Emulators on Legacy systems

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This article is dedicated to operating systems/home computers that have been discontinued.
See also History of emulation page.
For software that runs these systems on other hardware see x86 CPUs, Macintosh emulators, Commodore 64 emulators and MSX emulators, Microsoft Phone/Mobile emulators, FM Towns emulators, Atari ST emulators.

In this article "Legacy systems" means unsupported by manufacturer, whether it is a 80's home computers such as Commodore 64 or an operating system/series of operating systems no longer getting updates such as Microsoft's Windows 9x series of operating systems

The reason to discontinuing these products varies, in the case of home computers outdated hardware is normally the reason support ceases. For operating systems it varies from lack of profit/lack of commercial success (such as BeOS, OS/2) to devices it was designed for becoming outdated or failing themselves (such as BlackBerry OS).

Before diving in;
  • Note that many of these emulators are forks of other emulation projects, as such these versions may be marked as inactive while the main version is still active.
  • If you have one of these systems (preferably on date-accurate hardware) please consider contributing to the this article by marking emulators with good speed and good compatibility as recommended

Platforms in this article
Microsoft products

Microsoft: MS-DOS, MSX-DOS, MSX-BASIC, Windows 9x, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone.

Computers/Desktop operating systems

Commodore: Commodore 64 Apple: Classic Mac OS NeXT: NeXTSTEP IBM: OS/2 Silicon Graphics: IRIX Be Inc: BeOS Atari: Atari TOS Fujitsu: Towns OS Terry A. Davis: TempleOS

Mobile operating systems

BlackBerry: Blackberry OS Nokia & Intel: MeeGo Palm, Inc: Palm OS

BeOS[edit]

BeOS
Icon BeOS.png
Developer Be Inc.
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Latest release 2000 (R5)
Successor Haiku

BeOS was a operating system developed by Be Inc., BeOS originally targeted the PowerPC platforms BeBox and Macintosh, and later 32-bit x86 computers.

BeOS History

BeOS was developed by former Apple employee Jean-Louis Gassée, the first version of BeOS was released with the BeBox. In 1996 the CEO of Apple Inc., Gil Amelio started negotiations to buy Be Inc., the negotiations ended not working due to the Be Inc. CEO Jean-Louis Gassée wanting $300 million[1] with Apple offering $125 million , Apple instead purchased NeXT (Including NeXTSTEP) from Steve Jobs.

Consoles[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment system/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeNES 0.4.1 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
Pretendo 0.10a !
Super Nintendo Entertainment system/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeS9x 1.41-1 NC !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
Nintendo 64
Name Latest version Plugins FLOSS Active Recommended
Mupen64 0.0.4 ~
GameBoy/GameBoy Color
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeGameboy v0.63 !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
BeGameboy 1.0.3 !
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BoyCott Advance 0.2.8R1 !
VisualBoyAdvance 1.5.1 !
Sega
Sega Genesis/Megadrive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeOS Gens 2.12a !
DGen 1.18 !
DGen 1.23 !
Atari
Atari 5200
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
atari++ 1.32 !
Atari Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy 0.82R1 !
Magnavox
Odyssey²
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
O2EMBeOS ? !
SNK
Neo Geo
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeMAME 0.53b NC !
Gngeo 0.5.9a ! !
NeoCD 0.31 ! !
NEC
PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BePcEngine 0.0.1 !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
tgemu 0.1 !
Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FinalBurn ? !
BeLaser ? ! !
RAINE 0.37.3 !
XMAME 0.65.1 NC !

Computers[edit]

Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Comeback64 0.1 !
Frodo 4.1a !
VICE 3.1 !
Commodore Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeUAE 0.8.17R1 !
Commodore 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
YAPE 0.32.3 !
Apple
Macintosh
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BasiliskII 0.9-1 !
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeApple][e 0.20 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
Sweet16 1.5 ! !
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX BeOS ? ! !
x86 CPU
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeBochs 1.2.1. ! !
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Beccy Emulator Developer Preview Release ! !
Sharp
X68000
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
run68 ? ! !
Acorn
BBC Micro
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeBeebEm 0.8 !

Source Ports[edit]

Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 1.0.0 Mid

BlackBerry[edit]

Blackberry OS
BlackBerry.png
Developer BlackBerry Limited
Type Operating systems
Release date 1999
Latest release 2000 (3.6)
Successor BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry OS was an operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited for their devices.
BlackBerry OS later completly reworked into BlackBerry 10 which has since was itself discontinued in 2018. The latest operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited "BlackBerry Secure OS" is based on Android, first used for the Blackberry phone BlackBerry Priv.


