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Versatile Commodore Emulator
Original developer(s) Jarkko Sonninen (Founder), Jouko Valta, Teemu Rantanen & early VICE team's make-up
Current developer(s) blackystardust (Marco van den Heuvel, gpz (Groepaz) & current VICE Team
Latest version 3.5
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, Linux, DOS, Android, OS/2, BeOS, UNIX, QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, Syllable
Emulates C64 (C64DTV), C128, VIC-20, PET, PLUS-4 and CBM-II
License GNU GPLv2
Source code SourceForge

VICE (an acronym for Versatile Commodore Emulator) is a multi-platform, open-source Commodore 64 (and C64DTV), C128, VIC-20, PET, PLUS-4 and CBM-II systems emulator. It is available as a libretro core for RetroArch.


Windows Official Windows builds
macOS Official Mac builds
Android Official Android builds

Linux MS-DOS Solaris AmigaOS BeOS Various other ports

Commodore models[edit]

Main article: Commodore

VICE emulates the following Commodore computers below:

  • Commodore PET (January 1977)
  • Commodore VIC-20 (Late 1980)
  • Commodore CBM-II (1982)
  • Commodore 64 (August 1982)
  • Commodore Plus/4 (Budget-level: C16 and C116) (1984)
  • Commodore 128 (1985)