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ColEm

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ColEm is a open-source ColecoVision videogame console written in C language. It should run most ColecoVision games quite well due to AY8910 PSG, 24c08, 24c256 EEPROM emulation. It also supports SuperAction controllers with spin wheels and much more.

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Last Stable Release:

5.6

Dated:

03-03-2021

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Windows: XP+

Linux: Ubuntu (portable source code available on their website)

Android: 2.2+

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DSP

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DSP is an open-source emulator which emulates multiple arcade machines, Spectrum, Phoenix, CPC, Colecovision and more..

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Last Stable Release:

0.20WIP3

Dated:

27-08-2021

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Pantheon

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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.). 

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Last Stable Release:

10.726

Dated:

29-08-2021

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Windows: XP+

Gearcoleco

Gearcoleco

Gearcoleco is a very accurate cross-platform ColecoVision emulator written in C++ that runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, Raspberry Pi and RetroArch. It has an accurate Z80 core, including undocumented opcodes and behavior like R and MEMPTR registers. Also supports TMS9918 emulation, sound emulation using SDL Audio and Sms_Snd_Emu library, save states, advanced debugger, modern game controllers and much more..!

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Last Stable Release:

1.0.0

Dated:

21-09-2021

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Windows: 32-bit & 64-bit (Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable may be required)

Linux: nothing in particualr mentionned

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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..

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Last Stable Release:

0.20WIP3

Dated:

27-08-2021

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Support files

MAMEUI - 0.236

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.236

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.236

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 0.236

 

gameinit.dat - 0.232

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME

 

History.dat - 0.236 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 - 0.236

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

     Benchmarks link

 

WolfMAME - 0.236

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

 

Wayder Cheat Date - 0.235

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

They are either derivatives, extensions or add-ons which complement or can outright improve the overall experience. These builds are very often created by independent developers whom simply want to bring more greatness to an already excellent emulator.