Collection:Computer and video game console emulators

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For free emulator games, see Collection:Game ROM images.

The following is a list of notable computer hardware/OS virtualization software focusing on game compatibility (for example DOSBox that emulates the MS-DOS operating system, and Fellow, and UAE, that emulates the Commodore Amiga PC computer), as well as video game consoles including arcade cabinets, home video game consoles, and handheld game consoles. All of these types of emulators can be installed from the video game console emulator front-end Retroarch.

These emulators are tools with many capabilities and differing purposes. We hope that the community will use these tools to expand the reach of free software in video games and encourage free game development. All emulators listed have been verified as free software and have approved entries in the Free Software Directory.

Emulators are important, so nonfree games can be cloned to free games for the sake of video game preservation.

Emulators

Emulators

3DO

Home consoles

Amstrad

Home computers

Arcade

Atari

Home consoles
Atari 2600
Atari 5200
Atari 7800
Atari Jaguar
Handhelds
Atari Lynx
Personal computers
Atari Falcon
Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon

Bandai

Handhelds
WonderSwan

Coleco

Home consoles
ColecoVision

Commodore

Home computers
Commodore 64
Commodore 128
Commodore Plus/4
Commodore VIC-20
Personal computers
Amiga
Commodore CBM-II
Commodore PET

Microsoft

Home consoles
Xbox
Xbox 360
Personal computers
MS-DOS

NEC

Home consoles
PC-FX
SuperGrafx
TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)
TurboGrafx-CD

Nintendo

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Home consoles
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super NES
Nintendo 64
GameCube/Wii
Wii U
Handhelds
Game Boy
Game Boy Advance
Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi
Nintendo 3DS
Head-mounted display
Nintendo Virtual Boy
Hybrid
Nintendo Switch

Android:

Sega

Home consoles
Sega Dreamcast
Sega Genesis
Sega Saturn
Handhelds
Game Gear

SNK

Handhelds
Neo Geo Pocket / Color
Home consoles
Neo Geo CD

Sony

Home consoles
PlayStation
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Handhelds
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Vita

Multi-system emulators

Multi-system emulators are capable of emulating the functionality of multiple systems.

Frontends

Notes

Tool-assisted speedrun

Emulators that currently feature the tools necessary to create tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) include:

  • Arcade: MAME (MAMEUI's option to record an uncompressed AVI slows down a game)
  • NES: FCEUX (Windows-only)
  • Genesis: Gens
  • Game Boy Advance: VisualBoyAdvance
  • Nintendo 64: Mupen64
  • GameCube and Wii: Dolphin
  • Nintendo DS: DeSmuM
  • Sega Saturn: Yabause
  • PlayStation: PSXjin

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