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.

Last Stable Release:

1.27.0-UNSTABLE

Dated:

01-04-2021

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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.

MAME

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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.


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

Last Stable Release:

0.230b

Dated:

31-03-2021

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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 - 0.230

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.230

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.230

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 0.230

 

gameinit.dat - 0.229

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME

 

History.dat - 0.230 XML / DAT

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


Command.dat - 0.230

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


UI64 - 0.230

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

     Benchmarks link

 

WolfMAME - 0.230

Main / Source Code / Source Code (gz)

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

 

Wayder Cheat Date - 0.223

An add-on for Pugsy's XML cheat (arcade part only). Note it has to be used in addition to the original file