You may freely use, modify, and distribute both the FB Alpha source code and binary, however the following restrictions apply to the FB Alpha original material (see below for a list of libraries with differing licenses, please consult their respective documentation for more information):

  • You may not sell, lease, rent or otherwise seek to gain monetary profit from FB Alpha;
  • You must make public any changes you make to the source code;
  • You must include, verbatim, the full text of this license;
  • You may not distribute binaries which support games with copyright dates less then three years old;
  • You may not distribute FB Alpha with ROM images unless you have the legal right to distribute them.

The FB Alpha website is

FB Alpha is based on Final Burn (, see additional text below.

All material not covered above 2007 Team FB Alpha.

DISCLAIMER: The authors of FB Alpha don’t guarantee its fitness for any purpose, implied or otherwise, and do not except responsibility for any damages whatsoever that might occur when using FB Alpha. FB Alpha DOES NOT INCLUDE any ROM images of emulated games.

The following information and license conditions accompanied the original Final Burn emulator. They also apply to FB Alpha:

Copyright (c)2001 Dave (, all rights reserved. This refers to all code except where stated otherwise (e.g. unzip and zlib code).

You can use, modify and redistribute this code freely as long as you don’t do so commercially. This copyright notice must remain with the code. If your program uses this code, you must either distribute or link to the source code. If you modify or improve this code, you must distribute the source code improvements.

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