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Sony - PlayStation Emulators

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Name Description
4EverPSX It only runs demos, but it's worth watching out for.
Very fast, and full-featured PSX emulator. One of the most-used, and most-updated. The compatibility list is high, and the speed is good. Give it a try.
Bleem! FR
Formerly one of the best emulators for the PSX. However, Bleem, LLC has gone out of business. This demo is crippled, but still worth the download.
FPSE FPSE has had excellent progress. Try it out - the current version has had much improvement over the previous ones.
Jackal Incomplete emulator that didn't get much farther than the early stages of life.
no$psx A Playstation PSone emulator for the Windows platform.
PCSX A very full featured PSX emulator with good compatibility and features full plugin support.
PCSX Rerecording PCSX Rerecording is a special version of PCSX with many new features such as input rerecording, cheat support, RAM search, RAM watch, customizable hotkeys, and other features.
PCSX-Reloaded PCSX-Reloaded is a PlayStation emulator based on PCSX-df, both of which are ultimately based on the now discontinued PCSX. PCSX-Reloaded improves on PCSX in several areas and should now be considered a solid competitor to ePSXe and pSX.
PSEmu/PSEmu Pro PSEmu Pro is the standard that all other PSX emulators have to live up to. While discontinued, it's use of a plugin standard has been adopted by all modern PSX emulators to date. Pick it up for a bit of nostalgia.
PSInex This emulator is in it's early stages. It emulates all the existing BIOS images, runs many PSX demos, has plugin support, an integrated debugger, and sound partially works.
pSX This emulator fully emulates the Sony Playstation. Compatibility is fairly high, most games tried by the author work well.

An R3000 debugger is contained which may be of interest to people working on translations.
PSXeven A new psx emulator on the market by Xeven. With all the improvements this is becoming one to watch.
Psyke This is the first Playstation emulator to use Dynamic Recompilation.

Psyke has been discontinued, but made strides in PSX development.
RetroArch RetroArch is an emulator that supports several consoles:

- PlayStation 1 (emulator: PCSX ReARMed)
- Super Nintendo (emulator: SNES9x Next)
- Nintendo Entertainment System (emulator: FCEUmm / NEStopia)
- GameBoy / GameBoy Color (emulator: Gambatte)
- GameBoy Advance (emulator: VBA Next)
- Arcade (emulator: Final Burn Alpha)
- Neo Geo Pocket Color (emulator: Mednafen NGP)
- Virtual Boy (emulator: Mednafen VB)
- Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (emulator: Genesis Plus GX)
- Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear (emulator: - Genesis Plus GX)
- Sega CD / Mega CD (emulator: Genesis Plus GX)
- PC Engine / PC Engine CD (emulator: Mednafen PCE Fast)
- WonderSwan Color / Crystal (emulator: Mednafen Wonderswan)
- Cave Story (game engine: NX Engine)
- Doom 1 / Doom 2 / Ultimate Doom / Final Doom (game engine: prBoom)

It runs in several platforms like Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS, Blackberry, PlayStation 3, XBox, GameCube, XBox 360 and Wii.

It is based in open source and the main libraries are open source too.

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Virtual Game Station KONemuPSX VGS is the second commercial PSX emulator to be released. Very high compatibility, but lacks many features of most modern PSX emulators, such as advanced 3d rendering. After Sony purchased Connectix, this emulator was discontinued and now it is no longer even supported.
Xebra A Japanese Playstation Emulator for Windows.

Last update: 2010-06-06

Sony - PlayStation Emulators on Other Platforms

Linux (5)
BeOS (1)
Macintosh (6)
Amiga (2)
-- Dreamcast (1)
-- Gamecube (2)
-- XBOX (1)
-- Nintendo Wii (2)
-- GP2X (1)
Pocket PC (3)
iOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) (1)
Android (3)

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