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MESS Overview

MESS emulates portable and console gaming systems, computer platforms and calculators. The project strives for accuracy and portability and therefore is not always the fastest emulator for any one particular system.
MESS supports 231 unique systems with 738 total system variations and is constantly growing.

The license would be open source if it wasn't for the "no commercial use" clause.

MESS Features

tick-square Multi System Emulator

MESS Platforms

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MESS Categories

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