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Amstrad CPC/CPC+ Emulator
Arnold is an extremely precise Amstrad CPC/CPC+ emulator, which can run just about all software available for what was without question the best home computer available in Europe in the 1980s.
Download File Size: 726 Kb
This is the the Macintosh OSX Port of David Firth's Fantastic Atari 800 Emulator. Ported is the SDL version of the Atrari800 emulator to Mac OSX, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more.
Download File Size: 5.5 MB
Basilisk II is an open source emulator of 68xxx-based Macintosh computers for Windows, OS X and Linux. With Basilisk II, one can boot Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. Ports of Basilisk II are available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and a number of lesser known systems. Users require a Macintosh ROM image and a copy of Mac OS to use with the emulator.
Download File Size: 5.4 MB
Boxer is a DOS game emulator for OS X, built around the powerful DOSBox. Boxer aims to make it easy and painless to play your DOS games.
Boxer provides DOSBox 0.72's rock-solid DOS game emulation, plus:
- Turn games into one-click game packages that you can launch like a Mac application
- Easily install games from CDs or installer files into new game packages
- Run DOS .exe, .com and .bat programs straight from Finder
- Drop folders and CD-ROM images onto Boxer to open them in a DOS prompt
- Enjoy Mac-friendly keyboard shortcuts, file locations and emulation settings
Boxer saves you from configuration hassles, by:
- Setting up a DOS Games folder for you as the default DOS drive
- Automatically mounting CD-ROMs, disc images and specially-named folders as DOS drives
- Auto-configuring many games that need special emulation settings
- Storing individual emulation settings with each game package
- Using the appropriate DOSBox translation for your language
Download File Size: 19.4 MB
Boycott Advance 0.4.1
Boycott Advance can run the majority of existing Gameboy Advance software to some degree. High quality sound emulation is supported, with many games sounding as good, if not better, than they do on the real hardware. Having said that, Boycott Advance is not a substitute for the real hardware. If you want to play Gameboy Advance games, then buy a real Gameboy Advance. A number of hardware devices exist for backing up original Gameboy Advance titles for use on Boycott Advance. These include the Flash Advance Linker and the XGFlash.
Download File Size: 465 Kb
BSNES has a somewhat different purpose to most emulators; it focuses on accuracy over performance. To that end, it does not include any game specific hacks, or idle-loop skipping optimizations commonly found in other emulators. To add to the fun, it uses a cycle accurate hardware emulation. The net result of all this is the highest system requirements of any software I've released to date; those without a G5 class machine need not apply. If you meet the requirements, however, this is the most accurate SNES emulation available on the Macintosh platform.
Download File Size: 1.6 MB
Catakig is an emulator for the popular Apple II series of personal computers, supporting the Apple ][, ][+, //e, and //c models. The current version runs on PowerPC Macintoshes under MacOS X 10.3 and later, and on Intel Macs under MacOS X 10.4 and later.
File Size: 1.5 MB - Version 2.00b4
Download File Size: 960 Kb - Version 1.16
Nintendo DS Emulator.
Download File Size: 1.5 MB
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!
Download File Size: 14.7 MB - Stable Version 5.0
Development Versions - Development versions are released every time a developer makes a change to Dolphin, several times every day!
A port of DOSBox, an engine for playing classic and forgotten games for DOS on modern systems.
Download File Size: 4.2 MB
Einstein is a NewtonOS emulator.
Einstein officially runs on macOS, iOS, and Ubuntu Linux with partial support for Android, Raspberry Pi, and Windows.
A Newton ROM file is required to run Einstein.
Download File Size: 84.1 MB - Source files
Emulator Enhancer 3.0.1
The Emulator Enhancer plugin adds a number of additional features to many of the emulators available from this site. These include:
USB Gamepad and Joystick support
Aspect ratio correction
Full screen mode
Network game play (preliminary)
VBL Synchronised Video
Full instructions on how to use the library can be found in the download package.
Download File Size: 589 Kb
Frodo is a robust Commodore 64 Emulator for the Macintosh.
