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OS X Console Emulator 'OpenEmu 1.0' Launches

OpenEmu 1.0, an open source project designed to bring game emulation to OS X, has officially launched following a lengthy beta testing period. Though there are other emulator options for OS X, OpenEmu has been designed from the ground up for OS X.

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For the first time, the ‘It just works’ philosophy now extends to open source video game emulation on the Mac. With OpenEmu, it is extremely easy to add, browse, organize and with a compatible gamepad, play those favorite games (ROMs) you already own.
OpenEmu is able to emulate the hardware of several different consoles, including several 16-bit systems like the Game Boy, GameBoy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Gear, NeoGeo Pocket, Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, and Super Nintendo, among others.

The emulator features a native OS X interface with a design that mirrors iTunes, offering up ROMs in a unified card-style menu organized by system. OpenEmu includes full save state support, allowing multiple ROMs to be played at once, and it also provides OpenGL scaling, multithreaded playback, and gamepad support.

Multiple controllers are supported, including console controllers from Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation, along with gamepads from Gravis, Logitech, and more.

OpenEmu can currently be downloaded from the OpenEmu website for free. [Direct Download Link] [Experimental Download, Extra Beta Consoles]

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13 months ago
christmas is here :D
Rating: 13 Votes
13 months ago

christmas is here :D


For real. This is awesome.
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago
I've been waiting for this, for ages!
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago
Time to haul out the NES USB controller and play the greatest game ever made on a nice bright crisp 27" iMac display.

Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago

fyi. clicking the link does not take you to the website as implied but immediately starts download the app

The link is introduced with "OpenEmu can currently be downloaded…", so there is no surprise that the link will download the app. Thanks for the warning though.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
This is awesome. After years of dealing with half-baked emulators on the OS X platform, finally something that just works, out of the box, without having to download shareware "emulator enhancers" to use USB game controllers and so on.

Kudos to the dev team for this, keep up the great work.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
No N64 :(
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
No N64 or PS1 yet, but this is by far the best emulator that I've ever seen in my life. Continue the great work !
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

Legally, however, it is different.


Then your country's laws are as stupid as the people that make them.

When Nintendo sends their corporate police into your living room (and they will!) to see which cartridges you paid full retail for 25 years ago, which ones you bought for $2 from a used book store last week, which ones you got free from goodwill, or your friends basement, or your birthday, and start deciding which of those you have the right to play based on how much you personally paid for the license, and then start digging into whether or not you copied your ROMs yourself using a third party ROM ripper, or a ripper you worked on, or did it yourself, or had help, or let someone else do it for you, and determine how much to bill/jail you for based on those factors, then I will finally have proof that the world has finally come off its rails and there will no longer be cause to respect any of its laws.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
Oh man, this is awesome! This is pure gaming! :D
Rating: 4 Votes

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