Project: Emu-OS/2

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This web site is dedicated to the OS/2 ports of MAME, Retrocade, and SNES9x. This page should be your source for the latest versions of the OS/2 ports of these emulators, as well as news about them and tech support for them.

For those who don't know...

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It currently emulates several thousand arcade games, including classics like Centipede and PacMan, as well as more modern games, like Street Fighter and X-Men. The OS/2 port of MAME originally started as a project and I'm glad it's finally back at where it belongs.

Retrocade is another arcade emulator, headed up by Neil Bradley. It was written with two purposes in mind: speed and glitz. It doesn't play nearly as many games as MAME, but the emulation cores were written entirely in assembly and the speed shines through. The interface is also quite attractive. I apologize that I don't currently have a version of Retrocade available for download. I new release is under development but requires the completion of a port of the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) to OS/2 first. When this port is complete, work can begin on the update to Retrocade.

SNES9x emulates Nintendo's 16 bit game platform, the Super Nintendo. Its emulation core is written in x86 assembly and gets very good performance. In addition, the emulation of the advanced features of the Super Nintendo are extremely accurate.

If you have a problem, send me your DEBUG.LOG file as well as any core files that may have been generated. Please read the ReadMe.OS2 files included in each archive thoroughly before using this software.

System Requirements

  • EMX runtime libraries version .9d
  • DART sound support
  • DualMode library and Scitech support files (both included in archives)
  • OS/2 Warp 3, Warp 4, Warp Server for e-Business, Warp 4.51, or eComStation
  • Appropriate ROM image files (which I cannot legally supply, so don't ask)
  • Vesa J's joystick driver is required for joystick support (see downloads below)

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