Emulators on Legacy systems

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This article is dedicated to operating systems & computers that have been discontinued.
For software that emulates these systems see: x86 CPUs, Macintosh, Commodore 64, MSX, Windows Phone/Mobile, Windows CE, FM Towns, Atari 8-bit Atari ST, ZX Spectrum, Coleco Adam, Dragon 32/64, Tandy TRS-80, PC-9800 and PC-8800.

"Legacy systems" are systems that are unsupported or abandoned by their manufacturer/developer.

Examples include the Windows 9x series of operating systems, or home computers such as Commodore 64, which no longer receive official manufacturer support.

The reason to discontinuing these products varies. In the case of computers the reason support ends is due to the outdated hardware and lack of foreseeable money from supporting it. For operating systems it varies from lack of profit/lack of commercial success (such as BeOS, OS/2) to devices it was for becoming outdated or failing themselves (such as BlackBerry OS).

This does NOT include emulators for discontinued handhelds or consoles, or operating systems supported by their developers (such as Windows or Linux).

Before Diving in
Note that many of these emulators are forks of other emulation projects, as such these versions may be marked as inactive while the main version is still active.
If you have one of these systems (preferably on date-accurate hardware) please consider contributing to the this article by marking emulators with good speed and good compatibility as recommended.
Some of the emulators listed have the same name/similar names to each-other for the same platform, normally due to one being based of another or being off the same project.
Many of the download links here link to the Internet Archive due to many of the original hosts of the files going offline.
Some of the listed platforms are compatible with software made for others listed, each section only lists software created for that specific platform.
Some software (such as some emulators on Atari ST require custom hardware

Microsoft products
Desktop operating systems:
MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, Windows NT
Mobile / Other operating systems:
Windows CE, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone.
Computers:
MSX, WebTV
Computers/Operating systems
Computers:
Atari: Atari 8-bit Atari: Atari ST Commodore: Commodore 64 Commodore: VIC-20 NEC: PC-8800 series NEC: PC-9800 series
Coleco: Coleco Adam Tandy: Tandy Color Computer 2 Dragon Data: Dragon 32/64 Sinclair Research: ZX Spectrum Cambridge Computer: Cambridge Z88
Desktop operating systems:
Silicon Graphics: IRIX Be Inc: BeOS Fujitsu: Towns OS Apple: Classic Mac OS NeXT: NeXTSTEP IBM: OS/2 Terry A. Davis: TempleOS
Mobile / Other operating systems:
Nokia & Intel: MeeGo Palm, Inc: Palm OS Symbian Ltd.: Symbian BlackBerry: Blackberry OS ArchOpen: MediOS Sharp: Zaurus

BeOS[edit]

BeOS
Icon BeOS.png
Developer Be Inc.
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Latest release 2000 (R5)
Successor Haiku

BeOS was a operating system developed by Be Inc., BeOS originally targeted the PowerPC platforms BeBox and Macintosh, and later 32-bit x86 computers.

BeOS History

BeOS was developed by former Apple employee Jean-Louis Gassée, the first version of BeOS was released with the BeBox. In 1996 the CEO of Apple Inc., Gil Amelio started negotiations to buy Be Inc., the negotiations ended not working due to the Be Inc. CEO Jean-Louis Gassée wanting $300 million[1] with Apple offering $125 million , Apple instead purchased NeXT (Including NeXTSTEP) from Steve Jobs.

Contents
Console emulators Computer emulators Source ports

Consoles (BeOS)[edit]

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment system/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeNES 0.4.1 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
Pretendo 0.10a !
Super Nintendo Entertainment system/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeS9x 1.41-1 NC !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
Nintendo 64
Name Latest version Plugins FLOSS Active Recommended
Mupen64 0.0.4 ~
GameBoy/GameBoy Color
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeGameboy v0.63 !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
BeGameboy 1.0.3 !
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BoyCott Advance 0.2.8R1 !
VisualBoyAdvance 1.5.1 !
Sega
Sega Genesis/Megadrive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeOS Gens 2.12a !
DGen 1.18 !
DGen 1.23 !
Atari
Atari 5200
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
atari++ 1.32 !
Atari Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy 0.82R1 !
Magnavox
Odyssey²
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
O2EMBeOS ? !
SNK
Neo Geo
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeMAME 0.53b NC !
Gngeo 0.5.9a ! !
NeoCD 0.31 ! !
NEC
PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BePcEngine 0.0.1 !
BeYame 0.27c beta 3 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
tgemu 0.1 !
Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FinalBurn ? !
BeLaser ? ! !
RAINE 0.37.3 !
XMAME 0.65.1 NC !

Computers (BeOS)[edit]

Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Comeback64 0.1 !
Frodo 4.1a !
VICE 3.1 !
Commodore Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeUAE 0.8.17R1 !
Commodore 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
YAPE 0.32.3 !
Apple
Macintosh
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BasiliskII 0.9-1 !
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeApple][e 0.20 !
DarcNES dnbe9b0401 NC !
Sweet16 1.5 ! !
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX BeOS ? ! !
x86 CPU
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeBochs 1.2.1. ! !
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Beccy Emulator Developer Preview Release ! !
Sharp
X68000
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
run68 ? ! !
Acorn
BBC Micro
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BeBeebEm 0.8 !

Source Ports (BeOS)[edit]

Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 1.0.0 Mid

BlackBerry[edit]

Blackberry OS
BlackBerry.png
Developer BlackBerry Limited
Type Operating systems
Release date 1999
Latest release 2000 (3.6)
Successor BlackBerry 10
For software that emulates BlackBerry OS, see Cellphone emulators#BlackBerry.

BlackBerry OS was an operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited for their devices.
BlackBerry OS later completly reworked into BlackBerry 10 which has since was itself discontinued in 2018. The latest operating system developed by BlackBerry Limited "BlackBerry Secure OS" is based on Android, first used for the Blackberry phone BlackBerry Priv.


Sony
PlayStation Portable
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 0.9.9

Symbian[edit]

For software that emulates Symbian see Symbian emulators
Symbian
Icon Symbian OS.png
Developer Symbian Ltd. (1998–2008)
Symbian Foundation (2008–11)
Nokia (2010–11)
Accenture on behalf of Nokia (2011–13)
Release date 1997
Discontinued 2013
Emulated

Symbian is a mobile operating system and computing platform designed for smartphones. Symbian was originally developed as a proprietary software OS for PDAs in 1998 by Symbian Ltd.

