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Download for Windows

Download for Windows


Simply download the Zip archive release for Windows, extract the archive to a directory, then double-click on xemu.exe.

Download for macOS

Download for macOS

Compatibility Note: This download is a Universal binary, and will work on both x86-64 and the new Apple M1-based Macs.


Simply download the Zip archive release for macOS, extract the archive, then run the application. Optionally drag the xemu app bundle to your Applications folder.

Because the app is not signed, you will need to right-click, or hold the control key and click, on the app and in the context menu that appears select Open on first launch.

Download for Linux

Ubuntu PPA (18.04 and newer)

Users running recent versions of Ubuntu (18.04 and newer) are recommended to install through the daily build PPA repository. At the command line, run the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mborgerson/xemu
sudo apt update
sudo apt install xemu

You can now launch xemu through your typical launcher, or by typing xemu at the command line.


  1. Set up Flatpak

  2. Install xemu from Flathub

flatpak install -y app.xemu.xemu

  1. Run xemu

flatpak run app.xemu.xemu

Note: Only the ~/.var/app/app.xemu.xemu/data/xemu/xemu directory can be written by xemu. The Hard Disk image has to be placed there, for example at ~/.var/app/app.xemu.xemu/data/xemu/xemu/xbox_hdd.qcow2.

Build from source

On most Linux distributions, it is also possible to build from source.