Mednafen

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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!

1.25 (UNSTABLE)

Last Stable Release:

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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.

SSF

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SSF is a closed-source emulator known for its high compatibility and considered to be superior to Yabause and Mednafen. It's able to run most Saturn games without issues, but requires mounting ISO files in a virtual drive. To raise compatibility, you can try with "No Bios" enabled or disabled, and you'll want to start with the MaxCompatibility (slow) option, then try with the faster options (which doesn't always work).


SSF requires either an external virtual drive or a specific loader to read disc images. Close and restart the emulator (as it says in the Japanese dialogue popup appearing) whenever you modify the options for them to take effect. There also exist a Drag & Drop Loader made by a third-party which can be found here.


Even though it has a "No Bios" option, you'll sometimes need the BIOS files, of course specifying the correct region in the options.The emulator has a certain amount of input lag, though suggested solutions are to disable V-sync (emulator settings, causes tearing) and enable "VDP2 RAM write timing".

Preview R18 v4

Last Stable Release:

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21-10-2020

Windows: XP+ & 64-bit

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GPU:  Direct X 9.0c+

Yaba Sanshiro

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Yaba Sanshiro is a Sega Saturn emulator formally as UoYabause which that one was a fork made for ARM Android, but then the author started working on the windows version. Uo stood for "Un Official" and Yabause stood for "Yet Another Broken And Unstable Saturn Emulator".

3.4.2

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18-08-2020

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Nova

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Nova is a closed-source Sega Saturn Emulator for Windows and is capable of running some commercial games, albeit with several bugs. That said, is does support Sega Titan Video (ST-V) arcade hardware

6.0

Last Stable Release:

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31-10-2019

Windows: XP+