Multi-system[edit]

Arcade[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
EMame 1.2 Mid ?

Nintendo[edit]

NES[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
vNES 1.70 Low TBD

SNES[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
AntSnes git ?

Game Boy / Game Boy Color[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MeBoy-Asha git ?

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
gpSP4Cute git Mid

Coleco[edit]

ColecoVision[edit]

Name Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ColEm 2.6 ?

Game Engine Recreations[edit]

ScummVM[edit]

Title Version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.2.0 ?

Palm[edit]

Palm OS
Icon PalmOS.png
Developer Palm, Inc.
ACCESS
Type Operating systems
Release date 1996
Latest release 2007 (Garnet OS 5.9.4)
For software that emulates Palm OS, see Cellphone emulators#Palm.

Palm OS was a mobile operating system developed by Palm Inc. for personal digital assistants (PDAs), and later for smartphones. Palm OS was installed on Palm Inc's PDA devices, as well as many other devices not developed by Palm Inc.


Computers
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PalmApple 0.8.0 !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo for PalmOS 4.2 RC1 !
Consoles
Multi System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
GuineaPig 015.1 beta !
Little John PalmOS 1.0.1 ~[N 1] !
Source Ports
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 0.11.1 Mid
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZDoomZ 2.1 ~
Hexen
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
zhexen 2.1 ~
Hexen 2
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZHexen 2 1.5 ~
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZQuake 2.2 ~

DOS[edit]

MS-DOS
Icon DOS.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Release date 1980
Latest release 1994 (6.22)
2001 (8.0)
Successor Windows 3.x
For software that emulates DOS on other hardware, see x86 CPUs.

Born from the dawn of the digital age, DOS, reigned supreme through the 80s and early 90s. Though far from sleek, its unassuming might empowered millions to navigate the nascent world of personal computing.

With bare bones efficiency, DOS offered accessible power. Simple commands unlocked a plethora of tasks, from crafting documents to unleashing the magic of text-based adventures. For countless users, DOS wasn't just a tool; it was a canvas for exploration, a gateway to programming adventures and tinkering with the very fabric of digital logic.

While its limitations challenged and its error messages mocked, DOS fostered a generation of resourceful pioneers, adept at navigating command labyrinths and conjuring digital magic from lines of code. This era forged a unique bond between user and machine, where every keystroke held consequence and mastery felt truly earned.

Though DOS may grace museums now, its influence echoes in every modern operating system. Its legacy of simplicity and raw power reminds us that the most transformative innovations often arise from humble beginnings.

Windows 1.0x/2x/3x were graphical user interfaces (GUIs) built on top of MS-DOS. Those were the programs that runs a window manager on top of MS-DOS operating system. Many of the underlying device drivers and protocols had to be loaded in DOS for 3.11 to use them. On the other hand, Windows 9x (95, 98, ME) were standalone operating systems with DOS compatibility mode. Also NT3.x was an operating system as it included its own micro-kernel and device drivers [1].

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Emulators Source ports

Emulators (DOS)[edit]

Consoles

Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual 2600 0.82
(Source only)
Low
Virtual VCS 0.60 Low
Stella 1.3 Low ~
PCAE 2.5 !
Atari - 5200
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual Super System 0.82 ! !
Atari800 5.2.0 ! !
Jum52 0.8 ! !
Atari 7800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
v7800 0.12 ! !
Atari ST
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FAST 0.41a
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ADAMEm 1.0 ! !
ColEm 1.0a ! !
Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FDS Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
FakeNES 0.3.1 Mid
NESticle x.xx Low
LandyNES Prerelease !
RockNES 4.00 Beta 1 !
FCE Ultra 0.231 ! ! !
fwNES 0.302 ! ! !
NES9x 1.0 Beta ! ! !
LoopyNES 10/18/99 Beta ! ! !
FCE 0.1 ! ! !
FCE++ 0.06 ! ! !
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ZSNES 1.51 Low
SNEmul 0.9 ! ! !
Snes9x 1.26b ! ! !
NLKE 0.05b ! ! !
NLKSNES 0.15d ! ! !
ESNES 0.14a ! ! !
Game Boy / Game Boy Color
Name Latest version Game Link Support FLOSS Active Recommended
KiGB 2.03
Vgb 0.8.8 ! ! !
GnuBoy 1.0.1 ! !
D-Boy 0.75c ! ! !
Boycott 0.55b ! ! !
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05
VGBA 0.6
DSiWare
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05
Virtual Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Reality Boy Beta 0.7 ! !
Sega
Master System / GameGear
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MEKA 0.70 Mid
MGX 0.13 ! ! !
Massage 0.8 ! ! !
BrSMS 1.21 ! ! !
SMS+ 1.3 ! ! !
Calypso 011 ! ! !
MasterGear 1.0 ! ! !
Genesis / Mega Drive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Genesis Plus 1.2a
Genecyst x.xx
St0rm 0.10 Beta ! !
KGen '98 0.4b ! !
KGen 0.34b ! !
DGen 0.34b ! !
Generator 0.35 ! !
Genesis Plus 1.2a ! !
Genital 1.2 ! !
GENS 0.15b ! !
Megadrive 0.5 Version 2 ! !
VGen (Virtual Genesis) 0.21a ! !
Saturn
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
semu 0.1.8 ! !
SSE 0.070 ! !
SSEmu 0.07b ! !
VMU
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SoftVMS 1.10 (source only) ~
SNK
Neo-Geo
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
NeoMAME 0.56b ! !
NMAMECombo 37b51b Beta09987 ! !
Neo-Geo Pocket
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
NeoPocott 0.38b ! !
Sony
PocketStation
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
No$GBA 3.05 Mid
Magnavox
Odyssey
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Odyemu 03/03/2009 !
Odyssey²
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
O2EM 1.16 Mid
NEC
PC-FX
Name Latest version GA Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
MagicEngine-FX 1.1.1 ! Low
PC Engine / TurboGrafx 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
HU6280 1.89 ! !
FPCE 0.0 ! !
PC-8800 series
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
P88SR 1.00 !
P88SR
Only compatible with DOS/V incompatible PC-98 machines running MS-DOS.


GCE
Vectrex
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
DVE (DOS Vectrex Emulator) 2.0b ! ~
Emerson
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Arcadia 2001 Emulator 1998/07/30 ! !
Multi-System
Name Latest version FLOSS Emulates Active Recommended
MCHE 0.06b Game Boy (Color), NES, SNES, SMS/GG ! !
Mimic 2.11 Genesis/Megadrive, SMS/Game Gear, NES, Game Boy and ColecoVision, Sega System E, X Board, System 16 ! !

Computers

Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VICE 3.1 Mid !
Amiga line
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
DosUAE 0.7.5d ! !
Sinclair
ZX81
Name Latest version Relative Speed[N 2] FLOSS Active Recommended
No$ZX 2.0 100.1%
[N 3]
XTender2 beta 13 Not tested !
ZX81 Emulator
(Paul Robson)
4.00 101.5% !
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
X128 0.94 !
Sharp
X1
Name Latest version X1T X1TZ X1Tw FLOSS Active Recommended
X1EMU 0.5 !
Apple
Macintosh line
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Ardi Executor 2.0
Microsoft
MSX series
Name Latest version MSX 2 MSX 2+ TurboR Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX 1.6b2.a ! ~
Amstrad
Amstrad CPC
Name Latest version CPC+ FLOSS Active Recommended
CPCE 1.94 ! ~
x86
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
DOSBox-X 2024.03.01

Arcade

Multi-Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.37b14 ~
System16 0.82 !
Calice 0.1.5 ! !
Retrocade 1.2 beta 2 !
EmuDX 1.0 !
Capcom System One (CPS-1)
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Callus 0.42 ~
Sega Model 2
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtua ? ! !

Interpreters

Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
SVision-8 ? Mid NC ~
Vision-8 1.0 Mid NC ~
CHIP-8 Interpreter git Mid ?
Chip8-DOS git Low-Mid ?

Source ports (DOS)[edit]

Super Mario 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Super Mario 64 Port git

Commodore 64[edit]

Commodore 64
Icon C64.png
Developer Commodore
Type Home computer
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1994
Introductory price $595
Predecessor MAX Machine
Successor Commodore 128
Emulated
For software that emulates Commodore 64, see Commodore 64 emulators.

The Commodore 64 (C64) is an 8-bit home computer released in 1982 by Commodore. It is notable for being one of the first widespread home computers, helping it to expand its collection of games as a result.


Emulators

Sinclair research
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Spectrum Simulator ? ! !
Apple
Apple I
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Green Delicious Apple-1 Emulator 11 May 2013 !
CP/M
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CP/M Emulator 2.2 !
MOS Technology
KIM-1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
KIMplement 0.3 !
Commodore
VIC-20
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VIC Emulator ? ! !
PET
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PET Emulator 0.6 ! !
Calculators
Hewlett-Packard
Name Latest version Systems FLOSS Active Recommended
hpemu ? HP-35, HP-45, HP-55. HP-80 ! !

Interpreters

CHIP-8
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
C64 Chip-8 git ? ?
OmniChip-8 git ? ?
Chip-8 Emulator ? ? ?
MoeCHIP-8 for C64 git ? ? ?

VIC-20[edit]

The VIC-20 is a home computer released in 1980 by Commodore and the predecessor to the Commodore 64.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Vic-20 Chip-8 Emulator 1.11 ?

BBC Micro[edit]

The BBC Micro, also known as the BBC Microcomputer System or the Beeb as it was affectionately called, was a series of microcomputers created by Acorn Electronics for the BBC's computer literacy project. They were designed to be rugged, stable, and easy to use.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CHIP-8 Simulator BBC/Master ? ? ?

MeeGo[edit]

MeeGo
MeeGo.png
Developer Nokia, Intel, Linux Foundation
Type Operating systems
Release date 2010
Successor Tizen, Mer

Meego is a discontinued operating system based on Linux, using code from Moblin
The Linux Foundation canceled MeeGo in September 2011 in favor of Tizen, which Intel then joined in collaboration with Samsung.[2] A community made fork called Mer forked MeeGo, Mer has been merged into projects such as Sailfish OS, Nemo Mobile (no longer based on Mer, now based on Manjaro Linux), and Yuanxin OS.


Sony
PlayStation Portable
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PPSSPP 0.9.5 ?

MSX[edit]

MSX
Msx.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Release date 1984
Latest release 1991 (2.31)
For software that emulates MSX on other hardware, see MSX emulators.

The bustling landscape of 1980s home computing witnessed the emergence of the MSX platform, a standardized architecture for home computers. Beyond its versatile hardware, the MSX's success stemmed from its robust software environment, anchored by two key components: MSX-DOS and MSX-BASIC.

MSX-DOS - A Tailored Disk Operating System

Derived from its namesake, MS-DOS, yet significantly streamlined for the MSX's limited memory footprint (64kB), MSX-DOS provided essential file management and disk access functionalities. Its compact design allowed efficient operation on early MSX machines, enabling users to store programs and data on floppy disks, expanding the platform's potential beyond mere game consoles. The intuitive command-line interface, akin to MS-DOS, fostered accessibility and a community of enthusiastic programmers comfortable navigating its text-based environment.

MSX-BASIC - Bridging the Gap to Creativity

Built upon an extended version of Microsoft's Basic, MSX-BASIC served as the primary programming language for the MSX platform. Its accessible syntax and clear commands lowered the barrier to entry for coding, empowering users to unlock the creative potential of their machines. A rich library of built-in graphics and sound commands facilitated the development of games, animations, and even music, transforming MSX computers into versatile tools for artistic expression. The standardized nature of MSX-BASIC across different models encouraged collaboration and software sharing, fostering a vibrant community of users and programmers.