Sony
PlayStation Portable
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 0.9.9

Palm[edit]

Palm OS
Icon PalmOS.png
Developer Palm, Inc.
ACCESS
Type Operating systems
Release date 1996
Latest release 2007 (Garnet OS 5.9.4)

Palm OS was a mobile operating system developed by Palm Inc. for personal digital assistants (PDAs), and later for smartphones. Palm OS was installed on Palm Inc's PDA devices, as well as many other devices not developed by Palm Inc.


Computers
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PalmApple 0.8.0 !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo for PalmOS 4.2 RC1 !
Consoles
Multi System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
GuineaPig 015.1 beta !
Little John PalmOS 1.0.1 ~[N 1] !
Source Ports
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 0.11.1 Mid
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZDoomZ 2.1 ~
Hexen
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
zhexen 2.1 ~
Hexen 2
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZHexen 2 1.5 ~
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZQuake 2.2 ~

DOS[edit]

MS-DOS
Icon DOS.png
Type Operating systems
Release date 1980
Latest release 1994 (6.22)
2001 (8.0)
Successor Windows 9x
For software that emulates DOS on other hardware, see x86 CPUs.

Born from the dawn of the digital age, DOS, reigned supreme through the 80s and early 90s. Though far from sleek, its unassuming might empowered millions to navigate the nascent world of personal computing.

With bare bones efficiency, DOS offered accessible power. Simple commands unlocked a plethora of tasks, from crafting documents to unleashing the magic of text-based adventures. For countless users, DOS wasn't just a tool; it was a canvas for exploration, a gateway to programming adventures and tinkering with the very fabric of digital logic.

While its limitations challenged and its error messages mocked, DOS fostered a generation of resourceful pioneers, adept at navigating command labyrinths and conjuring digital magic from lines of code. This era forged a unique bond between user and machine, where every keystroke held consequence and mastery felt truly earned.

Though DOS may grace museums now, its influence echoes in every modern operating system. Its legacy of simplicity and raw power reminds us that the most transformative innovations often arise from humble beginnings.

Windows 1.0x/2x/3x were graphical user interfaces (GUIs) built on top of MS-DOS. Those were the programs that runs a window manager on top of MS-DOS operating system. Many of the underlying device drivers and protocols had to be loaded in DOS for 3.11 to use them. On the other hand, Windows 9x (95, 98, ME) were standalone operating systems with DOS compatibility mode. Also NT3.x was an operating system as it included its own micro-kernel and device drivers [1].

Consoles[edit]

Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual 2600 0.82
(Source only)
Low
Virtual VCS 0.60 Low
Atari ST
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FAST 0.41a
Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FDS Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
FakeNES 0.3.1 Mid
NESticle x.xx Low
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ZSNES 1.51 Low
Game Boy / Game Boy Color
Name Latest version Game Link Support FLOSS Active Recommended
KiGB 2.03
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05
DSiWare
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05
Sega
Master System / GameGear
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MEKA 0.70 Mid
Genesis / Mega Drive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Genesis Plus 1.2a
Genecyst x.xx
VMU
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SoftVMS 1.10 (source only) ~
Sony
PocketStation
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05 Mid
Magnavox
Odyssey
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Odyemu 03/03/2009 !
Odyssey²
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
O2EM 1.16 Mid !
NEC
PC-FX
Name Latest version GA Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MagicEngine-FX 1.1.1 ! Low
PC-8800 series
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
P88SR 1.00 !
P88SR
Only compatible with DOS/V incompatible PC-98 machines running MS-DOS.


GCE
Vectrex
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
DVE 2.0b ! ~
Emerson
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Arcadia 2001 Emulator 1998/07/30 ! !


