Retroarch

      Genesis Plus GX core

 

RetroArch is a frontend for emulators, game engines and media players. ​It enables you to run classic games 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.

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.

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

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Last Stable Release:

1.8.4

Dated:

17-01-2020

Windows: Vista+ 

Linux: Please follow their instructions

Mac: Apple macOS High Sierra+ with Metal2

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.

0.217b

Last Stable Release:

25-12-2019

Dated:

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 Category inifiles - 0.217

Offers to sort games by category, year of release, version of MAME, etc.

Simply place them in the "folders" location of MAMEUI.

 

Info.dat - 0.217

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.txt - 0.37b1 to 0.217

 

History.dat - 0.217

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

 

UI64 - 0.217

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (requires original before updating)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

 

WolfMAME - 0.217  

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

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