Emulators (MSX)[edit]

Consoles

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
MNESX (Preview) WIP ! ! ! ! ~
Game Boy
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
GEM 1.21 Mid ~
Sega
SG-1000
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
SG1000 0.96.1 Mid ~
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
Mission 1.1 Mid ~


Consoles

Commodore
PET 2001
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
EMU6PET 1.0 Mid ~
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
rMSX 1.3 FE Mid ~
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
EMU6 1.3 ~ ~ Mid ~
EMU6_128 1.1 ~ ~ ~ Mid ~
ROMU6 2.4 Mid ~
Amstrad
CPC
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
ROMU6CPC 1.2 Mid ~
EMU6CPC dev Mid ~

Interpreters

CHIP-8
Name Latest version MSX MSX2/2+ MSXturboR Active Accuracy Recommended
Vision-8 1.0 Mid ~

WebTV[edit]

WebTV / MSN TV
Type Thin client
Release date 1996

WebTV (later called MSN TV) is a Thin client device created by WebTV Networks, Inc. which was bought by Microsoft. Microsoft sold the license to a reference design to many companies, during 2001 as WebTV rebranded to MSN TV all contracts to licensed manufacuturies of WebTV devices except RCA were dropped.
Emulators

Name Latest version Active FLOSS Recommended
MAME ? !

Source ports

Game title Latest version Active FLOSS Recommended
Doom ? !
You Don't Know Jack ? !

Classic Mac OS[edit]

Classic Mac OS
Classic Mac OS.png
Developer Apple Computer, Inc.
Type Operating systems
Release date 1984
Discontinued 2001
Latest release Mac OS 9
For software that emulates Classic Mac OS, see Macintosh line.

From 1984 to 2001, Classic Mac OS, with its revolutionary graphical user interface and iconic single-button mouse, sparked a digital revolution. It empowered users with intuitive interaction and laid the foundation for modern computing interfaces.

Emulators (Mac)[edit]

Consoles

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
NESMac 0.3.6a 68k
0.3.6a PPC
!
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Silhouette 1.0 ! ! !
Game Boy/Game Boy Color
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
GBMac 1.2.6b4 ! !


Sony
PlayStation
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Connectix VGS 1.4.1

Computers

Commodore
Amiga
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
MacUAE 0.8.6 ! ! ! !
Vic 20
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Power20 4.9.3 ~ [N 4]
Commodore 64
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Power64 4.9.3 ~ [N 4]
Commodore 64 Emulator 0.4 !
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Mac Spectacle 1.9.7 !
Amstrad
Amstrad CPC
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
CPC++ MacGarden !
Arnold MacGarden !
Tandy
TRS-80
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
TRS-80 Emulator for Mac OS v1.6 ! !
Apple
Apple III
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Sara 0.4.0 !
Palm
Palm OS
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Palm OS Emulator MacGarden !
Zounds MacGarden !
CHIP-8
Name Latest version 68k PPC FLOSS Active Recommended
Crazy-8 1.0.4 !
MacVision-8 1.0.4 NC !

NeXTSTEP[edit]

NeXTSTEP
Icon NeXTSTEP.png
Developer NeXT
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Latest release 1997
Successor OpenStep
Darwin (macOS & iOS)

NeXTSTEP was developed by NeXT, NeXTSTEP was a Unix operating system using the Mach and BSD kernels. NeXT was bought by Apple Inc. which was used to base Darwin (macOS & iOS) off of NeXTSTEP.


Calculator
Name Latest version Emulates FLOSS Active Recommended
NeXTStep EM48 1999/12/14 48SX
Apple
Macintosh
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Ardi Executor 2.0
Source ports
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
NeXTDoom 1.2 ~

OS/2[edit]

OS/2
Icon OS2.png
Developer IBM
Microsoft (1.0–1.3)
Type Operating systems
Release date 1987
Latest release 2001 (4.52)

OS/2 (Operating System/2) is a series of Operating systems initially developed by IBM and Microsoft before their falling out.

OS/2 history
Joint development

IBM and Microsoft first signed the "Joint Development Agreement" in 1985, code named "CP/DOS". OS/2 1.0 was announced in April 1987 and released that december which only ran in Text mode, 1.1 released in 1988 and added the Presentation Manager (GUI) to OS/2, 1.2 added support to HPFS, 1.2 Extended Edition added TCP/IP and Ethernet support. in 1990 OS/2 1.3 release, the last version developed by IBM and Microsoft.

Post-breakup develeopment

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.[3]

Released in 1992 OS/2 2.0 was the first version of OS/2 with 32-bit support, in 1993 2.1 released, it boasted about it's compatibility with windows 3.0 (later windows 3.1). OS/2 3.0 labelled OS/2 Warp 3 released in 1994, Warp had more broad hardware support, better multimedia support, Internet-compatible netowrking, and included IBM Works, between Warp 3 and Warp 4 IBM developed the unreleased Workplace OS which only borrowed little sections of code from OS/2. OS/2 Warp 4 released in 1996 with java and speech recognition software.

Forks
  • eComStation (inactive) fork by PayGlobal Technologies BV
  • ArcaOS fork by Arca Noae, LLC
Contents
Emulators Source ports

Emulators (OS2)[edit]

Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX/2 1.5 alpha !
NEC
NEC PC-8800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
M88 for OS/2 2.15 α7[N 5]
Sega
Sega Master System/Game Gear
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MasterGear 1.0.5 !
Atari
Atari 8-bit/2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Atari++ 1.81 ! !
Atari800 1.3.2 ! !
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Stella 3.0 ! !
Commodore
Commodore 16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
YAPE 0.32.3 ! !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
C=64 4.11 ! !
VICE/2 3.1 ! !
Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
uae 0.8.22 ! !
Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
x128 0.5 Beta 5 ! !
VTech
Laser 200
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VZem 0.5 Beta 5 ! !
Apple
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
KEGS 0.60 ! !
DGen 1.23 ! !
Nintendo
Game Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VirtualGameBoy 0.6 ! !
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nescafe 0.702 ! !
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZSNES 1.5.1 Release 2 ! !
Snes9x 1.3.9 Release 13 ! !
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Bochs 2.2.6 !
Dosbox 0.74-3 !
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ColEm/2 1.00 !

