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Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system...

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  • Resources that will help you out with replaying old games.
    Mednafen with a frontend like Mednaffe are a great option for the NES, SNES, and a bunch of other 80s & early-90s systems (Genesis, Playstation 1, Saturn, etc.). - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Some questions about Playstation 1 emulator
    Duckstation and Mednafen. Mednafen is the closest to 100% game accuracy; Duckstation is Mednafen but with added graphical enhancements and quality of life features. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • To prep for March 4, I got in some practice laps on the original
    Both use "cores" to emulate various platforms, and in this case, they both use Mednafen for their PS1 core, which can also work as a standalone emulator if you are comfortable with the command line. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Sega Saturn core plays runs better when the RetroArch menu is pulled up, but unplayable when playing normally. Can somebody help me?
    I switched directly to Mednafen ( using the Mednaffe GUI ( and it's been smoothing sailing ever since. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Black screen psx on my Mac with retroarch
    Alright, further troubleshooting steps: 1. Does this happen in standalone Mednafen? 2. Does this happen with a different PS1 core? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Can't enter cheats on Mednafen!
    From that page, it looks like the Mednafen core does not support cheats, even though the Mednafen application does. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Super Game Boy palettes for Mednafen
    In case anyone is interested, the other day I spent some time to create a collection of 32 palettes, corresponding to the 32 system colour palettes of the original Super Game Boy, that can be used with mednafen emulator. Within the .zip file you will find also a README file that explains how to use these with mednafen (it is very simple), as well as a list of the 22 games that used a special default palette... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I can't find a PSP rom of Rondo of Blood
    I use Mednafen personally. Once in-game, press ALT+SHIFT+1 to configure your controller. If you need a front-end, use Mednaffe. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Everyone Plays Fire Emblem - Week of June 5th, 2021
    Additionally, there's Mednafen which you can use to emulate PS1 games. There's no Fire Emblem game in PS1 but there is Tear Ring Saga, which I am playing right now. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Can I have a link to a good emulator and some websites for ROMS
    Emulators: Https:// - easy to use Https:// - still somewhat easy Https:// - if you're a nutcase who likes editing text files. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Emufuffle
    Idk if this works on low-end pcs, but give it a shot Https:// - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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