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This project is a fork of the original Nestopia source code, plus the Linux port. The purpose of the project is to make sure people who want a standalone GUI for the Nestopia emulator have this option available.

Current Project Goals:

  • Maintain a functional GUI for the Nestopia emulator on Linux, BSD, and Windows platforms


  • Contributions will be reviewed for anything related to the standalone GUI builds
  • Issues related to core emulation will be closed. This project no longer maintains the core emulator.
  • When not using a tagged release, please understand that the code is volatile and nothing is set in stone.

The following platforms are supported:

  • Linux, BSD, Windows

Libretro notes: The libretro port is no longer maintained in this repo, and is now maintained by the libretro community. For libretro-specific issues, please use the libretro repository:

This project depends on the following libraries: FLTK 1.3, SDL2, libarchive, zlib

Installing Dependencies

Install dependencies required for building on Debian-based Linux distributions:

apt-get install build-essential autoconf autoconf-archive automake autotools-dev libfltk1.3-dev libsdl2-dev libarchive-dev zlib1g-dev

FLTK Build

To build using Autotools (optional arguments in square brackets):

autoreconf -vif
./configure [--enable-doc]


make install

Win32 Build

To build the win32 solution with Visual Studio 2010:

  1. Ensure you have the DirectX 9 SDK
  2. Manually zip NstDatabase.xml to the destination source/core/database/
  3. Open projects/nestopia.sln
  4. Build in release mode

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