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by Rob Williams on May 28, 2007 in Linux

A common complaint about Linux is that there is a general lack of games. When emulation is brought into the picture though, it opens up a huge world of gaming possibilities. In this article, we will be looking into what emulation is, installing a gamepad and taking a look at a selection of emulators for different consoles.

Console Emulator List

Here you will find a somewhat comprehensive emulator list which spans emulators for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. All of the most notable consoles are listed here, but only one main emulator for each. There could be emulators listed that would not be considered the “best”, so if that’s the case please let us know. We will look into it and change it to the preferred one.

Just because these links are posted here, it does not mean we have tested the emulators or the mirrors, so download anything at your own risk.

Machine Emulated
Linux
Windows
Mac OS X
Atari 800 Atari800 Atari800 Atari800
Atari 2600 Stella Stella Stella
Atari 5200 Atari800 Atari800 Atari800
Atari 7800 EMU7800 MESS MESS
Atari Jaguar Virtual Jaguar Virtual Jaguar Virtual Jaguar
Atari Lynx Handy Handy Handy
Colecovision MEKA MEKA MESS
DOS DOSBox DOSBox DOSBox
Gameboy GNGB BGB KIGB
Gameboy Advance Boycott Advance Boycott Advance Boycott Advance
Intellivision Bliss Bliss Bliss
MAME AdvanceMAME MAME32 MacMAME
MSX Computer openMSX openMSX openMSX
Neo Geo GnGeo Finalburn Alpha GeoMAME
Nintendo FCE Ultra Jnes FCE Ultra
Nintendo 64 mupen64 Project64 sixtyforce
Nintendo DS DeSmuME DeSmuME None
Nintendo Virtual Boy None Reality Boy None
Sega Dreamcast None Chankast None
Sega Game Gear MasterGear MasterGear SMS Plus
Sega Genesis Gens Gens DGen
Sega Master System MasterGear MasterGear SMS Plus
Sega Saturn Yabause Satourne Yabause
Sony Playstation ePSXe ePSXe PCSX
Sony Playstation 2 PCSX2 PCSX2 None
Super Nintendo ZSNES ZSNES SNES9x
TurboGrafx Mednafen Mednafen Mednafen
Wonderswan Mednafen Mednafen Mednafen

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