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Retroarch

      Genesis Plus GX core

 

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RetroArch is a frontend for libretro emulator cores, game engines and even media players. It enables you to run classic games using Libretro on a wide range of computers and consoles through its unified graphical interface. Settings are also unified so configuration can be done once and applied and applied to all. It has advanced features like shaders, netplay, rewinding, next-frame response times, and more.


Consoles covered include but are not limited to PlayStation 1, Super Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment System, GameBoy/GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, Arcade, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Virtual Boy, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear, Sega CD/Mega CD, PC Engine/PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color/Crystal, Cave Story, Doom(s) and much more!


It can run on the usual platforms like Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, but it stands alone in that it can support far more platforms beyond just that.


  • Ludo - A smaller libretro front end by only implementing the core features and by targeting less platforms but definitely shares a lot of the same core values.

  • Lakka - lightweight Linux distribution for small computers like Raspberry Pi

Compatibility List
Guide

Last Stable Release:

1.9.11 

Dated:

10-10-2021

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Windows: Vista+ 

Linux: Please follow their instructions

Mac: Apple macOS High Sierra+ with Metal2

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TwoMbit

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TwoMbit is a cycle/bus accurate emulator for Sega's 8-bit game consoles (Master System, Gamegear, SG-1000)

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Guide

1.0.5

Last Stable Release:

24-07-2012

Dated:

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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..

0.236b

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

29-09-2021

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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 - 0.236

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