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OpenEmu

2.2.1 for
Mac

Open Source game-emulation app (beta).

OpenEmu is about to change the world of video game emulation, one console at a time... 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.

Features
  • Library - One of the standout features of OpenEmu is how it organizes all your games into one unique, unified games library. Watch as backups of the games (ROMs) you already own are gracefully added to their appropriate library and box art is magically added. You can even create your own 'collections' mix and matched from different consoles.
  • Controls and Controllers - Any generic HID compliant USB or Bluetooth game controller should work with OpenEmu out of the box. OpenEmu now automatically maps controls for the following recognized devices in our database:
    • PlayStation Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4
    • Wiimote and Wii U Pro
    • Xbox 360 and 3rd party (driver required)
    • Sega Saturn USB
    • PS3 Neo Geo Pad USB
    • Logitech series (Dual Action, Rumblepad 2, Gamepad F310/F510/F710)
    • Gravis GamePad Pro
    • Retrolink SNES and N64
    • RetroUSB SNES RetroPort and RetroPad
    • Retrode (SNES)
  • Cores - OpenEmu is modular, and thanks to the work of other great open source projects, it can emulate a wide variety of video game systems (we call them 'cores'). Currently, the following open source emulation projects are used to power OpenEmu:
    • CrabEmu
    • DeSmuME
    • FCEU
    • Gambatte
    • Genesis Plus GX
    • Higan
    • Mednafen
    • NeoPop
    • Nestopia
    • Picodrive
    • Snes9x
    • TwoMbit
    • VisualBoyAdvance
Release Notes Version 2.2.1:
Added
  • BSNES, an accurate SNES emulator with "Display Mode" screen options for HD mode 7 graphics, as the new secondary SNES core plugin. Higan core plugin is now deprecated and will be removed in 6 months.
  • Support for GameCube hybrid analog/digital triggers. - Requires gamepad with true analog triggers, such as the PS4 DualShock 4 or Xbox One S.
  • Automap support for Xbox One S Wireless Controller.
  • Automap support for Retro-Bit Official Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn Bluetooth Controller 8-Button Arcade Pad.
  • Missing GameCube system icon and controller Retina graphics.
Fixed
  • Analog-related input regression introduced in OpenEmu 2.2 where one may be unable to map certain controls or directions may get stuck or not respond in-game.
  • PS4 DualShock 4 delayed inputs and high CPU usage on macOS 10.15 Catalina. - This work arounds a performance issue in IOHIDElementGetParent.
  • Column width when resizing and row highlight system color in List View.
  • Rare crash at startup when dealing with unsupported plugins.
Other
  • Updated localizations.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.