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This is a list of notable video game system emulators. For information about emulating specific systems, including those not covered by the emulators in this list, see the respective article for each system.

Contents

Arcade systems

Name System Platform License Link
FinalBurn Alpha CPS / NeoGeo Cross-platform Custom [1]
MAME Various arcade games Cross-platform Custom [2]
NeoRAGEx NeoGeo Windows Freeware [3]
System16 Sega System 16 Windows Custom [4]

Atari consoles

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Atari 2600

Name System Platform License Link
PC Atari Emulator Atari 2600 MS-DOS, Windows [5]
Stella Atari 2600 Cross-platform Open source [6]
z26 Atari 2600 Cross-platform Open source

Nintendo consoles

Nintendo Entertainment System

Name System Platform License Link
FakeNES NES zlib [7]
FCEUX NES Cross-platform GPL [8]
fwNES NES Freeware
Jnes NES Windows Freeware [9]
nemulator NES Windows Freeware [10]
NESten NES Windows Open source [11]
Nester NES Windows GPL [12]
NESticle NES DOS Freeware [13]
NEStopia NES Windows, Linux, Mac OS GPL [14]
TI-NESulator NES Windows, Linux, Mac OS Freeware [15]
TuxNES NES GPL [16]
VirtuaNES NES Windows, DOS Freeware [17]
GameNes NES Web [18]

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Name System Platform License Link
bsnes SNES Linux, Mac OS X, Windows GPL v2 [19]
MorphGear SNES Windows Mobile Proprietary [20]
Snes9x SNES Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Custom semi-free license[1] [21]
ZSNES SNES Linux, MS-DOS, Windows GPL v2 [22]
SNES Advance SNES Game Boy Advance [23]

Nintendo 64

Name System Platform License Link
1964 Nintendo 64 Windows GPL [24][25][26]
Mupen64 Nintendo 64 Windows [27]
Mupen64Plus Nintendo 64 Windows, Linux, Mac OS X GPL v2 [28][29] Re-recording[30]
Nemu64 Nintendo 64 Windows [31]
Project64 Nintendo 64 Windows Freeware
Project Unreality Nintendo 64 Windows
Sixtyforce Nintendo 64 Mac OS X Proprietary, older versions open source
TR64 Nintendo 64 Windows
UltraHLE Nintendo 64 Windows Freeware
Corn Nintendo 64 Windows
Wii64 Nintendo 64 Nintendo GameCube, Wii [32]
DaedalusX64 Nintendo 64 PSP [33][34]

Nintendo GameCube / Wii

Name System Platform License Link
Dolphin Nintendo GameCube, Wii Windows, Linux, Mac OS X GPL [35][36]
Dolwin Nintendo GameCube Windows GPL [37]
GCEmu Nintendo GameCube Windows GPL [38]
WhineCube Nintendo GameCube Windows CC [39]
Gcube Nintendo GameCube Windows GPL [40]

Handhelds

Name System Platform License Link
gnuboy Game Boy MS-DOS, Windows [41]
NO$GMB Game Boy MS-DOS, Windows [42]
BGB Game Boy Windows [43]
Phoinix Game Boy Palm OS GPL v2 [44]
Goomba Game Boy Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS [45] Goomba Color
JSGB Game Boy JavaScript GPL v2 [46]
MasterBoy Game Boy, Game Gear, Sega Master System PSP [47]
gpSP Game Boy Advance PSP, GP2X, iPhone, iPod
VisualBoyAdvance Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Windows, Linux GPL [48]
VBA-M Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Windows, Linux GPL [49]
NO$GBA Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS Windows Freeware [50]
NeonDS Nintendo DS Windows
DeSmuME Nintendo DS Windows, Linux, Mac OS X GPL [51][52]
iDeaS Nintendo DS Windows, Linux Freeware [53][54]
Ensata Nintendo DS Windows
Dualis Nintendo DS Windows Freeware
MeBoy Game Boy, Game Boy Color Java ME[2] Freeware [55]

Sega consoles

Master System

Name System Platform License Link
Kega Fusion Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, Sega CD Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Freeware [56]
Chasms Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear Windows Freeware
MasterGear Several 8-bit Sega consoles [57] Cross-platform Freeware / Shareware [58]
MEKA Several 8-bit consoles [59] Windows, Linux, DOS Open source [60]
Regen Several Sega consoles [61] Windows, Linux Freeware [62]
Dega Sega Master System, Game Gear Windows, Linux, DOS Semi-open source [63]
AGES Sega Genesis, Sega CD Windows