Computers[edit]

Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VICE 3.1 Mid !
Amiga line
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
DosUAE 0.7.5d ! !
Sinclair
ZX81
Name Latest version Relative Speed[N 2] FLOSS Active Recommended
No$ZX 2.0 100.1%
[N 3]
XTender2 beta 13 Not tested !
ZX81 Emulator
(Paul Robson)
4.00 101.5% !
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
X128 0.94 !
Sharp
X1
Name Latest version X1T X1TZ X1Tw FLOSS Active Recommended
X1EMU 0.5 !
Apple
Macintosh line
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Ardi Executor 2.0
Microsoft
MSX series
Name Latest version MSX 2 MSX 2+ TurboR Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX 1.6b2.a ! ~
Amstrad
Amstrad CPC
Name Latest version CPC+ FLOSS Active Recommended
CPCE 1.94 ! ~
x86
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
DOSBox-X 2023.10.06


Source ports[edit]

Super Mario 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Super Mario 64 Port git

Arcade[edit]

Multi-Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.37b14 ~
System16 0.82 !
CPS-1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Callus 0.42 ~

Commodore 64[edit]

Commodore 64
Icon C64.png
Developer Commodore
Type Home computer
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1994
Introductory price $595
Predecessor MAX Machine
Successor Commodore 128
Emulated
For software that emulates the Commodore 64 on other hardware, see Commodore 64 emulators.

The Commodore 64 (C64) is an 8-bit home computer released in 1982 by Commodore. It is notable for being one of the first widespread home computers, helping it to expand its collection of games as a result.


Apple
Apple I
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Green Delicious Apple-1 Emulator 11 May 2013 !
Chip-8
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
C64 Chip 8 git

MeeGo[edit]

MeeGo
MeeGo.png
Developer Nokia, Intel, Linux Foundation
Type Operating systems
Release date 2010
Successor Tizen, Mer

Meego is a discontinued operating system based on Linux, using code from Moblin
The Linux Foundation canceled MeeGo in September 2011 in favor of Tizen, which Intel then joined in collaboration with Samsung.[2] A community made fork called Mer forked MeeGo, Mer has been merged into projects such as Sailfish OS, Nemo Mobile (no longer based on Mer, now based on Manjaro Linux), and Yuanxin OS.


Sony
PlayStation Portable
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 0.9.5 ?

MSX-DOS and MSX-BASIC[edit]

MSX-DOS
MSX-DOS.png
Type Operating systems
Release date 1984
Latest release 1991 (2.31)
For software that emulates MSX on other hardware, see MSX emulators.

The bustling landscape of 1980s home computing witnessed the emergence of the MSX platform, a standardized architecture for home computers. Beyond its versatile hardware, the MSX's success stemmed from its robust software environment, anchored by two key components: MSX-DOS and MSX-BASIC.

MSX-DOS - A Tailored Disk Operating System

Derived from its namesake, MS-DOS, yet significantly streamlined for the MSX's limited memory footprint (64kB), MSX-DOS provided essential file management and disk access functionalities. Its compact design allowed efficient operation on early MSX machines, enabling users to store programs and data on floppy disks, expanding the platform's potential beyond mere game consoles. The intuitive command-line interface, akin to MS-DOS, fostered accessibility and a community of enthusiastic programmers comfortable navigating its text-based environment.

MSX-BASIC - Bridging the Gap to Creativity

Built upon an extended version of Microsoft's Basic, MSX-BASIC served as the primary programming language for the MSX platform. Its accessible syntax and clear commands lowered the barrier to entry for coding, empowering users to unlock the creative potential of their machines. A rich library of built-in graphics and sound commands facilitated the development of games, animations, and even music, transforming MSX computers into versatile tools for artistic expression. The standardized nature of MSX-BASIC across different models encouraged collaboration and software sharing, fostering a vibrant community of users and programmers.

Consoles[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
MNESX (Preview) WIP ! ! ! ! ~
Game Boy
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
GEM 1.21 Mid ~
Sega
SG-1000
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
SG1000 0.96.1 Mid ~
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
Mission 1.1 Mid ~


Computers[edit]

Commodore
PET 2001
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
EMU6PET 1.0 Mid ~
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
rMSX 1.3 FE Mid ~
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
EMU6 1.3 ~ ~ Mid ~
EMU6_128 1.1 ~ ~ ~ Mid ~
ROMU6 2.4 Mid ~
Amstrad
CPC
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
ROMU6CPC 1.2 Mid ~
EMU6CPC dev Mid ~

Chip8[edit]

Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
Vision-8 1.0 Mid ~

External links[edit]


Classic Mac OS[edit]

Classic Mac OS
Apple Computer (1998).jpg
Developer Apple
Type Operating systems
Release date 1984
Discontinued 2001
Latest release Mac OS 9
For emulators that run on macOS (previously Mac OS X), see Emulators on macOS.
For software that emulates Classic Mac OS on other hardware, see Macintosh line.

