RetroArch, the free and open source application designed to help you manage emulators, media playback and more has a few additional emulator cores available now on Steam.
Cores are essentially the modules that RetroArch runs to do things, like run different emulators. The Steam release for RetroArch is a little different to the normal version. Instead of grabbing these cores directly in the application, they're being put up as individual DLC to download.
Just recently the team put these up:
- BlastEm - SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive emulator.
- Snes9x - SNES emulator.
- Desmume - Nintendo DS emulator.
- Nestopia - NES emulator.
- Flycast - Sega Dreamcast, Naomi and Atomiswave emulator.
- PPSSPP - Sony PSP emulator.
Currently, a few of them don't have the Linux builds available but the RetroArch team said to expect them shortly.
Be honest - how many of you will be loading all this up on the Steam Deck? Going to be an absolutely fantastic device for emulation fans and being on Steam should hopefully make it painless to get going.