Source Ports (OS2)[edit]

Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
OS2Doom 1.10 [N 6] !
Doom Legacy 1.32 !
Doom MGL 1.32b1 ! !
Doom Dive 1.9b ! !
PrBoom+ OS/2 git !
Hexen
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
UHexen 0.601 !
Hexen/2 2.1 !
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Quake 1.01 ! !
QuakeWorld 2.40 rel 4 !
Quake 2
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Quake2 Win32OS2 188-02-28 ! !
Tyrian
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenTryian 2.1 !
Jazz Jackrabbit
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenJazz 2016-02-01 !
Rick Dangerous
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Xrick 021212R1 ! !
Super Mario War
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Super Mario War 1.8 2016-02-29 ! !
ScummVM
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.8.1 !
Z-Machine
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frotz 2.01 Beta 7 ! !

Windows 9x[edit]

Windows 9x
Icon Windows 9x.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Type Operating systems
Release date 1995
Discontinued July 11, 2006
Latest release Windows Me
Successor Windows NT
For software that emulates Windows 9x, see Windows 95/98/ME emulators.

From 1995 to 2000, Windows 9x based operating systems painted the nascent digital landscape with vibrant hues and infectious possibilities. Though often temperamental, its intuitiveness and accessibility ushered in a new era of personal computing.

The iconic desktop metaphor and pre-installed games beckoned exploration, while dial-up connections hummed the soundtrack to global connectivity. Floppy disks, the currency of shareware treasures, fostered vibrant communities, united by troubleshooting forums and a shared language of shortcuts and error messages.

Windows 9x was a democratizing force, empowering users to create, connect, and play. Paint and Game Maker unleashed creativity, while Glide-based and early D3D-based games ushered in a new era of 3D graphics for computers. Its limitations fostered ingenuity, and every mastered tweak felt like a personal conquest.

Though now as a legacy OS, Windows 9x's influence on interface design, user interaction, and accessibility remains. It was a learning platform, a social hub, and a canvas for digital dreams. A colorful pixelated playground that forever changed the trajectory of personal computing.

Some emulators made for MS-DOS work on Windows 9x.
Contents
Emulators Source ports

Emulators (Windows 9x)[edit]

Consoles

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FDS Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
NESticle x.xx Low
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ZSNES 1.51 Low
Nintendo 64
Name Latest version Plugins Controller Pak Rumble Pak Transfer Pak 64DD libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
UltraHLE 1.0 ! ~[N 7]

Arcade

Multi-Arcade
Name Latest version NG NG-CD HNG-64 libretro FLOSS Active Recommended
RAINE 0.96.7
CPS-1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Callus 0.42w ~
CHIP-8
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
CowChip 0.2 Low-Mid

Source Ports (Windows 9x)[edit]

ScummVM
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.7.1 Mid

Windows 3.x[edit]

For software that emulates Windows 3.x See x86 CPU emulators
Windows 3.x
Icon Windows 3.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Release date 1990
Latest release 1993
Successor Windows 9x
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
WSpecEm 1.4b ?
WinZ80 4.00 ?
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PC64 2.14 ?
CBM64 ? ?
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ColEm 0.1.2 ?
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual MSX 1.1 Beta ?
fMSX 1.5w0.2 ?
Cambridge Z88
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Z88Dream 1.01 ?
Turing Machine
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Turing Machine Emulator ? ?
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Apple II Oasis 2.6 ?
Atari 8-Bit
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Rainbow 95 1.36 (Demo) ?
Fujitsu FM-7
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
XM7 3.0L30 ?
BBC Micro
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BBC 6502 Emulator 15/2/92 ?
BeebWin 0.4RS ?
Sharp X68000
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
EX68 0.007 ?
Commodore Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
WinUAE 0.66 Prerelease 2 ?
Zuse Z23
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Zuse Z23 simulator 2.1 ?
N88 BASIC
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
N88互換BASIC for Windows 2.24 ?
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SNES-EMU 1.2d ?
Gameboy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Hyperboy 0.3 Build 74 ?
Z-Machine
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
WInfocom Beta 1.0 ?
Atari ST
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Gemulator 98 4.81 ?
Gemulator 96 4.5 ?
Philips P2000
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
M2000 0.6 ?
TI calculator
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Virtual TI 2.5 Beta 5 ?
CHIP-8
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CowChip 0.2 ? ?
Source ports
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
WInGDoom ? ? ?

Windows NT[edit]

For emulation on newer versions of Windows NT, see Emulators on Windows.
Most of these only support Windows NT 4.0 with some being able to run on Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT
Icon Windows 9x.png
Developer Microsoft
Type Operating systems
Release date 1993 (3.1)
Latest release 2021 (11)
Successor Later Windows versions

Windows NT is a successor to the DOS-based Windows 3.x and Windows 9x operating systems.

Windows NT before the release of Windows XP was not intended for consumers instead they were for corperations for workstations, servers and embedded systems.

Atari Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy 0.95 ?
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Nesticle 0.42 ?
Famtasia 5.1 ?
Commodore
64, 128, VIC-20, PET, PLUS4 and CBM-II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
WinVICE 1.2.2 ? ?
Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME32 0.36 ?
Gameboy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
BGB 1.03 ?

Windows CE-based[edit]

Windows CE is a series of operating systems for Embedded systems. such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and Smart Phones.

Before diving in;
  • Note that programs made for Windows CE are generally compatible with the Windows Mobile operating system but not necessarily vice versa.[4]
  • HPC:Factor has a good software compatibility database for these below Windows CE-based devices.
Contents
Windows CE Pocket PC Windows Mobile

Windows CE[edit]

Windows CE
Icon Windows CE.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 1996
Discontinued 2018/2023[N 8]
Emulated
For software that emulates Windows CE, see Windows CE.

Emulators

Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SpectrumAnyWherePDA 1.1 ! !

Source ports

Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Doom4CE 1.9.0.1 ! !
GFDoom 0.95 ! !
ReMooD-CE 0.8.100.0 ! !
Chocolate-doom 1.30 !
DoomCE ? ! !
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Quake for HPC’s 0.07 ! !

Pocket PC[edit]

Pocket PC 2000/2002
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 2000/2001
Discontinued 2005/2008[N 9]
Emulated
For software that emulates Pocket PC, see Cellphone emulators#Windows_Mobile_.28PocketPC.29.

