Multi-system emulators

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Multi-system emulators focus on emulating many different systems under one program. They can be focused on a single company's systems because of the similarity of the systems or may have systems from many different companies.

To be defined as "multi-system" an emulator has to emulate two or more distinct systems. Although, for simplicity reasons in this wiki (not just this page), the term, "multi-platform", in the OS column fields can come to mean three or more covered platforms. For the purpose of this list, Add-ons (eg. Sega CD, 32X) are not counted as a separate system.

The term 'multi-system emulator' can sometimes be confused with frontend applications. placeholder text

Emulators[edit]

Name Platform(s) Latest Version Retro
Achievements
Libretro Core # of Emulated systems FLOSS Active Recommended
Multi-company
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 1]
0.267
libretro core[N 2]
0.267 (akatana and ddpsdoj unlocked)[N 3]
Thousands of electronics[1]
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Wii PlayStation 3
GCWZero
1.32.1
Wii
PS3
GCW Zero
15
OpenEmu macOS 2.4.1 35
BizHawk Windows Linux Dev builds
2.9.1
30 (excluding the libretro cores)
ares Windows Linux macOS git Artifacts
v139
20
Delta iOS AppStore 6 ~
Folium iOS App Store ($)
1.1.4
3 ~
ZEsarUX Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 11.0 22 ~
Pantheon Windows 14.062 21 ~
CLK Linux macOS FreeBSD 2024-06-03 14 ~
WinArcadia Windows AmigaOS MorphOS 30.7 21 ~
Xpeccy Windows Linux macOS 0.6.20240621 14 ?
Z64K Java 2.0.0 5
DSP Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 0.23WIP1 More than 10 ?
Phoenix Windows Linux macOS 2.8.JAG 5
higan (火眼) Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD v110 ~ 14 [N 4]
Wave Web V0.9.6 8 (But you can import ROMs)
EMU (Russian) Windows 1.01 More than 50 ? ?
kindred Windows 1.12 Preview Build 3 7 ?
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 18
DarcNES Windows Linux FreeBSD 9b0401/9b0313 8
rew. Windows Windows 9x rew12stx ? 3 ? ?
Nintendo
Dolphin Windows Linux macOS Android Xbox One Xbox Series X/S 2407
libretro core
[N 5] 3
mGBA Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Android
iOS Pandora Wii Wii U Switch Nintendo 3DS
Vita
Dev builds
libretro core
0.10.2
~ 2
GBE+ Windows Linux macOS 1.8 4 ~
No$GBA Windows MS-DOS 3.05 3[N 6]
Sega
Kega Fusion Windows Linux macOS 3.64 10 ~
PicoDrive Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Pandora
GP2X Gizmondo PlayStation 2 PSP
PlayStation 3 Vita GameCube Wii Wii U Switch
Xbox One Xbox Series X/S
1.93
libretro core
6 ~
Sinclair
EightyOne (81) Windows 1.40 12
Retro Virtual Machine Windows Linux macOS 2.1.16 2 ~
Commodore
VICE Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 3.8 6
  1. CI-Windows CI-Linux CI-Macos
  2. As 0.251, 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003), 0.37b5 (2000)
  3. Akai Katana and Dodonpachi Saidaioujou removed at the request of the current rightholder, exA-Arcadia ([email protected]). https://github.com/mamedev/mame/commit/54899379258a7266db8d5bc6cda8b48169e67503
  4. Superseded by ares.
  5. work-in-progress, Topic: Gamecube Dolphin achievements soon?
  6. No$GBA also does PocketStation emulation.

References[edit]

  1. www.mamedb.org's list (Only shows the games covered, not systems)

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