April 2nd, 2019

Two weeks ago I received an email advising me of the closure of eSellerate, a payment processing platform used by all existing versions of Emulator Enhancer. As a direct consequence of this I'm sorry to announce that after June 30th, 2019 it will no longer be possible to purchase licenses for Emulator Enhancer releases up to and including v3.0.1. It may or may not be possible to reactivate existing licenses after that date; this will depend on whether the eSellerate team keep their back end system online after the ability to place new orders has been turned off.

Though it is not ready as of this writing my hope is that I'll be in a position to put out an updated version of Emulator Enhancer with a different payment provider prior to the proverbial hammer falling. As promised last November this update will be provided free of charge to all those with valid v3.x licenses. The new release and associated emulators will require a Mac that supports macOS Mojave; if you have an older machine and you've been holding off buying a license then I'd encourage you to do so before the opportunity goes away forever.


November 18th, 2018

The emulators on this site have some minor visual glitches under macOS Mojave. I was hopping to release a quick fix, but after some investigation it has become apparent that full resolution will require migrating the existing video renderer to Metal. This work is now in progress, and while I don't have a release date or even a timeline yet I can say that the changes will be a free upgrade for all existing Emulator Enhancer 3 customers.


May 26th, 2018

Today marks the release of Brain Box v1.0, a set of educational games aimed primarily at children, though equally good for those of other ages seeking some mentally stimulating procrastination. The current release features seven games, and if successful I plan to add more in due course.


March 30th, 2018

Emulator Enhancer v3.0.1 is now available.

  • Added a new aspect ratio preference to restrict window sizes to multiples of the emulated display.
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where emulators would fail to exit full screen mode properly when a ROM was closed with the Command-W shortcut.
  • Resolved an issue that caused PS4 Dual Shock controllers to crash Emulator Enhancer.
  • Improved support for HID hat switches (RetroBit USB Adapter et al).

Mugrat v0.4.5 is now available.

  • Fixed an issue with the Open dialog box that caused a number of valid Coleco ROMs to be filtered incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where freeze states would silently fail in certain circumstances.

Oric v1.8.0 is now available.

  • Fixed a problem that caused the CLOAD/CSAVE commands to fail in certain circumstances. These commands now use the directory ~/Library/Application Support/Bannister/Oric/Files/.
  • Added support for gzip-compressed tape files.
  • Added support for disabling individual sound channels.
  • Fixed an issue where freeze states would silently fail in certain circumstances.

Oswan v0.8.3 is now available.

  • Fixed a problem where a malformed preferences file could cause the emulator to crash when opening a new ROM.
  • Separated mappings for the two sets of directional controls.
  • Added support for automatic rotation of video mid-game (Rockman & Forte).
  • Added a keyboard override for rotation if the emulator fails to switch properly.
  • Saved states are now compressed with gzip.


March 10th, 2018

After a decade-long hiatus I'm delighted to announce new releases of the twenty-seven different emulator projects that I maintained during the noughties. The updates utilise a new 64-bit Cocoa replacement for my shell library that I've been slowly putting together over the last few years. I appreciate I'm a little behind the times (people who point this out will be nominated for the ice bucket challenge) but I figure that it's better to release late than never. They are designed to run on macOS 10.11 and later, and my plan is to keep that minimum requirement for the foreseeable future as my elderly but perfectly serviceable Mac Pro doesn't support anything newer.

As in times past the standard versions of these ports are completely free. Those of you who want more functionality have the option of installing Emulator Enhancer 3.0, which adds a number of extra features including HID device support, Full Screen Mode, Network Play, and a graphical Recent Games window. EE3 is available at no charge to EE2 customers who purchased on or after January 1, 2017.


December 23rd, 2017

I’m trying to get back in touch with Hiroki Kobayashi, once known as PB1400c, and administrator of an Japanese emulation page. The last email I have is and is bouncing. If anyone knows him please put us in contact.