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Revision as of 17:54, 4 March 2016

BizHawk.jpg
Current version: 2.3.2
Active: Yes
OS: Windows
Authors: BizHawk Team
Official website: TASVideos.org
Source code: GitHub

BizHawk is a multi-system emulator designed predominantly around the production of Tool Assisted Speedruns (TAS). It is written in C# and requires .NET 4.0 to run.

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Dev Builds

Supported Systems

Original And Ported

System Based on code from:
Nintendo Entertainment System Original. PPU based on FCEUX, QuickNES
Super Nintendo Entertainment System bsnes v087
Nintendo 64 Mupen64Plus
(Super) Game Boy Gambatte, bsnes v087
Game Boy Color Gambatte
Game Boy Advance VBA-Next, mGBA
Master System Original. Z80 CPU core based on cogwheel
Game Gear Original. Z80 CPU core based on cogwheel
SG-1000 Original. Z80 CPU core based on cogwheel
Genesis Genesis Plus GX
Saturn Yabause
Playstation Mednafen
Playstation Portable (WIP) PPSSPP
PC Engine Original
Atari 2600 Original
Atari 7800 emu7800
Atari Lynx Mednafen's Handy core
ColecoVision Original
Intellivsion (WIP) Original
TI-83 Original
Apple II Virtu
Commodore 64 (WIP) Original
WonderSwan/Color Mednafen's Cygne core

Libretro

Core Compatibility
2048 Okay
CATSFC Okay
FCEUmm Okay
mGBA Okay
Emux Okay (Game Boy/Game Boy Color only)
Final Burn Alpha (Arcade) Okay
ImageViewer Okay
Mednafen Okay (Neo Geo Pocket only)
Gambatte Okay
FFmpeg Okay
DeSmuME Okay
4DO Okay
MAME Not Okay
bsnes Not Okay
bnes Not Okay
Mupen64Plus Not Okay
blueMSX Not Okay
fMSX Not Okay
FUSE Not Okay
Final Burn Alpha (Neo Geo) Not Okay
Handy Not Okay
DOSBox Not Okay

Features

  • Full Screen support
  • Controller and Hotkey mapping
  • Joypad support (for both controller and hotkeys)
  • Auto (Rapid) Fire controls
  • Basic re-recording and rerecording
  • "Bullet-proof" rerecording
  • Frame/Lag/Rerecording counters
  • Input Display
  • Auto-hold
  • Alpha version of "TAStudio"
  • RAM Watching/Poking tools
  • RAM Searching
  • Lua Scripting
  • Rewind
  • Libretro support (1.11.4 onwards)

Review

For TAS purposes, this emulator is king. Since 1.11.4, It has support for Libretro cores, making it a good alternative for RetroArch, and adds TAS support for all compatible cores.