Emulators on Windows

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Microsoft Windows
Icon Windows 10.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Earliest release Windows 1.0 (1985)[N 1]
Windows XP (2001)
Latest release Windows 11 (2021)
This page is about emulation software for Windows NT, that emulates other hardware, like Video Game consoles. For software that can run Microsoft Windows on other Operating Systems Hypervisors or Windows 2000/XP/Vista emulators.
See This page for Emulators on Windows 9x.

Microsoft Windows (Windows) is a series of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Windows NT's first release for consumers was Windows XP released to retail October 25, 2001. Windows NT is the current line of Windows operating systems, the previous being the Windows 9x family of operating systems. before windows 9x windows was a Graphical shell for MS-DOS.

Microsoft operating system history

This is the history of Microsoft windows operating systems
Microsoft first Operating system was Xenix in 1980 an commercial Unix Operating system. Microsoft in 1982 released the much more famous MS-DOS. The first versions of windows (Windows 1.0-3.0) were graphical shells for MS-DOS each version adding new features such as icons and media playback. In 1995 Microsoft started releasing Operating systems in the "Windows 9x" family. The first version of Windows NT was Windows NT 3.1 released in 1993, but only targeted businesses, Windows NT 3.5-4.0 likewise only targeted businesses. they are not listed as the first release of windows NT for that reason. IBM and Microsoft collaborated to develop OS/2 in the late 1980s; it was first released in 1987. 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.[1]

Before diving in;
  • This list shows the latest versions of the emulator software. If you have an older Windows Operating system and the latest version does not support it, some emulators will keep archives of older versions that might. Check out their website. Remember that emulators can have different levels of completion or compatibility. If a game you are trying to run does not work properly, try a different one. If the emulator too slow even with lowered settings with a recommended emulator, choose a less recommended one in the list. Note that game compatibility can be lower in emulators for lower system requirements. Most emulators that target the Microsoft Windows only target the latest version of Windows (currently Windows 10/11), Emulators such as PCSX2, RPCS3 and Dolphin require Windows 10 or higher. See this page.
  • See each Wiki Category Consoles, Computers and Arcade for individual dedicated system pages to see more detailed comparisons and information about software emulators. Dedicated system pages provide more up-to-date listings and in-depth information on specific aspects like hardware features, peripheral support, and compatibility etc.
  • Some games have Game engine recreations and source ports that run on Windows, which can be the better than emulators for their specific games.

Contents

Atari[edit]

Atari 8-bit family[edit]

Name Latest version Models XEGS libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Atari800 5.2.0 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
Altirra 4.21 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
Atari++ 1.84 400, 800, XL, XE Cycle
MAME 0.264 Good: 400, 800
Basic: XL, XE
? ~
Pantheon 13.640 800, XE Mid ~
Atari800Win-PLus 4.1 400, 800, XL, XE ?
Rainbow 2.2.0 400, 800, XL, XE ?

Atari ST[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Hatari 2.4.1
Steem SSE 4.1.2 R14 ?
ARAnyM git
Gemulator 9.0 ? ~
Steem Engine 3.2
SainT 2.40 ?
PCE/atarist pce-20191006 ?
CaSTaway 0.9.2

Atari 2600[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Stella 6.7.1 Cycle
MAME 0.264 Cycle
Pantheon 13.640 High ~
PCAE 2.6
2.7
High ~
z26 4.07 High ~
BizHawk 2.9.1 ?
Gopher2600 0.29.1 High
EMU7800 5.4.0.1 Mid
Stellarator git ?
VCS 2600 1.0 Low

Atari 5200[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Altirra 4.21 Cycle
Atari800 5.2.0 Cycle
kat5200 0.8.1 ?
MAME 0.264 Mid
Jum52 git ?
Rainbow 2.2 ?

Atari 7800[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264 High
A7800 5.2 High
ProSystem 1.3 (Windows)
git (libretro)
? [N 2]
EMU7800 5.4.0.1 Mid
BizHawk 2.9.1 ?

