Mednafen

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Mednafen
Mednafen emulating the GBA game luminesweeper
Mednafen emulating the GBA game luminesweeper
Developer(s)Mednafen Team
Stable release
1.22.2[1] / April 24, 2019; 3 months ago (2019-04-24)
Preview release
1.22.0-UNSTABLE / December 22, 2018; 7 months ago (2018-12-22)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, PlayStation 3, RISC OS, Wii
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
Size7.49 MB: Windows, x64
5.57 MB: Windows, x86
3.05 MB: Source code
TypeVideo game console emulator
LicenseGNU GPLv2
Websitemednafen.github.io

Mednafen (My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name), formerly known as Nintencer, is an OpenGL and SDL multi-system free software wrapper that bundles various original and 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
Apple II/Apple II Plus[12] Original
Atari Lynx[13] Handy
Game Boy / Color[14] VisualBoyAdvance
Game Boy Advance[6][14] 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][14] 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[15] Original
Super Nintendo Entertainment System bsnes
TurboGrafx-16 / TurboGrafx-CD[13][14] Original. CD-ROM interface based on PC2e
Virtual Boy Original. NEC V810 CPU core based on Reality Boy
WonderSwan[13] Cygne

Front-ends[edit]

Mednaffe v0.8.4 on Debian
MedLaunch v0.5.7.0 running on Windows 7

There are a number of open-source graphical front-ends for Mednafen actively being developed.

GUI Operating System Description Repository
Mednaffe Linux and Windows Mednaffe is written in C (programming language) and uses GTK, it allows all of Mednafen's options to be configured, and provides simple game-management features.[16][17] [1]
MedLaunch Windows MedLaunch is written in C# WPF using .NET 4.5.2. It allows all Mednafen options and controllers to be configured and includes a dynamic games library with DAT file lookup and online scraping.[18][19] [2]
MedGui Reborn Windows MedGui Reborn is written in VB .NET using .NET Framework 2.0, It supports all Mednafen options, includes a lot of game utility and an easy way to perform Net Play session.[20][21] [3]
MedSat Windows MedSat only supports Sega Saturn emulation [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Mednafen — Ubuntu Apps Directory". Ubuntu.com. Canonical Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Package mednafen-0.8.13-1003". Fink. March 27, 2012. Archived from the original on June 12, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Introduction to Mednafen". Mednafen. SourceForge. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  5. ^ https://github.com/libretro?query=beetle
  6. ^ a b c d e Pot, Justin (September 29, 2010). "Mednafen – A Simple Cross-Platform Emulator To Play Your Old Games". MakeUseOf. Archived from the original on November 9, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "Mednafen". OpenPorts.se. February 21, 2016. Archived from the original on October 31, 2017. 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.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "mednafen-ps3". Google Code. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  10. ^ Gransden, Chris (April 12, 2012). "Mednafen - multi-system emulator released". riscos.info. Archived from the original on August 8, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "wii-mednafen". Archived from the original on 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  12. ^ "Mednafen 1.22.0-UNSTABLE". Mednafen Forum. Archived from the original on 22 March 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Riley, Jeremy. "Arcade Machine Build Documentation" (PDF). Arcade Machine Reloaded. flashingblade.net. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  14. ^ a b c d Garnett, Alex (September 6, 2011). "Mednafen review". PC Advisor. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  15. ^ "Mednafen Emulator Includes Experimental Saturn Emulation in Its Latest Release". Segalization. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Debian -- Details of package mednaffe in stretch". Debian. Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  17. ^ "GitHub - AmatCoder/mednaffe: A front-end (GUI) for mednafen emulator". Archived from the original on 2017-06-10. Retrieved 2017-05-16.
  18. ^ "GitHub - Asnivor/MedLaunch: A Windows (.NET) Front-End for the Mednafen Emulator". Archived from the original on 2018-07-25. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  19. ^ "MedLaunch = A Windows Front-End for Mednafen". Archived from the original on 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
  20. ^ "SourceForge - MedGui Reborn & MetroMed". Archived from the original on 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  21. ^ "Mednafen Forums - MedGui Reborn & MetroMed". Archived from the original on 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2017-07-26.

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