A smart, slick, easy and simple to use XMame wrapper. It supports a vast section of options provided by the emulator, and supports X11, SDL and XGL versions.
KMameRun is a KDE frontend for M.A.M.E. (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator).
KnoppiXMAME is a bootable CD/DVD image with hardware automatic probing and configuration for playing MAME games. No games are included, but they can be added to the ISO image, as well as new versions of X-MAME, gxmame, and the Linux kernel.
KSnes9x is a KDE frontend for the Snes9x emulator. It features automatic saving of options, profiles and a easy to use interface.
KTamaga is a free Tamagotchi emulator for X-Window systems with KDE.
Lefromoma is a simple mame frontend focused on cabinets. It features fullscreen, snapshots, a roms-list, a favorites-list (alphabetical), an ignore list, and scaling of a game. All actions are performed with the enter and arrow keys.
Legacy is an application designed to recreate the nostalgic experience of playing retro "bootable" games - early 1980's PC games which were truly "plug-n-play" in that inserting the floppy disk and rebooting the computer would start the game automatically.
lxdream is a Dreamcast emulator for Linux-based systems. It is currently in a usable state but is still in heavy development. Read more
MasterGear provides emulation of several 8-bit SEGA consoles and home computers: the old SG1000/SC3000/SF7000 family, the MasterSystem, and the portable GameGear. MasterGear is using the same Z80 emulation as fMSX and ColEm.
Mednafen is an OpenGL command-line driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features. It emulates the Atari Lynx, GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance, NES, PC Engine (TurboGrafx 16), and SuperGrafx and has the ability to remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously. Save states are supported, as is real-time game rewinding. Screen snapshots may be taken at the press of a button, and are saved in the popular PNG file format. Read more
MEKA is a multi machine emulator, originally started as a Sega Master System emulator, and generally very oriented toward Z80-based Sega 8-bit systems. Read more
MESSyFront is a frontend for the MESS emulator. The main goal of the project is to get the user into the emulation environment as quickly as possible. The secondary goal is targeting Tandy Color Computer users that run Linux (or *nix environments).
Modeler is an arcade emulator currently running Sega System 32, Sega System 32 Multi and Sega Model 1 (not yet playable) games. The emulator is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.
A n64 emulator designed to be multi-OS. It is developed on/for Linux but a Mac version is available.
Mupen64Plus is a plugin-based N64 emulator for Linux which is capable of accurately playing many games. Included are four MIPS R4300 CPU emulators, with dynamic recompilers for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit amd64 systems, and necessary plugins for audio, graphical rendering (RDP), signal co-processor (RSP), and input. There are 3 OpenGL video plugins included: glN64, RiceVideoLinux, and Glide64. Read more
NeoPop-SDL is the SDL port of NeoPop, a portable NeoGeo Pocket emulator. It supports black&white and color games, game state saving, screenshots (BMP and PNG), sound and music, double- and triple-size both in software and hardware scaling as well as full-screen-modes, joysticks and keyboard input, and reading ROMs directly from ZIP files.
NEStopia Linux is the port of a Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System emulator that strives for the most accurate emulation possible.
A Linux Sega Master System Emulator.
PCSX is an advanced PlayStation (PSX) emulator, which uses a plugin architecture to provide full support for all components of the PSX. Read more
PCSX-DF is a Playstation 1 emulator based on the PCSX project.
PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator for Windows and Linux, started by the same team that created PCSX (a Sony PlayStation 1 emulator). Read more
pLauncher is a front-end (for Linux) to launch emulators with their roms. It is written in Perl and is licensed under the GPL. The pLauncher user interface was designed with Glade and uses libglade and Gtk-Perl.
pNES is a hacked-up version of nestra 0.64. It offers two major improvements over nestra: a tile-based rendering engine, and the use of Glide to render the tiles.
pSX is an easy to use Playstation 1 emulator in binary form. Read more
Pyxmame is a free application that provides a simple frontend for the xmame, developed with PyGTK. It would have to run on all GNU/Linux boxes, but it only has been tested on Debian and Ubuntu.
A frontend to xmame. It supports configuration of multiple video modes, and shows snapshot, cabinets, flyers, mameinfo, and history.
A Qt 3.x and C++-based graphical frontend to the VisualBoyAdvance Nintendo Gameboy Advance Emulator.
A very fast 680xx arcade emulator. It is totally compatible with the DOS version, and it supports ModeX, SVGAlib, X, and X+DGA for the video by using Allegro.
RbVBA is an interface to your Gameboy ROM collection for use with the VisualBoyAdvance emulator. Currently it supports files with the extensions of gb, gbc, gba, gz and zip. It allows the display of screenshots taken with VisualBoyAdvance and additionally box art (covers) that you can download from the Internet.
Regen/GTK+ is an emulator for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, Sega Master System, GameGear, SG-1000, and SC-3000 systems. Read more
SDLMAME is meant to be a replacement for the MIA xmame but has no connection with it otherwise. It has been separately developed from base MAME, the popular Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator that supports hundreds of machine chipsets with thousands of games from back in the 70s till today. Read more
SDLMESS is a fork of MESS, the Multiple Emulator Super System, to SDL, resulting in a mostly platform independent version.
SharpNES is a clean-room NES emulator using SDL and GTK#.
Simple MAME FrontEnd
A frontend for the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
A Super NES Emulator for the PC.
Snes9express is a graphical interface for the X11 versions of snes9x, featuring an organized layout of common snes9x options.
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 systems on your PC or Workstation; which includes some real gems that were only ever released in Japan.
Snes9x Python Launcher
The Snes9x Python Launcher is a terminal/text based frontend for the Snes9x emulator. Planned features include enabling all command line switches for Snes9x and support for multiple directories. It is working, but rather buggy at the moment, crashing if anything violates the boundaries of the script.
Sope is an open-source Playstation emulator for Linux/Unix Systems. It is still in a quite early stage, but most demos now work. It uses interpretive emulation, but a dynamic recompilation core is available for the Alpha and the x86 processors.
An emulator of the sega system16 arcade machines.
A Tcl/Tk GUI front-end for DGen, an emulator of the Genesis video game console. It displays a list of available ROMs, and it can display a game screenshot when a ROM is selected in the list.
A graphical front end for xmame written in Tcl/Tk.
An N64 emulator that is targetted primarily at UNIX-based systems.
TTL Xmame is an SDLmame GUI front end. (It was previously targeted for Xmame, but Xmame seems to be dead). The main feature of TTL Xmame is the ability to quickly hide or display any of the loaded filters at any time. The filters can be user-supplied.
Turaco CL is a command-line based tool for extracting sprite/bank based graphic imagery from Arcade game ROMs into a common graphics file format so that you can view and edit them in a paint program. You can then use Turaco CL to take these extracted graphics and convert them back into Arcade game ROMs to be burned out to EPROMS and installed into arcade games.
A multi-emulator frontend. It's designed for arcade cabinets, so it doesn't need a keyboard and a mouse, but is completely configurable via joystick. It includes theme support.
TuxBoy is a fork of the open source GameBoy/Color emulator gnuboy. Read more
TuxNES is an emulator for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Currently, the emulator has been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD, all running on i386 processors. TuxNES is a continuation of Nestra.
uCON64 is a tool to backup all kinds of video game media (cartridges and CDs). It can operate as an intelligent frontend for every available emulator. uCON64 uses code from various people.
VBA Express, a front end to the GameBoy Advance emulator VisualBoyAdvance for Linux.
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