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Mednafen (handy)

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My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name is an open-source, multi-system emulator, driven from the command-line, OpenGL and SDL. Its Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Virtual Boy, and NEC PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) original cores are recognized for their high quality, compatibility and accuracy.


There are several front-ends available, if you don't know how to execute via command-line:


For CRT screens, you can try emu4crt since this mod is intended for ~15kHz TVs or arcade monitors. Check it out here.

Compatibility List
USB Adapter

Last Stable Release:

1.31.0-UNSTABLE

Dated:

27-08-2022

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Windows: 7+ (64-bit is recommended; for better performance and functionality)

Linux: Please follow their instructions on provided homepage to build from source.

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MAME

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Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators. 


The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. 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 the sister-project MESS was integrated into MAME.


Unofficial recent MAME 32-bit versions are available here..

USB Adapter

Last Stable Release:

0.248

Dated:

28-09-2022

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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 - 0.248

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category, Version and Alltime inifiles - 0.248

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.248

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.txt0.37b1 to 0.248

 

History - 0.248 XML / DAT

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


Command.dat - 0.247

Provides in game instructions manual to games that supports it. For example,  you can view the individual command lists for fighting game characters.


MAMEUIx64 - 0.248

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

     Benchmarks link

 

WolfMAME - 0.248 / Source Code

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

 

Pugsy's MAME Cheat Pack File - 0.245

The XML/JSON Cheat Collection archives are packed together and will find a large cheat.7z. It's this cheat.7z that should be placed in the same directory as your MAME execute-able.


ExtraMAME - 22.5

It's a Windows compatible GUI wrapper with the benefit of being light on ressources and doesn't force you to fuss with difficult configurations, while being compatible with all M.A.M.E games.


gameinit.dat - 0.232

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME