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Avocado 2020-05-23



  • OS: Windows 7 or later, macOS 10.13 or later, Linux
  • GPU: Graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.2
  • CPU: SSE3 compatible (CPUs after 2004) x64 or x86 processor



Avocado focuses on supporting relatively modern hardware (2010 and forwards) and non-legacy OSes.


Emulator is currently single-threaded - if you have multicore CPU you will not benefit from it. Single thread performance is what really matters.


Currently Avocado requires OpenGL 3.2. In the future this limitation will be lifted for software rendering.



Avocado requires the BIOS from real console in the data/bios directory. Selection of a BIOS rom will be required on the first run. The rom can be changed under Options->BIOS or by modifying the config.json file.


Avocado doesn't support fast booting. UniROM can be used as a work around. Place the .rom file in the data/bios directory and modify config.json:

"extension": "data/bios/unirom_caetlaNTSC_plugin.rom"


Press the Start button (Enter by default) to fastboot, or R2 (keypad *) to slowboot a game. You can run the included Playstation firmware replacement Caetla with the Select button (Right shift) then run the .exe directly from the disk.


To load a .cue/.bin/.img/.chd file just drag and drop it.


PAL games with LibCrypt protection need additional subchannel info - download proper file .SBI or .LSD file from Redump, place it in the same folder as game image and make sure has identical name as .cue/.bin/... file.



  • Space - pause/resume emulation
  • F1 - hide GUI
  • F2 - soft reset
  • Shift-F2 - hard reset
  • F7 - single frame
  • Tab - disable framelimiting

Configure controls under Options->Controller menu.


No change-log has been provided with this release.







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