Console Tapwave Zodiac
Description XCade is an arcade emulator
for Tapwave Zodiac
What is an arcade emulator?
An arcade emulator is an application that pretends to be
the electronics that make up a real physical arcade machine
like you saw in midways and arcades of the past. The goal
is to allow software written for these machines to run in
the emulator, and in XCade's case.. right in the palm of your
What games can XCade run?
XCade has a growing list of games it supports. Check the
current release notes for a list of supported game hardware.
A variety of games may be loaded into each game hardware,
and new homegrown software designed for these old machines
will run as well.
You can look in the screenshots page to see examples of many
of the games one could run in XCade.
What kind of machine do I need?
XCade is designed to run exclusively on Palm OS version 5.0
and later on the ARM processor based units. That means the
Palm Tungsten T and the Sony NX series, as of November 2002,
though we're sure there will be many more ARM units out soon.
XCade needs these super powered units in order to work its
magic at the correct arcade framerates.
Where do I get the game software (ROMs) to run in the emulator?
We cannot help you obtain game software as most of it is
owned by the company that originally built it. The arcade
game software we ourselves run in XCade we get from the physical
machines themselves, as we've been collecting for a long time.
Where you get game software is your business, but we trust
you do it legally! You can purchase software emulators from
the game vendors to support them and perhaps copy the rom
files from them once you own the rights to use them?
The best way to obtain ROMS is the following: Buy the arcade
cabinet from ebay, or even just buy the pc-board of the game
itself that came from an arcade cabinet. Hundreds of these
can be found on any given day on ebay. Once you've obtained
the pcboard for the game you want, get yourself an EPROM-reader/burner
and pull the game off the pcboard and pop it into XCade. It
takes only a few minutes and is the correct legal way to do
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