Emulator

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An emulator is a software program that tries to emulate / simulate another computer system than the one its running on.



Emulators

Host System (Running on)Emulated SystemEmulator Name (link)
PC / WindowsCommodore 64CCS64 [1]
PC / WindowsCommodore AmigaWinUAE [2]
PC / WindowsAtari 2600Stella [3]
PC / Windowsmultiple Arcade machinesMame [4]
PC / WindowsMicrosoft XBoxXeon [5]
PC / Linux / WindowsNintendo SNESZSNES [6]
PC / Linux Windows Blue Screen of Deathbsod.tar.gz [7]
PC / LinuxMicrosoft WindowsWine [8] *
PC / Linux / Mac / Acorn Smalltalk-80Squeak [9] *
Microsoft XBoxLinux / DebianXebian -> Debian/Xbox *


  • Wine: some people will argue about the definition of emulator, and say that wine is not really an emulator if you are very strict it's just "an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix."
  • Squeak: The Smalltalk-80 system does not have native hardware to run on... Well the closest native hardware documented is the Swamp processor, it is unknown is anyone have manufactured one. The inventor team of Smalltalk at Xerox PARC is currently working on http://www.opencroquet.org that enable object syncronisation across the internet with OpenGL 3D API and more. Interesting stuff all based on Smalltalk.
  • Xebian: Also not really an emulator, but i think it fits here because the host system (XBox) was never intended to run Linux or any other free OS and the community spend quite some time and effort until they got it running.

Please extend the list.