3DO emulators

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The 3DO console

The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer was a games console released by the 3DO Company in 1993. Due to the unpopularity of the system, the emulation scene is almost non-existent. However, there are a couple of emulators available.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Libretro Core Active Recommended
4DO Windows, Multi-platform*
3d'oh Linux SVN
Phoenix Windows, Linux 2.4 ?
Real3DOPlayer Android 1.0.6

* Only available outside of Windows as a libretro core (e.g. RetroArch).


  • 4DO is a fork of the FreeDO emulation project. It is the most compatible 3DO emulator, but the standalone version is only available for Windows. It can overclock up to 400% of the original 3DO clock speed, which makes low frame rate titles (e.g. Doctor Hauzer) much more playable. It allows upscaling the game in a higher internal resolution by up to 2x, but the game is still only rendered at 480p. Severe audio glitches are very common no matter what settings are used. A libretro port is also available, though overclocking options are not present.
  • 3d'oh seems to have lower compatibility. However, most of the more popular 3DO titles are compatible. 3d'oh has to be compiled from source.
  • Phoenix is a newer, closed-source project but is completely in Russian. Most of the settings are translated in this picture.