This is a port of RetroArch to Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry 10-based devices.
Cores currently supported:
- PCSX ReARMed
- Genesis Plus GX
- SNES9x Next
- VBA Next
- Mednafen PCE Fast
- Mednafen NGP
- Mednafen VB
- Mednafen Wonderswan
- NX Engine (Cave Story)
- FInal Burn Alpha
And here is the other big pre-emptive announcement to make that is the central focus of RetroArch 0.9.9 - RetroArch branching out onto Blackberry Playbook / Blackberry 10.
This will be a port of RetroArch to Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry 10. All the cores that you saw on RetroArch Android will be here as well.
I bought a Playbook 32GB device for cheap two months ago (about 150 Euros) with the specific aim of porting RetroArch to the thing. The initial port was easy enough but as ever the initial port is at most a day’s work - what came after that was the real work.
For 0.9.9 we really needed a centralized ingame GUI system, so we promoted the Wii menu to become RetroArch’s new ‘default’ ingame menu system (RGUI). On Blackberry Playbook, this menu will boot up at start time since the Blackberry Playbook has no native windowing toolkit.
On Blackberry 10, we’ll be going with a Facades frontend - which is some kind of native windowing toolkit (as far as I understood it - haven’t really looked much into it as I don’t have a Blackberry 10-capable device - Playbook is still on Playbook Tablet OS).
For this port I have received outside help from a guy known as CatalystG - he has been very helpful in cooperating with me on getting the various cores working and for providing the bulk of the Blackberry 10 part of the port. He will be properly credited in the README as well as the accompanying release PDF - same with meancoot for the iOS port.
For release purposes we will use both the forum threads and (possibly) Blackberry World - so far it looks to me like it should be possible to publish RetroArch on there - and it would be for free as well - unless I have not been made aware of some kind of ‘Terms of Conditions’ associated to that app store.
I know next to nothing about sideloading BAR files, so I’ll just dump the BAR file here that QNX Momentics churned out and assume it requires no further signing or anything like that for it to be able to be installed to other Blackberry Playbook devices.
Blackberry Playbook: http://themaister.net/retroarch-dl/blackberry/playbook/RetroArch-1_0_0_1.bar Blackberry 10: soon (CatalystG will have to provide us the binary first)