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ePSXe is described as '(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' and is a very popular Game Emulator in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to ePSXe for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ePSXe are DuckStation, OpenEmu, PCSX-Reloaded and Mednafen.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

ePSXe (enhanced PSX emulator) is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. ePSXe makes...

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  1. RetroArch icon

    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

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    DuckStation

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    DuckStation is an simulator/emulator of the Sony PlayStation(TM) console, focusing on playability, speed, and long-term maintainability. The goal is to be as accurate as possible while maintaining performance suitable for low-end devices.

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    damientheroo

    Duckstation is far more stable than ePSXe. It just works right out of the box. Effects are also easy to apply, quicksaves/quickloads don't crash the game, and is generally less of a hassle and more feature-rich than ePSXe. I'm surprised it isn't known by more people!

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    ivnelias

    Open Source and already better looking than epsxe, the memory card editor is a useful tool, it has a game list. In contrast epsxe seems to not have been updated in years

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    OpenEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Open Emu is an open source project to bring game emulation to OS X as a first class citizen, leveraging modern OS X technologies such as Cocoa, Core Animation and Quartz, and 3rd party libraries like Sparkle for auto-updating.

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    PCSX-Reloaded

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PCSX-Reloaded is a PlayStation Emulator based on PCSX-df 1.9, with support for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac OS X as well as many bugfixes and improvements.

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    Mednafen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features.

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    Open Source, almost perfect accuracy.

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    Ludo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ludo is an Emulator Frontend able to run retro video games. Ludo does not emulate the consoles itself, but does it through emulator plugins called libretro cores. Libretro cores are well known emulators (like Snes9x or Genesis Plus GX or PCSX) stripped from their user interface.

    Ludo's user interface is distraction free and configuration is always optional.
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    pSX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PSX is an emulator of the PlayStation video game console for x86-based PC hardware. It is Windows and Linux compatible. The original game CDs can be used to play the games. ISO files are also supported. Graphics quality may be dependent on the power of the hardware.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.13, released on February 2008, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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    Nostlan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A front-end or user interface (UI) is the presentation and interaction layer of an app or website. Most modern emulator apps have basic game list UIs that you can interact with using a mouse/keyboard but not a game controller.

    Dolphin (Wii, Gamecube, Virtual Console) [Linux, macOS, & Windows]
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    BizHawk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming.

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    RetriX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    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 as well as possible with Windows.

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