Classic video games like The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap have always had a special place in my heart. I remember my time with those games and consoles fondly and I know a lot of people do the same. If you want to evoke your nostalgia by playing these games on your iPhone or your iPad, then you need to get the Delta Emulator. It can emulate old consoles and it will let you run all of your favorite classic games!
In this article, we are going to take a look at what the Delta Emulator is, what it can emulate, and how can you install it.
Ready? Let’s get started.
- 1 What is Delta Emulator?
- 2 Final Take
What is Delta Emulator?
Delta Emulator is an iOS app developed by Riley Testut and Caroline Moore to replace GBA4iOS. It can emulate the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance. It offers smooth gameplay, save states, and customization features among other things.
Delta Emulator Features
- Support for touch screen controls
- Customizable controller skins
- Support for MFi certified controllers
- Keyboard support
- iCloud Sync – you can sync save states, cheats, skins, controller layouts, and ROMs
- DropBox and Google Drive Support
These are the main features of Delta Emulator. You can use the default skin (imitates the original controllers) or use custom skins designed by others.
Does it Need A Jailbreak?
Well, yes and no. There are several methods you can use to install the Delta Emulator on your iPhone or your iPad. However, Apple will revoke its certificates after a period of time and you will have to reinstall the app. You wouldn’t have to worry about this issue if you jailbreak your device. Then you can simply sideload the app from this website.
Check out this video for jailbreaking tips and tricks.
Like I said before, there are several methods you can use to install the Delta Emulator. Each method will have its pros and cons. I recommend that you go through every method to make an informed decision.
1. Using iEmulators
This is the easiest method to install Delta Emulator, but it has its issues. It uses an enterprise certificate and this certificate can be revoked from time to time. This means that you have to delete the app after it’s revoked and you have to install it again.
- Visit iEmulator.org’s Delta Emulator page.
- Tap on the download button.
- Tap open and then tap Install.
- Go to Settings and open Genral> Profile and Device Management.
- Tap on Riley Testut and then tap Trust.
- Launch Delta Emulator.
This certificate can last for days or up to 3 months.
2. Using AltStore
For the latest version of the app, you have to use the App store. You need a PC or a Mac for this step to install the AltServer. Apple will revoke the certificate in 7 days but the server will refresh the app and you only have to reinstall Delta Emulator, not delete it.
Installing AltStore Using Mac
- Download AltStore for Mac by clicking on this link.
- Copy the downloaded app to the Applications folder and launch AltServer.
- Unlock your iPhone and then connect it to the Mac. Give the computer access to your iPhone if necessary.
- Click on the AltServer icon on the menu bar and then click Install AltStore.Then, choose your device.
- Enter your AppleID and password and install a Mail Plug-in by following the on-screen instructions. You can use a dummy AppleID for your peace of mind.
Installing AltStore Using a PC
- Install iTunes from Apple’s website (not the Microsoft Store version). Alternatively, you can just click on this link to download it for a 64-bit Windows. Use this link for a 32-bit Windows (Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System and check the system type if you are unsure).
- Install iCloud from this link (Microsoft Store version will not work).
- Download AltStore for Windows using this link.
- Extract the file and run setup.exe. You may get virus warnings, but don’t worry, it’s not one. The link in step 3 downloads the app from the official website.
- Unlock your iPhone or iPad and connect it to the PC. Re-enable WiFi Sync.
- Click on the AltServer logo from the start menu or the right side of the taskbar and select Install AltStore.
- Choose your device and then enter the AppleID and password. You can use a dummy AppleID for your peace of mind.
- Enjoy Delta Emulator on your iPhone.
“Cannot find AltServer” Error
If you run into this error, simply restart the AltServer or the iPhone or the computer.
Installing Games On Delta Emulator
Installing games is easy. Simply do a Google search for any NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBC or GBA ROM you want and download it. Then, press Open in Delta and that’s it.
That’s all there is to know about the Delta Emulator. I hope that this helped and you can now enjoy your favorite classic games.
If you have any doubts about the methods, please let me know in the comments section down below. Also, please share your favorite emulated games too!