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The best Mac video game emulator is now even better with N64, PS1 and PSP support

OpenEmu Video Game Emulator

Although video game emulation has been a popular pastime for gamers with an itch for retro gaming experiences, the prospect of downloading multiple pieces of software just to play old games isn’t all that alluring to casual fans of the hobby. If you’d include yourself in that group, you might want to check out the latest update for OpenEmu.

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OpenEmu is a modular, multi-platform video game emulator for Mac OS X, and last week, support was added for 16 classic consoles, which the developers have listed below:

  • 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
  • TurboGrafx-CD/PCE-CD
  • Vectrex
  • WonderSwan

Alongside the added console support, the OpenEmu team has also updated the app with an attractive new UI, real-time gameplay rewinding, organization tools for Save States and Screenshots, automap support for the SteelSeries Nimbus and Stratus XL controllers and several optimization and performance fixes as well.

Although there are upsides and downsides to using a combination emulator like OpenEmu vs. several individual emulators, it’s definitely the easiest way to test the most popular emulators on your computer to see how they run, or simply to see if playing old games on your Mac is something you’d enjoy doing on a regular basis.

You can download the latest version of OpenEmu at, but make sure you’re running at least OS X 10.11 before you do.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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