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Playnite
Playnite

10.33 / 15-04-2024

Playnite is an open source video game library manager with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin, Battle.net and Uplay. While providing one unified interface for your games, it includes game emulation support, fullscreen mode, themes and much more.

 

Requires Windows 7+ and .NET Framework 4.6 

Lakka
Lakka

5.0 / 13-04-2024

Lakka is a lightweight a open-source Linux distribution that converts small computers into full blown retrogaming consoles. It's also the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and is able to emulate a wide variety of systems and has some useful features such as automatic joypad recognition, rewinding, netplay, and shaders.

DiscCheckEmu
DiscCheckEmu

0.3.0 / 13-04-2024

DiscCheckEmu is a tool designed to emulate disc checks found in many disc-based games and software without the need for physical media. By intercepting API calls and modifying their behavior on the fly, DiscCheckEmu provides a seamless experience for users looking to enjoy their favorite legacy software without the hassle of keeping CDs or ISOs mounted.


As computers increasingly lack CD-ROM drives, accessing old disc-based games and software has become impractical. DiscCheckEmu addresses this issue by allowing users to emulate disc checks, enabling them to run their favorite titles directly from their hard drives, without physically patching the game executable.


Please note that DiscCheckEmu works only for games and software that employs standard disc checks: old disc-based protections like SafeDisc, SecuROM or LaserLock are not (and will not be) supported by this software. This is due to the nature that these protections that use segment encryption and IAT obfuscation.

QEMU
QEMU

9.0.0-rc3 / 13-04-2024

QEMU is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer.
When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. 

dgVoodoo
dgVoodoo

2.82.4 / 08-04-2024

dgVoodoo is a wrapper for old graphics APIs to run on modern Windows operating systems. Its applied using Direct3D11 with different types of wrapping outputs:

  • Hardware rendering at GPU feature level 10.1 (recommended)

  • Hardware rendering at GPU feature level 10.0 (there are some restrictions)

  • Software rendering through Microsoft WARP renderer


The API's it currently can wrap are:

  • Glide 2.11, Glide 2.45, Glide 3.1 and Glide 3.1 Napalm

  • DirectX 1-7 (all versions of DirectDraw and Direct3D up to version 7)

  • Direct3D 8.1


You also need the 3Dfx splash dlls for Glide if you want 3Dfx splash screen or watermark (shameless plug) through dgVoodoo. 


You may also need D3DRM.dll (Direct3D Retained mode) for some games and demos. It's not part of the OS since Windows Vista.

WineD3D
WineD3D

9.6 staging / 06-04-2024

WineD3D For Windows is a DirectX 1-11 to OpenGL wrapper with almost full implementation of DirectX used in Wine. Even if Windows supports DirectX natively, using WineD3D can enhance backwards compatibility with older games, especially on Windows 8+ that don't support 16-bit screen modes. Others possible values include eliminating unsupported versions of DirectX, or porting DirectX applications to OpenGL without having to rewrite the rendering code. That said, it's far from perfect... 

RomVault
RomVault

3.7.0 / 05-04-2024

RomVault is a GUI-based rom management tool and can be seen as an alternative to Clrmame Pro with additional features at managing large numbers of DAT and/or Roms in a more streamlined process. 

OxyROMon
OxyROMon

0.18.1 / 02-04-2024

OxyROMon is a cross-platform opinionated CLI ROM organizer written in Rust. Like most ROM managers, it checks ROM files against known good databases. It is designed with archiving in mind, as such it only supports original and lossless ROM formats. Sorting can be done in regions mode, in so-called 1G1R mode, or both. Please check Git for more details.

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