Its taken a while. Hobby projects run in your spare time tend to, but thanks to the great work of a group of dedicated people. We have released OpenEmu to the world today!
You can get it here
I started tinkering on the project back when it was essentially an awesome demo full of possibility. I joined an IRC room, and found an application, and a group of guys willing to put a front-end to a project brimming with potential. What a great bunch of people they are too.
What we all wanted, was to make emulating your old games as simple, easy and as elegant as possible. We found the user experience presented to users via some absolutely amazing emulator projects to be below average at best.
We wanted an experience where you simply added the legal ROMs you own, dropped them in, and launched the game.
We wanted it to just work.
I think we pulled that off to the best of our ability given the technical hurdles we found. We will strive to continue this.
It took a while, many of that original group, even its founder moved on, while other members of the group also went on to see their lives and careers suddenly grow and change (Think at least 3 others were hired by some big known companies). My own career changed as well. (I went to work at Twitch)
We hand crafted a UI around your games. We re-wrote the grid view. We re-wrote and changed the controller inputs and its design (for that just works out of box experience, plug a controller in and BOOM ...done!). We built a website. We crafted every piece and part of the experience we had time for. For those that still carry the torch, and those that passed it up, we worked damn hard to get this out.
Its here. I’m proud of this app and those that gave up their time for it.
Now stop reading and go play!
p.s. we have an 'Experimental Version' for the brave who want to try out more 'systems' or 'cores' like N64 that just weren't ready from prime time click this thing and download.
3 months ago
About time! Looks phenomenal man
Hooray!! GREAT WORK, and congratulations on official release :D
Congrats! been looking forward to this!
Congratulations and believe me when I say, I appreciate all the hard work and time put into making this happen. Phenomenal work.
Many many congrats! So happy for the team that 1.0 is out. :D
Thank you so much. Really proud of you guys, been looking forward to this for a long time. :)
I have been waiting for this! Well done on finishing it, awesome work, going to really enjoy having this on my system. Thanks guys.
I have been using it since the first beta. I was so looking forward for this. All your work and the one of the people who worked with you on this, is a pure act of love and work of art. Thank you!
@David McLeod This looks amazing! Are there plans to include arcade emulation and will the xarcade joystick be supported?
@David McLeod Congrats David!
Finally dat day come! Congrats David!
@Ben Davis That arcade stick should work already? If not, let me know. As for MAME, we have it kind of working but two things need to happen: 1. We need a way for the user to easily add a BIOS and 2. The constant updating of ROM sets on MAME is a bit of an ugly user experience. So, need to cater for that. (I have some non-elegant ideas... well non-egant backend wise)
This is UI design at its finest. Was inspired over the years by the designs you all leaked out. Congratulations!
This has been in the works forever! Great day has come.
Best holiday gift ever.
Thanks everyone! Be sure to tweet @openemu with some cool pictures of yourself playing some retro goodness. Oh and follow me on twitter... I don't have many friends :*( hehe
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! So happy this is finally out! Used it to play through Mother 3 early in the year and it was a joy.
This is amazing man.
2 months ago
I've been following the progress of this app for some time. I downloaded it and think is truly awesome (best emulator launcher I've seen). The UI is full of win!
Just wanted to say congrats and thank you. \(^_^ )/
Been following the project this after seeing it on reddit. Great job! Thanks for the follow too. :)
about 1 month ago
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