OpenEmu Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to OpenEmu for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iPhone and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to OpenEmu.

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... If you're looking for more info about OpenEmu like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/11/2019 12:32:00 AM

Alternatives to OpenEmu for all platforms 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 frontends, such as real-time rewinding and game-aware shading.

    • Although you lose the simplicity and charm of OpenEmu, it's easily the best alternative on Windows. Guest • Aug 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :( Guest • Aug 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu Guest • Dec 2018 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • they both provide good library interfaces and ways of organising game backups, as well as being able to choose different shaders for different systems, and being able to choose an emulator core separately from the main gui which stays the same. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It will run on anything the low hardware cost makes it affordable for any budget. Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It emulates a variety of systems. Guest • Oct 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Lutris

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.

    Free Open Source Linux Web

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  • Dolphin Emulator

    Dolphin is a Gamecube and Wii emulator. Most games run perfectly or with minor bugs. Games are playable at HD quality. This is a remarkable feature the actual Gamecube and Wii consoles are not capable of. As an open source project everyone can commit improvements. The code is hosted on GitHub. Dolphin is actively developed and almost every day new features are added and bugs fixed as well.

    • It's an emulator, not an frontend. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

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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 by Nintendo.

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.0 beta 3, released in October 2005, can be still downloaded from FileHippo
    • Openemu is a multi emulation software. VisualBoyAdvance emulates only one system. Guest • Jan 2016 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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

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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 that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

    • It's an emulator, not an frontend. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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  • higan

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator. higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2004-10-14. It currently supports the following systems: Famicom Super Famicom Game Boy Game Boy Color Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS higan also supports the following subsystems: Super Game Boy BS-X Satellaview Sufami Turbo

    • It's an emulator, not an frontend. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Mednafen

    Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features. The Atari Lynx, GameBoy (Color), GameBoy Advance, NES, PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16), SuperGrafx, Neo Geo Pocket (Color), PC-FX, and WonderSwan (Color) are emulated. Mednafen has the ability to remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously. Save states are supported, as is real-time game rewinding.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Kega Fusion

    Kega Fusion is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game Gear, 32x, SegaCD/MegaCD, SVP, Pico, SG-1000, SC-3000, and SF-7000 emulator for Win9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7, Mac OSX (Intel), and Linux.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.64, released on March 7, 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • RPCS3

    RPCS3 is an experimental open-source Sony PlayStation 3 emulator and debugger written in C++ for Windows and Linux. RPCS3 began development in May of 2011 by its founders, DH and Hykem. Progress Each month we aim to publish a technical and visual progress report that showcases our latest progress completed by our developers and talented contributors. Similarly to most emulator projects we want to be as open as possible with our progress.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • PCSX-Reloaded

    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 PCSX nor PCSX-df project and should be considered as an separate derived work, so please don't confuse this project with the original PCSX or bother the original PCSX developers with problems concerning this project. Fork is still updated and maintained: https://github .

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • mGBA

    mGBA is a new Game Boy Advance emulator written in C. The project started in April 2013 with the goal of being fast enough to run on lower end hardware than other emulators support, without sacrificing accuracy or portability. Even in the initial version, games generally play without problems. It is loosely based on the previous GBA.js emulator, although very little of GBA.js can still be seen in mGBA.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • RetriX

    RetriX is the first Libretro front end that is optimized for multiple input methods: gamepad, mouse + keyboard and touch are all first class citizens. RetriX is also built from the ground up to take advantage of Windows 10's gaming and security features. It can run on desktop, tablet, phone and Xbox One (in dev mode). Holographic, Mixed Reality and Continuum on phone should work too but haven't been tested. - One app.

    Free Open Source Windows Windows Mobile Windows Phone Xbox

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  • My Boy!

    My Boy! is an emulator to run GameBoy Advance games on the broadest range of Android devices, from very low-end phones to modern tablets. It emulates nearly all aspects of the real hardware correctly. Highlights: - Fastest emulation, therefore saves your battery to the MAX. - Very high game compatibility. Run nearly all games without a problem. - Link cable emulation either on the same device, or across devices over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

    Freemium Android Windows Phone

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  • GBA4iOS

    The number one Game Boy Advance emulator for iOS is back, and has been rewritten from the ground up for iOS 7.

    Free Open Source iPhone iPad Bitbucket

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  • Snowflake

    Snowflake is a brand-new zero-config emulator frontend powered by HTML5. Snowflake is super easy to use and understand. With it's 'batteries included' approach, you longer need to spend hours setting up emulators just to play a game. Games are intelligently scraped — download accurate information about your games every time. No more wrong searches or manual editing! (You can still edit if you want.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • BizHawk

    BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). It is written in C# and requires .NET 4.0 to run. BizHawk focuses on core accuracy and power user tools while still being an easy-to-use emulator for casual gaming. Like RetroArch, BizHawk uses cores to emulate consoles. Go to http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/BizHawk for a list of the consoles BizHawk supports and which emulators the cores are based on.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • pSX

    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.

    Free Windows Linux

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  • Boxer

    Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac. There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes. Boxer takes your CDs, floppies and bootleg game copies and wraps them into app-style gameboxes you just click to play. They’re self-contained so you can back them up or share them with friends. No mess, no fuss.

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • RetroX

    RetroX is an Android application that will help you organize and play your own Retro Games with the less possible effort. Put your collection in your device and RetroX will take care of the rest. Some unique RetroX features include: Continue playing your favorite games anywhere, your save states and memory cards are stored in our cloud. Server based pre settings to run games that require additional configurations. Easy to access game specific configuration options.

    Freemium Android

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  • GNOME Games

    Games is a GNOME 3 application to browse your video games library and to easily pick and play a game from it. It aims to do for games what Music already does for your music library.

    Free Open Source 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 cores and no input lag. Aesthetic themes for each console. It has a simple, minimalistic UI with heavy focus on game box art, not metadata.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DroidEmu

    DroidEmu is a game system to play SNES, NES, GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy/Color, SEGA GameGear, SEGA Genesis games on your Android phone. It runs thousands of games at full speed. 1.Multi emulator for android - Play SNES, NES, GBA, GBC, GameGear, Genesis games on Android phone. 2.Run thousands of games at full speed(Need to download Game ROM). 3.Integrated link to ROM download manager to get ROM easily 4.Save/load game states in full version.

    • Discontinued No longer available.

    Freemium Android

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  • Play! PS2 Emulator

    Play! is a portable PlayStation2 emulator. The focus of the project is on making PlayStation2 emulation easy and accessible. Just pop in your favorite game's disc and have fun! No BIOS required. Play! is an high-level emulator. Easy configuration. No custom settings to fix specific games. Available on many platforms. Making sure the experience is the same everywhere.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone

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  • KiGB

    KiGB is the most accurate and free portable emulator for Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Super Gameboy for Windows, Linux and MS-DOS.

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