C++ Emulator

Open-source C++ projects categorized as Emulator

Top 23 C++ Emulator Projects

  • yuzu

    Nintendo Switch emulator

    Project mention: Nintendo is suing the creators of Switch emulator Yuzu | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-02-27

    Yuzu is free software, so its source code is already available: https://github.com/yuzu-emu/yuzu

  • rpcs3

    PS3 emulator/debugger

    Project mention: Idk if anyone's done a one-handed hitless run of the game or anything crazy like that, and this is 100% not that (i get hit A LOT on these runs) but Im still pretty proud of this. | /r/shittydarksouls | 2023-12-10

    The emulator: https://rpcs3.net/ The rom: https://vimm.net/vault/24833 I forget if you need anything else but finding a video on YouTube is not very hard for rpcs3, a bit complicated, sorry I can't remember how to do it all, it's been a while.

  • JetBrains Dev Survey

    What’s up with the C++ ecosystem in 2023? JetBrains Developer Ecosystem Survey 2023 has given us many interesting insights. The Embedded (37%) and Games (39%) industries are already working with C++20, developers are incorporating static analysis in their CI, and ChatGPT usage among coders is flourishing. Read on for more!

  • dolphin

    Dolphin is a GameCube / Wii emulator, allowing you to play games for these two platforms on PC with improvements.

    Project mention: Nintendo Switch Emulator: Progress Report December 2023 | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-01-17
  • citra

    A Nintendo 3DS Emulator

    Project mention: The BEST Emulators of 2023 || Modern Vintage Gamer | /r/Games | 2023-12-11

    Doesn't cover 3DS (Citra)

  • pcsx2

    PCSX2 - The Playstation 2 Emulator

    Project mention: Do the PS2 versions work on PS3? | /r/Slycooper | 2023-12-10

    Idk what you might be doing wrong, and I'm not in the tutorial business, but I highly recommend giving the latest version of PCSX2 and a random YouTube tutorial another shot, it's gonna be a lot easier than jailbreaking your PS3. Either way good luck have fun.

  • xenia

    Xbox 360 Emulator Research Project

    Project mention: Welcome to r/OnlinePreservation! | /r/OnlinePreservation | 2023-08-17

    Xenia (Xbox 360) Emulator: https://xenia.jp/

  • Cemu

    Cemu - Wii U emulator

    Project mention: could not find all required packages: fmt <10.0.0 | /r/archlinux | 2023-08-07

    Edit : It's being worked on by the cemu devs https://github.com/cemu-project/Cemu/pull/924

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Provenance

    iOS & tvOS multi-emulator frontend, supporting various Atari, Bandai, NEC, Nintendo, Sega, SNK and Sony console systems… Get Started: https://wiki.provenance-emu.com |

  • azerothcore-wotlk

    Complete Open Source and Modular solution for MMO

    Project mention: 2009scape – Runescape in 2009 | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-08-18

    Cool, I didn't realize Runescape private servers were a thing still.

    I contribute to AzerothCore[0] pretty regularly. There's a lot of improvements that could be made, but it's overall fun and the majority of people who frequent their Discord are friendly enough.

    [0] https://github.com/azerothcore/azerothcore-wotlk

  • Vita3K

    Experimental PlayStation Vita emulator

    Project mention: Any ongoing work for porting the Vita development to a different SOC? | /r/VitaPiracy | 2023-07-04

    Don’t know about any ports, only Vita3K emulator that’s steadily improving: https://vita3k.org

  • Triton

    Triton is a dynamic binary analysis library. Build your own program analysis tools, automate your reverse engineering, perform software verification or just emulate code. (by JonathanSalwan)

  • Cxbx-Reloaded

    Xbox (Original) Emulator

    Project mention: What is this? | /r/starcraft | 2023-05-21

    Sorry, but I have no idea, haven't tried it myself yet. But a quick search suggests Cxbx. That's what I'd try first. An unfinished version of Warcraft: Lord of the Clans is on there too btw, no emu needed afaik.

  • GPCS4

    A work-in-progress PlayStation 4 emulator.

  • Play-

    Play! - PlayStation2 Emulator

    Project mention: [Discussion] TrollStore JIT enabler for apps | /r/jailbreak_ | 2023-12-03

    I’m trying to enable JIT in Play! emulator using Azula to patch the .ipa with TrollStoreJitEnabler, but it gives an error: “couldn’t copy dylib to workspace”. Azula is a mobile clone of Azule that should work on jailed devices (but it doesn’t atm), can someone jailbroken or with a Mac please try to patch it with Azule instead?

  • furnace

    a multi-system chiptune tracker compatible with DefleMask modules

    Project mention: FLaNK Stack Weekly 11 Dec 2023 | dev.to | 2023-12-11
  • citra

    A Nintendo 3DS Emulator (by weihuoya)

    Project mention: Pixel 6a with Tensor 1 or Moto Stylus with Snapdragon 6 gen 1? | /r/EmulationOnAndroid | 2023-12-09

    And the MMJ builds here: https://github.com/weihuoya/citra/releases

  • FEX

    A fast usermode x86 and x86-64 emulator for Arm64 Linux

    Project mention: FEX 2305 Tagged! | /r/linux | 2023-05-08

    "A fast usermode x86 and x86-64 emulator for Arm64"

  • bsnes

    bsnes is a Super Nintendo (SNES) emulator focused on performance, features, and ease of use.

    Project mention: Replay old video games | /r/nonutnovember | 2023-11-03

    SNES: Bsnes is the best SNES emulator in my opinion: Download Bsnes

  • EKA2L1

    A Symbian OS/N-Gage emulator

    Project mention: Is there a way to emulate symbian S60 v3 on pc | /r/symbian | 2023-06-28
  • FabGL

    ESP32 Display Controller (VGA, PAL/NTSC Color Composite, SSD1306, ST7789, ILI9341), PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard Controller, Graphics Library, Sound Engine, Game Engine and ANSI/VT Terminal

  • pokegb

    A gameboy emulator that only plays Pokemon Blue, in ~50 lines of c++.

    Project mention: McDonald's Just Dropped a Brand New Game Boy Game in 2023 | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-06-13
  • decaf-emu

    Researching Wii U emulation.

  • em-dosbox

    An Emscripten port of DOSBox

    Project mention: Eligiendo un computador para desarrollo | dev.to | 2023-12-12

    https://www.dosbox.com/ (Emulador de DOS)

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-02-27.

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What are some of the best open-source Emulator projects in C++? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 yuzu 33,686
2 rpcs3 13,905
3 dolphin 11,492
4 citra 10,081
5 pcsx2 10,018
6 xenia 7,528
7 Cemu 6,011
8 Provenance 5,562
9 azerothcore-wotlk 5,226
10 Vita3K 3,424
11 Triton 3,230
12 Cxbx-Reloaded 2,074
13 GPCS4 1,971
14 Play- 1,956
15 furnace 1,798
16 citra 1,706
17 FEX 1,695
18 bsnes 1,571
19 EKA2L1 1,390
20 FabGL 1,332
21 pokegb 1,291
22 decaf-emu 1,219
23 em-dosbox 1,177
The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS
The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.