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    VirtuaNES Alternatives

    VirtuaNES is described as 'is Famicom/NES emulator for Win32' and is a Game Emulator in the Gaming Software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VirtuaNES for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Mesen, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VirtuaNES are Nestopia (Free, Open Source), FCEUX (Free, Open Source), puNES (Free, Open Source) and Nesoid (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2019
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    VirtuaNES is Famicom/NES emulator for Win32.
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    1. Mesen is a NES/Famicom emulator and NSF player. It is still a work in progress and under active development.
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      Nestopia is a NES emulator that was written in C++ and it is perfect for games requiring precise timing since it is very cycle-accurate. With support for an incredible amount of mappers.

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      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.40, released in June 2008, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    2. FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System (FDS) emulator. It supports both PAL (European) and NTSC (USA/JPN) modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility.
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      PuNES is a high accuracy NES emulator.
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      NES emulator for Android phones.


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      Nesbox Emulator is a multiplatform emulator of video consoles. You can play your favorite NES, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and GameBoy Color/Advanced games on any computer working under Windows 8.1/RT/Phone or directly in the browser.
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      MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.
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      nemulator is a NES emulator. nemulator uses DirectX 10, therefore Windows Vista or Windows 7 is required.
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      Jnes is a NES emulator for win32 platforms that uses DirectX for its hardware interface. Its emulation capabilities include graphics, sound, input devices, and emulating quite a few memory mapping boards found in most USA games and a few popular japanese ones.
    3. Nintendulator is an open source Win32 NES emulator written in C++ (plus some assembly optimization).
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