Atari Jaguar[edit]

Name Latest version AJ-CD libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Phoenix 2.8.JAG
Virtual Jaguar 2.1.2
Unofficial builds
git (libretro)
[N 2]
MAME 0.264 ~
Project Tempest 0.95 ~

Atari Lynx[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen 1.32.1
MAME 0.264
Handy 0.95

Nintendo[edit]

Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Name Latest version FDS libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Mesen 2.0.0 (preview) Cycle
Nestopia UE 1.52.1 Cycle
puNES 0.111 Cycle
3dSen 0.9.5 ? ~
NintendulatorNRS 202105282224 Cycle
FinalBurn Neo WIP builds ?
iNES 6.1 High ?
RockNES 5.80 High
Gearnes git High
Nintendulator 0.985 Beta git Cycle
Nintaco 2020-05-01 Cycle
BizHawk 2.9.1 Cycle
higan (火眼) v110 (as bsnes v083) Cycle
ANESE git Cycle ~
nemulator 4.4 High ?
cxNES git Mid
FakeNES GT 0.59 b3 Mid
FCEUX 2.6.6 Mid
FCEUmm 98.13mm (Windows)
git (libretro)
Mid
MAME 0.264 Mid
HDNes git Low
Jnes 1.2.1 Low
QuickNES 0.7.0b1 (Windows)
git (libretro)
? Low
VirtuaNES 0.97 ~ Low
FreezeSMS 4.6 Low
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 Low
Nin git ?
InfoNES 0.93 ? ?

Super Nintendo Entertainment System[edit]

Name Version Satellaview SNES-CD (Sony) libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
bsnes
(Official)
v115 Cycle
bsnes-hd
(forked bsnes)
beta 10.6 Cycle
higan (火眼) v110 Cycle
Mesen S 0.4.0 Cycle ~
Snes9x 1.62.3 High [N 3] ~
Mednafen (SNES-Faust) 1.32.1 ?
nSide (forked higan) git Cycle
bsnes-classic
(forked bsnes Qt)
git Cycle
BizHawk (bsnes v087) 2.9.1 Cycle
lsnes rr2-β23
git
Cycle
kindred (Super Sleuth PE) 1.11 Preview Build 6 ? ?
Mednafen (bsnes v059) 1.32.1 High
NO$SNS 1.6 ~ Medium
MAME 0.264 Low
ZSNES 1.51 Low
CATSFC 1.36 Low

Nintendo 64[edit]

Name Latest version Plugins Controller Pak Rumble Pak Transfer Pak 64DD libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
simple64 (ParaLLEl) 2024.03.2
simple64 (Final GLideN64) Final GLideN64
ParaLLEl 2.0-rc2 [N 4]
RMG git
Project64 3.0.1
Dev
~
ares v137 ~ ~ ~
CEN64 git ~
Mupen64Plus git ~
Project64 Netplay 10/15/21 ?
BizHawk 2.9.1
1964 1.1 (Official)
1.2 r146 (Unofficial SVN)
Larper64 0.4 ?
MAME 0.264

GameCube / Wii / Triforce[edit]

Name Latest version GameCube Wii Triforce libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Dolphin Dev ~[N 5] [N 6]
Ishiiruka-Dolphin (いし海豚) Dev ~ ~
Pureikyubu (PlayCube) 1.6

Wii U[edit]

Name Latest version Accurancy Amiibo FLOSS Active Recommended
Cemu 2.0-78 Medium ~
Decaf git Low

Nintendo Switch[edit]

Name Latest version Amiibo FLOSS Active Recommended
yuzu (柚子) Nightly (Offline)git (Offline) *
Ryujinx (龍神X) Nightlygit
NSEmu git
CageTheUnicorn git

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Name Latest Version New 3DS FLOSS Active Recommended
Citra
citra_libretro
Canary
Nightly
libretro cores
~
Panda3DS 0.8 ~ ~

Nintendo DS[edit]

Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
melonDS Dev Builds[N 7]
0.9.5
libretro core[N 8]
DeSmuME 0.9.13
libretro core
BizHawk* Dev builds
2.9.1
~
No$GBA 3.05 ~
GBE+ 1.8 (WIP)
NooDS git (WIP)
mGBA/medusa alpha 2 ~ (WIP)
SkyEmu Dev Builds
v3
(WIP)

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Name Latest version Game Link Support e-Reader libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
mGBA 0.10.3 Mid
higan (火眼) v110 ?
VBA-M 2.1.9 Mid
iDeaS 1.0.4.0 ?
GBE+ 1.8 ?
VGBA 6.4 ?
MAME 0.264 ? Cycle
NanoboyAdvance git Low
No$GBA 3.05 Mid
BoyCottAdvance 0.2.8 Low

