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Game Emulators

Old dedicated video game platforms from childhood can often be disproportionately expensive for what is oftentimes just a desire for a nostalgic escape from the moment. That’s where emulation comes into play. From multi-system emulation systems such as RetroArch to specialized and high performance emulators such as higan, there are many modern methods to play the games of your childhood without having to break the bank in order to get old hardware.

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    1964 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Microsoft Windows, written in C and released as free software. It is one of the oldest and most popular N64 emulators, supporting many commercial N64 games.

    Discontinued

    last update: August 17, 2012



  1. GENPlusDroid is an open source Sega Genesis emulator powered by GENPlus. Runs Sega Master System and Sega Mega Drive games. High compatibility, games like Virtual Racing and Phantasy Star work full speed!. Devices with a good GPU can use shaders to increase the graphic quality.
  2. Snes9x rerecording is a modification of Snes9x. The primary purpose of the project is to expand features related to creating Tool-Assisted movies.

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    No longer developed.

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  3. Nestopia is a portable NES/Famicom emulator written in C++. Nestopia UE (Undead Edition) is a fork of the original source code, with enhancements from members of the emulation community.
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    JPCSP is an open source PlayStation Portable emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X written in Java.
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    iDeaS is a plugin-based Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows and Linux, using the GTK+ toolkit.

    Discontinued

    last update: February 12, 2012

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    GBA Games More Games SNES games More Games NDS games More Games Emulator More Garoms is Platform where you can find video Game Console Emulators &...
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  4. Award-winning Amiga emulator software, games, demoscene, history, services and support for Amiga users and enthusiasts.
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    Romslover is one of the best Emulator gaming site on the internet. Download all Free ROMs Emulators for NES, SNES, 3DS, GBC, GBA, N64, GCN, SEGA, PSX, PSP.
  5. Gens/GS is a version of Gens maintained by GerbilSoft. The main goal of Gens/GS is to clean up the source code and combine features from various forks of Gens, as well as improving portability to other platforms.

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    last version: r7: February 23, 2010

  6. Gens Plus! is a Sega Genesis / 32X / SegaCD / Master System / Game Gear emulator based on the Gens emulator that has added features.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.0.9.61, released in August 2005, can be still downloaded from segaretro.org

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    Genecyst is a Sega Genesis system emulator released in 1997.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer updated, but last version, xxx for DOS, released on August 1998, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  7. Roms and Emulators for Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Playstation, NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, MAME...

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    The website has pretty much been abandoned since 2013.

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