Mega Drive (Genesis) / Sega CD / Sega 32X

Name System Platform License Link
DGen Mega Drive/Genesis Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS, Mac OS X, PSP BSD [64]
Genecyst Mega Drive/Genesis DOS Freeware [65]
Genesis Plus Mega Drive/Genesis Windows, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube, Wii GPL [66]
Gens Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega CD, Sega 32x Windows, Linux, Palm GPL [67]
Gens/GS Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega CD, Sega 32x Windows, Linux GPL [68]
Kega Fusion Several Sega consoles Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Freeware [69]
PGen Mega Drive/Genesis PlayStation 2
Regen Several Sega consoles [70] Windows, Linux Freeware [71]
HazeMD Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega 32x Cross-platform Custom [72]

Saturn

Name System Platform License Link
Cassini Sega Saturn Windows Freeware
GiriGiri Sega Saturn Windows Freeware, later commercial
SSF Sega Saturn Windows Freeware [73]
Yabause Sega Saturn Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, PSP, Dreamcast GPL [74]

Dreamcast

Name System Platform License Link
Chankast Dreamcast Windows Freeware [75]
nullDC Dreamcast Windows Freeware [76]
lxdream Dreamcast Linux, Mac OS X GPL [77]
demul Dreamcast Windows Freeware [78]
Makaron Dreamcast Windows Freeware [79]

Sony consoles

PlayStation

Name System Platform License Link
bleem! PlayStation Windows Proprietary
bleemcast! PlayStation Dreamcast Proprietary
ePSXe PlayStation Windows, Linux Freeware [80]
PCSX PlayStation Windows, Mac OS X, Linux GPL [81]
PCSXbox PlayStation Xbox
PSXeven PlayStation Windows Freeware
pSX PlayStation Windows, Linux Freeware [82]
Connectix Virtual Game Station PlayStation Windows, Mac OS Proprietary

PlayStation 2

Name System Platform License Link
PCSX2 PlayStation 2 Windows, Linux GPL [83][84]

PlayStation Portable

Name System Platform License Link
Potemkin PlayStation Portable Windows
PSPE PlayStation Portable Windows
PCSP PlayStation Portable Windows GPL [85][86]
Jpcsp PlayStation Portable Cross-platform GPL [87][88]

Microsoft consoles

Xbox

Name System Platform License Link
cxbx Xbox Windows GPL [89][90][91]
dxbx Xbox Windows GPL [92]
Xbox compatibility mode Xbox Xbox 360 Proprietary Integrated in Xbox 360 OS
Xeon Xbox Windows Freeware [93]
Xenoborg Xbox Windows GPL [94]

Other

These programs emulate multiple systems and/or systems without many alternatives. Many early and obscure systems are covered by one or more of these emulators.

Name System Platform License Link
MagicEngine TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine) and SuperGrafx Cross-platform Shareware [95]
Mednafen Various systems, see article Cross-platform GPL [96]
MESS List of systems supported by MESS Cross-platform Custom [97]
FreeDO 3DO Cross-platform Custom [98]

See also

References

  1. ^ The source code is available, but the program is not considered open source since commercial use is prohibited. However, there is an open source fork called Snes9x-gtk.
  2. ^ Java-enabled mobile phones

A list of Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, emulators for different platforms.

Contents

Android

  • Nesoid

MS-DOS

  • Aphrodite
  • DRR-NES [1]
  • DarcNES [2]
  • dNESe
  • DragoNes [3]
  • FakeNES [4]
  • FCE [5]
  • FCE Ultra (fork of FCE)
  • FCE++ (fork of FCE)
  • fwNES
  • iNES [6]
  • landyNES (possibly unofficial name for unnamed emulator preview)
  • loopyNES
  • madNES
  • Naughty
  • Nes-Lord (fork of NESA) [7]
  • NE
  • NES9x
  • NESA [8]
  • NESEM
  • NESemu
  • NESticle [9]
  • NEStopia
  • NextFCE (fork of FCE) [10]
  • NEZulator [11]
  • Nofrendo
  • PCNES
  • PlasticNES
  • RadarNES
  • RockNES (fork of xNES)
  • shatbox [12]
  • SleepNES
  • TNES
  • Ultimate NES
  • uNESsential [13]
  • VeNES [14]
  • xNES

