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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 17 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to OpenEmu are Dolphin Emulator, DuckStation, Mame and Pegasus.

OpenEmu alternatives are mainly Game Emulators but may also be Game Library Managers or DOS Emulators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenEmu.
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  1. RetroArch icon

    RetroArch

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    137 alternatives to RetroArch 

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

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    1.  Controller SupportRetroArch supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    2.  Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    its very instructional and very easy.

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    It emulates a variety of systems.

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    Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :(

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    Although you lose the simplicity and charm of OpenEmu, it's easily the best alternative on Windows.

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    Guest

    Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu

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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.

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    It will run on anything the low hardware cost makes it affordable for any budget.

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  2. Dolphin Emulator icon

    Dolphin Emulator

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    5 alternatives to Dolphin Emulator 

    Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and...

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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.
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    It's s no Frontend, It's an emulator. — Dolphin is included in OpenEmu

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    Guest

    Doesn't do the same systems as openemu

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    It's an emulator, not an frontend.

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    DuckStation

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    6 alternatives to DuckStation 

    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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  4. Mame icon

    Mame

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    15 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableMame can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It's an emulator, not an frontend.

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    Pegasus

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Raspberry Pi
    22 alternatives to Pegasus 

    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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    1.  PortablePegasus can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. higan icon

    higan

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    50 alternatives to higan 

    higan was formerly known as bsnes. The project was renamed after becoming a multi-system emulator.

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    1.  Portablehigan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    higan vs OpenEmu opinions
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    It's an emulator, not an frontend.

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  7. VisualBoyAdvance icon

    VisualBoyAdvance

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    27 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableVisualBoyAdvance can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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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    This alternative is disputed. VisualBoyAdvance is still a legitimate alternative to OpenEmu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Openemu is a multi emulation software. VisualBoyAdvance emulates only one system.

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    OpenEmu has a bunch of emulators. Visual Boy Advance is only for the GameBoy series.

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    RPCS3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • FreeBSD
    5 alternatives to 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.

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    mGBA

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    • Linux
    26 alternatives to mGBA 

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

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    Ludo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Ludo 

    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.  LightweightLudo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Ludo's user interface is distraction free and configuration is always optional.
    Scan your games and browse your collection categorized by system with playlists showing in-game screenshots.
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