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'''Patreon''' is a service that allows fans to contribute to creators' projects on a recurring basis (where they're known as patrons). A ton of emulator developers are already using it so if you wish to support any project with money, we've listed the accounts below.
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'''Patreon''' is a service that allows fans to contribute to creators' projects on a recurring basis (where they're known as patrons). A ton of emulator developers are already using it so if you wish to support any project with money, we've listed the accounts below. We also have a page on other ways to [[support emulation projects]].
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==Emulators==
 
==Emulators==
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! scope="col"|Early access
 
! scope="col"|Early access
 
! scope="col"|Other rewards
 
! scope="col"|Other rewards
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|[[86Box]]
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|[[Intel CPUs|Intel CPUs]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/86box 86box]
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|{{✗}}
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|Name in YouTube videos, and on website. Priority video requests.
 
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|[[Cemu]]
 
|[[Cemu]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/cemu cemu]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/cemu cemu]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|Exclusive news
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|Discord, exclusive news, name in emulator
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Citra]]
 
|[[Citra]]
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[Cxbx-Reloaded]]
 
|[[Cxbx-Reloaded]]
|[[Xbox emulators|Xbox]], Sega Chihiro (Arcade)
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|[[Xbox emulators|Xbox]], Sega Chihiro <small>(Arcade, WIP)</small>
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/LukeUsher LukeUsher]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/LukeUsher LukeUsher]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|Exclusive news
 
|Exclusive news
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|-
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|DobieStation
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|[[PlayStation 2 emulators|PlayStation 2]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/dobiestation dobiestation]
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|{{✗}}
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|Discord
 
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|-
 
|[[EKA2L1]]
 
|[[EKA2L1]]
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|[[melonDS]]
 
|[[melonDS]]
 
|[[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]]
 
|[[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]]
|[https://www.patreon.com/staplebutter staplebutter]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/staplebutter Arisotura (formerly Staplebutter)]
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|{{✗}}
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|{{✗}}
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|-
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|[[Mesen]]
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|[[Nintendo Entertainment System emulators|Nintendo NES]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/Mesen Mesen]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|-
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|[[Mikage]]
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|[[Nintendo 3DS emulators|Nintendo 3DS]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/mikage Mikage]
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|{{✓}}
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|Discord, exclusive news
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[mGBA]]
 
|[[mGBA]]
|[[Game Boy Advance emulators|Game Boy Advance]], [[Game Boy/Game Boy Color emulators|Game Boy/Color]]
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|[[Game Boy Advance emulators|Nintendo GBA]], [[Game Boy/Game Boy Color emulators|GB, GBC]]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/mgba mgba]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/mgba mgba]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|Special icon, name in emulator
 
|Special icon, name in emulator
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|-
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|NooDS
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|[[Nintendo DS emulators|Nintendo DS]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/Hydr8gon Hydr8gon]
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|{{✗}}
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|Discord
 
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|-
 
|[[Nova]]
 
|[[Nova]]
|[[Sega Saturn emulators|Sega Saturn]], Sega Titan Video (Arcade)
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|[[Sega Saturn emulators|Sega Saturn]], Sega Titan Video <small>(Arcade)</small>
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/nova_emu nova_emu]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/nova_emu nova_emu]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
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|Retro Virtual Machine
 
|Retro Virtual Machine
 
|[[ZX Spectrum emulators|ZX Spectrum]], [[Amstrad CPC emulators|Amstrad CPC]]
 
|[[ZX Spectrum emulators|ZX Spectrum]], [[Amstrad CPC emulators|Amstrad CPC]]
|[https://www.patreon.com/retrovirtualmachine Retro Virtual Machine]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/retrovirtualmachine retrovirtualmachine]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
 
|Exclusive news, name in emulator
 
|Exclusive news, name in emulator
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|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|Discord
 
|Discord
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|-
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|[[StrikeBox]]
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|[[Xbox emulators|Xbox]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/StrikerX3 StrikerX3]
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|{{✗}}
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|Exclusive news
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[TeknoParrot]]
 
|[[TeknoParrot]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/Teknogods Teknogods]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/Teknogods Teknogods]
 
|{{✓}}
 
|{{✓}}
|Discord, exclusive news
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|Exclusive emulator features, Discord, exclusive news
 
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|-
 
|[[Vita3K]]
 
|[[Vita3K]]
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|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
 
|Discord, name in readme, higher priority on reported issues
 
|Discord, name in readme, higher priority on reported issues
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|[[xemu]]
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|[[Xbox emulators|Xbox]]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/mborgerson mborgerson]
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|{{✗}}
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|Name on videos
 
