Windows 10 Essential (Games Only)

With some exceptions and tools.


  • RetroArch

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad OpenPandora Raspberry Pi Playstation Xbox Website

    What is RetroArch?
    RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. It has features lacking in some emulators frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.

    What systems does it play?

    • Arcade (emulator: Final Burn Alpha / iMAME4All / MAME)
    • Atari 2600 (emulator: Stella)
    • Atari Lynx (emulator: Handy)
    • Nintendo Entertainment System (emulator: FCEUmm / NEStopia / QuickNES)
    • Super Nintendo (emulator: bSNES/Higan/ PocketSNES / SNES9x / SNES9x Next)
    • Nintendo 64 (emulator: Mupen64Plus)
    • Nintendo GameBoy / GameBoy Color (emulator: gambatte)
    • Nintendo GameBoy Advance (emulator: Mednafen GBA / Meteor / VBA-M / VBA Next)
    • Nintendo DS (emulator: DeSmuME)
    • Nintendo Virtual Boy (emulator: Mednafen VB)
    • Neo Geo Pocket Color (emulator: Mednafen NGP)
    • Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (emulator: Genesis Plus GX / Picodrive)
    • Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear (emulator: Genesis Plus GX)
    • Sega CD / Mega CD (emulator: Genesis Plus GX / Picodrive)
    • Sega 32X (emulator: Picodrive)
    • Sony PlayStation 1 (emulator: PCSX ReARMed / Mednafen PSX)
    • PC Engine / PC Engine CD (emulator: Mednafen PCE Fast)
    • WonderSwan Color / Crystal (emulator: Mednafen Wonderswan)
    • Cave Story (game engine: NX Engine)
    • Doom 1 / Doom 2 / Ultimate Doom / Final Doom (game engine: prBoom)
    • Quake (game engine: TyrQuake)
    • ScummVM (game engine) [WIP]
    • MS-DOS (emulator: DosBox) [WIP]
    • Nintendo 64 (emulator: Mupen64 on ARM) [WIP]
    • Nintendo Entertainment System (emulator: QuickNES) [WIP]
    • Sega Saturn (emulator: Yabause) [WIP]

    What platforms does it run on?

    • Linux (x86 and x86_64)
    • Windows (32bit/64bit)
    • Mac OSX (Intel/PowerPC)
    • Playstation 3 (PS3 SDK)
    • PlayStation Portable (PSP)
    • PlayStation Vita/TV
    • Xbox 1 (XDK)
    • Xbox 360 (XeXDK/Libxenon)
    • Gamecube
    • Wii
    • Nintendo 3DS
    • Raspberry Pi (and various other ARM hardware through Lakka)
    • OpenPandora
    • Android
    • Blackberry (10/Playbook)
    • iOS

     

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  • Playnite

    Free Windows Website

    Video game library manager and launcher with support for 3rd party libraries like Steam, GOG, Origin and Uplay, providing one unified interface for your games.

     

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  • mGBA

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.

     

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  • Rufus

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Easily format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.
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  • aTube Catcher

    Free Windows Website

    Download videos from web sites like Youtube, Dailymotion, Google, Yahoo!, Metacafe, Spike, Megarotic, Yahoo!, CBS, Comedycentral, MyPlay, Globo, RTVE, etc; now has support for more than 100+ video sharing sites.

    Available languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, etc.

     

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  • Media Player Classic

    Free Windows Website

    Media Player Classic was designed to look just like Small Windows Media Player iconWindows Media Player 6.4, but with many additional new features. It has a built in DVD player with real-time zoom, support for AVI subtitles, QuickTime and RealVideo support and built-in MPEG2/SVCD/DVD codec.

    What is the difference Media Player Classic and Media Player Classic Home Cinema?

    Media Player Classic was developed by Gabest while the Small MPC-HC iconMPC-HC is a mod designed mainly for homecinema usage and is released by Casimir666.

     

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  • Dolphin Emulator

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    Dolphin is a Gamecube and Wii emulator. Most games run perfectly or with minor bugs. Games are playable at HD quality. This is a remarkable feature the actual Gamecube and Wii consoles are not capable of. As an open source project everyone can commit improvements. The code is hosted on GitHub. Dolphin is actively developed and almost every day new features are added and bugs fixed as well.

     

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  • PPSSPP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Blackberry Website

    PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs).

    PPSSPP can thus run on quite low-spec hardware, including stronger ARM-based phones and tablets, as long as there's support for OpenGL ES 2.0.

