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Developer(s) zelurker, Tux, RAINE Team
Latest version 0.96.12 [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Architecture(s) x86
Emulates Multiple arcade systems
Website raine.1emulation.com
Programmed in C, ASM
License source-available
Source code GitHub

RAINE is a source-available, multi-arcade emulator.


Windows Linux Latest version

Windows French Language build
By Emu-France


RAINE emulates some M68705, M68000 and M68020 arcade games and is mainly focused on Taito and Jaleco games hardware; and it also derives the 6502 and z80 cores from MAME. It started as an experiment with the Rainbow Islands romset, dumped by Aracorn/Romlist. RAINE can emulate many more now, including new additions from Cave and other companies.

Emulating CPUs and sound chips takes quite a lot of coding time, so, like most of the current emulators, RAINE uses emulation engines already available when possible.

Although this emulator is still actively updated, and is now written in platform-agnostic C code, it is largely obsolete. It is inaccurate compared to other emulators, and it lacks the correct emulation of arcade copy protection mechanisms recently implemented in MAME. However, it does have a few unique features, such as the ability to use EmuDx files (a very early texture replacement system) for a very limited number of games, and the ability to greatly speed up the Neo Geo CD drive loading speed (which runs at the correct, slow speed in MAME).


CPU: Pentium II
RAM: 64/128 MB
OS: Win9x and up

External Links[edit]

  • Official forum (Replaced the old, obsoleted forum inside the old official website. Release updates can be found here.)
  • Games files (Under the source directory on GitHub)
  • Index list (Of ROMs, media and other files for supported games on GitHub. Web links in the list near the bottom come from The Internet Archive.)