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|-
 
|[[Xenia]]
 
|[[Xenia]]
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|[[Nintendo Switch emulators|Nintendo Switch]]
 
|[[Nintendo Switch emulators|Nintendo Switch]]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/yuzuteam yuzuteam]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/yuzuteam yuzuteam]
|{{}}
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|{{}}
 
|Discord, exclusive news, prioritized technical support, development polls
 
|Discord, exclusive news, prioritized technical support, development polls
 
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|-
 
|[https://caps0ff.blogspot.com/ CAPS0ff]
 
|[https://caps0ff.blogspot.com/ CAPS0ff]
|[[Decapping|Chip decapping]], currently used for improving [[MAME]]'s emulation.
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|Chip [[decapping]], currently used for improving [[MAME]]'s emulation.
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4805718 4805718]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4805718 4805718]
 
|Chance to influence what they work on, early blog posts
 
|Chance to influence what they work on, early blog posts
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|[https://www.emuvr.net/ EmuVR]
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|Game room simulation in [[Virtual Reality|VR]].
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|[https://www.patreon.com/EmuVR EmuVR]
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|Exclusive news
 
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|-
 
|[https://gliden64.blogspot.com/ GLideN64]
 
|[https://gliden64.blogspot.com/ GLideN64]
|One of the more popular [[Recommended N64 plugins|N64 Plugins]].
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|One of the more popular [[Recommended N64 plugins|N64 plugins]].
|[https://www.patreon.com/Gliden64 GLideN64]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/Gliden64 Gliden64]
 
|Early access, exclusive news
 
|Early access, exclusive news
 
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|[https://www.patreon.com/jayfoxrox jayfoxrox]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/jayfoxrox jayfoxrox]
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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|[https://github.com/jotego Jose Tejada]
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|[[FPGA|FPGA cores]] for [[MiSTer]] and others, [[MAME]] contributor.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/topapate topapate]
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|Early access, private posts, name/face in projects, chance to influence what he works on.
 
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|[https://github.com/Lioncash Lioncache]
 
|[https://github.com/Lioncash Lioncache]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/user?u=9377665 9377665]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/user?u=9377665 9377665]
 
|Monthly cat photos
 
|Monthly cat photos
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|[https://lutris.net/ Lutris]
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|An open-source [[Frontends|frontend]] for Linux.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/lutris lutris]
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|Early access, remote support with a desktop sharing program, custom forum badge
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|[https://github.com/m4xw m4xw]
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|Works on improving various emulators, such as [[Mupen64Plus]], Mupen64Plus-Next, [[RetroArch]] libnx port, Switch [[PPSSPP]] Port. Also makes Nintendo Switch homebrew.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/m4xwdev m4xwdev]
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|Discord, feature requests
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|[http://problemkaputt.de Martin Korth]
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|Developer of the [[No$]] emulators.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/martin_korth martin_korth]
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|{{✗}}
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|[[MiSTer]]
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|Open source [[FPGA]] project targeted to replicate retro computers, consoles and similar devices using modern USB input devices and output high quality video to HDMI.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/FPGAMiSTer FPGAMiSTer]
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|{{✗}}
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|[https://github.com/MoochMcGee MoochMcGee]
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|Emudev who mostly works on MAME and 86Box.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/moochmcgee moochmcgee]
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|Name on the Patreon page
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|[https://playnite.link/ Playnite]
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|An open-source [[Frontends|frontend]] for Windows.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/playnite playnite]
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|Early access, access to polls prioritizing upcoming features, credits
 
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|[https://romhacking.net/ ROMhacking.net]
 
|[https://romhacking.net/ ROMhacking.net]
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|[https://www.patreon.com/Romhackingnet Romhackingnet]
 
|[https://www.patreon.com/Romhackingnet Romhackingnet]
 
|Site themes, site development forum, ad-free, sticky article, new site feature or improvement of your choosing
 
|Site themes, site development forum, ad-free, sticky article, new site feature or improvement of your choosing
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|[https://www.preservegames.org/ The Video Game Preservation Collective (VGPC)]
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|Video game preservation. Contributes to [http://redump.org/ redump.org], No-Intro and [https://archive.org/ Internet Archive].
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|[https://www.patreon.com/vgpc vgpc]
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|Name on website
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|[https://github.com/wine-staging/wine-staging Wine-Staging]
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|Testing area and experimental features for [[Wine]].
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|[https://www.patreon.com/winestaging winestaging]
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|{{✗}}
 
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|[https://www.zophar.net/ Zophar's Domain]
 
|[https://www.zophar.net/ Zophar's Domain]
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|Ad-free, your own post, link to your emulation project
 
|Ad-free, your own post, link to your emulation project
 
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|[http://problemkaputt.de Martin Korth]
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|Developer of the [[No$]] emulators.
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|[https://www.patreon.com/martin_korth martin_korth]
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==[[Game Engine Recreations and Source Ports|Game Engine Recreations]]==
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center;" width="100%"
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! scope="col"|Name
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! scope="col"|Games
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! scope="col"|Description
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! scope="col"|Patreon/Donation link
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! scope="col"|Rewards
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|[https://openmw.org/ OpenMW]
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|TES 3: Morrowind
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|List of several individual devs.
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|[https://openmw.org/faq/#donations Several devs]
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|{{✗}}
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|[https://github.com/nmlgc/ReC98 ReC98]
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|Touhou 1 - 5 (PC-98)
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|Updated page with many completion status bars needing certain amounts.
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|[https://rec98.nmlgc.net/ GitHub Sponsors] (Progress bars)
 
|{{✗}}
 
|{{✗}}
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==External Links==
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* [https://graphtreon.com/ Graphtreon] - View a projects Patreon earnings, statistics, graphs and rankings.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:53, 30 October 2020

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Patreon is a service that allows fans to contribute to creators' projects on a recurring basis (where they're known as patrons). A ton of emulator developers are already using it so if you wish to support any project with money, we've listed the accounts below. We also have a page on other ways to support emulation projects.



