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.

The PC-FXGA (GA stands for Game Accelerator) was a series of computer boards and sports the same hardware as a regular PC-FX with the exception of an additional processor the HuC6273 that can handle 3D graphics. PC-FXGA is used to play PC-FX games on PC-9800 series computer and IBM compatible computers but also makes possible for enthusiast to develop their own games.


Name Platform(s) Latest Version GA libretro Retro
Accuracy FLOSS Active Recommended
PC / x86
Mednafen Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD 1.32.1
libretro core
TBD Mid-High
BizHawk Windows Linux Dev builds
TBD 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 TBD Low
Xe Windows Linux 2.16.2 TBD ?
  1. CI-Windows CI-Linux CI-Macos
  2. As 0.251, 0.139 (2010), 0.78 (2003), 0.37b5 (2000)