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BigPEmu

BigPEmu

average rating is 4.3 out of 5
average rating is 4.1 out of 5
average rating is 4 out of 5
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BigPEmu can run every game in the Jaguar's retail cartridge library.

  • The emulator runs the entire retail library (with default settings) at full speed on almost any x64-capable processor. Every Jaguar processor runs on a single native core (maintaining deterministic emulation) and doesn't rely on any dynamic recompilation (maintaining console compatibility), all the while maintaining extremely low system requirements.


  • It's the most accurate Jaguar emulator to-date, although there is still lots of room for improvement. I'm continually working toward achieving system-wide cycle-accurate timing.


  • Although the emulator defaults to settings which are catered toward compatibility and accuracy, it's capable of far more. Settings are exposed to overclock/underclock each of the Jaguar cores, as well as to adjust the speed and accuracy of other system components. BigPEmu enables you to play lots of Jaguar games at a full 60 frames per second for the first time ever!


  • Everything is completely deterministic, just like real life. That's right, I went there. This means that all "randomness" is also controlled by a preserved seed. BigPEmu can record movies from nothing but controller inputs, and play them back with perfect accuracy. You can even interrupt a movie's playback and start playing yourself at any point.


  • I've gone all-out on this one. There's native support for the Jaguar Game Drive's MRQ format in the cartridge browser (as well as box art sourced from PNG files), support for global and per-game backgrounds, and even support for controller overlays! Overlays are composited into the Jaguar controller on-the-fly, displayed on both the input binding screen and the helpful pop-up controller info display.


  • Featuring support for analog controllers (both via external bank switching and the ADC), driving controllers, rotary controllers, and Team Tap.


  • The emulator comes equipped with a powerful, fully customizable postprocessing system. The system supports any type of effect you can imagine, from applying smoothing filters to simulating CRT displays.


  • HDR displays are natively supported, complete with options to tune the output to the characteristics of your display and to force postprocessing effects to employ HDR buffers all the way through the post chain. This means postprocessing effects take full advantage of that increased color precision and push it all the way through to your eyeballs. CRT shaders reap all the benefits. At 4K with HDR color output, they are an amazing sight to behold.


  • Mapping the Atari Jaguar controller to anything other than a telephone with wings can get a little complicated, so you might want to switch your controller mapping up for different games. You can do that! With per-game profiles, you can automatically load up a new input scheme (or any other emulator setting) each time you load a game.


  • Native fast forwarding capability, which can be assigned to any input.


  • Stock plugins cover support for video, audio, input, and networking across broadly compatible API's, with the potential to easily expand to any platform/interface. The OpenGL video plugin can scale all the way from its default incarnation (with support for effects, distance field fonts, etc.) down to fixed function OpenGL 1.0, meaning that the emulator can run on just about any GPU that can run GLQuake. (although the font would look pretty bad on some of them)


  • Enjoy all of the emulator niceties you've come to expect in modern times. Automatic preservation of EEPROM, PAL support, custom boot ROM images, native support for multiple displays and different aspect ratios, custom display cropping, extremely customizable input, custom language support, and a whole lot more.

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Change Log

Last Stable Release:

1.04

Dated:

27-12-2022

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Windows: Nothing reported

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Phoenix

average rating is 4.9 out of 5
average rating is 4.9 out of 5
average rating is 4.5 out of 5
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Phoenix is a closed-source emulation-project in Russian that emulates 3DO, Atari Jaguar, ColecoVision, Sega Master System and Game Gear emulator. The PC version of the emulator is currently only available in Russian, but an English patch is available (requires forum registration, you only need the english patch file not the other attachment). Compatibility is near-perfect and identical across all platforms, according to the author.

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USB Adapter

Last Stable Release:

2.8

Dated:

23-02-2017

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Windows: Nothing reported

Linux: Ensure Qt5 libraries (v5.2.1) and OpenAL are installed


Note: BIOS is required to run

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Virtual Jaguar

average rating is 4 out of 5
average rating is 4 out of 5
average rating is 4.5 out of 5
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Virtual Jaguar GCC/Qt is not just a port of the MS Visual C++/SDL source code of Potato Emulation, but has also been extended and rewritten so that it can be played on any  platform that has a GCC compiler and a Qt port. Its accuracy is very good and is still somewhat active. 

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USB Adapter

Last Stable Release:

1.6.1

Dated:

28-07-2018

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Windows: 32-bit+

Linux: Nothing reported

Mac: Nothing reported

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