The patent of Nintendo Gameboy emulator for mobile applications




Nintendo has a patent pending on Game Boy emulator for, among other mobile devices. The emulation code could run as an application on smart phones and games would be on screens in backrests of trains and planes can be displayed.

Nintendo claims in the application that it is sometimes desirable to play Game Boy apps on other devices. The developer speaks about situations in which a person is traveling, for example with a plane or train. In pictures Nintendo therefore shows that a person playing when displayed on a screen that is processed in a chair.

On the other hand Nintendo gives more mundane examples. So it might be desirable to Game Boy applications to play on computers or mobile phones. Nintendo shows to realize that similar emulation existed for years, but the company believes that improvements are still possible. Thus appoints include the graphics and sound effects.

However, there are some obstacles according to the Japanese group. Nintendo recognizes that the required hardware is generally not incorporated into the intended devices. Creating these opportunities is seen as a challenge. In addition, Nintendo notes that modern processors are not compatible with the direct instruction of the original processor of the Game Boy, the Zilog Z80. This would be the development of emulation which all Gameboy applications complicate work flawlessly.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, the application is published and then observed by a NeoGAF user. Nintendo has already submitted the application moreover in June. Nintendo wants a patent on the emulation technology, does not mean that the software is actually developed.

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