From 1984 to 2001, Classic Mac OS, with its revolutionary graphical user interface and iconic single-button mouse, sparked a digital revolution. It empowered users with intuitive interaction and laid the foundation for modern computing interfaces.

Consoles[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
NESMac 0.3.6a 68k
0.3.6a PPC
!
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Silhouette 1.0 ! ! !
Game Boy/Game Boy Color
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
GBMac 1.2.6b4 ! !


Sony
PlayStation
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Connectix VGS 1.4.1

Computers[edit]

Commodore
Vic 20
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Power20 4.9.3 ~ [N 4]
Commodore 64
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Power64 4.9.3 ~ [N 4]
Commodore 64 Emulator 0.4 !
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Mac Spectacle 1.9.7 !
Amstrad
Amstrad CPC
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
CPC++ MacGarden !
Arnold MacGarden !
Tandy
TRS-80
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
TRS-80 Emulator for Mac OS v1.6 ! !
Apple
Apple III
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Sara 0.4.0 !
Palm
Palm OS
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Palm OS Emulator MacGarden !
Zounds MacGarden !

NeXTSTEP[edit]

NeXTSTEP
Icon NeXTSTEP.png
Developer NeXT
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Latest release 1997
Successor OpenStep
Darwin (macOS & iOS)

NeXTSTEP was developed by NeXT, NeXTSTEP was a Unix operating system using the Mach and BSD kernels. NeXT was bought by Apple Inc. which was used to base Darwin (macOS & iOS) off of NeXTSTEP.


Calculator
Name Latest version Emulates FLOSS Active Recommended
NeXTStep EM48 1999/12/14 48SX
Apple
Macintosh
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Ardi Executor 2.0
Source ports
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
NeXTDoom 1.2 ~

OS/2[edit]

OS/2
Icon OS2.png
Developer IBM
Microsoft (1.0–1.3)
Type Operating systems
Release date 1987
Latest release 2001 (4.52)

OS/2 (Operating System/2) is a series of Operating systems initially developed by IBM and Microsoft before their falling out.

OS/2 history
Joint development

IBM and Microsoft first signed the "Joint Development Agreement" in 1985, code named "CP/DOS". OS/2 1.0 was announced in April 1987 and released that december which only ran in Text mode, 1.1 released in 1988 and added the Presentation Manager (GUI) to OS/2, 1.2 added support to HPFS, 1.2 Extended Edition added TCP/IP and Ethernet support. in 1990 OS/2 1.3 release, the last version developed by IBM and Microsoft.

Post-breakup develeopment

The deal to develop the Operating system together ended with Microsoft leaving development to IBM with Microsoft and IBM not agreeing on how to position OS/2 with Microsoft's Windows 3.0.[3]

Released in 1992 OS/2 2.0 was the first version of OS/2 with 32-bit support, in 1993 2.1 released, it boasted about it's compatibility with windows 3.0 (later windows 3.1). OS/2 3.0 labelled OS/2 Warp 3 released in 1994, Warp had more broad hardware support, better multimedia support, Internet-compatible netowrking, and included IBM Works, between Warp 3 and Warp 4 IBM developed the unreleased Workplace OS which only borrowed little sections of code from OS/2. OS/2 Warp 4 released in 1996 with java and speech recognition software.

Forks
  • eComStation (inactive) fork by PayGlobal Technologies BV
  • ArcaOS fork by Arca Noae, LLC

Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX/2 1.5 alpha !
NEC
NEC PC-8800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
M88 for OS/2 2.15 α7[N 5]
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Bochs 2.2.6 !
Dosbox 0.74-3 !
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ColEm/2 1.00 !

Windows 9x[edit]

Windows 9x
Icon Windows 9x.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Discontinued July 11, 2006
Latest release Windows Me
Successor Windows NT
For software that emulates Windows 9x on other hardware, see Windows 95/98/ME emulators.

From 1995 to 2000, Windows 9x based operating systems painted the nascent digital landscape with vibrant hues and infectious possibilities. Though often temperamental, its intuitiveness and accessibility ushered in a new era of personal computing.

The iconic desktop metaphor and pre-installed games beckoned exploration, while dial-up connections hummed the soundtrack to global connectivity. Floppy disks, the currency of shareware treasures, fostered vibrant communities, united by troubleshooting forums and a shared language of shortcuts and error messages.

