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OpenEmu 2.0.4

    OpenEmu 2.0.4 requires OS X 10.11 or above

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  • Added support for the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
  • Added gameplay preference to allow playing with controllers while in the background.
  • Added automap support for PS4 Slim DualShock 4 (model CUH-ZCT2).
  • Improved importing Multi-Disc Games.
  • Fixed case where games would not load if a previous game failed to load.
  • Fixed a potential crash when checking for and downloading core plugin updates.
  • Fixed a crash when using the popout gameplay window and accessing the Services submenu on macOS 10.12.
  • Fixed main window toolbar appearance for some localizations.
  • Fixed various 10.12 SDK UI issues.
  • Added Catalan localization.
  • Updated localizations.

  • 2.0.3:
  • Fixed analog controllers that send excessive input events (e.g. DualShock 4 and others) interfering with frontend and core functions.
  • Fixed case where some bluetooth mice (e.g. Logitech MX Anywhere 2) break the input system.
  • Fixed Steam Controller support when properly configured through Steam.
  • Fixed case where cancelling an alert could make it impossible to stop or reset gameplay.
  • Updated localizations.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Note: Preferences for Default Cores have been reset.

  • 2.0.2:
  • Added mGBA, a faster and more accurate GBA emulator, as the new default GBA core plugin.
  • Added automap support for Horipad Ultimate controller.
  • Optimized input handling and core helper process to further reduce latency.
  • Improved search results in Save States and Screenshots libraries to be more precise.
  • Fixed N64 games running too fast.
  • Fixed controllers with a hat switch not retaining their proper D-pad mappings.
  • Fixed reversed Y-axis for MFi devices.
  • Fixed case where BIOS files might not import correctly after a new core plugin install.
  • Fixed case where suppressing an alert might not remember the choice correctly.
  • Fixed the appearance of localized text in Library and Preferences with Auto Layout.
  • Fixed screenshots not saving for game titles with forward slashes.
  • Added Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Japanese localizations.
  • Updated localizations.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

  • 2.0.1:
  • Fixed new system plugins not being available.
  • Fixed save states not saving if alert is suppressed.
  • Add Odyssey²/Videopac controller graphic.
  • Note: If BIOS files were not importing correctly after a new core install, please remove the imported files, restart the app and import your BIOS files again.

  • Changes since OpenEmu 2.0
  • Added support for new systems:
    - Atari 5200
    - Atari 7800
    - Atari Lynx
    - ColecoVision
    - Famicom Disk System
    - Intellivision
    - Nintendo 64
    - Odyssey²/Videopac+
    - PC-FX
    - SG-1000
    - Sega CD
    - Sony PSP
    - Sony PlayStation
    - TurboGrafx-CD/PCE-CD
    - Vectrex
    - WonderSwan
  • Redesigned UI with a beautiful, modern look.
  • Added real-time gameplay rewinding.
  • Added Save States and Screenshots organizers.
  • Added Homebrew collection with over 80 great games.
  • Added automap support for SteelSeries Nimbus and Stratus XL controllers.
  • Optimized input handling to eliminate latency.
  • Fixed performance for certain GPUs.
  • Updated translations.
  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements.

  • Known Issues since 2.0
  • Control mappings have been reset due to changes with the input system.
  • Previous Sega Genesis/Mega Drive save states have been removed due to unresolvable incompatibilities with the Genesis Plus GX emulator.
  • Using f.lux while playing games can cause performance issues or crashes, please disable f.lux to avoid problems.
  • If using a Mac with dual GPUs, consider using gfxCardStatus to switch to the higher-end discrete GPU for improved performance.


OpenEmu (org.openemu.openemu) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is OpenEmu 2.0.4. The most popular version of this application used by our users is OpenEmu 1.0.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/OpenEmu.app

Minimum OS version: 10.7.0