124 responses

  1. fallenangelX
    June 9, 2011

    the only solid reason these type of emu were removed is the fact that peeps were charging for them and the actaul company SoE and nin compiled to google charging for a app when following the open soucre laws are illegal …. yongh and others should be consider themselves lucky that SoE didnt sue or seek out some other kind of action other then a removal off the market emuparadise.org has pc and android emu all your emu needs https://github.com/Infinity WOW emulator zzotdd if your reading this id like to port this over to android make it capable for peeps to run there servers from there phone and peeps connect to game from pc

    • Mike
      June 20, 2011

      No, it's perfectly legal to charge for an open-source program. Read up on GPL before you make a comment like this. It's 'free' as in freedom, not 'free' as in free beer. However, when you purchase a GPL program, you receive -all- the rights to the software, including re-selling it to someone else if you so desire. As part of that agreement, you must include in the software a notice stating that it is licensed under GPL and where you can get the source code – otherwise you're breaking copyright law.

    • Rahmatulla
      January 20, 2013

      Rahul

    • عبدالله
      April 14, 2014

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  2. Sirgamble
    June 12, 2011

    I have to take some time to heckle a little:
    1) Zod renames emulators without referencing the original authors.
    2) SELLING open source code that you’ve compiled and renamed is dodgy as (although I acxept this isn’t what got Zod banned.)
    3) Zod has dumped on the iPhone and Cydia communities, which made him SOMETHING when he had nothing going for him. He went off and tried abandoning Cydia for Rock… then they merged and he chucked a spaz.
    4) I used to be a BIIIIG ZodTTD fan ever since his psx4iphone project went beta. He never made it work quickly despite HUGE speed bumps on the hardware side (for which Zod took credit and charged for software updates… “NOW MUCH FASTER…” yeah… because the CPU is now twice as fast, 4x the RAM and APPLE added a GPU.)
    5) Zod shut his forums down and basically has no support now because he was sick of responding to forum complaints (don’t blame Google mate… you dug your own grave on this one by closing the forums.)
    6) Zod expanded too quickly without perfecting ANY emulators, each time promising new focusses wouldn’t slow him down (including a shift to Android ironically…)

    Karma mate… karma.

  3. Sirgamble
    June 12, 2011

    To be fair Zod wasn’t banned for his questionable respect for open source licensing. It was the fact that Sony + Google are bigger than ZodTTD (funnily enough.)

    While I wouldn’t go as far as calling Zod’s open-source cloning “illegal”, he’s re-named emu’s, used their free code (inside his mobile shell, which required significant work/tweaking) and then sold them. Rather than saying “this is an iPhone port of SNES9X” he’ll just call it “SNES4IPHONE” which look… probably isn’t illegal, but it’s dodgy. He should use the SNES9X logo and make it clear that he’s releasing SNES9X (iOS Port.)

    I respect the work Zod has. done as he pioneered emulation for iOS before it was even called iOS. My suggestions for Zod are:
    - ONLY use code you’re paying the original developers for and reference the product you are porting.
    - Adopt a model similar to that of the Commodore 64 guys and get on the App Store, not Cydia. You’ll get more sales this way although it’s more work.
    - Focus on 1 emulator and make it PERFECT. You’ll make less initially, but will save on support time/costs.
    - Fire the guy you are hiring… this is a 1 man outfit ;)

  4. patrick
    June 16, 2011

    I also know that you did, in fact, use the official Playstation logo as an icon for PSX4Droid.

    I'm not assigning blame to anyone in particular, but given this history, I think you ought to be extra careful about avoiding situations like this.
    thanks For That……….

  5. Blade
    June 20, 2011

    Thanks for all your great work over the years, Mate on lots of different platforms! Really appreciated! :)

  6. Bennett
    June 20, 2011

    Zod, don't give up hope! There are so many people who will never hate
    you, because you have done so much for the good of mobile emulation
    already. I'm one of them. Whatever happens, I know I'm not the only
    person who will continue to support you- if not monetarily than
    morally and whatever other ways I can.

    You're a genius by the way

  7. Rahul
    June 22, 2011

    Hey,

    Thanks for your efforts, I am sure you know by now, but just in case you dont – try uploading ur programs to http://f-droid.org/, it is a good place for opensource Android programs, and we all know the android platform needs good programs that you port. :)

    Rahul

  8. Gary
    June 26, 2011

    Hello Zodttd.