Windows 9x was a democratizing force, empowering users to create, connect, and play. Paint and Game Maker unleashed creativity, while Glide-based games ushered in a new era of 3D graphics for computers. Its limitations fostered ingenuity, and every mastered tweak felt like a personal conquest.

Though now as a legacy OS, Windows 9x's influence on interface design, user interaction, and accessibility remains. It was a learning platform, a social hub, and a canvas for digital dreams. A colorful pixelated playground that forever changed the trajectory of personal computing.

Some emulators for MS-DOS are able to be used on a windows 9x system, only emulators for/with a version for windows 9x are listed below.

Consoles[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FDS Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
NESticle x.xx Low
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ZSNES 1.51 Low
Nintendo 64
Name Latest version Plugins Controller Pak Rumble Pak Transfer Pak 64DD libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
UltraHLE 1.0 ! ~[N 6]

Arcade[edit]

Multi-Arcade
Name Latest version NG NG-CD HNG-64 libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
RAINE 0.96.7
CPS-1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Callus 0.42w ~

Source Ports[edit]

ScummVM
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.7.1 Mid

Pocket PC[edit]

Pocket PC 2000/2002
Icon Windows CE.png
Developer Microsoft
Release date 2000/2001
Discontinued 2005/2007[4]
2008[5]
Emulated

Consoles[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
InfoNES 0.76J !
PocketNester 0.7 !
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketSNES 1.12.200 NC !
Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketVCS 1.0 !
Bandai
WonderSwan
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketWS 0.02 !
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketColeco 1.0 beta !
NEC
NEC PC98
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Neko Project II 0.81a !
Pocket9801 0.28 !
PC Engine/Turbo Grafx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
bf's Engine 0.1b !
Multi system
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Emulates Recommended
MorphGear 2.4.0.9 SMS, Game Boy color, GBA, NES, SNES, PC Engine/Turbo Grafix, Genesis !

Computers[edit]

Atari
Atari ST
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CastCE 1.01 !
Atari 800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Atari 2002/05/13 !
Apple
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
appleCE 0.2b !
Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Come Back 64 0.2 alpha !
Commodore Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketUAE 20060121 !
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketMSX 1.4.49 !

Calculator[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Free42 1.4.49 !

Source ports[edit]

Rick Dangerous
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
xrick pocketpc 20040716
FreeSCI
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
freesci pocketpc 20040713
Wolfenstein 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
wolf3d pocketpc 1.0 (20051209)
Jazz jackrabbit
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
openjazz pocketpc 20060514
Sierra On-Line Adventure Game Interpreter (AGI)
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Sarien 20020424
ScummVM
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 1.5.0 ARM
0.7.1 (MIPS, SH3)

Windows Mobile[edit]

This section is about emulation on Windows Mobile. For the inverse, see the Microsoft section of Cellphone emulators.
Windows Mobile
Icon Windows Mobile.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 2000
Discontinued 2010
Emulated
Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Stella 2.3.5
Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Nester+ 0.9
Super Nintendo Entertainment system
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketSNES 1.53
NEC
NEC PC-8800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
M88 0.04/0.06
Sharp
Sharp X1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
X millennium 05/02/14 test ~
Zeebo
Name Latest version Retro
Achievements
FLOSS Active Recommended
Infuse WIP
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Limbo WinMobile build ~
DOSBoxPPC 0.63

Windows Phone[edit]

This section is about emulation on Windows Phone. For the inverse, see the Microsoft section of Cellphone emulators.
Windows Phone
Icon Windows8 Phone.png
Icon Windows10 Phone.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 2010
Discontinued 2015
Emulated
Nintendo
Super Nintendo Entertainment system/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Snes8x
(Snes9x based)
2.15.3 Mid !
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VBA10 1.22
Alt
~
VBA8 2.27 ~
libretro frontends
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
RetriX 2.1.77.0

Atari TOS[edit]

Atari TOS
Atari 1040STf.jpg
Developer Atari
Type Operating systems
Earliest release 1985
Successor FreeMiNT

TOS (The Operating System) is the operating system for the Atari ST line of computers.

Note that FreeMiNT is in general very compatible with Atari TOS programs

The below software's minimum requirement is a Falcon030 with 64 MB RAM or Falcon060 with 64 MB RAM according to Mikro's homepage

Emulators[edit]

ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
x128 0.5 ! !
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
v2600 0.82 !
Sega Master System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SMS+ 1.2 !
Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PeNES 0.01a !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo 4.1b ! !
Atari Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy 0.90 ! !
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX 3.0 !
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Colem 1.0 !

