|Latest version||2.8 [+]|
BizHawk is an open-source multi-system emulator, as well as a libretro frontend designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). It is written in C# and requires .NET Framework 4.0 (in 1.X releases) or .NET Framework 4.6.1 (in 2.X releases) to run. BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming.
Compiled by appveyor
Original and ported
As of version 1.11.4.
|Emux||Okay (Game Boy/Game Boy Color only)|
|FinalBurn Alpha (Arcade)||Okay|
|Mednafen||Okay (Neo Geo Pocket only)|
|bsnes (v087)||Not Okay|
|FinalBurn Alpha (Neo Geo)||Not Okay|
- Full screen support
- Controller and hotkey mapping
- Joypad support (for both controller and hotkeys)
- Auto/rapid fire controls
- Re-recording and savestates
- "Bullet-proof" rerecording
- Frame/lag/re-recording counters
- Input display
- RAM watching/poking tools
- RAM searching
- Lua scripting
- Audio and video recording
- Custom plugin support
- Libretro support (1.11.4 onwards)
For tool-assisted speedruns, BizHawk is king. Since 1.11.4, it has support for libretro cores, making it a good alternative for RetroArch, and adds TAS support for all compatible cores.
LUA scripting support has pretty unique utilities. For example Bizhawk Shuffler 2 is a popular script that randomly shuffle between games played in Bizhawk, with plugins to enhance the experience.