Ultimate OS X video game emulator OpenEmu gets big update

OS X’s ultimate old-school game emulator just received a huge update


The iTunes of classic gaming just got even better.
The iTunes of classic gaming just got even better.
Photo: OpenEmu

OpenEmu, the ultimate old-school game emulator for OS X, just got even better. A beefy update brings an improved user interface, real-time game rewinding and — best of all! — support for an additional 16 game consoles, including the Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable.

OpenEmu 2.0.1 features a redesigned UI, making the experience look a little more in keeping with OS X El Capitan’s aesthetic. It also allows you to rewind games while you’re playing them, which is useful for when you miss that long jump in Super Mario Bros. and don’t have a save state or a 1-up handy.

But the biggest improvement is emulated game support. Here are the new systems in OpenEmu 2.0.1:

  • Atari 5200
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • ColecoVision
  • Famicom Disk System
  • Intellivision
  • Nintendo 64
  • Odyssey²/Videopac+
  • PC-FX
  • SG–1000
  • Sega CD
  • Sony PSP
  • Sony PlayStation 1
  • TurboGrafx-CD/PCE-CD
  • Vectrex
  • WonderSwan

It’s true that many of these consoles were playable in past versions of OpenEmu if you opted for the work-in-progress version, but the support was experimental at best. OpenEmu 2.0.1 promises much more robust emulation support for the consoles above.

Never tried OpenEmu? Released two years ago, it’s without a doubt the best way to play classic video games on the Mac. Check out Cult of Mac’s guide to setting up OpenEmu for details on how to get started.

Source: OpenEmu

Via: Redmond Pie