OpenEmu Alternatives for Windows

OpenEmu is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The most popular Windows alternative is Small RetroArch iconRetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 30 alternatives to OpenEmu and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to OpenEmu are Small Dolphin Emulator iconDolphin Emulator (Free, Open Source), Small VisualBoyAdvance iconVisualBoyAdvance (Free, Open Source), Small higan iconhigan (Free, Open Source) and Small Mame iconMame (Free, Open Source).

Open-source, multi-emulator front-end for a unified gaming experience on Mac. 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: 12/20/2019 5:55:00 PM

Alternatives to OpenEmu for Windows 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not nearly as easy to use as OpenEmu Guest • Dec 2018 • 16 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not easy to use. I tried several times to set this up but couldn't. :( Guest • Aug 2019 • 5 agrees and 2 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Blackberry iPad OpenPandora Steam Raspberry Pi Playstation Xbox

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  • 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 even more!

    • Doesn't do the same systems as openemu Guest • Jan 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's an emulator, not an frontend. Guest • Jul 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 has a bunch of emulators. Visual Boy Advance is only for the GameBoy series. Guest • Nov 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Openemu is a multi emulation software. VisualBoyAdvance emulates only one system. Guest • Jan 2016 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... 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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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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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  • 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 Windows Linux

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  • 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. They contain only console specific logic.

    Free Open Source Mac 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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