Alternatives to higan for Windows with any license

  • RetroArch

    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...

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

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  • Snes9x

    Snes9x is a portable, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo game systems...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • ZSNES

    ZSNES is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. Aside from emulation accuracy, many interface features first introduced in ZSNES have been adopted by other...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.51, released in January 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  • VisualBoyAdvance

    VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is a free software (GNU GPL) emulator targeted for the Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance handheld game consoles sold...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.0 beta 3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from FileHippo

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... AmigaOS MorphOS

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  • mGBA

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

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  • RetriX

    RetriX is an emulator front end for UWP, on all the hardware platforms it supports: it serves the same purpose as RetroArch but is built from the ground up to integrate...

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Mobile Windows Phone Xbox

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  • MESS

    MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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  • Bottlenose

    Bottlenose scrapes multiple database sites for the highest quality box art. It has a unified UI for mouse/game controller interaction. Uses individual emulators: no...

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  • BizHawk

    BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Snes9k

    This is an unofficial work in progress of Snes9x with Kaillera netplay support.

    • Discontinued last version, 0.09z, was released on April 3, 2005

    Free Windows

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