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* [http://www.fbalpha.com/downloads/ FinalBurn Alpha]
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* [https://www.zophar.net/fba.html Zophar's Domain] (Various versions & derivatives of FBA)
* [http://www.emu-france.com/emulateurs/6-arcades/89-final-burn/ Section showing all versions of FBA & its derivatives] (French language, mostly with English software & few French software. ([http://archive.wikiwix.com/cache/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emu-france.com%2Femulateurs%2F6-arcades%2F89-final-burn%2F archive]).)
* [http://ashura.mameworld.info/nightlybuilds/fba_builds.html Ashura-X Nightly FBA Builds]
|'''[http://www.fbalpha.com/downloads/ FinalBurn Alpha]'''
'''Non-Windows ports:'''
* [https://github.com/Cpasjuste/pfba pFBA: Portable FinalBurn Alpha] (For Linux, [[PlayStation Vita emulators|PS Vita]] & [[Nintendo Switch emulators|Nintendo Switch]])
* <u>aFBA</u> ([[Android emulators|Android]]):
:[https://www.apkshub.com/app/com.greatlittleapps.afba APKsHub]
|[http://ashura.mameworld.info/nightlybuilds/fba_builds.html Ashura-X Nightly FBA builds]
:[https://apkmodmirror.com/apk/com.greatlittleapps.afba/afba/download/1721-apk APK Mod Mirror]
|[http://www.emucr.com/search/label/PortableFinalBurnAlpha pFBA: Portable FinalBurn Alpha]<br><small>Compiled by emucr</small>
|[https://www.apkshub.com/app/com.greatlittleapps.afba aFBA]
|[http://www.emu-france.com/emulateurs/6-arcades/89-final-burn/ Other FBA versions]<br><small>Via Emu-France</small>
|[https://www.zophar.net/fba.html Older FBA versions]<br><small>Via Zophar's Domain</small>

Revision as of 02:22, 16 January 2020

FinalBurn Alpha
FBA logo.png
Developer(s) Barry Harris, dinkc64, iq_132 & FBA community
Latest version
Active No
Platform(s) Windows
Emulates Multiple arcade systems
Website Barry Harris's Site
Source code 7-Zip

FinalBurn Alpha (FB Alpha or FBA) is an open-source, multi-arcade emulator. It's also available as a libretro core.


Windows FinalBurn Alpha

Linux Ashura-X Nightly FBA builds
Linux ARM Vita Switch pFBA: Portable FinalBurn Alpha
Compiled by emucr
Android aFBA
Windows Other FBA versions
Via Emu-France
Windows Older FBA versions
Via Zophar's Domain


This open-source project is based on FinalBurn (created by Dave in 2000) and has been programmed by a team composed of Barry Harris (Old username: TrebleWinner), Jan_Klaassen, KEV, LoopMaster, Mike Haggar, Hyper Yagami and Ayeye.

FinalBurn was one of the first Capcom CPS2 emulators. When this project came to a halt in 2001, its sources were widely disseminated, which allowed the development of a large number of unofficial versions of which FBA is the most successful.

Differentiated from other emulators by a very large number of supported systems, FB Alpha also offers a clear interface (simple like that of Kawaks) and excellent performance. The icing on the cake, it is not resource intensive and you do not need to indulge in complex settings to take it in hand immediately, although its menus are natively in English.

After the apparent dissolution of the FBA team (Unknown in which year. Either started or ended in 2007.), the development of FinalBurn Alpha remained at a standstill, with only a few updated drivers. Nowadays, the emulator has experienced a strong revival of interest, having even been ported in an Android version called "aFBA".

Thanks to the integration of Kaillera, you can even join the servers of the whole world!

Interesting note on the comparison between FBA and MAME - FBA is coded for speed, not accuracy, according to iq_132.

List of emulated systems

Main article: [Wiki lists]
Main article: [Arcade Otaku wiki]
Main article: [FBA's website]
Main article: [System16's arcade museum]
Main article: [UVList's hardware database]
Main article: [www.coinop.org's system charts]
  • Capcom CPS1 (1988–1995)
  • Capcom CPS2 (1993–2003)
  • Capcom CPS3 (1996–1999)
  • Cave (First generation: 1994–2001)
  • Data East DEC-0 (1980–1985), DEC-8 (1986-1988) and DECO IC16 (1987-1990) based games
  • Galaxian based hardware (1979-1982)
  • Irem M62 (1984-1986), M63 (1984-1985), M72 (1987-1990), M90 (1991), M92 (1991-1994) and M107 hardware (1993-1995)
  • Kaneko 16 (Kaneko AX System. 1991-1995.)
  • Konami
  • Neo Geo (MVS hardware: 1990–2004)
  • NMK16 (Nihon Maicom Kaihatsu. 1989-2001)
  • Pacman based hardware (1980-1983)
  • PGM (PolyGame Master. 1997–2005)
  • Psikyo 68EC020 (1st Generation: 1993–1996) and SH-2 (1997–2002) based hardware
  • Sega System 1 (1983–1987), System 16 (And similar. 1985–1994), System 18 (1989–1992), X-Board (1987–1990), Y-Board (1988–1991)
  • Super Kaneko Nova System (1996–2002)
  • Toaplan (Company: 1984-1994. V1 hardware: 1988-1991; V2: 1991-1999.)
  • Taito F2 (1988-1993), X (1987-1992), Z (1987-1991) and others
  • Miscellaneous drivers for lots of other hardware



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  • The original FBA team was Jan_Klaassen, LoopMaster, KEV, Mike_Haggar, TrebleWinner (Barry), Ayeye and HyperYagami.
  • There have also been big contributions from iq_132, Captain CPS-X, JacKc, dink and OopsWare.
  • Individual acknowledgements are also credited in the whatsnew.html file distributed with FB Alpha.
  • The following is the original acknowledgements from the old readme.txt;
"Thanks to: Dave, ElSemi, Gangta, OG, Razoola, Logiqx, TRAC, CrashTest, Andrea Mazzoleni, Derek Liauw Kie Fa, Dirk Stevens, Maxim Stepin, the MAME team, Shawn and Craig at XGaming.
The current active team is Barry, KEV, iq_132 (First name: Dave. Probably the same guy who formed Final Burn but it could be a different guy.), JackC and dink. The libretro core was forked on October 25, 2018 by barbudreadmon, who is a small-time contributor to the Yabause fork, "Kronos".


  1. The credits information was copied from the Acknowledgments page in the official User Manual page's drop down menu (See Resources sector) and later edited.


WIP threads:

What I've been working on (iq_132's work in progress) (Started August 04, 2008. Big thread.)
Porting MAME drivers (vbt's work in progress) (Started October 16, 2011)
dink's FBA Development & Fixes thread (Started March 28, 2014. Big thread.)
Romhack's WIP thread (Started February 04, 2015)


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