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Mednafen emulating the GBA game luminesweeper
Developer(s) Mednafen Team
Stable release[1] / April 21, 2017; 6 days ago (2017-04-21)
Preview release
0.9.39 / August 5, 2016; 8 months ago (2016-08-05)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, BSD, PlayStation 3, RISC OS, Wii
Platform IA-32, x86-64
Size 7.15 MB: Windows, x64
5.31 MB: Windows, x86
3.02 MB: Source code
Type Video game console emulator
License GNU GPLv2

My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name (Mednafen), formerly known as Nintencer, is an OpenGL and SDL multi-system free software wrapper that bundles various third-party emulation cores into a single package, and is driven by command-line input.[2][3] It is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPLv2.[4] Certain emulation cores of Mednafen have been ported to RetroArch/Libretro.[5]

Host systems[edit]

The emulator runs under Microsoft Windows,[6] Linux,[6] OpenBSD,[7] PlayStation 3,[8][9] RISC OS,[10] and Wii.[11]

Supported systems[edit]

System Based on code from
Atari Lynx[12] Handy
Game Boy / Color[13] VisualBoyAdvance
Game Boy Advance[6][13] VisualBoyAdvance
Game Gear SMS Plus by Charles MacDonald
Master System[6] SMS Plus by Charles MacDonald
Neo Geo Pocket / Color NeoPop
Nintendo Entertainment System[6][13] FCE Ultra
PC Engine SuperGrafx Unknown
PC-FX Original. NEC V810 CPU core based on Reality Boy
PlayStation Original
Sega Genesis Genesis Plus by Charles MacDonald
Sega Saturn[14] Original
Super Nintendo Entertainment System bsnes
TurboGrafx-16 / TurboGrafx-CD[12][13] Original. CD-ROM interface based on PC2e
Virtual Boy Original. NEC V810 CPU core based on Reality Boy
WonderSwan[12] Cygne

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Mednafen — Ubuntu Apps Directory". Canonical Ltd. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Package mednafen-0.8.13-1003". Fink. March 27, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Introduction to Mednafen". Mednafen. SourceForge. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ a b c d e Pot, Justin (September 29, 2010). "Mednafen – A Simple Cross-Platform Emulator To Play Your Old Games". MakeUseOf. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mednafen". February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Addicted_to_Mod (September 30, 2011). "Mednafen-PS3 emulator released -- built on 9/30/11". Jailbreak Scene. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "mednafen-ps3". Google Code. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ Gransden, Chris (April 12, 2012). "Mednafen - multi-system emulator released". Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "wii-mednafen". 
  12. ^ a b c Riley, Jeremy. "Arcade Machine Build Documentation" (PDF). Arcade Machine Reloaded. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d Garnett, Alex (September 6, 2011). "Mednafen review". PC Advisor. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mednafen Emulator Includes Experimental Saturn Emulation in Its Latest Release". Segalization. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

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