Frodo was developed to reproduce the graphics of games and demos with higher precision than the existing C64 emulators. To that end, Frodo can display raster effects correctly that only result in a flickering mess with other emulators. In addition to the precise VIC emulation, Frodo features a processor-level 1541 emulation that is able to handle about 50% of all fast loaders. There is also a faster 1541 emulation for four drives containing .D64, .X64, .T64, or .LYNX files. Sound (SID) emulation is also provided.
Download File Size: 1.4 MB
Genesis Plus 1.3.2
Genesis Plus is a Sega Genesis/Megadrive emulator for Mac OS X.
Genesis Plus features very accurate emulation of the original Sega Genesis, even to the point that some software which has problems on the real hardware exhibits the same behaviour under emulation. This emulation comes with accurate sound support, saved states, and saved game support.
Download File Size: 517 Kb
Atari 5200 Emulator
Jum52 supports reasonable compatibility with Atari 5200 titles. At the present collision detection is a bit hit and miss (no pun intended) but otherwise the emulator is solid enough. High quality sound emulation is provided.
Download File Size: 391 Kb
KiGB is a Nintendo Gameboy emulator for Mac OS X.
KiGB features detailed and accurate emulation, which brings with it excellent compatibility. Support for both Game Genie and Game Shark codes is included, as well as extremely high fidelity sound support. KiGB can even emulate the Super Gameboy.
Download File Size: 668 Kb
MacMAME is part of the MAME project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of arcade videogames via emulation. MacMAME achieves this by running the original program code found in the arcade games. As such, it is much more than a reproduction, it is essentially that same game running via an emulated layer inside your Macintosh.
Download File Size: 12.7 MB - version 0.103u2
Parent Directory - check here for earlier versions
MAME OS X 0.135
MAME OS X is a native Mac OS X port of the popular MAME emulator. It is designed to take advantage of all the latest Mac OS X technologies, like Core Video and Core Image.
After MAME OS X goes through a long audit of games (this will give a huge list of games, not necessarily ROMs you have)
Go to preferences and choose your ROM directory. eg. Username -> Library -> Application Support -> MAME OS X -> ROMs folder
Download File Size: 26.1 MB
Mini vMac 3.5.8
Mini vMac is an open source emulator of 68000 based Macintosh computers. The project's main goal being an accurate emulation of the Macintosh Plus computer. In addition to the Macintosh Plus, variations of Mini vMac can emulation the Macintosh 128K, 512K, 512Ke, SE and Classic models.
Download File Size: 54 Kb
For many years now I have been porting emulators by others to Mac OS. Mugrat marks my first attempt at writing one of my own, in this case to emulate the Colecovision.
Download File Size: 409 Kb
Mupen64Plus is a cross-platform plugin-based N64 emulator which is capable of accurately playing many games. N64 emulator and plugins for Linux, Mac OSX, FreeBSD, and Windows
Download File Size: 2.7 MB
Nestopia is a Nintendo NES emulator for Mac OS X.
Nestopia is by far the most compatible of any NES emulator for Mac OS X. Using cycle-exact emulation, it is able to run titles that rely on precise timing, and which therefore break under other emulators. It supports five extra sound chips and an astonishing 143 mappers. This accurate emulation comes at a cost; Nestopia requires an 800MHz machine for full speed; but if you have one, this is the best available NES emulation for Mac.
Download File Size: 1.1 MB
Retro video game emulation for macOS.
For the first time, the 'It just works' philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.
This one does it all and in a well done interface. Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, PlayStaion, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600, Game Boy, PSP etc. and more.
Download File Size: 44.1 MB - The experimental version supports MAME
Atari 800 Series Emulator
Rainbow was one of the first emulators available for Macintosh. Despite this, it has fairly good compatibility with original software. The Mac OS X version adds an improved GUI and significantly improved sound to the original version.
Download File Size: 469 Kb
ScummVM is not an emulator.
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the game, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
ScummVM lets you run these adventures: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision's Gobliiins and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system. SCUMM is used for many games, including Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. Compatibility with supported games is continually improving, so check back often.
