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MESS

Emulates most gaming systems that exist, emphasizing accuracy over speed.

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MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.
MESS supports 231 unique systems with 738 total system variations and is constantly growing.

The license would be open source if it wasn't for the "no commercial use" clause. More Info »

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Games

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MESS was added by xwizzard in May 2009 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on MESS in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on MESS or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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