Stella

AccuracyAccuracy
PerformancePerformance
FeaturesFeatures

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator which was originally developed for Linux, but since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows.

6.1.1

Last Stable Release:

05-04-2020

Dated:

Windows: XP SP3+ (visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 is required)

Linux: Kernel 3.x+ and i386 or x86/64 class machine

Mac: 10.7+ and 64-bit Intel processor

MAME

FeaturesFeatures
AccuracyAccuracy
PerformancePerformance

Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". The emulator now supports over seven thousand unique games and ten thousand actual ROM image sets, though not all of the supported games are playable. It worth mentioning that MESS was integrated upstream into MAME in the past.

Last Stable Release:

0.220

Dated:

06-04-2020

Windows: Vista SP1+

Linux: Nothing reported

MacOS: 10.9+

--

CPU: Intel Core series CPU or equivalent 2.0 GHz+
GPU: modern card with Direct3D 9.0c+ / OpenGL 

RAM: 4GB+

Support files:

MAMEUI Category inifiles - 0.220

Offers to sort games by category, year of release, version of MAME, etc.

Simply place them in the "folders" location of MAMEUI.

 

Info.dat - 0.220

File maintained by MASH containing all the information from "mametesters.com". It gives information about the status of games in MAME-Arcade (i.e. development, bugs, improvements).

 

News.txt - 0.37b1 to 0.220

 

History.dat - 0.220

Access all trivia, facts, tips and other information for the games and machines

 

UI64 - 0.220

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (requires original before updating)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

 

WolfMAME - 0.220

File (.7z) / Source Code (zip) / Source Code (gz)

Used to prevent cheating (.inp) and important for establishing records

Pantheon

AccuracyAccuracy
PerformancePerformance
FeaturesFeatures

Pantheon is a closed-source, multi-system emulator for Windows covering many old computers and home consoles (Acorn Atom, Acorn BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 800/XE, Atari Lynx, ColecoVision, Jupiter ACE, Commodore PET,ColecoVision, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Mattel Intellivision, MSX computers, Commodore VIC20, Nintendo GameBoy, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, etc.). 

9.52

Last Stable Release:

31-03-2020

Dated:

Windows: XP+