PC-FX emulators

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Developer NEC, Hudson
Type Home video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Release date 1994
Discontinued 1998
Predecessor PC Engine (SuperGrafx) / TurboGrafx-16

The PC-FX was NEC's fifth generation home video game console that was only released in Japan on December 23, 1994 and it had a NEC V810 CPU at 21.5 MHz with 2MB of RAM, 1MB of SRAM, 256KB of VRAM and without 3D graphics support. It also had something called "Back-up RAM", of which it has 32KB.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version Hardware features libretro Retro
Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.32.1
libretro core
BizHawk Windows Linux Dev builds
? Mid-High
MAME Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD git artifacts[N 1]
libretro core[N 2]
? Mid
MagicEngine-FX Windows macOS MS-DOS 1.1.1 ? Low
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 ? ?
  1. CI-Windows CI-Linux CI-Macos
  2. As 0.251, 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003), 0.37b5 (2000)

Hardware features[edit]

Name Mednafen/Beetle BizHawk MAME
CD player ? ?

CD player[edit]

PC-FX CD player supports Audio CDs, CD+G and Photo CDs.

  • mednafen/beetle PCFX supports Audio CDs, CD+G and Photo CDs.
  • See this dedicated page for more information about home media playback support for emulation softwares.

See also[edit]