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The best emulators for MacOS can be most easily downloaded, installed and played via the OpenEmu project (https://openemu.org). The program's currently-emulated systems and the emulators used by OpenEmu are listed at https://github.com/OpenEmu/OpenEmu/wiki#supported-systems.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:12, 24 June 2022

macOS
1998 apple logo.png
Developer Apple
Type Operating systems
Release date 1984
Latest release macOS Monterey

This page lists emulators on macOS (formerly Mac OS). It ranges from the classic series to the current versions of the OS.

Arcade[edit]

Space Invaders[edit]

Name Version Platform(s) FLOSS Active Recommended
InvMac 68k, PPC 0.9.5a6 TBD

Calculators[edit]

TI-81[edit]

Apple[edit]

Apple I[edit]

Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenEmulator 1.0.5
MAME 0.246 ~
Sim6502 0.1d ?

Apple II[edit]

Name Platform(s) Version ][ ][+ //e IIc //e Enhanced //e Platinum IIc Plus IIGS FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME x86 0.246
Catakig PPC, x86 v2 ? ? ? ?
Stop The Madness 68k, PPC 0.851r (Stable)
0.881r (More features)
Apple IIe Card 68k N/A
A2Mac ? N/A

† Requires physical expansion card

Apple ///[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version /// /// Revised /// Plus FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME x86 0.246
Sara ? 0.5.1 ? ? ?

Nintendo[edit]

NES/Famicom[edit]

Name Latest Version FDS Libretro Core Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
3dSen 0.9.4.4 ? ~
ares v129 ?
iNES 6.1 High ?
Gearnes git High
higan v110 (as bsnes v083) Cycle
ANESE git Cycle ~
nesemu2 git Cycle
Nesemu git High
FakeNES GT 0.59 b3 Mid
FCEUX 2.6.4 Mid
FCEUmm 98.13mm (Windows)
git (libretro)
Mid
MAME 0.246 Mid
QuickNES 0.7.0b1 (Windows)
git (libretro)
? Low
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 Low
Nescala git ? ~
Nin git ?
NESMac 0.3.6a 68k
0.3.6a PPC
Low

Super Nintendo[edit]

Name Version Libretro Core Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
bsnes
(Official)
v115 Cycle
bsnes-hd
(forked bsnes)
beta 10.6 Cycle
higan v110 Cycle
ares v129 High ?
Snes9x 1.61 git High [N 1] ~
Mednafen (SNES-Faust) 1.29.0 ?
nSide (forked higan) git Cycle
bsnes-classic
(forked bsnes Qt)
git Cycle
Mednafen (bsnes v059) 1.29.0 High
MAME 0.246 Low
Silhouette 1.0 Low
ZSNES 1.51 Low
CATSFC 1.36 Low

Game Boy/Color[edit]

Name Latest Version Game Link Support Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
SameBoy 0.15.4 [N 2]
Gambatte r571
Gearboy 3.4.0
MAME 0.246 ~
Emulicious 2022-07-31 ~
BDM Demo ? ~
ares v129 ?
higan v110
mGBA 0.9.3 [N 3]
VisualBoy Advance-M (VBA-M) 2.1.4 [N 4]
GBE+ 1.6
VGB 6.0
KiGB 2.05
GBMac 1.2.6b4

NEC[edit]

PC-98[edit]

Name Version Platform(s) FLOSS Active Recommended
98Mac ? N/A ?

† Emulates PC-9801VX

Sony[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

Name Version Plugins Libretro Core RIR Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
DuckStation git [N 5] High
Mednafen 1.29.0 High
PCSX-R Windows
macOS
Plugin dependent
ePSXe 2.0.5 Plugin dependent
Rustation git High
MAME 0.246 Mid (WIP)
ares v129 ? ?
Connectix VGS 1.4.1 ?
Rustation NG git ?
PCSX-Redux git ? (WIP)

PlayStation 2[edit]

Name Latest Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
PCSX2 1.6.0 (Stable)
(Nightly)
Play! 0.55
PC / ARM
AetherSX2 pre-alpha builds

PlayStation 3[edit]

Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
RPCS3 0.0.23 Alpha[N 6]

PlayStation 4[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

PlayStation Portable[edit]

Name Latest Version PPC Intel ARM FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86 / ARM
PPSSPP 1.13.1[N 7]

Tandy[edit]

TRS-80[edit]

Sinclair[edit]

ZX Spectrum[edit]

Intel CPUs[edit]

Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
86Box 3.7.1
PCem git
DOSBox-X 0.84.2
DOSBox 0.74-3
SVN
VARCem Builds
MAME 0.246
QEMU 7.1.0-rc2
Boxer 1.4.0 ?

Note[edit]

The best emulators for MacOS can be most easily downloaded, installed and played via the OpenEmu project (https://openemu.org). The program's currently-emulated systems and the emulators used by OpenEmu are listed at https://github.com/OpenEmu/OpenEmu/wiki#supported-systems.

References[edit]

  1. Due to using a non-commercial license. Source code is still publicly available.
  2. Full GBC, GBA and GB support since version 2.1.3.
  3. Intel build of DuckStation can be downloaded from GitHub Actions when logged in. No ARM build published, but can be built from source.
  4. The developers are currently treating version increments as milestones, not as stables.
  5. Universal Binary of PPSSPP can be downloaded from the Github Action page when logged in.