Nestopia UE (Undead Edition) – portable NES/Famicom emulator

Nestopia is a portable NES/Famicom emulator.

Nestopia UE (Undead Edition) is a fork of the original source code, with enhancements from members of the emulation community.

The emulator is released under an open source license.

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.
  • Map more than 9 joysticks.
  • Support for multiline cheats and raw cheats.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, macOS, and Windows.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ryan Danbrook and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Nestopia is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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