    I was wondering : do you know why PSX4Droid 3.0.5 doesn't boot on any of the new phones ? I tried it on a Galaxy SII and it wouldn't work. I'm using the 2.xxxxxx atm with the CPU at 1.5GHz, works wonders, but I'm still curious to see how it would work with the latest changes you've done, as you had said the bugfixing shouldn't be too hard ;)

    Thank you for your awesome job, I discovered your work quite recently, but it really is super cool !

  9. Tom
    June 27, 2011

    “or Cydia fans out there, I apologize for my lack of updates. But with all that has been happening, it made updating so many products nearly impossible”

    Need a shoulder to cry on? You are not going to find it here. Actions speak louder than words. We are tired of your excuses. Go boo hoo to your mama if you have personal problems

    • John
      July 7, 2011

      Yea bro i agree. Ik it sounds awful but honestly when we read this none of us actually give a shit on here wer like sorry bro but in real life wer like “o no updates, to bad well its over
      Ill just wait for new programers to make it” just work out ur life problems and come back when ur done

    • itools
      January 29, 2012

      hhhrh

  10. Frotoponet
    July 18, 2011

    Don’t have much to say here. Bought All of Zodttd’s emus’s on IOS. Sad to see him go, but can’t wait to see what road he takes next. Hopefully something worthy of his emu’s!

    Keep up your great programming skills. Looking forward to you next move!!!

  11. steve
    July 22, 2011

    i am waiting for update of psx4all almost 1 year… what going zod? :( i was a big fan of you but now i am very disapointed please tell us what will u do in the future… iphone has all the specs to play PSone games and treat your customers as they really deserve – ps android market sucks right now hope to get better in the future…

  12. Matt
    July 29, 2011

    Please add wiimote for gba for the love of god please

  13. Brandon
    August 9, 2011

    Sorry to hear about all the stuff that's been happening! I (and I know several others at least) are just waiting for an update to n64iphone to purchase it via Cydia. Also, I'm sick of all these licensing issues that you're coming up against…I don't mind paying for the work that YOU put into the emulator to get it working on the droid/iphone. psx4all's been working great on my iPad, so thanks for that! Hope to see n64iphone updated soon!

  14. Will
    August 12, 2011

    Zod, I appreciate your work with the emulators, however regardless of whether or not you can legally get away with selling ported software, it is disrespectful. You have put your own time and creativity into the software, however, the base code is not yours. You did not write the emulator, you cross-compiled it onto the iOS, slightly modified the renderer and fixed some bugs. A lot of people put a ton more time into the original software, and made zero profit on it. The fact that you charge $5+ for what is basically someone elses code and only “occasionally” give some back to the REAL developers is the problem here. The app should either be free, or AT LEAST split the profits evenly. You haven’t made enough changes to the various emulators to justify pocketing 100% of the profit.

    • Fox
      April 7, 2013

      To those complaining he sold open source code: the world’s full of many people. If it’s so easy to port an emulator to give away for free, then by all means make it. My motto: Do it yourself or don’t complain.

  15. Britt Tompkins
    October 2, 2011

    Idc what y’all think ’bout how he did or did not make his emulator perfect. If u don’t like it then why don’t U go d/l snes9x and port it to iOS. Wtf? I just played Dragon Warrior 4 on snes4iphone and it was the sh!t. I do not know how to port it to iOS. He is a legitimate programmer–not a goof off. Maybe sum1 should volunteer with ZodTTD and help code the updated instead of posting videos on YouTube of how to tether a jailbreak for 4.3.5. Quit yapping and start something new. God knows we need it.

  16. Michael
    October 6, 2011

    I'm sorry to hear what happened. I have no clue your exact scenario, but I can say that I really hope it gets better, soon. I'm only 16 (almost 17) but I might be able to donate a little bit of money. After all, you must've worked hard on psx4droid. Really, I can only imagine how long it would take(I'm learning Java right now…). I hope things start to brighten up for you, and though I like psx4droid, I understand that it'll be a while before we see updates, as you decide what you're going to do from here…

    Sincerely,
    Michael

    P.S.
    Is there an email I can send a Java-related question to? And, er, If you have time, could I pay for help with an application I'm trying to make?