Emulators[edit]

Name System Patreon link Early access Other rewards
86Box Intel CPUs 86box Name in YouTube videos, and on website. Priority video requests.
Cemu Wii U cemu Discord, exclusive news, name in emulator
Citra Nintendo 3DS citraemu Discord, exclusive news, technical support, development polls
Cxbx-Reloaded Xbox, Sega Chihiro (Arcade, WIP) LukeUsher Exclusive news
DobieStation PlayStation 2 dobiestation Discord
EKA2L1 Symbian fewdspuck Priority support via Discord
higan Multi-system byuu
libretro Multi-system libretro Discord
melonDS Nintendo DS Arisotura (formerly Staplebutter)
Mesen Nintendo NES Mesen
Mikage Nintendo 3DS Mikage Discord, exclusive news
mGBA Nintendo GBA, GB, GBC mgba Special icon, name in emulator
NooDS Nintendo DS Hydr8gon Discord
Nova Sega Saturn, Sega Titan Video (Arcade) nova_emu Exclusive news, name in emulator
Planet Virtual Boy emulator Virtual Boy GuyPerfect
Play! PlayStation 2 jpd002 Discord
OpenEmu Multi-system openemu Name in emulator
Orbital PlayStation 4 AlexAltea Discord, exclusive news
Project64 Nintendo 64 Project64 Remove prompts for support
Retro Virtual Machine ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC retrovirtualmachine Exclusive news, name in emulator
RPCS3 PlayStation 3 Nekotekina Discord, exclusive news, technical support, development polls, name in emulator
Ryujinx Nintendo Switch ryujinx Discord
StrikeBox Xbox StrikerX3 Exclusive news
TeknoParrot Windows-based Arcade systems Teknogods Exclusive emulator features, Discord, exclusive news
Vita3K PlayStation Vita Vita3K Discord, name in readme, higher priority on reported issues
xemu Xbox mborgerson Name on videos
Xenia Xbox 360 xenia_project Discord
Yabause Sega Saturn yabause Name in emulator, documentation, support
yuzu Nintendo Switch yuzuteam Discord, exclusive news, prioritized technical support, development polls

Misc[edit]

Name Description Patreon link Rewards
anodium Citra progress report and blog writer anodium
CAPS0ff Chip decapping, currently used for improving MAME's emulation. 4805718 Chance to influence what they work on, early blog posts
EmuVR Game room simulation in VR. EmuVR Exclusive news
GLideN64 One of the more popular N64 plugins. Gliden64 Early access, exclusive news
JayFoxRox XQEMU, Citra, Sega Lindbergh, pinball emulation, open-source PC game ports. jayfoxrox
Jose Tejada FPGA cores for MiSTer and others, MAME contributor. topapate Early access, private posts, name/face in projects, chance to influence what he works on.
Lioncache Core developer on Dolphin, Citra and yuzu. 9377665 Monthly cat photos
Lutris An open-source frontend for Linux. lutris Early access, remote support with a desktop sharing program, custom forum badge
m4xw Works on improving various emulators, such as Mupen64Plus, Mupen64Plus-Next, RetroArch libnx port, Switch PPSSPP Port. Also makes Nintendo Switch homebrew. m4xwdev Discord, feature requests
Martin Korth Developer of the No$ emulators. martin_korth
MiSTer Open source FPGA project targeted to replicate retro computers, consoles and similar devices using modern USB input devices and output high quality video to HDMI. FPGAMiSTer
MoochMcGee Emudev who mostly works on MAME and 86Box. moochmcgee Name on the Patreon page
Playnite An open-source frontend for Windows. playnite Early access, access to polls prioritizing upcoming features, credits
ROMhacking.net Rom hacking website. The biggest(?) database of rom hacks and translations. Romhackingnet Site themes, site development forum, ad-free, sticky article, new site feature or improvement of your choosing
The Video Game Preservation Collective (VGPC) Video game preservation. Contributes to redump.org, No-Intro and Internet Archive. vgpc Name on website
Wine-Staging Testing area and experimental features for Wine. winestaging
Zophar's Domain Emulation/game data archival website. zophar Ad-free, your own post, link to your emulation project

Game Engine Recreations[edit]

Name Games Description Patreon/Donation link Rewards
OpenMW TES 3: Morrowind List of several individual devs. Several devs
ReC98 Touhou 1 - 5 (PC-98) Updated page with many completion status bars needing certain amounts. GitHub Sponsors (Progress bars)

External Links[edit]

  • Graphtreon - View a projects Patreon earnings, statistics, graphs and rankings.