MESS (Multi Emulator Super System) is a MAME core based emulator for computer systems and game consoles. MESS can emulate computer platforms, console and portable gaming systems and even calculators.
MESS may not be the fastest emulator for a particular system but it has accuracy that is useful for game developers. MESS currently supports over 668 systems with 1748 system variations and some more are under development. The emulator uses additional tools and drivers to make the emulation a possibility. MESS does not emulate the systems directly, it emulates the hardware and ROM images. MESS supports such popular systems as Atari, Apple I/Apple II/Apple III, Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive, IBM PC, MSX/MSX2, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Pocket Computer, Sony PlayStation, ZX Spectrum and much more. MESS and MAME have the same source repository and they are being developed together, anyone who knows the C programming language can contribute to the project, as MESS is open source.
- Supports computer platforms, console and portable gaming systems and calculators.
- Supports 668 systems with 1748 system variations.
- Emulates hardware and ROM images.
- Compatible with Atari, Apple, Game Boy, Super Game Boy, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive, IBM PC, MSX, MSX2, Sony PlayStation, ZX Spectrum and much more.
- Open source.