  17. nothing girl
    October 22, 2011

    I recently started using gpsphone along with VBA and I am a huge fan of both. My bf too discovered how wonderful it can be last week when during a very long ER wait and Steam once again not working (brought laptop to hospital, lol) I was able to get a game of pokemon LG going for him.  Funny thing is he was never a fan of it originally (we are 30), But somehow that ER wait got him into it enough that he has pretty much taken over my laptop and iPod to fill his new found pokemon desire, or dex. 

    That’s what led me to this. A quick google search to see if I can get an emulator for his Droid ( And get back the use of my iPod). I think it’s awful what google has done. I suppose they have reasons but it is still awful.   And even worse are the negative comments people hAve left  here.  I can’t say I know much about this sorta stuff, I am only teaching my self programming, but I have many programmer friends. How can people not expect you and others, to not be paid when you put so much work into creating products, so they have something to do other then sit and twiddle thier thumbs during long waits. I know for the lucky few of my friends who do enough programming not to have day jobs, it’s still way more work then a full time job. Most of them stay up all night working on stuff. I’m sure it takes alot more effort then taking orders at a fast food place (or in my case washing dogs).  And forget about a social life. All I can say is yay for hacker spaces and big comfy bean bags. 

    Well it’s back to google search time for me. Until today I have never touched a Droid but I am determined to find a way to get pokemon on my bf’s phone. Hoping the link I found for gamboid still works  and the bios and roms along with .sav files we already have will work on his phone.  I really want my iPod back!

     Sorry for any spelling or grammar errors. Typing on an iPod is not easy. 

  18. anon
    October 26, 2011

    So, is the project dead? Zottd seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth.

  19. xwatchmanx
    November 8, 2011

    I am so sorry about this Zod. It seriously pisses me off that you and Yongzh emus have been ripped off the market with no explanation. Meanwhile, FPSE has been allowed to stay (why? Tho better in performance than PSX4Droid when I last used it, it's also much more unstable, which is annoying). Furthermore, emulators have begun to rise up again in massive volumes, and Google has done NOTHING to them! Why??? It's so unfair cuz i feel that Google has unfairly ripped you and Yongzh from your emulation "Thrones" (so to speak) with no reason and has allowed others to take it's place. :-( Personally tho, I still use yongzh's apps above all others with the slideme marketplace. I would love to see psx4droid on there, as well!

  20. aWonton
    November 18, 2011

    With the new 4S(obviously not jailbroken yet) and 4 capabilities I would think you could make some major leaps and bounds with your previous endeavors of psx and n64 emulators, I understand you're way behind, but I initally donated when you first put up psx4iPhone .1, and I will continue to support any iPhone endeavors you decide to take, sure cydia isn't Market, but I assure you that you're highly appreciated there, no one else has come out with anything near what you have in all the time you've been gone.

  21. Christine
    November 27, 2011

    Thanks Zod for your hard work. Don’t give up..I’m not. You have helped me relive my love for rpg’s by helping me play FFVII & FFIX on my mobile phone/laptop. Keep up the great work. You can’t let the negativity keep your talent from the world….don’t deprive us. Never give up, your followers won’t either.

  22. yangmaoqiang
    January 15, 2012

    Yangmao13796098757

  23. Night
    April 26, 2012

    Your Cydia products may be "too much work" to maintain now, but I notice you sure as hell didn't take them down or mention you were abandoning them on the site. Really thrilled I paid you for an abandoned product.

  24. sordatos
    August 3, 2012

    Oops my bookmark of this page was outdated, I had had seen this update, and I already send a question about the product, sorry about that.

    Why did Google did that?

  25. GLW
    August 7, 2012

    H please help there is soooo many things wrong about your psx4droid,im using galaxy tab 8.6,force closes after 10 minutes of play!!! HELP

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  27. Leroy Francis-Robinson
    December 30, 2013

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    March 26, 2014

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  29. Ernest
    March 29, 2014

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  30. George
    May 4, 2014

    It’s a shame what Google Market Store do with many skilled developers…
    Don’t let anything put your spirits down….
    and man, keep up the Good Work.
    Fuck the MArket…MArket…for what?

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