Nestopia

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Current version: 1.44
Active: Yes
OS: Windows, Linux
Authors: Martin Freij
Official website: http://0ldsk00l.ca/nestopia.html
Source code: Unknown

Nestopia is an Famicom (Nintendo) emulator. It is also available as a libretro core for RetroArch.

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Nestopia

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Windows users report problems with vsync and input lag in version 1.44 (the latest). These issues to not exist in the RetroArch port.

NetPlay

Uses Kaillera

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PROS
  • Supports up to 4 player simultaneous (Kaillera)
  • It supports a great number of mappers
  • Excellent connectivity, sometimes informally compared to GGPO's netcode in efficiency
  • Basic chat support.
CONS
  • Requires port forwarding
  • The highest ping that it tolerates is around the 150ms mark, after which it starts to desynch very often
  • It's slightly prone to freezing/crashing/BSOD, but to a much lesser extent than the multiplayer client
  • Everyone needs to have the exact same ROM version and save file. Or else, it'll desynch or outright not work.
  • Chat box is an eyesore.
  • You need to constantly switch focus back and forth between chat and emulator window in order to chat.
  • You will hear no sound while the window is unfocused.

Source Code

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nestopiaue/files/1.44/