Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

An emulator may refer to any of the following:

Illustration of an emulator.

1. An emulator is hardware or software that allows a computer or other device to act as if it were something else. For example, you may want to use software designed for an IBM or compatible computer to work on an Apple Macintosh.

2. Software game emulators have also become increasingly popular and allow gamers to play old arcade games, console games, or games designed for other platforms.

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