Pocket PC is a series of operating systems based on Windows CE 3.0 for a class of PDA devices also called 'Pocket PC'. These devices used either the SH-3, MIPS, or ARM architectures, due to the differences of these three architectures many projects state their support (or lack there of) for them, normally offering separate downloads for each supported architecture.

Contents
Emulators Source ports

Emulators (Pocket PC)[edit]

Consoles

Nintendo - Game Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
gnuboyCE 0.11r2/0.12 ! !
gnuboy for Pocket PC 0.91.13-0.7 ! !
gnuBoy XCE 1.2.0 Final ! !
gnuboy CE for H/PC 0.9.13-0.71 ! !
PalmGB 1103 ! !
M-Boy 0.2 ! !
PocketGnuboy 1.21 ! !
Nintendo - Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VBAdvanceCE 0.10 ! !
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
InfoNES 0.76J !
PocketNester 0.7 !
NesterJ4u 1.13 ! !
NesterJ 0.501 ! !
Nester public beta 4 ! !
nesCE H/PC 0.05 ! !
NesCE for the Pocket PC ? ! !
darcNesCE 0.00 ! !
Pocket FC 0.6 ! !
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket SNES 1.12.200 NC !
PocketSNES9x 1.32 NC !
Snes9xJ4u Beta 1k (β1k) ! !
TWSFC ? ! !
SNESCE ? ! !
Sega Master System & Game Gear
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
smsCE 0.0.2/0.0.1 ! !
CE/gg 0.5 ! !
Sega - Genesis/Mega Drive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Genesis 1.0 Beta 2 ! !
PicoDrive 0.008 ! !
Genesis Plus 1.09 ! !
Sony - PlayStation
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FPseCE 0.09.2 ! !
Pocket SX ? ! !
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketVCS 1.0 !
iTARI 0.2 ! !
Atari - Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketLynx 1.0 (Beta 1) ! !
Bandai - WonderSwan
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketWS 0.02 !
oswanCE 0.0.1 ! !
cygne 2.1a ! !
SNK - Neo Geo
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
neopopCE 0.0.1 ! !
gngeoCE 0.0.1 ! !
NeoPocott 0.38b-R1 ! !
Coleco - ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketColeco 1.0 beta !
Sinclair - ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketSpeccy 0.0.1d ! !
UnrealSpeccyPPC v102 ! !
PocketClive 2B !
Sinclair Spectrum Emulator 1.1 ! !
NEC - PC-9800 series
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Neko Project II 0.81a !
Pocket9801 0.28 !
NEC - PC Engine/Turbo Grafx-16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
bf's Engine 0.1b !
tgemuCE 0.0.1 ! !
Pocket Engine 1.0 Beta 1 ! !
Multi system
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Emulates Recommended
MorphGear 2.4.0.9 SMS, Game Boy color, GBA, NES, SNES, PC Engine/Turbo Grafix, Genesis !
YameCE 0.38g Game Boy (Color), NES, SNES, PC Engine/Turbo Grafix !

Computers

Atari ST
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CastCE 1.01 !
Atari 800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Atari 2002/05/13 !
Sharp - MZ-2500
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
EmuZ-2500 ? !
Apple II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
appleCE 0.2b !
Pina 012 ! !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Come Back 64 0.2 alpha !
Commodore - Amiga
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketUAE 20060121 !
Microsoft - MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketMSX 1.4.49 !
fmsxCE / fmsxSE 0.14 ! !

Arcade

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MAME 0.2 ! !
MAMECE3 9.5 ! !
iMAME 007 !

Calculator

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Free42 1.4.49 !

Source ports (Pocket PC)[edit]

Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketQuake 0.062 ! !
Quake II
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketQuake II 0.11 ! !
Rick Dangerous
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
xrick pocketpc 20040716
FreeSCI
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
freesci pocketpc 20040713
Wolfenstein 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
wolf3d pocketpc 1.0 (20051209)
PocketWolf3D 0.2 ! !
Jazz jackrabbit
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
openjazz pocketpc 20060514
Sierra On-Line Adventure Game Interpreter (AGI)
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Sarien 20020424
ScummVM
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 1.5.0 ARM
0.7.1 (MIPS, SH3)

Windows Mobile[edit]

Windows Mobile
Icon Windows Mobile.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 2003-2009
Discontinued 2009-2013[N 10]
Emulated
For software that emulates Windows Mobile, see Cellphone emulators#Windows_Mobile_.28PocketPC.29.

Windows Mobile was created by Microsoft for 'Pocket PC' devices and Smartphones.


Emulators

Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Stella 2.3.5
Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Pocket Nester+ 0.9
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PocketSNES 1.53
NEC
NEC PC-8800
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
M88 0.04/0.06
Sharp
Sharp X1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
X millennium 05/02/14 test ~
Zeebo
Name Latest version Retro
Achievements
FLOSS Active Recommended
Infuse WIP
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Limbo WinMobile build ~
DOSBoxPPC 0.63

Windows Phone[edit]

For software that emulates Windows Phone, see Cellphone emulators#Windows_Phone_.26_Windows_10_Mobile.
Windows Phone
Icon Windows8 Phone.png
Icon Windows10 Phone.png
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Release date 2010
Discontinued 2015
Emulated
Nintendo
Super Nintendo Entertainment system/Super Famicom
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Snes8x
(Snes9x based)
2.15.3 Mid !
Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VBA10 1.22
Alt
~
VBA8 2.27 ~
libretro frontends
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
RetriX 2.1.77.0

Tandy Color Computer 2[edit]

For software that emulates the Tandy Color Computer 2, see List of computers.

The Tandy Color Computer was originally named the TRS-80 Color Computer

The Color Computer 2 is a re-engineered and redisgned version of the system, re-engineering its previous previous circuitry to microchips with a shortened casing. The Color Computer 2 also had software revision in the BASIC ROMs with bug fixes and feature updates

The Tandy Color Computer and the Dragon 32/64 are similar enough that some software made for one can run on the other.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Chip09 git ? ?

Dragon 32/64[edit]

For software that emulates the Dragon 32/64, see List of computers.

The Dragon 32' and Dragon 64 are home computers. these home computers had minimal difference with each-other, 32 KB of ram (32) vs 64 KB of ram and RS-232 port (64).

The Tandy Color Computer and the Dragon 32/64 are similar enough that some software made for one can run on the other.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Chip09 git ? ?