Microsoft Windows

Name License Status Version Notes Link
basicNES 2000 Freeware Not Active 1.5 Debug Level 2 Written in Microsoft Visual Basic [15]
BioNES Freeware Not Active 0.2 / August 1998 Optimized for MMX technology [16]
FakeNES zlib Discontinued 0.5.9 beta 3 Became a part of Kadence 64 project [17]
Famtasia Discontinued 5.1 [18]
FCEUmm GNU GPL Active WIP / 16.05.2009 Modified version of FCE Ultra to add the support of the mappers used by unlicensed games [19]
FCEUX GNU GPL Active 2.1.0a / 05 April 2009 Based on various forks of FCE Ultra [20]
iNES-Windows Proprietary Active 3.6 [21]
Jnes Freeware Active 1.0.1 / September 14 2008 Very few mappers supported [22]
Mednafen GNU GPL Active 0.8.C / 01 Jul 2009 Multi-system emulator, working from command line. [23]
MESS Other Production / Active 0.129 / January 6th, 2009 [24]
nemulator GNU GPL Active 2.0b1 / July 2009 Features unique Wii Channel-like live interface. [25]
Nessie (emulator) Open Source [26] 1.02 / April 2004 Accurate, written in assembly language [27]
NESten Open Source Not active 0.61 Beta 1 / February 2001 Used external modules for mapper support [28]
Nester GNU GPL Not Active public beta 4a / February 2002 [29]
nesterJ GNU GPL Not Active 0.51 / July 2003 [30]
NESticle Freeware Preproduction / Not Active x.xx / 08-18-98 [31]
Nestopia GNU GPL Active 1.40 / June 2008 The most accurate emulation (according to the Blargg's emulator test ROMs) [32]
NEStron Freeware Not Active 0.6.6b [33]
Nintender GNU LGPL Prepoduction .001 / Feb 22 2009 Written in C#. Very incomplete. [34]
Nintendulator GNU GPL Active 0.965 Beta / 2009/06/13 Very accurate emulation (according to the Blargg's emulator test ROMs) [35]
NinthStar NES Not Active 0.01 / March 2005 Accurate multi-system emulator [36]
NNNesterJ GNU GPL Not Active 0.23 / December 2002 [37]
Olafnes Rebuild GNU GPL Active 0.04 / 2007-10-15 Based on olafnes v0.2.1 - discontinued Open Source optimized continuation of BasicNES [38]
RockNES Freeware Production / Active 5.00 / July 10, 2009 Accurate emulation [39]
Sega Li Freeware / Open Source Active 1.11.3 / July 2008 Very accurate emulation (according to the Blargg's emulator test ROMs), but very few functions yet [40]
UberNES GNU GPL Active Version 3 revision 3 / July 2008 Has a built-in boxart viewer and global high score database [41]
VirtuaNES GNU GPL Not Active 0.97 / October 2007 [42]
TI-NESulator Freeware Partially Active 0.4 The primary goal of this project is for TI-68k calculator, but for testing purposes a Windows/Linux/Mac OS X version is make. [43]

Unix-like

Name License Status Version Environment Link
FakeNES zlib Discontinued 0.5.9 beta 3 Allegro [44]
FCEUX GNU GPL Active 2.1.0a SDL [45]
fwNES Freeware Not Active 0.151 / March 1998 SVGALib
iNES-Unix Freeware Active 3.6 X11 [46]
imanes GNU GPL Active 0.1 SDL [47]
Mednafen GNU GPL Active 0.8.C / 01 Jul 2009 SDL [48]
Nestopia GNU GPL 1.40 release H SDL [49]
NEStra Public Domain Not Active 0.66 / December 1999 X11 [50]
SDLMESS Other Active 0.129 SDL [51]
TuxNES GNU GPL 0.75 / April 2001 X11 [52]
TI-NESulator Freeware Partially Active 0.4 Allegro 4.2 [53]
HoboNES GNU GPL Not Active 0.2.2 SDL [54]
xNES GNU GPL Not Active 0.49 SVGAlib [55]

Mac OS

  • GrayBox Classic
  • iNES
  • NesMAC
  • xNES

Mac OS X

Amiga

  • CoolNES

Java

  • NESCafe
  • NEScube
  • vNES

Apple Newton

  • Newtendo

Pocket PC

  • InfoNES
  • MorphGear
  • nesCE
  • PocketNES
  • PocketGBA
  • PocketNester
  • SmartGear
  • Yame

Palm OS

  • Phoinix
  • NesEm (Only Palm OS 5 and up)
  • LJP - Little John Palm (has NES Module)- Open Source

Dreamcast

  • Expanded NesterDC
  • DarcDC
  • FrNES
  • gleam!
  • NesterDC
  • TuxNES-DC

PlayStation

  • It Might Be NES [56]

Xbox

  • FCEUltraX
  • MednafenX-NES
  • X-Nes

Game Boy Advance

Wii

  • FCE Ultra GX

Nintendo DS

  • nesDS

PlayStation Portable

  • NesterJ
  • PSP-FCE Ultra

iPod

  • iNES
  • iDarcNES

TI-89/TI-92+/V200

See also


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