I'm sorry to inform everyone Jnes has been removed from the store by Google on December 2nd. After contacting Google several times this week, I have received a response indicating that they have declined to put the application back into the store due to perceived copyright infringement. Knowing that there are users that have downloaded the app already I decided to write a blog post now that I know it's not returning.
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I haven't been posting news here about updates to the Android version, but since it's release a few years ago there has been many improvements. Recently I uploaded a new version to the Google Play
store that has the following changes:
- add your own game genie cheats!
- dropbox sync works again
- added migration from app storage for saves
Special thanks to Charles for letting me know about the bugs!
Since the last release there has been some important bugs fixed and I'm happy to say the Android version has allowed me to spend more time improving emulation compatibility and working on Jnes in general. Thanks to everyone who has supported Jnes in Google Play! The Android version has been quite an interesting project, the feedback and help from everyone has been great, I'm truly impressed with the Android community.
Today I wanted to finally get an updated version of the Windows binaries out that has these improvements as well as things that a few users have asked for. While this is a minor update I think it has a lot of key things that everyone will enjoy, I didn't want to wait longer. I know many have been waiting patiently for this update, for a full list of changes see the downloads area.
These days it's pretty rare to see a new Mega Man game released, although Mega Man 9
did come out in 2008 for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console. Even more rare is when Capcom graces the PC platform with a title. Well all bets are off, as part of the Street Fighter and Mega Man's 25th anniversary Capcom has collaborated with fan Seow Zong Hui and delivered a pretty amazing game for the PC platform. Announcements are on the capcom unity homepage
as well as downloads for Windows XP and higher.
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Jnes is now available for Android 2.3 platforms and higher on Google Play
. This is exciting for me as it is the first platform I've ported Jnes to in the many years I have been working on it. I decided to port Jnes as I have been using Android devices for about a year now, and it has become apparent that there is probably more people using these mobile devices than Windows computers. There are many of the same features in the Android version, with more to come. It just got added to the store yesterday I'll be posting screenshots here as soon as I can.