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ZodTTD (born April 2, 1982) is a programmer who mainly focuses on porting software to handheld devices. He is well known for his work in the iPhone and iPod Touch jailbreaking community. He got his nickname from a port of OpenTTD he made for the Tapwave Zodiac called ZodTTD.
ZodTTD first became serious about programming when he made his first games for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. One night when he was bored of coding his OpenTTD port, he picked up the source code to PCSX, and spent all night trying to port it. The next day, he had a functional PlayStation emulator on his Zodiac.
After making his name in the Tapwave Zodiac community, ZodTTD moved on to GP2X development where he started the psx4all project. He started porting gpSP, until he convinced the original creator to work on it himself. The psx4all project started when he had trouble porting his popular PPSX to the GP2X, because the code needed a massive rewrite. He found others to help him, and eventually created a dynamic recompiler to improve performance of the emulation on ARM devices. He and the group of people helping him even ported it to the PSP.
He got an iPod Touch soon after it was released, and started porting gpSP to the iPhone OS. When it was completed, he became well known throughout the Apple community. He followed it up with ports of PCSX (PSX), Dr. PocketSnes (SNES), PicoDrive (Sega Genesis), Gnuboy (Game Boy), MAME and Temper (TurboGrafx-16) to the iPhone OS. He's also ported stand alone games like OpenTTD, Quake, Doom, and the Media Center VLC. When the App Store came out, he started Spookysoft LLC and created a falling sand game among many others. ZodTTD is heavily involved with the iControlpad project, which is trying to make a physical gamepad for iPhone OS games.
As of April 2009, ZodTTD is working on a port of psx4all to the Pandora called psx4pandora. He received one of the first test models of the Pandora. It is expected to have near total compatibility with any PSX ISO.
Inactivity & activity
zodttd.com has been inactive for over 2 years since March 2011. His YouTube has also been inactive since July 11th 2010. His appstore account zodttd has no further new apps from 2011. Future development is now announced on zodttd's Twitter account.
Psx4all with tearing fixed and Bluetooth ps3 six axis support.N64ios full game compatibility nunchuk and wiimote support.more options and settings like anti aliasing and ui changes.
zodttd also worked with ckmods and drunknbass.
- Interview with ZodTTD on Wired
- iTête à iTête – Interview with ZodTTD – I found my love for porting software and learning about console emulation on TouchMyApps