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January 17, 2009

FMS Emulators Icons

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 20:05

Hello everyone.

Life is very interesting thing, you never know what or who will you meet next. It was 6 years ago when I met fms’ awesome emulators while playing with my Viewsonic v35 pocket pc. That was really good and fun time for me because everyone around were totally jealous cause I could play tons of games right from the tiny device. And 6 years later I’ve met Marat Fayzullin a.k.a. fms on the #maemo IRC channel and it was real surprise and great chance to say “thank you” almost face-to-face.

After some time hanging around on #maemo, during hot debates bout Mer’s UI (and it’s a theme for the next post) Marat has asked me if I can draw some proper icons for his emulation series, and ofcourse I gladly agreed.

After some time discussing what future icons will look like we decided to make .svg icons that are proper for Simbian versions of emulators (since there are some limitations) and also to make them as scalable as possible cause we will need 26×26 icon size and if I’ll draw photo-alike icon it will look like a puddle of pixels in such low resolution. So here’s the result: 5 icons for game boy, game boy advance, NES, Coleco Vision and Game Gear emulators.


ColEm icon was a real problem cause the console itself has too much small details on it so I had to reduce it but keep the whole image still recognizable. Also I had to slightly change proportions of models to better fit them into icon borders.

Well, hope you like it and stay tuned as always!


  1. Ohh please we want more details about the Mer UI, in fact I can’t wait to the release of IT OS 2009 to try Mer on my N800.

    Comment by Opengeek — January 18, 2009 @ 01:28

  2. There’s no such thing as “IT OS 2009”. You mean Maemo 5. :)

    Comment by Ryan Abel — January 18, 2009 @ 13:16

  3. Yeah, sorry.

    Comment by Opengeek — January 18, 2009 @ 14:51

  4. At least some bloggers can write. Thanks for this piece!!!

    Comment by Canonscan 9000f Review — November 21, 2011 @ 20:54

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