Category: Emulation

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EmulationStation Desktop Edition (ES-DE) gets new default look and different font sizes

By Liam Dawe,
EmulationStation Desktop Edition 3.0 is out now and it's gone through a rebrand to simply ES-DE, plus a whole bunch of improvements come with this release.

DOSBox Staging 0.81.0 out now with new CRT shaders and lots of graphics improvements

By Liam Dawe,
DOSBox Staging is a modern continuation of DOSBox with advanced features and modern development practices, giving you the great compatibility of classic games with plenty of extras. A new release is available with DOSBox Staging 0.81.0 and it brings with it quite a number of changes to improve a whole lot of games.

Super Pocket Taito Edition Review - Licensed Linux Retro-gaming on a Budget

By Pengling,
Blaze Entertainment's latest Evercade-compatible device makes for an excellent entry to licensed emulation on Linux.

Game Boy homebrew scene alive and well thanks to the open source GB Studio

By Liam Dawe,
GB Studio is a free and open source cross-platform game engine, that allows you to make fully-features games for the classic Nintendo Game Boy.

DOS_deck brings DOS games to your browser with a Steam Deck interface

By Liam Dawe,
This is a fun idea for classic games. DOS_deck is a website where you can go and play some classic DOS games right in the browser with an interface much like the Steam Deck / Steam Big Picture Mode.

EmulationStation Desktop Edition v2.2 brings huge additions

By Liam Dawe,
EmulationStation Desktop Edition is a frontend for browsing and launching games from your multi-platform game collection, it's pretty great and the latest version 2.2 is out now with loads of improvements and new system additions.

Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra gets a performance boost on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Recently I highlighted that the Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra was doing a big move over to Vulkan, giving it a modern rendering system to keep on pushing performance. The latest updates also give a big boost for Linux / Steam Deck.

Nintendo 3DS emulator Citra adds Vulkan support

By Liam Dawe,
Nintendo 3DS emulation is about to get a whole lot better, as Citra now has Vulkan support bringing better performance for players.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2 definitely delivers

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a fan of retro games and you love your shoot 'em ups, you should check out Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2.

PSP emulator PPSSPP adds RetroAchievements support

By Liam Dawe,
PPSSPP is a free and open source emulator for the Sony PSP, with release 1.16 out now adding in support for the popular RetroAchievements project.

DREAMM emulator for classic LucasArts games v2.1 out with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
DREAMM is another project focused on keeping classic games alive, designed originally for preserving classic DOS, Windows, and FM-Towns LucasArts games.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu gets lots of optimizations, fixes for Pikmin 4

By Liam Dawe,
The team working on the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu have another progress report up, and as usual it's looking mighty fine so here's a little run over what they've done recently.

More retro goodies coming in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for another blast from the past? After the success of the first set, Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2 has been announced from Bitwave Games and Toaplan.

Dolphin Emulator devs give up on Steam release

By Liam Dawe,
After all the ruckus recently about the Dolphin Emulator for Wii and GameCube coming to Steam, and then being blocked - the team has now given up with the Steam release.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu makes some big progress in the latest report

By Liam Dawe,
The incredible team building the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu have a new progress report out for June 2023 and it's quite a doozy. Yes June, they're running over previous work.

Classic LucasArts games emulator DREAMM adds early Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Want a way to play classic LucasArts games on Linux? While some ways already exist like ScummVM, another is DREAMM and it now has early Linux support.

RetroDECK got a lot bigger and better for emulation on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
RetroDECK is just one of the ways you can set up your Steam Deck for emulation and their team recently put up a rather great sounding upgrade in v0.7.0b.

Nintendo blocked Dolphin emulator release on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Back in March the plan was announced for the Wii and GameCube emulator Dolphin to release on Steam, along with some useful Steam features but now that seems unlikely to happen.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu gets a nice Steam Deck upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
The team working on the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu have released some Early Access upgrades, this time around for the Steam Deck.

Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu gets a huge performance boost

By Liam Dawe,
Emulation coding is tricky business done by some people that are clearly 100x smarter than I am, and now the Nintendo Switch emulator yuzu devs are just showing off.
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