A downloadable emulator for Windows and Android
Ever wanted to play your old PC games on your device(mobile and modern PC)? Now you can, with more accuracy than ever!
The UniPCemu(Universal PC emulator) emulator, originally made to play games on the PSP, now built for Android! Play your old classic PC games on Android! It's a cycle-accurate x86 emulator(previously called x86emu). It's a 8086(IBM PC) up to 80486(Compaq Deskpro 386/IBM PS/2(adds PS/2 mouse) emulator(with various, configurable hardware), with up to 80386 timings(80486 using 80386 timings)).
It can run many IBM PC XT games, and also some 386 games(Megarace is working, from CD-ROM(using VIDE-CDD.SYS). OAKCDROM.SYS still isn't working(aborting after an Inquiry command)). Many graphics cards and sound cards can be used(MIDI using a Soundfont emulator), from PC speaker up to Sound Blaster 2.0 and from IBM Monochrome Display Adapter up to ET4000 SVGA!
EMS is available using the Lo-tech 2MB EMS board on the XT and various EMM emulation software(JEMM386, EMM386) on IBM AT and up!
Only XBox 360 controllers, PC mouse&keyboard or touch screen input is supported. When using a different controller, use x360ce: https://github.com/x360ce/x360ce . Input is either mapped using PSP controls(Q/W/arrows/enter/backspace(and one key to the left on Qwerty keyboards), 2/4/6(also escape on android)/8(also carriage return on android) numpad and escape/space(space on Android only)) or Direct Input(see wiki controls page for more details: https://bitbucket.org/superfury/unipcemu/wiki/Controls ).
|Published||Nov 23, 2017|
|Tags||16-bit, 2D, computer, cycle-accurate, ibm-pc, psp, x86|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Multiplayer||Server-based networked multiplayer|
Add files to the program's folder, as instructed at the wiki: https://bitbucket.org/superfury/unipcemu/wiki
For the PSP version: Extract into the folder "ms0:/PSP/GAME/UniPCemu". It's compatible with any device that allows homebrew to be able to run(CFW).
Place the bios roms to use in the application's ROM subdirectory. Other directories are mentioned on the wiki(which contains the emulator's manual).
The exact filenames for the ROMs are mentioned at https://bitbucket.org/superfury/unipcemu/wiki/Settings%20menu Advanced menu, section describing the Execution mode setting.
A basic XT BIOS that can be used is the Generic Super PC/Turbo XT BIOS(http://www.phatcode.net/downloads.php?id=101). ROMs for AT and up need to be supplied by the user itself(80386 and up might run the SeaBIOS and it's VGA ROMs. CGA and below usually don't require a seperate ROM(with IBM BIOSes and the Generic Super PC/Turbo XT BIOS) and run out-of-the-box.
The IDE harddisks may require a seperate BIOS Expansion ROM to use. The XT-IDE Universal BIOS can be used in that case(http://www.xtideuniversalbios.org/ , where binaries(xtidecfg) and the ROMs can be found at http://www.xtideuniversalbios.org/binaries/ ). More info about configuring the BIOS can be found at the manual wiki at https://bitbucket.org/superfury/unipcemu/wiki/Disk%20images .
Empty, unbootable(except for floppy disks, which contain a simple message after which it reboots when pressing a key) disk images can be createn from the Settings menu. Other disk images will need to be supplied by the user.
Configuration can be done using either the Settings menu or the configuration textfile(.ini textfile). The application folder on Android can be redirected to another path using a simple redirect.txt containing the path to use(one-line file contents is the path to redirect the files directory to), as long as it's on the same (android internal) memory card.
Important note: Android can close the app to preserve memory, because the app can't free memory due to it needing memory to keep emulation state. This isn't a bug.
Be sure to copy or backup the application's data folder(named com.unipcemu.app, usually located in the Android/data folder on the internal memory) if deleting the app(except when redirecting the folder using a redirect.txt file within it). Not doing so will cause all saved data that's used (and stored) there to be deleted permanently when uninstalling the app. It isn't backed up automatically! A safe way of handling this is to use a redirect.txt file containing the path on the same disk(absolute path) of the folder that contains the files instead(on a different, device global internal memory folder).
- UniPCemu build 2018/05/03 15:25 is now online!45 days ago
- UniPCemu build 2018/04/14 11:41 is now live!64 days ago
- UniPCemu PSP build has been added!Feb 09, 2018
- A quick little update! UniPCemu build 2018/02/05 13:00 now is live!Feb 05, 2018
- UniPCemu build 2018/02/04 16:02 is now live!Feb 05, 2018
- UniPCemu making progress on Virtual 8086 mode emulationDec 26, 2017
- UniPCemu build 2017/12/14 13:04 now live!Dec 14, 2017
- UniPCemu build 2017/12/13 14:15 now live!Dec 13, 2017