Mednafen (PSX)


Mednafen is an open-source Sony PlayStation 1 emulator by Ryphecha. Formerly called Nintencer, This multi-platform emulator is focused on accuracy and compatibility and is known to outperform Sony's official PSone emulator in accuracy tests. As of version 1.31.0, Mednafen features experimental support for ST-V games that don't require decryption chips or special hardware.

Unlike most emulators nowadays, Mednafen is far from being user-friendly. First, this software has no GUI and the program itself features a shell-only interface. Fortunately, external and third-party GUI launchers are available for ease of use. Second, it requires a particular BIOS for each region - making it a bit of a hassle if you're new to it. In order to load games, you must drag and drop cue files onto the executable, and any errors will be displayed on a text file called stdout whenever a crash happens.

Mednafen, short for My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name, is able to emulate games for the following consoles:

  • Apple II
  • Atari Lynx
  • Bandai WonderSwan/Color (Swan)
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA)
  • Virtual Boy
  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
  • PC-FX
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket/Color
  • Sony PlayStation One (PS1/PSOne)
  • Sega Master System (SMS)
  • Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Game Gear

Mednafen uses original cores for Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Virtual Boy, and NEC PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16). These cores are notable for their high quality, compatibility, and accuracy, and are considered one of the bests for their systems.

Mednafen featuring Castlevania: Symphony of the nightPlaying DarkStalkers 3 with Mednafen for PlayStationPulling out some cool moves on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 with NintencerIntense cartoon racing on Crash Team Racing with Mednafen

Mednafen Emulator download can be obtained free to play Playstation. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Android and Wii with fastest download speeds on This PSX Emulator (also known as My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name, Nintencer) is in English and can run games online in high quality. Mednafen is developed by Ryphecha and Mednafen Team. If you like this Sony emulator then also see related emulators such as PS / PS2 / PSP and DuckStation.

Download Links

Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 64-bit newest WindowsFree2022-08-276.85 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-08-275.16 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2022-01-186.81 MB
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-01-185.15 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-06-126.82 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-06-125.05 MB
Mednafen v1.31.0 Linux newest LinuxFree2022-08-273.37 MBUnstable
Mednafen v1.29.0 Linux LinuxFree2022-01-183.35 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Linux LinuxFree2021-06-123.21 MB
Mednafen v1.24.3 r0 Android newest AndroidFree2020-05-043.10 MB
WiiMednafen v0.3 Wii WiiFree2021-11-042.39 MB
Mednafen R3 PS3 PS3Free2010-10-253.37 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD13 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.76 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD12 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.73 MB

Additional other files:

Mednafen v1.31.0 Source Linux SourceFree2022-08-273.37 MBSource Code
Mednafen Server Source v0.5.20 Linux SourceFree2014-12-15109.88 KBServer Source Code