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Nestopia is an open source NES/Famicom emulator designed to emulate the NES hardware as accurately as possible.

It has a GTK+ graphical user interface for configuration that understands drag and drop from file managers and can extract supported files from zip or 7zip.

The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit video game console.

 Nestopia 1.40

Free to download



Martin Freij

Arbee's WIP Emporium

System Requirements
GTK+ 2.4
ALSA library
SDL 1.2.12

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Features include:

  • Supports .nes, .unf/.unif, and XML format ROMs, including Vs. and Playchoice 10 games
  • Supports .fds discs
  • Supports .nsf music rips
  • All supported files can be extracted from zip or 7zip containers (an archive browser is not yet included - this assumes the common GoodSet case of one zip or 7zip per game)
  • Supports save states
  • Supports movie recordings
  • Supports the “rewinder”
  • Friendly GUI configuration
  • Autodetection of PAL and NTSC format games
  • Supports drag and drop of compatible games and music rips from modern Linux file managers, including KDE’s Konqueror and GNOME’s Nautilus
  • XML ROM support
  • Archive browser comes up automatically if you select a zip or 7zip archive with multiple NES files in it
  • Option to select favored console
  • More flexible video configuration including OpenGL hardware scaling
  • Input mapping in the GUI
  • Core logging is now enabled to the terminal you start NEStopia from for easier diagnosis of problems
  • Cheat Manager with flexible support and import/export capability
  • Automatic soft-patching added
  • Coin inputs added for Vs. system
  • Audio filters added for fun

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