It seems a lot of people want NES ROMs, but it also seems when they try to get them they are greeted with this unpleasant message: No NES ROMs Found. Please Upload ROMs to /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/NES. What does this mean?!? I’m going to to my best to try to answer this question because I know a lot of you are getting pretty annoyed about this.

What this all comes back to is that firmware 1.1.3 really messed things up for us. Before 1.1.3 was released there were some problems with adding NES ROMs to the iPod Touch, but no where near as many as there are now. The main thing that is most likely confusing and messing up a lot of people is the fact that NES ROMs were saved in a slightly different file path back on 1.1.1 and 1.1.2. 1.1.3 and 1.14 use the new different file path.

So, what are the two file paths?

For an iPod Touch with 1.1.1 or 1.1.2 the ROMs were saved in /var/root/Media/ROMs/NES

For an iPod Touch with 1.1.3 or 1.14 the ROMs go in /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/NES.

So the only real difference is that the “root” and “mobile” were swapped. Unfortunately this is more than enough of a change to cause major problems for a lot of you.

The next question a lot of you are probably have in your head is: But I never upgraded to 1.1.3, I’m still running 1.1.2, so why am I getting this same message?”. You are getting this message because you most likely updated to the newest version of the NES emulator (v2.0.4) and this version is made for 1.1.3. From the many e-mails I have received, I have noticed that the ones that are successful tend to be running the older version of the emulator, the one that was made for 1.1.1 and 1.1.2.

What can those of you who are having problems do? The answer is, you’re going to have to create the new file path EXACTLY as you see it above. This includes the proper capitalization. You can do this by downloading Mobile Finder in your installer.app or using any program to SSH into your iPod Touch. For the two programs I like, as well as for a guide of how to SSH, look at this post.

If you do all this and you still aren’t having any luck, uninstall the NES emulator and all the folders you just created. Make sure you save the ROMs, before you delete them! Once you have removed EVERYTHING, restart your iPod and try the entire process again. Hopefully the second time around it will work.

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