Pokémon mini[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
GBE+ 1.8 [N 9]
PokeMini 0.6.0git
minimon 2005:01:20 ~
MAME 0.264
PokeKaMini 0.7.0

Virtual Boy[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen 1.32.1
VBjin SVN r103
Rustual Boy git ~
MAME 0.264
Planet Virtual Boy emulator 2019-03-27
Red Dragon 0.38 Final

Game Boy / Game Boy Color[edit]

Name Latest version Game Link Support libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
SameBoy 0.16.3 [N 10]
BGB 1.6.2
Gambatte r571
Gearboy 3.5.0
BizHawk 2.9.1
MAME 0.264 ~
Emulicious 2024-03-31 ~
higan (火眼) v110
mGBA 0.10.3 [N 11]
VBA-M 2.1.9 [N 12]
GBE+ 1.8
VGB 6.0
Pantheon 13.640
hhugboy 1.4.0
UGE 1.0 beta 9
KiGB 2.05
TGB Dual git
GiiBiiAdvance git
MetroBoy 1.02

Game & Watch[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264
DSP 0.22

Sega[edit]

Sega Model 1[edit]

Name Latest version Active libretro FLOSS Recommended
MAME 0.264
Modeler 0.9.3a

Sega Model 2[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Model 2 Emulator 1.1a
MAME 0.264 ~

Sega Model 3[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Supermodel SVN Builds ~ (WIP)
MAME 0.264

SG-1000[edit]

Name Latest version SC-3000 SF-7000 libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
MasterGear 4.9.3
MAME 0.264
BizHawk 2.9.1
Genesis Plus GX[N 13] 1.7.5 RC1 ~
higan (火眼) v110 ~ ~
Kega Fusion 3.64 ~
Gearsystem 3.5.0
blueMSX 2.8.2
MEKA 0.8-alpha (2023-08-26)
vdmgr 0.2.6 ~
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 ~
CoolCV 0.6.9
TwoMbit 1.0.5
FreezeSMS 4.6
Essgee git

Master System / Game Gear[edit]

Name Latest version GG libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Genesis Plus GX[N 13] 1.7.5 RC1 Very high
MAME 0.264 High
Emulicious 2024-03-31 Very high ~
BizHawk 2.9.1 Very high ~
higan (火眼) v110 High ~
Phoenix 2.8.JAG Very high ~
TwoMbit 1.0.5 Very high
Gearsystem 3.5.0 High
MasterGear 4.9.3 High
Pantheon 13.640 High
Kega Fusion 3.64 Mid
PicoDrive 1.93 [N 14] Mid
FreezeSMS 4.6 Very high
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 Low
MEKA 0.8-alpha (2023-08-26) ?
SMS Plus git ? ?
HiSMS 0.01 beta ?
nemulator 4.4 ?
Essgee git ?

Genesis / MegaDrive / CD / 32X[edit]

Name Latest version CD 32X Pico libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
BlastEm 0.6.2
Exodus 2.1
Genesis Plus GX[N 13] 1.7.5 RC1
BizHawk 2.9.1 ?
Kega Fusion 3.64
PicoDrive 1.93
FinalBurn Neo Stable nightly builds
MAME 0.264
Gens/GS r7
DGen 1.33
GENS 2.14
higan (火眼) v110 ~ (bsnes)
Megado git ?
Regen 0.972 ?

Saturn / ST-V[edit]

Name Latest version ST-V libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen 1.32.1
SSF PreviewVer R30
Kronos 2.6.1
Yaba Sanshiro 2 (Yaba三四郎2) 1.14.3 ~
Yabause 0.9.15
MAME 0.264
Nova 0.6
BizHawk 2.9.1
Satourne 2.0 beta 3
Saturnin 0.40
GiriGiri 0.6a

Dreamcast / NAOMI[edit]

Name Latest version NAOMI Atomiswave Windows CE libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
DEmul 0.7 Build 280418
redream 1.5.0 (Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi)
1.2.07 (Android)
Flycast CI Builds
reicast r20.04 (Not Working)
r8.1 (Snap Store)
~
nullDC 1.0.4 r150 ~
Makaron T12/5 ~
Chankast 0.25
MAME 0.264 ~ ~

Sega VMU[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
SoftVMS 1.10 (source only) ? ~
MAME 0.264
ElysianVMU 0.2.0 ?
DirectVMS 1.8 ?
DreamVMU 0.1 ?