Coleco Adam[edit]

Adam
Developer Coleco
Type Home computer
Generation Second generation
Release date 1983
Discontinued 1985
Emulated

{for|software that emulates the Coleco Adam|ColecoVision emulators} The Coleco Adam is a home computer and expansion device for the ColecoVision by American toy and video game manufacturer Coleco. The Adam was an attempt to follow on the success of the company's ColecoVision video game console. It was available as Expansion Module #3 for the ColecoVision, converting it into a home computer, and as a standalone unit. As such, it had the benefit of being entirely compatible with all ColecoVision games and peripherals. The computer came with 64 KB of memory, a tape drive for a proprietary medium called Digital Data Packs, a daisy wheel printer, and productivity applications, along with two DDPs for SmartBASIC and Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom Super Game. It was released in October 1983 with the initial price of $700.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Vision-8 1.0 NC ?

ZX Spectrum[edit]

For software that emulates the ZX Spectrum, see ZX Spectrum emulators.

The ZX Spectrum (Pronounced ZED-ex) is an 8-bit home computing platform developed by Sinclair in 1982. It was one of the three major 8-bit home computer platforms that dominated the market in the United Kingdom during the 1980s, alongside the Commodore 64 and the Amstrad Colour Personal Computer. The "Spectrum" is in reference to its color display, an innovation from the previous model, the ZX81.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Sinclair spectrum.jpg
Developer Sinclair Research
Type Computers
Release date 1982
Discontinued 1992
Emulated
Emulators
TRS-80 MC-10
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SP-2-MC10 git ? ?
Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CHIP-OTTO ? ?

Cambridge Z88[edit]

For software that emulates the Cambridge Z88, see List of computers.

The Cambridge Z88 is a computer created by wikipedia:Cambridge Computer], and is a Z80-based computer.

Interpreters
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
CHIP-OTTO ? ?

Atari 8-bit[edit]

Atari 8-bit
Vintage-atari-800.png
Type Home computer
Earliest release 1979

Atari 8-bit is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari in 1979.
Emulators

Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Atari 64 git ! !
Calculators
Name Latest version Systems FLOSS Active Recommended
hpemu ? HP-35, HP-45, HP-55. HP-80 ! !

Interpreters

CHIP-8
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Chip-8 git !

Atari ST[edit]

Atari TOS
Atari 1040STf.jpg
Developer Atari
Type Operating system
Earliest release 1985
Successor FreeMiNT

The Atari ST was a microcomputer developed by Atari and released 1985.
TOS (The Operating System) was the operating system for the Atari ST line of computers.
FreeMiNT (MiNT is Now TOS) is a replacement kernel used by VanillaMiNT, EasyMiNT, STMiNT, etc.

History

TOS was developed by Atari, and came preinstalled on all official Atari ST variants. TOS was discontinued when Atari left the computer market. TOS was replaced by the FreeMiNT (then called MiNT), in a somewhat official capacity (came bundled with Atari Falcons as MultiTOS) and unofficially by hobbyists installing it on their computers.

Before diving in;
  • Note that FreeMiNT is in general very compatible with Atari TOS programs
  • Much of the below software's minimum requirement is a Falcon030 with 64 MB RAM or Falcon060 with 64 MB RAM according to Mikro's homepage.
  • The download page for each individual piece of software should give more accurate system requirements.
FreeMiNT
Icon MiNT.png
Developer Eric Smith/Community Developed
Type Operating system/kernel
Earliest release 1993
Predecessor TOS
Contents
Emulators Source ports

Emulators (ST)[edit]

Sinclair
ZX Spectrum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
x128 0.5 ! !
QL
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
QLem 1.45Jx (beta) ! !
Atari
Atari 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
v2600 0.82 !
Atari Lynx
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy 0.90 ! !
Sega
Sega Master System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SMS+ 1.2 !
SMS+ Falcon 4 !
Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PeNES 0.01a !
Game Boy/Color
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Gngb 20040115-2 !
Gnuboy 1.0.3 !
Commodore
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo 4.1b ! !
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX 3.0 !
Coleco
ColecoVision
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Colem 1.0 !
Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Xmame 0.97 ! !
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
AT-SPEED 2.20 !
PC-SPEED 1.5 !
pc-ditto ? !
Classic Mac OS
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Spectre GCR 3.0 !

Source Ports (ST)[edit]

Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmDoom 0.60 !
BadMooD BitBucket !
DOOM 0.81 ! !
Heretic
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmHeretic 0.56 !
HHeretic 0.2.1 !
Hexen
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
PmHexen 0.56 !
HHexen 1.6.1 !
Quake
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Atari Quake 1.03 !
Atari Nuq 0.7 ! !
pmquake 0.5 ! !
Duke Nukem 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
adn3d 1.01 !
ScummVM
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Scummvm 2.7.1 !
Tyrian
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenTryian ? !

Towns OS[edit]

Towns OS
FMTOWNS 2F.jpg
Developer Fujitsu
Type Operating systems
For software that emulates the FM Towns, see FM Towns emulators.

Note that custom versions of Windows 9x, DOS and Linux distros were made for FM Towns hardware. Most software for these systems are not made for FM Towns, software support will vary.

TownsOS created by Fujitsu is the operating system for FM Towns, this operating system is based on MS-DOS with the Phar Lap Software 386 DOS-Extender to run programs in protected mode.


Emulators

Nintendo
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Family Computer Emulator 0.35 ! !
Pasofami ? ! !
Source ports
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Doom ? !
Celeste classic
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Celeste classic ? ! !
Wolfenstein 3D
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Wolf4FMT ? ! !

PC-8800 series[edit]

NEC PC-8800 series
PC-8801.jpg
Developer NEC Home Electronics
Type Home computer
Release date 1981
For software that emulates the PC-8800 series, see NEC PC-8800 series.

The NEC PC-8800 series (PC-88), were a family of computers made by NEC throughout 1981 to 1989.

Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nes88 20131006 ! !

PC-9800 series[edit]

NEC PC-9800 series
PC98RS.jpg
Developer NEC Home Electronics
Type Home computer
Release date 1982
For software that emulates the PC-9800 series, see NEC PC-9800 series.

