MESS Alternatives

    MESS is described as 'emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system'. There are more than 50 games similar to MESS 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 MESS like games are Snes9x (Free, Open Source), ePSXe (Free), Project64 (Free, Open Source) and VisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

    1. 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. Note: This project is affiliated with neither...
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    2. Mesen is a NES/Famicom emulator and NSF player. It is still a work in progress and under active development. Features: - High Accuracy - A lot of effort has gone into making Mesen as accurate as possible.
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    3. Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Mupen64Plus is a plugin-based N64 emulator for Linux which is capable of accurately playing many games.
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    4. FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility.
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    5. 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.
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      • 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Snes9x EX is an SNES/Super Famicom emulator written in C++ for Android, iOS, WebOS and Linux. It uses the emulation backend from Snes9x and is built on top of the Imagine engine.
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    6. NO$GBA is a Nintendo DS emulator for Microsoft Windows. It is capable of running commercial and homebrew Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, such as Pokémon Diamond which the latest version is able to run at full speed with no graphical glitches.
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      • 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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