NEC[edit]

NEC PC-6000[edit]

Emulator Latest Version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
PC6001VX 4.2.5
PC6001V 2.0.4
yaPC-6001 2018/12/27 ~
MAME 0.264
PC6001VW 310f

NEC PC-8800[edit]

Emulator Latest Version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
ePC8801MA Kai SE (ePC8801MA改SE) 210523 ~
ePC-8001 1/28/2023
XM8 1.70
MAME git artifacts[N 15]
0.264
~[N 16]
QUASI88
quasi88_libretro
libretro core
0.6.4
~[N 17] ~
X88000 1.5.3
pc8801ma 19/03/12
Excite88 0.1.5.0
M88 (retropc.net) 2.2.1a
PC88WIN 1.14
W88 0.05

NEC PC-9800[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Neko Project 21/W (猫Project 21/W) v0.86 rev88 High
Neko Project II kai (猫Project II改) git High ~
Neko Project II (猫Project II) 0.86 Mid ?
Anex86 e1 Low-Mid ?
MAME 0.264 Low
SL9821 0.4.0.3 High ? TBD
DOSBox-X 2024.03.01 Low ~

PC Engine / PC Engine CD / SuperGrafx[edit]

Name Latest version PCE-CD SuperGrafx libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen (PCE-Accurate) 1.32.1 High
MAME 0.264 High
Mednafen (PCE-Fast) 1.32.1 Mid
BizHawk 2.9.1 High
higan (火眼) v110 ~ ? ~
Turbo Engine 0.32 High ?
MagicEngine 1.1.3 Mid
Ootake (大竹) 3.04 Mid ?
pcejin (Mednafen 0.8.x) git Mid ?
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 ~ Low ?
Neco 0.11 Low ?
ePCEngine 8/12/2017 ? ?
FinalBurn Alpha 0.2.97.43 ?
Hu-Go! 2.12 ? ? ?

PC-FX[edit]

Name Latest version GA libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen 1.32.1 TBD Mid-High
MAME 0.264 ~ Mid
MagicEngine-FX 1.1.1 TBD Low
Xe 2.16.2 TBD ?

Sony[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

Name Latest Version Plugins FLOSS libretro RIR Accuracy Active Recommended
DuckStation git High
Mednafen 1.32.1 High
XEBRA 22/11/06 High
PCSX-R PGXP(git)
Windows
Plugin dependent
ePSXe 2.0.5 Plugin dependent ~
PSXACT git High (WIP)
Rustation git High (WIP)
Avocado git Mid (WIP)
pSX 1.13 Mid
NO$PSX 2.0 Mid ~
hpsx64 v0430 (Alt) Mid (WIP)
MAME 0.264 Mid (WIP)
Connectix VGS 1.4.1 ?
Bleem! 1.6b Low-Mid
SSSPSX 0.0.34 Plugin dependent
Rustation NG git ? (WIP)
PCSX-Redux git ? (WIP)

PlayStation 2[edit]

Name Latest Version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
PCSX2 1.6.0 (stable)
SVN
~ (WIP)
Play! Builds ~
DobieStation git
Builds
~
hpsx64 v0430 ~
orbum git

PlayStation 3[edit]

Name Latest Release Version FLOSS Active Recommended
RPCS3 0.0.31 Alpha[N 18]
Nucleus git
Short Waves 0.0.2
PS3F 0.1

PlayStation 4[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Orbital git
GPCS4 git
PS4Delta git
fpPS4 git ~

PlayStation 5[edit]

THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EMULATORS FOR THIS DEVICE THAT CAN RUN COMMERCIAL GAMES AND/OR SOFTWARE.

Name Latest Version Hardware features
and peripherals
Enhancements FLOSS Active Recommended
Kyty git

Pocket Station[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264 High
No$GBA 3.05 Mid
PK201 20/04/28 (Windows)
23/08/31 (Android)
Mid
PKEmu 1.1 Private Beta ?
pockystation git (git) ?

