Commodore 64 emulators

From Emulation General Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Commodore 64
Developer Commodore
Type Home computer, Home video game console
Release date 1982 (Commodore 64)
1982 (MAX Machine)
1990 (Commodore 64 Games System)
Discontinued 1994 (Commodore 64)
1982 (MAX Machine)
Introductory price $595
Predecessor VIC-20, MAX Machine
Successor Commodore 128, Amiga, CDTV, Amiga CD32
For emulators that run on the Commodore 64 see Emulators on Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 (C64) is an 8-bit home computer released in 1982 by Commodore. It is notable for being one of the first widespread home computers, helping it to expand its collection of games as a result.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version Retro
libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Denise Windows Linux macOS 2.3 Very high
VICE (x64sc) Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD MS-DOS 3.8 Very high
Hoxs64 Windows Very high
Z64K Java 2.0.0 Very high
VirtualC64 macOS 5.0b7 High
VICE (x64) Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.8[N 1] High ~
Emu64 Windows Linux git ? ~
Kernal64 Java 1.8.5b1 High
Micro64 Windows 1.00.2018.03.16 Build 719 High ~
BizHawk Windows 2.9.1 ?
CCS64 Windows V3.9.2 High ~
Hyper64 Windows 1.00.2008.08.08 Build 20 Mid
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.267 Mid
Power64 macOS 4.9.5 High
Frodo Windows 9x macOS Linux AmigaOS 4.1b ?
Breadbox (VICE based) Windows 1.0 High TBD
CSFEC Windows 20240422 ? ? TBD
Mobile / ARM
VICE Android iOS Linux Pandora 3.8 Very high
8-Bit Wonders Android 0.8 (F-Droid)
0.8 (Play)
0.8 (Amazon)
C64.emu Android Dragonbox Pyra 1.5.77 Pyra
Mobile C64 Android 1.11.6 ? ~
Frodo GP32 Sharp Zaurus beta12 (GP32)
0.2 (Zaurus)
? ? ~
Frodo C64 Android 0.96.3 ? ?
Frodo PSP
0.3 (PSP)

git (Wii)

Frodo Port
Wii 2.4.1 ? TBD
VICE PSP PSP 2.2.15 Mid
PlayStation 2 2.2 ? ? ~
Very old, Broken and Unused Emulator
Dreamcast Xbox
PlayStation 2
Various ? ?
  1. Source only, pass '--enable-x64' to configure


Commodore 65[edit]

Commodore 65
C65alleine (no bg) (balance).jpg
Developer Commodore
Type Home computer
Release date Unreleased
Discontinued ?
Predecessor ?
Successor ?

The Commodore 65 (C65) is a prototype computer created at Commodore in 1990-1991. It is an improved version of the Commodore 64, and it was meant to be backward-compatible with the older computer, while still providing a number of advanced features close to those of the Amiga.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Hi65 Windows AmigaOS v9 BASIC 10 only ~
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.267 Low