Emulation is the process of simulating the hardware of one computer (particularly the processor) via software on a different one. In other words, it allows you to use software meant for another system that you may not have access to by running a program on your system. For instance, an emulator will let you use an arcade machine that no longer exist or use a game console that can no longer be purchased. Note that this category is different from Computers: Emulators because the focus here is on the emulation of general gaming purpose computers (also called consoles) and arcade machines.
Websites which feature a regular updated News section should be submitted to the News and Media subcategory.

Due to legal threats from Nintendo of America, Inc no site containing ROM Images for any of the systems published by Nintendo (including arcade machines) may be listed in the Open Directory Project.

3DO

Emulators and emulation tools and resources for 3DO.
Sites about the emulation of arcade or coin-op video games.
If the site is a general emulation site it doesn''t belong here. This is for coin-op video games only.
Resources and emulators for Atari Console Systems.
Sites covering non console Atari systems should be submitted to Computers: Emulators: Atari.
Emulators, emulation tools, and emulation resources for Console systems that can be classified as classic.
The category is primary meant to provide a place for emulators and emulation resources of classical systems which don''t have an individual category.
Emulators capable of emulating multiple systems.
Only emulators home pages, and their supporting fan pages, are accepted. Sites about general emulation, should be submitted to Games: Video_Games: Emulation.

NEC

This category is a comprehensive list of emulation and development resources about the two console ranges marketed by NEC/TTi : the PC Engine (including its North American counterpart, the TurboGrafx) and the PC-FX.
Please submit only sites specifically dealing with PC Engine and PC-FX hardware/software emulation and development. General information and fandom pages should be listed under Games: Video Games: Console Platforms: NEC.

Sites dealing with ROM images are allowed, providing that they do not include any reference to Nintend´┐Ż ROMs.

Emulators and emulation tools and resources for Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket, and Neo Geo Pocket Color.
Emulators and tools/resources available for systems published by Nintendo.

Due to legal threats from Nintendo of America, Inc no site containing ROM Images for any of the systems published by Nintendo (including arcade machines) may be listed in the Open Directory Project.

Sites offering or facilitating search for ROM Images for a variety of platforms.

Only sites which primarily offer ROM Images (or search for these) for various systems are accepted. Sites focused on ROM Images for one system or all systems of one company should be submitted to the respective category of that company or system.

Due to legal threats from Nintendo of America, Inc no site containing ROM Images for any of the systems published by Nintendo (including arcade machines) may be listed in the Open Directory Project.

Emulators and general emulation of systems published by Sega.
Emulation on and of systems published by Sony.
There were many games never exported out of their home country (in most cases Japan), and were thus not translated to any other language. Now with the possibility of emulation, many people begun to translate these, granting you the benefit of experience games you never could before due to the language barrier.
Submit only Translation Tools and News sites to this category. If you''re a Translation Team, Group, or single Translator submit it to Translation Groups. If you''re Translating to other languages than English, your site should be submitted to one of the category listed in ''This category in other languages:'' within this category or the category above.
Emulators, tools, and emulation resources for the WonderSwan and WonderSwan Color.