|Platform(s)||Windows 7 and up|
|Emulates||Windows-based Arcade systems|
|Source code||GitHub (OpenParrot), GUI|
TeknoParrot is a closed-source compatibility layer for Windows PCs to run games originally made for Windows-based arcade systems. It includes the ability to map standard PC gear like steering wheels and joysticks to the game's input.
The latest [FREE] version is N/A. You can get the newest Patreon version with exclusive features by paying at least 5$ via Patreon each month.
List of supported systems
- Main article: [Wiki lists]
TeknoParrot currently supports over 170 arcade titles and many PC-based arcade boards; and emulation of these and more titles continue to be improved.
- Official compatibility GitHub page (Created in 2019 or 2020. A vast improvement over the old, internal wiki-style multi-page lists.)
Supported boards: (Seen on main page)
- eX-Board (Maker: Examu. 2008-2011.)
- Namco N2 (2005-2010)
- Namco ES3X (2013–2019)
- Sega Lindbergh (1.51. 2005–2015.)
- Sega Europa-R (2008–2010)
- Sega RingEdge/RingEdge 2/RingWide
- Taito Type-X/Type-X2/Type-X3
Additional platforms (Not mentioned on official website's home page. Be sure to check Patreon notices regularly or the new Compatibility page made in 2019-2020.):
- Gaelco PC based hardware (2003-2005)
- Global VR PC Based (American firm from CA)
- Raw Thrills PC Based (American firm from Illinois. Often cooperates with Illinois-based developer Play Mechanix.)
- Miscellaneous PC-based hardware boards:
- - Game Refuge Inc. (Eg. Star Trek: Voyager)
Digital Distribution Platforms
There are arcade video game network systems from several companies that allow arcade vendors the ability to download a game into their cabinet, as opposed to just replacing the whole cabinet when they want a new game. TeknoParrot supports many games from these following digital distribution platforms:
- ALL.Net (Sega's network. Games mainly from Sega and Bandai Namco. Emulated since 1.60a.)
- NESiCAxLive (Taito's network. Games from SNK, Cave, and Arc System Works. Emulated since 1.60a.)
TeknoParrot started its life as a closed-source project built by a few members of Teknogods and had an accompanying and highly successful Patreon account to support its continued development.
Since version 1.66 of TeknoParrot was released publicly on early September 2018, the Teknogods team released a partially open-source version of the emulator to allow more people to contribute to it. These two open-source software, that were launched, are called "OpenParrot" and "TeknoParrotUI" (GUI for Windows that works with both TeknoParrot and OpenParrot).
"TeknoParrot Online" is an included executable that creates and connects people to user-hosted lobbies.
Multi-JVS support that enable up to 4 connected players to play a game together through TeknoParrot was first added for the game Virtua Tennis 4 in version 1.52c (May 30, 2018).