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Lakka – Lightweight Linux distribution made for retro games

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If you have an old computer at home that has been sitting around in a corner somewhere, you can use Lakka to turn it into a retro gaming console like the PlayStation/Xbox. You may already learn about several Linux distributions that specialize in reviving old computers, but you may not know this Linux distro that is specifically designed to transform old computers into a full-blown retro game console.

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yuzu – Experimental open-source emulator for Nintendo Switch

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yuzu is a free and open-source Nintendo Switch emulator for Windows and Linux platforms, developed by the creators of Citra (the Nintendo 3DS emulator) in 2018 (that had only been 10 months since Switch was released). It is the best Switch emulator out there, based on the Citra (they share a lot of code), written in C++, has portability, and its features are still being improved.

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Pegasus – A beautiful and handy front-end for all popular game emulators

At the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (198x~200x), when the Internet was not developed enough, the 80s and 90s were most interested in playing all kinds of video games and handheld console games. Nowadays, in order to play retro games on a variety of devices (computer/smartphone/smart TV….), you’ve probably tried various game emulators, as well as independent systems like Batocera.linux, Ubuntu GamePack, Lakka. Then, you should also try Pegasus this kind of emulator frontend.

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Vita3K – World’s first functional SONY PlayStation Vita emulator

Vita3K is the world’s first functional/experimental and the most powerful game emulator for SONY’s second generation of handheld game console PlayStation Vita (PSV) and PlayStation TV (PSTV). As a free, open-source and cross-platform PSVita/PSTV console emulator, Vita3K aims to enable players to play commercial and homebrew video games made for PSV/PSTV console on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

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Mupen64++ – Modified version of Mupen64 with Kaillera support

Mupen64++ (AKA: Mupen64 Plus Plus, formerly called Mupen64K) is a modified version of the original Mupen64 emulator for Nintendo 64 console on Windows, which was developed by Hacktarux from France. It has been extended from the original code with the purpose in mind to keep development up to date.

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vvctre – A new Nintendo 3DS emulator based on Citra

vvctre is a free, open-source and cross-platform Nintendo 3DS emulator working on Lua scripting language (the default script is script.lua). It was created by Valentin Vanelslande, developed based on Citra for Windows 7+ and Linux platforms, and released as open source under the GNU GPL V2 license.

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xemu – Open-source and cross-platform original Xbox emulator

xemu is a free, open-source, and cross-platform Xbox emulator made by Matt Borgerson, continuing much of the work done on XQEMU. It emulates the hardware of the original Xbox game console of Microsoft, allows users to play their Xbox games on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

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