Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument (command-line)-driven multi-system emulator with many advanced features.
- Atari Lynx.
- Neo Geo Pocket (Color).
- GameBoy (Color).
- GameBoy Advance.
- Nintendo Entertainment System.
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System/Super Famicom.
- Virtual Boy.
- PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 (CD).
- Sega Game Gear.
- Sega Genesis/Megadrive.
- Sega Master System.
- Sega Saturn (experimental, x86_64 only).
- Sony PlayStation.
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.
Due to the threaded model of emulation used in Mednafen, and limitations of SDL, a joystick is preferred over a keyboard to play games, as the joystick will have slightly less latency, although the latency differences may not be perceptible to most people.
- Double-buffered video, enabled by default.
- Multi-threaded video blitting, allowing for a kind of software triple-buffering, and improving performance on SMP systems.
- Joystick support.
- Extremely versatile input configuration system; assign multiple physical buttons to a virtual button or action.
- Full-screen modes.
- Save states.
- Real-time game rewinding, up to 10 seconds.
- Remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously.
- Screen snapshots, saved in PNG format.
- Loading games from gzip and (pk)zip compressed archives.
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