ares

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ares
Ares-logo.png
Developer(s) Near (formerly known as byuu), LukeUsher
Latest version v128 [+]
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows
Linux
macOS
Architecture(s) x64
Emulates NES
SNES
Nintendo 64
Game Boy/Color
Game Boy Advance
WonderSwan
Sega SG-1000
Sega Master System/Game Gear
Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Sony PlayStation
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
Neo Geo AES
Neo Geo Pocket/Color
MSX
ColecoVision
Pocket Challenge V2
Website ares-emu.net
License Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) license
Source code GitHub

ares is a free and open-source, multi-system emulator. It is a descendent of higan and bsnes, and focuses on accuracy and preservation.

Download[edit]

Windows macOS Official releases

Linux Flatpak
ArchLinux AUR

Overview[edit]

ares began development on October 14th, 2004. It is available under the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) license, which is a permissive license that is functionally similar to the BSD and MIT licenses. It used to be under the terms of the Creative Commons (CC) BY-NC-ND 4.0 license, which it made the ares emulator a non-commercial software that does not permit publishing modifications (forks) online. The reason for this was to prevent splintering development between higan and ares.

Features[edit]

  • Native multi-platform UI
  • Adaptive sync
  • Dynamic rate control
  • Save states
  • Run-ahead
  • Rewind and fast-forward
  • Pixel shaders
  • Color correction
  • 6th-order IIR audio filtering
  • Input multi-mapping
  • Built-in games database
  • Debugger