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List of emulators

This article lists software that emulates arcade and console game systems, as well as other computing platforms or CPUs.

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Arcade Game

Console Game

Portable Game

Computing Platform


A number of programs which provide compatibility for running programs designed for other operating systems on the same hardware are sometimes mistaken for emulators:

  • WINE runs Microsoft Windows programs on various Unix-like operating systems running on x86 machines
  • LINE[?] runs x86 Linux programs on Microsoft Windows
  • iBCS[?] (Intel Binary Compatibility Standard) allows a number of x86 Unix operating systems to run a common binary format
  • FreeBSD and other BSD Unixes have system call translation allowing them to run Linux binaries compiled for the same platform
  • SCO UNIX has a similar "Linux kernel personality"
  • vmWare[?] runs an entire operating system inside another

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