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RetroArch emulator adds support for DOS games, and more

Enjoy your favorite legacy games on the go with RetroArch

Now you can play all your favorite DOS games right from your iPhone or iPad, thanks to an update to popular emulator RetroArch.

RetroArch was rolled out for Apple Devices in mid-May, and at launch, it allowed users to emulate over 38 different retro platforms. Now, it's added support for even more, including DOS.

According to the App Store page for RetroArch, support has been added for the following cores:

  • Cave Story (NXEngine)
  • Doom (PrBoom)
  • DOS (DOSBox-Pure)
  • Nintendo - DS (melonDS DS)
  • Nintendo - Pokemon Mini (PokeMini)
  • Palm OS (Mu)
  • SNK - Neo Geo Pocket / Color (Beetle NeoPop)

RetroArch supports various features, including Made For iPhone (MFi) controllers, shaders, advanced latency management, and even AI translations. It also supports netplay, cheats, and save states.

RetroArch is available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV and requires iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, or tvOS 14.2, respectively. It can be run on the Apple Vision Pro, as well.

If you'd like to learn how to run RetroArch on your iPhone or iPad, AppleInisder has a handy guide that walks you through the process. Be warned, though — the interface is not that intuitive.