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This is something I've always wanted on the AppleTV. I was lucky enough to get hold of the AppleTV developers kit and here is the result using tvOS beta 2.

The tvOS app is based on Les Bird's code I found here :-

The original work is based on iMAME4all which is a iOS universal app, port of MAME 0.37b5 emulator by Nicola Salmoria for all iOS devices (iPad HD, iPhone 4G , iPod touch and older) based on GP2X, WIZ MAME4ALL 2.5 by Franxis.


Initial Test
Mame AppleTV

Apple TV - remote
Mame AppleTV

To get this to work you need

  • A real Apple TV device, this won't work in the simulator.

  • Drag the rom zip file into the resource folder in the xcode project so they are copied to the device (Should appear as files in Build Phases/ Copy Bundle resources)

Apple TV - Brief guide to using to play game (Tested with 1942,Donkey Kong, Raiden)

  • Turn the controller on it's side (It will work both directions but I found this easier)
  • Select rom using up down on dpad
  • Press play to select
  • Swipe left/right for OK message
  • Hold play and press dpad for credit
  • Hold play and press dpad for start
  • Play game :-)

The code needs some work but you can play basic games

Areas that need work

  • Sound - fix arm64 assembler which has been commented out
  • Apple TV remote support (WIP)
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