OpenEmu emulator macOS

OpenEmu – Multiple Video Game System for macOS (OS X) and iOS

VersionLatest
Developershysaur
CategoryEmulator
OSmacOS, iOS
PriceFree

Description

OpenEmu for macOS and iOS is an open source Emulator project whose purpose is to bring macOS game emulation into the realm of first class citizenship.

The project leverages modern macOS technologies, such as Cocoa, Core Animation with Quartz Composer, and other third-party libraries.

One third-party library example is Sparkle, which is used for auto-updating.

Features

OpenEmu uses a modular architecture, allowing for game-engine plugins, allowing OpenEmu to support a host of different emulation engines and back ends while retaining the familiar macOS and iOS native front end.

Currently OpenEmu can load the following game engines as plugins:

  • Atari 2600 (Stella)
  • Atari 5200 (Atari800)
  • Atari 7800 (ProSystem)
  • Atari Lynx (Mednafen)
  • ColecoVision (CrabEmu)
  • Famicom Disk System (Nestopia)
  • Game Boy / Game Boy Color (Gambatte)
  • Game Boy Advance (mGBA)
  • Game Gear (Genesis Plus)
  • Intellivision (Bliss)
  • NeoGeo Pocket (Mednafen)
  • Nintendo (NES) / Famicom (FCEUX, Nestopia)
  • Nintendo 64 (Mupen64Plus)
  • Nintendo DS (DeSmuME)
  • Odyssey² / Videopac+ (O2EM)
  • PC-FX (Mednafen)
  • SG-1000 (Genesis Plus)
  • Sega 32X (picodrive)
  • Sega CD / Mega CD (Genesis Plus)
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive (Genesis Plus)
  • Sega Master System (Genesis Plus)
  • Sega Saturn (Mednafen)
  • Sony PSP (PPSSPP)
  • Sony PlayStation (Mednafen)
  • Super Nintendo (SNES) (BSNES, Snes9x)
  • TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine (Mednafen)
  • TurboGrafx-CD / PCE-CD (Mednafen)
  • Vectrex (VecXGL)
  • Virtual Boy (Mednafen)
  • WonderSwan (Mednafen)

The beta version is now aviable on the button link below also for iPhone and iPad devices.

System requirements

In order to run the application correctly, it is necessary to meet the minimum requirements given in the table below.

OS versionOS X – 10.14 or above; iOS 8.0+
CPUQuad core 1.5 GHz (or higher)
JailbreakNot required
Disk space64 MB
The table lists the minimum system requirements for running OpenEmu emulator

It is still possible to install the app on devices not mentioned above, but we cannot guarantee its proper functioning.

We recommend backing up the device on which the app will be installed before performing any installation of third-party apps not from the official app Store.

Update

There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the link below.

The last version implements the following new features:

•Fixed not recognizing keyboard input MacOS Catalina

•Fixed bug when Mac goes into call audio when any game is run

•Improved automapping buttons secuence (iOS version only)

•Fixed crash when importing ROMs to Dropbox-synced directory

•Added multiple columns in Save States and Screenshots tabs

This application is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.

You will need to manually update the app by installing the new version from the IPA/DMG file; the previous app will be replaced automatically.

All the updates have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.

Install

  1. Download .dmg file
  2. Click on the file to start installation
  3. Click on setup icon
  4. Click Open to proceed with the installation
  5. Select the destination folder
  6. Run the application

FAQ

  1. Does this emulator supports multiplayer functionality?
    • Yes, this console emulator offer multiplayer support, allowing you to play games with friends online.
  2. What system requirements are needed to run console emulator smoothly?
    • System requirements vary depending on the emulator and the console being emulated. Generally, a modern device with a decent CPU and GPU is recommended.
  3. Are ROMs and game files included with emulator, or do I need to find them separately?
    • Emulators typically do not come with ROMs or game files due to copyright restrictions. You’ll need to source these files separately.
  4. Can I use original game controllers with this console emulator?
    • Yes, the emulator supports original game controllers. You may need to configure the emulator settings to use the specific controller.
  5. Are there any legal considerations when using console emulators and ROMs?
    • Yes, the legality of using emulators and ROMs can vary by country and jurisdiction. It’s important to ensure you have the legal right to use the games you’re emulating.