PlayStation Portable[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 1.17.1
JPCSP SVN
cspspemu git ?
jspspemu git ?
PCSP 0.5.5 ?
Potemkin 1.00 alpha ?
PSPE 0.9b ?

PlayStation Vita[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Vita3K git

Google[edit]

Android[edit]

Name Version VM Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Genymotion 3.6.0 VirtualBox High
BlueStacks 5.20.100 QEMU (before v2.5) / VirtualBox (after v2.5) High
MEmu 8.0.0 VirtualBox High
LDPlayer 4.0.50.3 VirtualBox High
NoxPlayer 7.0.0.9 VirtualBox High
MuMu 1.1.0.2
1.1.0.5 (v2.3.17) (Chinese Version)
VirtualBox High
Android x86 14.1-r5 VirtualBox, VMWare (for 3d acc) Mid
Android Studio 4.0 QEMU Low ~
Andy OS 0.47.226.1096.26 VmWare High
AMI DuOS 2.0.8.8511 VirtualBox Mid
ARC Welder
(Google Chrome)
ARC 50.5021.602.0 Original Mid
ARChon
(Google Chrome)
ARC 41.4410.238.0 Original Mid ~
Droid4X 0.10.7 VirtualBox High
KoPlayer 2.0.0 VirtualBox High
LeapDroid 1.8.0 VirtualBox High
Peak App Player 1.2.5 Beta 2 VirtualBox High
SmartGaGa 1.1.646 VirtualBox High
Windroy 4.0.3 Original Low
Windroye 2.9.1 VirtualBox Mid
Xamarin Android Player 0.6.5 VirtualBox Mid
XePlayer 6.0.10 VirtualBox High
YouWave 5.11 VirtualBox Mid

Microsoft[edit]

MSX series[edit]

Name Latest version MSX 1 MSX 2 MSX 2+ TurboR Accuracy libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
openMSX git Cycle
blueMSX 2.8.2 Cycle
MAME 0.264 ~ High
fMSX 6.0 Mid ~
Pantheon 13.640 ~ ~ High
MSXPLAYer
(fMSX based)
MSX Game Reader
(Commercial)
~ ~ Mid
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313 ~ Low

Xbox Classic[edit]

Note: xboxdevwiki's own list of emulators
Name Latest version Sega Chihiro (千尋) FLOSS Active Recommended
xemu 0.7.120 ~ (WIP)
Cxbx-Reloaded git ~ (WIP) ~
XQEMU git ~ (WIP)
StrikeBox git
Cxbx git
Dxbx 0.5
Xenoborg r19
Xeon 1.0
MAME 0.264 ~

Xbox 360[edit]

Name Latest version OS FLOSS Active Recommended
Xenia git Win7+

Xbox One[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

Xbox Series X and Series S[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

Apple[edit]

Apple I[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pom1 v1.0.0
MAME 0.264 ~
CocoaPom (Java) v0.1 ?
Apple 1 Emulator 1.4 ? ?

Apple II Line[edit]

Name Latest version ][ ][+ //e IIc //e Enhanced //e Platinum IIc Plus IIGS FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264
AppleWin 1.30.18.0
MicroM8 Continuous
BizHawk
(Virtu based)
2.9.1
Mednafen 1.32.1 ✗ (WIP)
DarcNES 9b0401/9b0313

apple /// Line[edit]

Name Latest version /// /// Revised /// Plus FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264

Apple IIGS[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
KEGS 1.34
GSplus 0.14 ~
GSport 0.31
MAME 0.264

Apple Lisa[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
LisaEm 1.2.7
IDLE r23 TBD
MAME 0.264

Macintosh line[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
68k
Basilisk II 1.0 R5
Mini vMac 36.04
MAME 0.264 TBD
PCE 0.2.2 TBD
Ardi Executor 2.1.17
vMac 0.19
PowerPC
SheepShaver 03-12-2022 (Win)
git
QEMU 4.0.0 TBD
PearPC 0.6.0
DingusPPC [2] TBD

Apple iPod[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

iOS[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
touchHLE 0.1.2
Actions
~

SNK Corporation[edit]

Neo Geo and variants[edit]

Name Latest version NG NG-CD HNG-64 libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264 ~ [N 19]
FinalBurn Neo stable WIP builds
RAINE 0.96.7
FinalBurn Alpha 0.2.97.43
Xe 2.16.2
ares v137
Kawaks 1.65
NeoRAGEx 5.4e

