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OpenEmu 2.0 for Mac OS X Released – Now Supports 16 New Consoles Including N64, Sega CD & Playstation 1

OpenEmu 2.0 for Mac OS X
If you like emulators then you’d be interested to know that OpenEmu, the open source emulator for OS X, has received a major update and is now on its version 2.0. This is a pretty significant update because not only does it add some new features and design changes, it also adds support for 16 new consoles including the Sony Playstation and Nintendo 64.

OpenEmu 2.0 features plenty of new features and interface changes. It’s practically a new emulator compared to the older versions. The list of changes for OpenEmu 2.0 are as follows:

  • Added support for new systems:
  • - 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

  • Redesigned UI with a beautiful, modern look.
  • Added real-time gameplay rewinding.
  • Added Save States and Screenshots organizers.
  • Added Homebrew collection with over 80 great games.
  • Added automap support for SteelSeries Nimbus and Stratus XL controllers.
  • Optimized input handling to eliminate latency.
  • Fixed performance for certain GPUs.
  • Updated translations.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

Known Issues

  • Control mappings have been reset due to changes in the input system.
  • Previous Sega Genesis/Mega Drive save states have been removed due to unresolvable incompatibilities with the emulator.

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If you are looking to play disc-based games, you should refer to this section of the user guide to know things like specific formats for your game backups to be saved in. Playing on the newer consoles will require you get BIOS files to get the games to work properly.

Those who have used OpenEmu 2.0 should definitely use the latest version due to these massive improvements and updated system support. As it stands, OpenEmu 2.0 is one of the best emulators for Mac. However, make sure you have at least OS X 10.11 El Capitan to make this emulator work. [via ArsTechnica]

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