Many of us want a browser-based emulator that can be used through a web browser. To this problem, Eclipse has been created and made available in the market. Eclipse is a web browser-based emulator for playing all the major console games and the best part is it can be run on any device with a web browser.
How to Eclipse Emulator Download?
Eclipse can be downloaded from many places, For now, we are mentioning only one method because it is one of the best ways to download the Eclipse emulator, TweakBox is a third-party app installer that offers lots of 3rd-party apps and games and other content like games emulators.
Here is the way to download Eclipse Emulator through TweakBox:
- First of all, download TweakBox to your iPhone or iPad from the official website.
- When the downloading process is complete, open your Settings app and tap General > Profiles.
- Find the TweakBox profile and tap it.
- Tap on Trust and close Settings.
- Once the application is completely installed, open TweakBox and use the search bar to find Eclipse Emulator.
- Tap the results and install them on your device.
Emulator App Advantages
Eclipse emulator offers tons of features, including a choice of UI skins and integration with Google Drive. It also supports many game systems such as:
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
- GameBoy (GB)
- GameBoy Color (GBC)
- GameBoy Advance (GBA)
- Sega Master System (SMS)
- Game Gear (GG)
Note: SNES might not work properly because it is in the experimental phase. Although developers are planning to add more game systems soon.
How to Add Games
There are several ways to add games to the Eclipse emulator, methods are given below:
- Use the internet to find and upload game ROMs into Eclipse with the help of the internet, you can find almost every game on the internet.
- You can use the Game Hub, using Game Hub ROMs can be added from an external repository, Dropbox, or Google Drive
- Add ROMs via URLS – you also get the name and the box art too.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do web-based emulators are good?
Many people believe that web-based emulators are not so good performance-wise. Although this statement is kind of correct there are some definite advantages as well. The best part is it is accessible from any device that has a modern web browser and an average processor. The second advantage is this emulator works on a browser and by playing on the browser you don’t need to think about the app being revoked – it won’t be – and that is a huge plus for iOS users.
I don’t own a game on any of the supported platforms. How do I get started?
To start with the Eclipse emulator, you can go for some free options:
- Open the Eclipse emulators and click on the (+) button.
- Tap feature Repos then Homebrew Repo, the repo is now added
- Click on Homebrew and search for the game you want to play.
- Any of the ROMs here, except Mother3, are legal to play
If you want to add more repos, you have to own the original game.
Can I add a custom ROM?
Yes, you can add a custom ROM but you need two things to do that. first, you need the box art and second, you need a direct game link. Usually, these come with prefixes of .gba, .nes, .gb, etc, and you would not get them from services like MEGA, Google Drive, or MediaFire. You can use DropBox and even Dropbox is recommended too. When you get the required ROM, open Eclipse and tap on +. Add the art and the link and add it to Eclipse – it should run.
What are the recommended games?
There is no game recommendation from our side, Though If you do not physically own the game cartridge for the game you want to play, you are limited to using Homebrew only.
I added a ROM from a link and it doesn’t work.
First, you should test the ROM and test the ROM, the best way is to download them locally and then upload them to Eclipse.
*Open Eclipse click on the (+) icon and select the ROM you want to test.
*Upload it and it should work.
*If it is not working, it likely won’t work or the file can be corrupted.
Sometimes it takes a bit to support so be patient – you need to wait until the splash screen loads. If the splash screen loads but the logo doesn’t appear it means the file is corrupted and Eclipse didn’t support the file.
I uploaded a ROM, but it doesn’t show in the main menu
Generally, this thing happens because of technical limits, If you are using a Safari browser on an iOS device you are limited to using 50 MB of local storage – most games use at least 35 MB. This thing can’t be changed because space is also being used by Eclipse for offline use.
Can I use Eclipse offline?
Yes, but there are some limitations like you won’t be able to use your game collection and repos. If you want to play games offline, you must upload them via the + icon in the app.
Do save states get stored for uploaded ROMS?
Saved states can be restored when you re-install the games.
I installed Eclipse using the profile, but it won’t delete it in the normal way.
If you try to delete the profile from the home screen it won’t be deleted, it only removes the icon and you might think that you have deleted it. To delete it properly, you have to open Settings > General > Profiles then click on the profile, and tap on Delete.