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:

1.25 (UNSTABLE)

Dated:

14-07-2020

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:

0.223b

Dated:

06-08-2020

Windows: Vista SP1+

Linux: Nothing reported

MacOS: 10.9+

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

RAM: 4GB+

Support files

MAMEUI - 0.223

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.223

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.223

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 0.223

 

History.dat - 0.223

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

 

UI64 - 0.223

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

 

WolfMAME - 0.223

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

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