Compliant underactuated hands have been shown to be able to grasp a variety of objects while simplifying both mechanical and control complexity compared to fully-actuated hands. Building on recent advances in simulation software, this paper presents a generic underactuated compliant hand emulator working with state of the art simulation software that allows evaluating the behavior of a compliant gripper grasping irregular objects. The emulator makes use of the adaptive synergy concept which can be generalizable to a wide array of underactuated compliant hands. The architecture of the simulator-emulator system is presented and the implementation details will be highlighted for two common compliant grippers, the Pisa/IIT SoftHand and the RightHand Robotics Reflex SF. These software tools are being used for the simulation track of the IROS 2016 Robot Grasping and Manipulation Competition in which teams are asked to develop novel controllers to grasp a variety of cluttered and irregular objects.