer is a DOS game emulator for Mac, which we first covered all the way back in 2008. It's grown up quite a bit since then, but its essential mission is the same: to allow you to play MS-DOS games on your Mac, hassle-free. It has delivered on that promise from the beginning, and continues to do so. Boxer is still based on the DOSBox emulator, but as you've undoubtedly gathered by now, adds its...

N64oid emulator for Android review and gameplay video

N64oid, the Nintendo 64 emulator for Android, was released earlier today, and being absolute fans of the console, we figured a hands-on review would be the only fair and just thing to do. You don't want to know how many hours we've spent playing multiplayer GoldenEye here in the Download Squad bunker, and Lee can almost complete Ocarina of Time while blindfolded. Now -- before you get too e...

N64oid for Android completes the retro Nintendo emulator trinity

Yongzh, the same developer behind NESoid, SNESoid, GameBoid, Ataroid, and more (!), has finally released the last and most important Android retro emulator: N64oid. N64oid looks and feels like Yongzh's other emulators, and like NESoid it has the option of using hardware keys (if you have them!) or an on-screen gamepad. We won't lie: gaming with an on-screen controller is nothing like the re...

FPse PlayStation emulator debuts on the Android Market

While we wait for the official Sony-created PlayStation emulator to hit the Android platform, one of the best mobile PlayStation emulators, FPSeCe, has made the jump from Windows Mobile to Android. Available for just under $5, and having dropped the CE (for Windows CE), FPse brings another PSOne emulation option to your Android smartphone. It's able to take ISO backups from your PSOne discs, so...

Wine 1.3.11 released, improves JavaScript performance and localization, fixes MS Hearts bug

The development version of Wine 1.3 has just been released, bringing with it a ton of bug fixes, improved JavaScript performance, and -- at long last -- GNU gettext support, making localization and translation a whole lot easier. For many Linux users, though, Wine 1.3.11 will be known as the build that finally fixed MS Hearts, which has been broken under Wine since 2006. Of course, there is a H...

Pinnacle Game Profiler: review and give-away

Pinnacle Game Profiler (PGP) is, in essence, the best game controller programming software in the world. For that statement to make any sense, I should explain what controller programming is: basically, PGP maps commands and functions to the buttons of your controller. That controller can be an Xbox 360 or PlayStation pad, a Wiimote, a Sidewinder or steering wheel -- it doesn't matter: as long ...

Palm Pre and WebOS gets emulator for older PalmOS apps

Palm did an interesting thing with the upcoming Pre smartphone: The company scrapped its old operating system and started from scratch. The new webOS is prettier, easier to use, and more focused on modern apps like web browsers than PalmOS. The problem is, there are more than 30,000 PalmOS apps already out there. And by building a new operating system from the ground up, Palm was kind of telling ...

Run PalmOS apps on Symbian with StyleTap

While we're still waiting to find out whether StyleTap will bring its PalmOS emulation software to the new Palm Pre, the company has officially launched a utility for Symbian S60 series phones that allows users to run thousands of Palm applications. The Symbian version of StyleTap has been in closed beta for a few months. The company says the program supports more than 30,000 apps designed to run ...

iDeaS Nintendo DS emulator updated, works well

My four year old son (not me, of course) can't get enough of the monochrome greatness that is our collection of old Gameboy cartridges. The Gameboy, however, has taken a dirt nap and he's had to learn to play them in VirtualBoy on my laptop. What about newer games? What if your DS happened to get crushed under a truck tire and you were left with a pile of games you couldn't play? The iDeaS emulato...

Optically challenged computers rejoice!

Virtual drive software isn't new, but with the recent surge of ultra portable notebooks that do not have built in optical drives this is a good time to go over one of the free emulation software out there, Slysoft's Virtual CloneDrive. For those that may not know, a virtual drive emulates a physical drive, in this case an optical drive. This way you can mount a disc image and use it as if a physic...

Palm apps might be coming to the iPhone/iPod Touch

StyleTap, makers of PalmOS emulation software for Windows Mobile is showing off a video demonstrating their software running on an iPod Touch. The company has made it abundantly clear that there are no plans at this point to release StyleTap for the iPhone/iPod. But you know, they could if they wanted to. Apple hasn't actually released an SDK for the iPhone yet, so the only way to run third part...

Introduction to PSP Homebrew

The Playstation Portable is a jack of all trades. It plays music, videos, browses the Internet, and plays games. However, for an increasing number of people, this still isn't enough. With its powerful dual-processor configuration and Memory Stick Pro Duo slot, the PSP is a pocket powerhouse, capable of much more than just gaming and multimedia. This is where the homebrew community comes in. With...

Emulate the OLPC or Eee PC operating systems in Ubuntu

Say you're intensely curious about the stripped down, customized versions of Linux that are running on the tiny laptops like the Asus Eee PC or Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC project, but you don't feel like spending $400 to pick up a new toy that you might never use. As luck would have it, there are (relatively) easy ways to emulate both the OLPC's Sugar OS and the Eee PC's "easy mode" Xandros Linu...

Running Skype on 4 operating systems - on 1 desktop

Skype's Jaanus Kase obviously has way too much free time on his hands. On a whim, he decided to see if he could get all four versions of Skype (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows Mobile) running on one machine. So he fired up Parallels on his Mac and set up two virtual machines, one to run Linux, the other for Windows. And inside of the Windows machine, he used Microsoft's Device Emulator ...

DOSBox 0.70 released

The fine folks working on the DOSBox cross-platform DOS emulator have released version 0.70. While DOSBox was already pretty capable of running many early PC programs including games like Sam & Max (pictured above running in DOSBox), there's a whole host of updates. Faster dynamic CPU core, which means some games run much faster Better and more configurable joystick support Improve t...