The NEC PC-9800 series (PC-98), were a family of computers made by NEC throughout 1982 to 2000. Despite using Intel x86 chips, MS-DOS and Windows, and many other superficial similarities, the series is not IBM compatible. Some PC-98 software may work on an IBM or vice versa, but this is very YMMV.[5]


Emulators

Sega
Sega Master System/Game Gear
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
MasterGear 0.0 ! !
MasterGear 0.5c ! !
ZWMG 1.2 ! !
Mega Drive / Genesis
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
DGen/PC98 1.09 ! !
Nintendo
Game Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZWGB 0.18a ! !
Virtual Gameboy 0.6 ! !
Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZWFC 0.14b ! !
FCE++ 0.06 ! !
FCE 0.1 ! !
Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Snes9x 1.18e R2 !
NEC
PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FPCE 0.0 ! !
PC 9800 series
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
P88SR 1.00 ! !
Microsoft
MSX
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
fMSX98 1.2J ! !
Sharp
X1
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
X1EMU 0.4f ! !
Arcade
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
98MAME 0.35FINAL+FIX NC !
98MAME 0.36b4n alpha ! !
98NeoMAME 0.35B9 REV.F ! !

Source ports

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Quake PC9821 WIP

TempleOS[edit]

TempleOS
TempleOS logo.png
Developer Terry A. Davis
Type Operating systems
Earliest release 2005
Latest release 2017 (5.03)
Successor ZealOS

Terry A. Davis was a controversial person, this wiki is not a place to discuss him/add your opinions about him
Some references may contain controversial beliefs, please be aware before reading them

TempleOS (formerly J Operating System, LoseThos, and SparrowOS) is a discontinued operating system themed after the bible. The operating system is coded in Davis's variant own of C (HolyC)[6]

TempleOS history

For more detail on the reason for Davis creating this operating system see the wikipedia article.

Terry A. Davis developed TempleOS as God's third temple.[7] TempleOS had previous names (listed at the beginning of this section), TempleOS had it's final name change in mid-2013.[8] Development ceased in 2018 due to Davis's death Davis's death.

There are two active forks of TempleOS;

Consoles
Nintendo - Game Boy
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Cherub git !
Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Bahamut git !
Sega - Genesis/Megadrive
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Apteryx git !
Source ports
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
cosmo-engine git !
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
chocolate-doom git !

IRIX[edit]

IRIX
Icon IRIX.png
Developer Silicon Graphics
Type Operating systems
Release date 1988
Discontinued 2013
Latest release 6.5.30

IRIX is a discontinued operating system developed by Silicon Graphics (SGI), based on UNIX System V with BSD extensions.

IRIX was made to run on SGI's MIPS-based machines, and is where XFS and OpenGL originated.


Consoles
Nintendo - Game Boy Advance
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.2 Mid !
Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Snes9x 1.43 ! !
Computers
NEC - PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
VPCE 3f ! !
Atari - 2600
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Stella ?[N 11] !
Atari - Atari ST
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Hatari 2.0.0 Mid ! !
x86 CPUs
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
DOSBox 0.73 Mid !
Bochs 2.0 Mid !
SoftWindows SoftWindows 5.0 for IRIX 6.5 ? !
IBM - System 370/390/z
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Hercules 3.07
Apple - Macintosh
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
Basilisk II 2019 Mid ! !

Source ports (IRIX)[edit]

ScummVM
Name Latest version Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 2.2.0 Mid
ResidualVM 0.2.1 Mid
Doom
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SGI Doom 1.8 ! !
Prboom+ 2.5.1 patch !
SuperTuxKart
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a !
Oolite
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Oolite 1.65 !
Ultima VII The Black Gate
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Exult ? !
Defendguin
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Defendguin ? !
Rick Dangerous
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Xrick ? !
Syndicate
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
FreeSynd 0.7.1 !
ClassiCube
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ClassiCube-IRIX git !
Quake 3
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ioQuake3 ? !
Nicky boum
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nicky-sgi ? !
Cave story
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
nx-IRIX ? !
Baldur's Gate I
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
GemRB 0.8.4 !

MediOS[edit]

MediOS is a discontinued operating system developed by the ArchOpen project.[9]

Emulators

Nintendo Entertainment System
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
aoNES 0.3 ? ?
Sega Master System / Game Gear
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
aoSMS 0.1 ? ?
Game Boy (Color)
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
aoBoy 2.1 ?

Source ports

Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
aoDoom 0.3 ? ?

Zaurus[edit]

The Zaurus series of personal digital assistants (PDAs) created by Sharp Corporation.

Some emulators support the original Zaurus firmware and/or the OpenZaurus firmware.

Zaurus
Icon Zaurus.png
Modified OpenZaurus logo to remove 'open'
Type Operating systems
Emulated

Emulators[edit]

Palm OS
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
QCopilot 0.5 !
Commodore 64
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Frodo 0.2 !
Sinclair ZX81
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
sz81 2.1.7 !
Game Boy (Color)
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
gnuboy 1.0.3 !
Multi-system
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
zMAME 0.3 !
ScummVM
Name Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
ScummVM 05.1-2 !

See also[edit]

References and Notes[edit]

References
Notes
  1. All cores with a license except Snes9x are GPL2 or LGPLv2.1
  2. 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.
  3. After turning off the simulated hardware improvements that were not standard in the original computer.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shareware. Requires license to unlock full version.
  5. Versions 2.15 α7 and its source code (2.15s) are currently lost. The latest version downloadable is 2.10 α6 along with its source code (2.10s).
  6. Source code availiable under the Doom Source License
  7. Recommended if you have a 3dfx card
  8. Mainstream support ended on October 9, 2018. Extended support ended on October 10, 2023
  9. Pocket PC 2000 Mainstream support ended on September 30, 2005. Extended support ended on October 9, 2007. Pocket PC 2002 Unsupported as of October 14, 2008
  10. Windows Mobile 2003: Mainstream support: Ended on July 14, 2009 Extended support: Ended on July 8, 2014. Windows Mobile 5.0: Mainstream support: Ended on October 12, 2010 Extended support: Ended on October 13, 2015. Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5: Unsupported as of January 8, 2013.
  11. At least 3.5.5 according to Changelog