Among the systems on which you can play those games are Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, AmigaOS, BeOS, OS/2, PSP, PS2, SymbianOS/EPOC and many more...
Download File Size: 19.7 MB
Command line Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
Download File Size: 85.5 MB - SDL Mame 0.199
Download File Size: 1.4 Kb - SDL Runtime Library 2.0.8
Download File Size: 542 Kb - M64 - Application to run SDL MAME without launching the terminal
SheepShaver is an Open Source PowerPC MacOS run-time environment. That is, it enables you to run PowerPC Classic MacOS software on your computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a PowerMacintosh ROM image to use this program. SheepShaver is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). If you are using a PowerPC-based system, applications will run at native speeds (i.e. without any emulation involved). On other systems, SheepShaver provides the first PowerPC G4 emulator, though without MMU, to enable the execution of MacOS Classic. Performance with the current CPU emulator using basic just-in-time (JIT) translation techniques is roughly 1/8-th of native speeds.
- SheepShaver runs MacOS 7.5.2 thru MacOS 9.0.4
- PowerPC G4 emulation on non-PowerPC platforms, direct execution otherwise
- Basic but portable JIT engine (x86, x86_64, mips)
- Copy and paste of text between MacOS and the host OS
- File exchange with the host OS via a Unix icon on the Mac desktop
- Color video display with support for run-time resolution switching
- Run-time depth switching from 1 bpp to current host depth settings
- Native QuickDraw 2D acceleration for BitBlt and FillRect operations
- CD-quality stereo sound output
- Networking: SheepShaver supports Internet and LAN networking via Ethernet and PPP with all Open Transport compatible MacOS applications
Download File Size: 1.9 MB
SMS Plus 1.3.4
SMS Plus is a Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear emulator for Mac OS X.
The hardware for the Sega Master System and Game Gear consoles is almost identical from a technical standpoint, which means that when you emulate one, it is trivial to emulate the other. SMS Plus features accurate emulation of both systems, with full sound support. Just like most of the other emulators on this site, it can use GZ compressed ROMs transparently.
Download File Size: 551 Kb
Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. It basically allows you to play most games designed for the SNES and Super Famicom Nintendo game .
Download File Size: 1.4 MB
The Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), introduced in 1977, was the most popular home video game system of the early 1980's. Now you can enjoy all of your favorite Atari 2600 games on your PC thanks to Stella!
Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows. The development team is working hard to perfect the emulator and we hope you enjoy our effort.
Download File Size: 4.5 MB
Sweet16 is the most capable Apple IIgs emulator for computers running Mac OS X. Based on the BeOS version of Sweet16, which was in turn based on the outlandishly popular Bernie ][ The Rescue, its code is mature and positioned to have more and better features added over time. Apple IIgs fanatics and nostalgic '80s junkies alike will love Sweet16!
Download File Size: 6/9 MB
VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, MS-DOS, Win32, OS/2, BeOS, QNX 4.x, QNX 6.x, Amiga, Syllable or Mac OS X machine and executes programs intended for the old 8-bit computers. The current version emulates the C64, the C64DTV, the C128, the VIC20, practically all PET models, the PLUS4 and the CBM-II (aka C610/C510). An extra emulator is provided for C64 expanded with the CMD SuperCPU.
Download File Size: 86.5 MB
Virtual ][ 8.4
Virtual ][ is a program that emulates the vintage Apple ][ computer on your Macintosh.
Emulates the Apple ][, ][+ and //e
Supports USB game pad or joystick
Save a machine and resume later on
Epson FX-80 emulation
Virtual ][ lets you play all the old Apple games, because it supports all graphics modes, lets you control the game paddles with a USB game pad or mouse and emulates the internal speaker. When you want to temporarily interrupt gameplay, Virtual ][ allows you to save the entire virtual machine, and continue later on from where you left off.
But Virtual ][ also supports more "serious" software, because it emulates many peripheral devices: floppy disk, hard disk, mouse, matrix printer, even cassette tape! It is also able to emulate the Z80A processor, allowing you to run the CP/M operatng system.
Download File Size: 34 MB
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