Yet another emulator has just been released for iOS. The direct download links and tutorial are given below.
What is MeSNEmu?
MeSNEmu is a modern SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator designed to work with the iOS operating system. It is developed by Lucas Mendes Menge.
Its development began so as to give users a Xcode-compatible port of the aging snes4iphone emulator.
Here’s a list of all its notable features –
- New codebase
- SMC and ZIP support
- User-friendly interface
- Save games
These features make it an absolute treat for retro and old school gaming fans. Moreover, you can run all your favorite classic titles like Chrono Trigger (my favorite), Mega Man X, Super Mario, and tons more!
MeSNEmu emulator is also available for download on Cydia. However, only jailbroken devices are able to run that and sometimes it doesn’t run as expected due to its outdated codebase.
Thankfully, you can now install its new IPA file using Cydia Impactor without having a jailbreak. Here is the direct download link for its IPA package.
Which firmware are compatible with MeSNEmu?
- iOS 11 beta versions
Download MeSNEmu IPA
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- iOS 10/11 firmware
- Cydia Impactor
- A computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux
- A working Internet connection
How to Install MeSNEmu Emulator on iPhone, iPad, iPod without jailbreak
Step 1 Download the IPA file using the download link given above. I also recommend that you transfer this file to your desktop.
Step 2 Download Cydia Impactor from this link, unpack its contents to a new folder and start it. Also, connect your device to your computer and make sure this tool recognizes it as shown below.
Step 3 You now need to sideload the MeSNEmu IPA file to your iOS device. To do this, simply drag the IPA file you downloaded in step 1 to Impactor’s window and enter your Apple ID credentials. Wait for the process to get over.
Step 4 The app will now be present on your home screen. However, it’s not trusted yet and will throw the “Untrusted Developer” error as soon as you try to open it. To solve this problem, you must trust its developer certificate from Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management.
Step 5 Look for your email address in the DEVELOPER APP section and tap on it. Tap Trust and tap it again once the confirmation prompt appears.
Step 6 Go back to your home screen and launch MeSNEmu.
That’s all there’s to it.
Time to go retro!
Now all you need to do is find the right ROMs for the classic games you wish to play on your iOS device. If you don’t know how to do this, just leave a comment below and I will upload a tutorial as soon as possible.
MeSNEmu is based on C++ and therefore is a tad bit slower than similar emulators such as SNES4iOS that utilize a different codebase. Its major advantage is that it offers better ROM compatibility.
What retro games are you going to play now? Let us know in the comments section below.
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