     

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  • MiniLyrics

    Free Mac Windows Windows Media Player Winamp Website

    Lyrics plugin software for iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. You do not need to change the way you enjoy music. Display scrolling lyrics, you can follow along with the artist and catch every word. Automatically search and download lyrics. Huge lyrics database, and it is expanding everyday. Compatibility with 21 players. Nag-banner in free version

     

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  • Clementine

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4.

     

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  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Website

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Small Chromium iconChromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    Additionally, Chrome has Flash and PDF support built into the browser for better speed and security.

    Chrome Web Apps and Extensions are available on Small Chrome Web Store iconChrome Web Store .

    Available in more than 50 languages.

     

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  • FrostWire

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Kindle Fire Website

    Easy to use BitTorrent Client and YouTube Downloader in one, with built-in search and music library.

     

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  • PCSX2

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows, Linux & Mac, started by the same team that brought you Small PCSX iconPCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator).

     

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  • ePSXe

    Free Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Website

    ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. ePSXe makes use of a plugin system to emulate GPU, SPU, and CD drive functions, similar to the model first introduced in PSEmu Pro.

     

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  • RPCS3

    Free Windows Linux Website

    RPCS3 is an open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows and Linux.

     

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  • Cemu

    Free Windows Website

    Highly experimental software to emulate Wii U applications on PC.

     

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  • Xpadder

    Commercial Windows Website

    Xpadder simulates the keyboard and mouse using your gamepad

    What does Xpadder let you do?

    • Play PC games with poor or no gamepad support
    • Add gamepad support to emulated, internet and DOS games
    • Play multiplayer games with each player using a gamepad
    • Control video/music players using their shortcut keys
    • Use a gamepad with a browser or any Windows program

     

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  • ScpToolkit

    Free Windows Website

    Open source Windows Driver and XInput Wrapper for Sony DualShock 3/4 Controllers.

     

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  • InputMapper

    Free Windows Website

    InputMapper is a DS4 (DualShock 4) input mapper that allows you to connect your PS4 gamepad to windows, wired (USB) or wirelessly (Bluetooth).

     

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  • Epic Games Store

    Free Mac Windows Web Website

    The Epic Games store is now open, featuring games from other developers. Epic's goal is to bring you great games, and to give game developers a better deal: they receive 88% of the money you spend, versus only 70% elsewhere. This helps developers succeed and make more of the games you love.

    The first games on the store are Hades by Supergiant Games, Ashen by Annapurna/A44, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek by tinyBuild, and they’re available now!

    Hades is the rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. It is available in early access, with updates to come every month until full release later in 2019.
    Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a home. You can forge relationships in the game, inviting other players to join your camp - they might just help you succeed.

    Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek is the prequel to Hello Neighbor.

    The store will also feature one free game every two weeks throughout 2019. Epic is funding these free releases so you always have something new to come and check out. The first free game will be Subnautica, available from Dec 14th to Dec 27th, followed by Super Meat Boy from Dec 28th to Jan 10th.

    The Epic Games store will be growing throughout 2019 and beyond, as it opens up more widely to other games.

     

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  • Uplay

    Free Windows Website

    Uplay is Ubisoft's PC games portal, where you can find all your games on PC.

     

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  • Origin

    Free Mac Windows Web Website

    Origin is your new digital playground. It’s where you go to find the best that EA has to offer.

     

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  • DeSmuME

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    DeSmuME is a freeware emulator for the NDS roms & Nintendo DS Lite games created by YopYop156. DeSmuME is also known as YopYop DS is written in C++ for Microsoft Windows and can play Nintendo DS homebrew and commercial nds roms. The emulator its self is in French (with user translations to English and other languages). But even French version of DeSmuME is easy to navigate through menus as it has a similar users interface to DSemu. It supports many homebrew nds rom demoes as well as a handful of Wireless Multiboot demo nds roms. DeSmuME is also able to emulate some of the commercial nds rom titles which other DS Emulators like iDeaS and Dualis aren't capable of doing so.

     

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  • Citra

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Citra is an experimental open-source Nintendo 3DS emulator/debugger written in C++.

     

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  • GOG.com

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    GOG.com (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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  • Steam

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    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.

    Features:

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

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

    Steam Broadcast
    Stream 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 Workshop
    Create, discover, and download player-created mods and cosmetics for nearly 1,000 supported games.

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

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

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

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

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

     

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