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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      The Mini vMac emulator collection allows modern computers to run software made for early Macintosh computers, the computers that Apple sold from 1984 to 1996 based upon Motorola's 680x0 microprocessors. The first member of this collection emulates the Macintosh Plus.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PCE is a collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators: PCE/atarist is an Atari ST emulator. It emulates the various ST and Mega ST models. PCE/ibmpc is an IBM PC 5150 emulator. It emulates an IBM PC 5150 or an IBM PC/XT 5160.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      uosnes is an unofficial Snes9x Windows port using its source code.

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2011.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      This is the the Macintosh OSX Port of David Firth's Fantastic Atari 800 Emulator. Ported is the SDL version of the Atrari800 emulator to Mac OSX, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SheepShaver is a MacOS run-time environment for BeOS and Linux that allows you to run classic MacOS applications inside the BeOS/Linux multitasking environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • JavaScript
      The JAVASCRIPT MESS project is a porting of the MESS emulator, a program that emulates hundreds of machine types, into the Javascript language.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      Provenance is an iOS Frontend for multiple emulators, currently supporting Sega Genesis, Game Gear, Master System and SNES.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Based on the Snes9x core, this emulator features a few few minor tweaks and one major improvment; SNES games can be played using the Japanese version of ViaVoice.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v3.2, released on April 2001, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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    1. Super Sleuth is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator. It features a realtime debugging system and great compatibility.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, v3.2, released on August 2008, can be still downloaded from Zophar.net

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    2. Snes9x rerecording is a modification of Snes9x. The primary purpose of the project is to expand features related to creating Tool-Assisted movies.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed.

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