Game Emulation In Linux

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by Rob Williams on May 28, 2007 in Software

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 Atari800Atari800Atari800
Atari 2600 StellaStellaStella
Atari 5200 Atari800Atari800Atari800
Atari 7800 EMU7800MESSMESS
Atari Jaguar Virtual Jaguar Virtual Jaguar Virtual Jaguar
Atari Lynx HandyHandyHandy
ColecovisionMEKAMEKAMESS
DOSDOSBoxDOSBoxDOSBox
GameboyGNGBBGBKIGB
Gameboy Advance Boycott AdvanceBoycott AdvanceBoycott Advance
Intellivision BlissBlissBliss
MAME AdvanceMAMEMAME32MacMAME
MSX Computer openMSXopenMSXopenMSX
Neo Geo GnGeoFinalburn Alpha GeoMAME
Nintendo FCE UltraJnesFCE Ultra
Nintendo 64 mupen64Project64sixtyforce
Nintendo DS DeSmuMEDeSmuMENone
Nintendo Virtual Boy NoneReality BoyNone
Sega Dreamcast NoneChankastNone
Sega Game Gear MasterGearMasterGearSMS Plus
Sega Genesis GensGensDGen
Sega Master System MasterGearMasterGearSMS Plus
Sega Saturn YabauseSatourneYabause
Sony Playstation ePSXeePSXePCSX
Sony Playstation 2 PCSX2PCSX2None
Super Nintendo ZSNESZSNESSNES9x
TurboGrafx MednafenMednafenMednafen
Wonderswan MednafenMednafenMednafen

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