Alternatives to EmulationStation for Linux 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...

    • RetroArch allows you to emulate directly using "cores" included with the program and downloadable from their website. EmulationStation does not do emulation, and only acts as a front-end for other emulators installed on the system. Guest • Feb 2018 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Mame

    MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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  • Lakka

    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes...

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  • Retropie

    RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable...

    Free Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

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  • Recalbox

    Recalbox is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi ,raspberryPI 2 and on PC x86/x64. You can transform your rpi or your pc in an emulation...

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  • batocera.linux

    batocera.linux is an operating system (like Windows 10 and Mac OS) specialized in retrogaming available for your pc and different nano computers like the Raspberry and...

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  • AdvanceMenu

    AdvanceMENU is a GNU/Linux, DOS and Windows front-end for AdvanceMAME, MAME, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator. The main features are: Simply download and run....

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  • Gelide

    Gelide is a configurable frontend which let you manage any kind of emulated system (PC, console, arcade, etc) letting you to catalog and launch any game from any...

    • Discontinued Last update 2013-05-27. See http://gelide.sourceforge.net/index.php?sect=downloads

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Pi Entertainment System

    Retro gaming on the Raspberry Pi and includes RetroArchievements.org support, HDMI-CEC and PS3/XBOX 360 control pad support.

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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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  • Ignition (gaming OS)

    A fully customizable "console" in your living room that not only plays all the classic games you grew up with, but also brings modern features such as Gaming...

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible, but has been archived by Archive.org (https://web.archive.org/web/20160317030645/http://ignition.io/) and the source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/alexjstubbs/ignition-dev

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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...

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