Source Ports[edit]

Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmDoom 0.60 !
BadMooD BitBucket !
Heretic
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmHeretic 0.56 !
Hexen
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmHexen 0.56 !
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Atari Quake 1.03 !
Duke Nukem 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
adn3d 1.01 !

Towns OS[edit]

Towns OS
FMTOWNS 2F.jpg
Type Operating systems
Windows 9x, DOS and certain Linux distros are compatible with FM Towns hardware and have larger software support

TownsOS is the operating system for FM Towns.


Source ports
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Doom ? !
Celeste classic
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Celeste classic ? ! !
Wolfenstein 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Wolf4FMT ? ! !

TempleOS[edit]

TempleOS
TempleOS logo.png
Developer Terry A. Davis
Type Operating systems
Earliest release 2005
Latest release 2017 (5.03)
Successor ZealOS

Terry A. Davis was a controversial person, this wiki is not a place to discuss him/add your opinions about him
Some references may contain controversial beliefs, please be aware before reading them

TempleOS (formerly J Operating System, LoseThos, and SparrowOS) is a discontinued operating system themed after the bible. The operating system is coded in Davis's variant own of C (HolyC)[6]

TempleOS history

For more detail on the reason for Davis creating this operating system see the wikipedia article.

Terry A. Davis developed TempleOS as God's third temple.[7] TempleOS had previous names (listed at the beginning of this section), TempleOS had it's final name change in mid-2013.[8] Development ceased in 2018 due to Davis's death Davis's death.

There are two active forks of TempleOS;

Consoles
Nintendo - Game Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Cherub git !
Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Bahamut git !
Sega - Genesis/Megadrive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Apteryx git !
Source ports
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
cosmo-engine git !
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
chocolate-doom git !

IRIX[edit]

IRIX
Icon IRIX.png
Developer Silicon Graphics
Type Operating systems
Release date 1988
Discontinued 2013
Latest release 6.5.30

IRIX is a discontinued operating system developed by Sillicon Graphics (SGI) to run on their MIPS machines. based on UNIX System V
IRIX is the system where XFS and OpenGL originated


Consoles
Nintendo - Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.2 Mid !
Computers
Atari - Atari ST
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Hatari 2.0.0 Mid ! !
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
DOSBox 0.73 Mid !
Bochs 2.0 Mid !
SoftWindows SoftWindows 5.0 for IRIX 6.5 ? !
IBM - System 370/390/z
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Hercules 3.07
Apple - Macintosh
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Basilisk II 2019 Mid ! !

Source ports[edit]

ScummVM
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.2.0 Mid
ResidualVM 0.2.1 Mid
SuperTuxKart
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a !
Oolite
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Oolite 1.65 !
Ultima VII The Black Gate
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Exult ? !
Defendguin
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Defendguin ? !
Rick Dangerous
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Xrick ? !
Syndicate
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FreeSynd 0.7.1 !
ClassiCube
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ClassiCube-IRIX git !
Quake 3
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ioQuake3 ? !
Nicky boum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nicky-sgi ? !
Cave story
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nx-IRIX ? !
Baldur's Gate I
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
GemRB 0.8.4 !

References[edit]

  1. all cores with a license except Snes9x are GPL2 or LGPLv2.1
  2. As calculated by Carlo Delhez's clkfreq, originally distributed with his XTender emulator. The ZX81 has relatively complicated timing mechanics, depending on signalling of WAIT during NMI; relative speed is a measurement of how closely an emulator matches a real machine in terms of clock cycles spent processing within a frame. 100.0% denotes the same execution speed as a real machine.
  3. After turning off the simulated hardware improvements that were not standard in the original computer.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shareware. Requires license to unlock full version.
  5. Versions 2.15 α7 and its source code (2.15s) are currently lost. The latest version downloadable is 2.10 α6 along with its source code (2.10s).
  6. recommended if you have a 3dfx card
  1. The Rise and Fall of Apple’s Gil Amelio (1996 offer)
  2. "What's Next for MeeGo". MeeGo blog.
  3. OS/2 1990: Breakup
  4. Pocket PC 2000 Mainstream support ended on September 30, 2005
    Extended support ended on October 9, 2007
  5. Pocket PC 2002 Unsupported as of October 14, 2008
  6. TempleOS: an educational tool for programming experiments
  7. TempleoS.org Charter.
  8. templeos.org