Atari Lynx Emulators

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Matt James

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Searching an Atari Lynx Emulator? Then search no more as we have a definitive recommendation for you!

To be honest, there are no frills with this recommendation, Atari Lynx emulators have been around for some time now with the likes of Handy for the PC being well established (almost retro you could say!) and OpenEmu for the Mac, are always safe bets.

But when you just want solid performance and speedy access, our old friend RetroArch hasn’t let us down yet, and this is the case with the Atari Lynx too!

Atari Lynx Emulator For PC, Mac & Linux? – RetroArch

Cutting straight to the chase, RetroArch and the Beetle Lynx core is the way I play Atari Lynx games with emulation.

As is the same story with many systems, I prefer RetroArch because of its familiarity and its wealth of configurations available to tinker with both the emulation as well as the excellent range of display filters available.

If you are keen to try out the Beetle Lynx core, you will need to ensure you have the Lynx BIOS placed in the RetroArch ‘system’ folder (this is found where you have installed RetroArch). Simply search online for the file ‘lynxboot.img’, this is the file you need to get Beetle Lynx booting games, otherwise, without it, you’ll just be left with a blank screen.

Atari Lynx Emulator For PC
Atari Lynx Emulator For PC – RetroArch ‘Beetle Lynx’ Core

Beetle Lynx is actually a port of Mednafen Lynx, which itself was a development fork of the original Handy emulator, so the Beetle Lynx core roots are firmly set with the most established Atari Lynx emulator.

Atari Lynx Emulator For Android? – RetroArch

Once again, it’s the RetroArch Beetle Lynx core that will provide a great Atari Lynx emulation experience on Android. It is just simply the easiest and most modern way to play Atari Lynx games on your Android device.

Atari Lynx Emulator For Android - RetroArch 'Beetle Lynx' Core
Atari Lynx Emulator For Android – RetroArch ‘Beetle Lynx’ Core

Installation and set up of Beetle Lynx on RetroArch is the same as the desktop version as detailed above. You need to make sure you obtain the Atari Lynx BIOS file, which is called ‘lynxboot.img’. Search online for this file and copy it to the RetroArch ‘system’ folder, and then your games will boot with no problems.

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