Nestopia

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Nestopia UE
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Developer(s) Martin Freij
Ryan Danbrook
Latest version 1.52.1 [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Linux
FreeBSD
OpenBSD
Emulates NES
Famicom
Famicom Disk System
Accuracy Cycle-Accurate
Website 0ldsk00l.ca
Programmed in C++
License GNU GPLv2
Source code GitHub

Nestopia UE is an open-source Famicom (NES) and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator written in C++. Nestopia allows graphical enhancements such as texture scaling and TV filters, as well as netplay support. The original project hasn't been updated since 2008, but Nestopia UE is a fork that is still active and has fixed several issues. It's one of the most popular and most compatible emulators around.

Downloads

Windows Nestopia UE Stable Builds
at sourceforge

Windows Nestopia UE Stable Builds
Compiled by emucr
Linux ARM Vita Switch pNES
Based on Nestopia

Overview

According to TASVideos, Nestopia is ranked as the fifth most accurate NES emulator, with 1.40 scoring a score of 82.3%.[1] Other NES/FDS emulators, such as Mesen and puNES, have higher scores on these tests. However, these test ROMs don't test everything that matters for accurate emulation (and in some cases, test stuff that doesn't matter for emulating any games). So the test results may be a bit misleading, but that does not mean it is not a high accuracy emulator.

Trivia

  • Name Origins: Nestopia is probably a portmanteau of NES and Utopia.

References