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Gaming Software

Software for game console emulation, capturing and recording video while you play, and boosting and optimizing your gaming experience. Also in this category is everything you need to create and develop a new game for any platform.

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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of the worlds most popular games. Steam is set apart from its peers in terms of functionality primarily by its residency in the system tray, and the desktop tasks that the client software performs to make use of that position.


Small Steam Chat iconSteam ChatTalk with friends or groups via text or voice without leaving Steam. Videos, Tweets, GIFs and more are supported; use wisely.

Game HubsEverything about your game, all in one place. Join discussions, upload content, and be the first to know about new updates.

Steam BroadcastStream your gameplay live with the click of a button, and share your game with friends or the rest of the community.

Small Steam Workshop iconSteam WorkshopCreate, discover, and download player-created mods and cosmetics for nearly 1,000 supported games.

Available on MobileAccess Steam anywhere from your iOS or Android device with the Steam mobile app.

Early Access to GamesDiscover, play, and get involved with games as they evolve. Be the first to see what's coming and become part of the process.

MultilingualCreating a global community is important to us, that's why our client supports 28 languages and counting.

Purchases Made EasyOur storefront supports 100+ payment methods across over 35 currencies, giving you the flexibility to pay how you want.

Controller SupportSteam encourages developers to include controller support in their games including PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo controllers.

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All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype.

Simplify your life.You'll never go back.

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Open Broadcaster Software

OBS Studio (also known as Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS) is a screen-casting and live-streaming software available across multiple platforms including macOS, Windows and Linux. Boasting features typically only found in commercial screen recording apps, OBS also provides one of the simplest workflows with an intuitive and easy-to-learn interface that makes recording and streaming a breeze. It's also totally free and open-source.

With its long standing history of continued updates and considering its ease of use and free cost, it's no wonder OBS is one of the most popular and highest recommended apps for screen-casting and live streaming.


Cross-platform (available for Mac, Windows and Linux).Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV), AMF and NVENC.Unlimited number of scenes and sources.Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, DailyMotion, Smashcast and more.File output to MP4, MKV or FLV.GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.Light and dark themes to support various working conditions and preferences.

Free 70 alternatives 589 apps (Good Old Games) sells classic PC games through their download service at a low price, without DRM, and updated to run on the latest versions of Windows and other systems.

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Mumble was the first and is the most successful and wide spread free and open source software for VoIP. It was the first VoIP software to provide low-latency audio suitable for gaming, and at the same time was a pioneer in high audio quality at the same time.

The in-game overlay shows users and who is talking in-game.

Mumble provides positional audio for certain games, meaning you can hear the people you play with from the direction they stand in in-game, and louder the closer they are (configurable).

Through additional scripting using the Ice protocol for communication, (e.g.) webinterfaces can be used for easier server management.

Combining the scripting interface with the positional audio data can switch users to teams channels or other useful automation.

An official iPhone client is available as well. For Android, no official client is provided, a but the community published a free client.

Mumble is continued to be maintained and developed by a small core team as well as the open community as a whole.

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Humble Bundle

Buy a bundle of games, you decide the price, and support charity in the process.

Each game is normally DRM-free and runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux!

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PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac at ) is a tool to help Linux (and Mac) users run games and programs for Windows on Linux (or Mac, FreeBSD), via the use of (as a front-end for) Wine. Few games are compatible at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings an accessible and efficient solution to this problem, cost-free and respectful of the free software.

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ZSNES is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first introduced in ZSNES have been adopted by other emulators. ZSNES interface features include: Smoothing and dynamic image scaling; screenshot capture; state saving; recording ZMV movies; increasing/decreasing game speed; ripping SPC700 sound files; integrated Game Genie\Pro Action Replay\GoldFinger cheat code support, decompression of JMA files; "NetPlay"; and GUI themes.

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TeamSpeak is a proprietary Voice over IP software that allows users to speak on a chat channel with other users, much like a telephone conference call. A TeamSpeak user will often wear a headset with an integrated microphone. Users use the TeamSpeak client software to connect to a TeamSpeak server of their choice, from there they can join chat channels.The target audience for TeamSpeak is gamers, who can use the software to communicate with other players on the same team of a multiplayer game. Communicating by voice gives a competitive advantage by allowing players to keep their hands on the controls.

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