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PCE Alternatives

PCE is described as 'collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators:' and is an app in the gaming software category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PCE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PCE are QEMU, Parallels Desktop, Windows Sandbox and VMware Fusion.

PCE alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Game Emulators or Compatibility Layer Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PCE.
This page was last updated Apr 4, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

PCE is a collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators:

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  1. VirtualBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

  2. QEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.



  3. Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.

  4. Windows Sandbox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

  5. VMware Fusion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.



  6. Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run portably.

    Discontinued

    It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

  7. WineBottler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Wine

    WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.

    Discontinued

    The application has not been updated for almost three years: https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/, https://bitbucket.org/winebottler/winebottler/src/master/It also does not support the latest versions of macOS: https://www.reddit.com/r/winehq/comments/j43ziq/comment/g7gqpk5/

  8. QEMU Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com

  9. UTM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    UTM is a full featured system emulator and virtual machine host for iOS and macOS. It is based off of QEMU. In short, it allows you to run Windows, Linux, and more on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

  10. bochs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.

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