Neo Geo Pocket[edit]

Name Latest version NGP NGPC libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Mednafen 1.32.1
MAME 0.264
ares v137
higan (火眼) v110
NeoPop 1.06b ? ~
vdmgr 0.2.6 ? ~
NeoGPC 1.1

Commodore[edit]

Commodore 64 & 128[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VICE (x64sc) 3.8 Very high
Denise 2.2.1 Very high
Hoxs64 1.1.2.3 Very high
VICE (x64) 3.8[N 20] High ~
Emu64 git ? ~
Micro64 1.00.2018.03.16 Build 719 High ~
BizHawk 2.9.1 ?
CCS64 V3.9.2 High
Hyper64 1.00.2008.08.08 Build 20 Mid
MAME 0.264 Mid
Frodo 4.1b ?

Commodore 65[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Hi65 v9 BASIC 10 only ~
MAME 0.264 Low

Amiga Line[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
FS-UAE 3.0.5
WinUAE 5.2.0
WinFellow 0.5.11
MAME 0.264
Denise N/A

x86 CPUs[edit]

Name Latest version 8086*¹ 286 386*² 486*³ Pentium*⁴ Pentium II*⁵ Celeron*⁶ libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
86Box git
PCem v17
VARCem Builds ~
DOSBox-X 2024.03.01
DOSBox 0.74-3
SVN
Bochs 2.8
MAME 0.264 ~ ~ ~
QEMU 9.0.0-rc2 [N 21]

Sinclair[edit]

ZX81[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Relative Speed[N 22] Active Recommended
ZEsarUX 11 Beta1 110.9%
EightyOne (81) 1.40 114.3%
Spud81 0.221 ? 114.9% ~
SZ81
(xz80 & z81 based)
2.1.7
2.3.10 (Unofficial)
100.0% ~
MAME 0.264 ? Not tested
MTMW
(aka 'MulTiMachine')
1.30b ? Not tested
No$ZX 2.0 100.1%
[N 23]
VB81 1.30 Not tested
VB81 XuR 1.30.3 (26/11/2019) ? 100.5%

ZX Spectrum line[edit]

Name Latest Version Libretro Core FLOSS Active Recommended
EightyOne 1.40 ~ (WIP)
FUSE 1.5.7
Speccy 5.9
ZEsarUX 11 Beta1
BizHawk 2.9.1 ? ~
Retro Virtual Machine 2.0.beta-1.r6 ? ~
EMU (Russian) 1.01 ? ~
ZX-Poly 2.3.0 TBD
Xpeccy 0.6.20231226 ?
DSP git ?
fbzx git
JSpeccy git ?
MAME 0.264
Spectaculator 8.0
UnrealSpeccyP git
ZX4ALL Beta 2 ?
MTMW
(aka 'MulTiMachine')
1.30b ?
#CSpect 2.19.5.1 ?

Acorn Computers[edit]

BBC Micro/BBC Master[edit]

Name Latest version BBC Micro BBC Master FLOSS Active Recommended
BeebEM git B, B+, M128
B-em 2.2, git A, B, B+, M128, MC MT, M512
Model B 10-04-04 B, B+ ?
B2 git B, B+, M128 ?

Electron[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.264
eek git
ElectrEm 0.6c ?
ElkJS git ?
Elkulator git

Multi (Atom, Micro, Electron)[edit]

Name Latest version Atom BBC Micro BBC Master Electron FLOSS Recommended
MAME 0.264 A, B, B+, M128 ?
Pantheon 13.640 ?

|Archimedes[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Arculator 2.1
MAME 0.264
ArcEm 1.50

Risc PC / A7000[edit]

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
RPCEmu 0.9.4
MAME 0.264

VTech[edit]

CreatiVision[edit]

Name Latest Version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
cvemu (creatiVision emulator) 16.04.24

21.05.01 Preview (source)

~[N 24]
MAME git artifacts[N 15]
0.264
libretro core[N 25]
*
FunnyMu FunnyMu 0.43 SDL
CvEmu2 0.6.1 (CvEmu2)


Socrates[edit]

Name Latest Version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME git artifacts[N 15]
0.264
libretro core[N 25]
~*

V.Smile[edit]

Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME git artifacts[N 15]
0.264
libretro core[N 25]
~*
V.Frown git

V.Flash[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

InnoTV[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Panasonic (3DO)[edit]

Name Latest version libretro Retro achievements FLOSS Active Recommended
4DO 1.3.2.4
Opera libretro core
Phoenix 2.8.JAG ~
MAME 0.264
FreeDO 1.9 beta

Phillips (CD-i)[edit]

Name Latest Version DVC libretro Retro
Achievements
FLOSS Active Recommended
Same CDi
same_cdi_libretro
libretro core *
MAME 0.264 *
CD-i Emulator 0.5.3 beta 7
0.5.3 beta 4 (Patched)
~* ~
TinyCDi 2009-10-28
CeDImu None (pre-alpha) (WIP)
CD-iCE 2001-08-20

GamePark Holdings[edit]

GP32[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
GeePee32 0.44 ~
MAME 0.264 ~

GP2X[edit]

THERE ARE NO EMULATORS FOR THIS PLATFORM.

IBM[edit]

System 370/390/z[edit]

Name Latest version libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
Hercules 3.07
Sim390 1.7

Symbian and N-Gage[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
EKA2L1 0.0.8.1 Mid
Engemu git None
NGEmu git None (see below)
N-Gage COOL! 1.2.1 ($) Terrible

J2ME[edit]

Name Version Mascot Capsule 3D Accuracy VM Derived from FLOSS Active Recommended
KEmulator 1.0.3
git
Mid ? ?
Kahvibreak Stable
Dev
Mid Host JVM (FreeJ2ME) ? (WIP)
SJ Boy Emulator Beta 4 Low ? ? ? ~
SquirrelJME 0.2.0 Aims for 100% Custom (Java) - ? (WIP)
Jademula git Mid ? ?
MicroEmu git Mid Host JVM -
MiniSoyo 1.0 Low ? ? ?
MidpX (NHAL) 1.0.1midp2exe Low ? ? ?
MPowerPlayer 2.0 Low ? ? ?
Midp-Emulator 1.31
git
Low ? ?
GameMagic S60 1.2.1 Low ? ? ?
N-GAGE Cool! 1.2.1 (Trial) ($) Low ? ? ?
Nokia SDKs Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Mid ? ? ? ~
Sony Ericsson SDKs 2.5.0.6 Mid ? ? ? ~
Siemens SDKs Site 1
Site 2
Mid ? ? ? ~
Motorola SDKs 4.1
5.2.1
Mid ? ? ? ~
Motorola iDEN SDK Mirror Mid ? ? ? ~


Notes[edit]

  1. First ever release of Windows, was a graphical shell for MS-DOS see Emulators for DOS
  2. 2.0 2.1 Main branch is dead, but the libretro core is still alive.
  3. Due to using a non-commercial license. Source code is still publicly available.
  4. Available exclusively as a libretro core.
  5. Requires the Triforce branch to work. It is very old and unsupported.
  6. At Alpha release and has bugs that are not present on standalone Dolphin.
  7. Windows
  8. melonDS libretro core two versions out of date (still on 0.9.3), and the generation 5 Pokemons are broken. If you turn on C-Gear, after a few minutes you'll be unable to save. You also can't use any wifi features or do in game trades either or the game will freeze.
  9. Pokémon mini core available not yet available in binary releases (source only).
  10. Full GBC, GBA and GB support since version 2.1.3.
  11. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Only available on PC as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).
  12. The Game Gear emulation doesn't work.
  13. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 CI-Windows
  14. As of Version 0.251, NEC PC-8801MA, NEC PC-8801MH, and NEC PC-8801mkIISR, and the clones: NEC PC-8801FA, NEC PC-8801MA2, NEC PC-8801mkIIFR and NEC PC-8801mkIIMR have been promoted to working status and is considered playable
  15. Only libretro core is still active.
  16. The developers are currently treating version increments as milestones, not as stables.
  17. As 0.153 (2014), 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003)
  18. Source only, pass '--enable-x64' to configure
  19. Supports the Conroe model.
  20. 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.
  21. After turning off the simulated hardware improvements that were not standard in the original computer.
  22. creatiVision commits
  23. 25.0 25.1 25.2 As 0.251, 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003), 0.37b5 (2000)

See Also[edit]