BizHawk-Prereqs VS BizHawk

Compare BizHawk-Prereqs vs BizHawk and see what are their differences.


BizHawk Prerequisite Installer (by TASEmulators)


BizHawk is a multi-system emulator written in C#. BizHawk provides nice features for casual gamers such as full screen, and joypad support in addition to full rerecording and debugging tools for all system cores. (by TASEmulators)
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BizHawk-Prereqs BizHawk
5 34
109 1,745
0.0% 1.5%
0.0 9.8
over 2 years ago 7 days ago
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of BizHawk-Prereqs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-19.
  • Nintendo DS Emulation
    2 projects | /r/emulators | 19 Sep 2022 The BizHawk prerequisite bundles a few things like some Visual C++ runtimes, .NET framework, and DirectX. Those are important for using Windows and you can install them separately if you prefer.
    2 projects | /r/emulators | 19 Sep 2022
    I haven't used DeSmuME for a while but apparently the "bizhawk prerequisite installer" just installs the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable components required to run DeSmuME, see this in the releases:
  • What Stat tool is this? I saw it I a randomized fire red nuz
    5 projects | /r/PokemonROMhacks | 3 Aug 2022
    Compatible emulator, BizHawk: Prereqs: Emulator:
  • Hey everyone. I tried downloading DeSume on my Desktop, but it's not working out
    2 projects | /r/Roms | 31 Mar 2021
    Download Latest Prerequisite Installer


Posts with mentions or reviews of BizHawk. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-04-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing BizHawk-Prereqs and BizHawk you can also consider the following projects:

mgba - mGBA Game Boy Advance Emulator

ares - ares is a cross-platform, open source, multi-system emulator, focusing on accuracy and preservation.

mame - MAME

Genesis-Plus-GX - An enhanced port of Genesis Plus - accurate & portable Sega 8/16 bit emulator

Ironmon-Tracker - A Lua script for the Bizhawk/mGBA emulator compatible with Pokemon Fire Red, Leaf Green, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald that tracks relevant data for the IronMon challenge.

snes9x - Snes9x - Portable Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM) emulator

pcsx2-rr - PCSX2-rr - The Playstation 2 Emulator with TAS Tools (Now Merged into PCSX2 Core!)

Mesen-X - Mesen X is a cross-platform (Windows & Linux) NES/Famicom emulator built in C++ and C#. This fork is meant to gather development efforts from different forks. Deprecated; see

vcredist - AIO Repack for latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes

sm64ex - Fork of with additional features.

citra - A Nintendo 3DS Emulator

xemu - Original Xbox Emulator for Windows, macOS, and Linux (Active Development)