OpenEmu Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to OpenEmu for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenEmu and 15 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to OpenEmu are Dolphin Emulator (Free, Open Source), higan (Free, Open Source), Mame (Free, Open Source) and VisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 27, 2021

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      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. What systems does it play?
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      RetroArch vs OpenEmu opinions
      Some users think RetroArch is a great alternative to OpenEmu, some don't.
      It emulates a variety of systems.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      Although you lose the simplicity and charm of OpenEmu, it's easily the best alternative on Windows.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :(
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      It will run on anything the low hardware cost makes it affordable for any budget.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii.
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      Dolphin Emulator vs OpenEmu opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Dolphin Emulator is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Doesn't do the same systems as openemu
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      It's s no Frontend, It's an emulator. — Dolphin is included in OpenEmu
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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.
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      higan vs OpenEmu opinions
      Some users think higan is a great alternative to OpenEmu, some don't.
      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      • MorphOS
      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.
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      Mame vs OpenEmu opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an emulator, not an frontend.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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

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      VisualBoyAdvance vs OpenEmu opinions
      This alternative is disputed. VisualBoyAdvance is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Openemu is a multi emulation software. VisualBoyAdvance emulates only one system.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      OpenEmu has a bunch of emulators. Visual Boy Advance is only for the GameBoy series.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Pegasus is a graphical frontend for browsing your game library (especially retro games) and launching them from one place. It's focusing on customizability, cross platform support (including embedded devices) and high performance.
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      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.

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      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.
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    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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      mGBA is an open source emulator of the Game Boy Advance. The goals are speed and accuracy.
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