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====External Links====
 
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*[http://www.zophar.net/oldnews/1996_12.html December 1996 news archive] - Zophar's Domain
 
 
*[http://www.zophar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10169 First Famicom/NES emulator?] - Zophar's Domain
 
*[http://www.zophar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=10169 First Famicom/NES emulator?] - Zophar's Domain
 
*[http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?t=6905 Anyone remember the first NES emulator?] - nesdev.com
 
*[http://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?t=6905 Anyone remember the first NES emulator?] - nesdev.com
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===SNES===
 
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Just like NES, the SNES emulation history is quite fuzzy, but there are evidences that SNES emulators existed as early as 1994.
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*[http://www.zophar.net/snes/vsmc.html VSMC] was released in 1994 and could run select few Homebrew roms. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7YXaaYdPGw (Video)]
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*[http://www.zophar.net/snes/esnes.html ESNES] was one of the first SNES emulator that could emulate sound. It later merged with NLKSNES to become NLKE.
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*[http://www.zophar.net/snes/nlksnes.html NLKSNES] was one of the fastest SNES emulators, though it lacked sound emulation. It later merged with NLKSNES to become NLKE.
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*[http://www.zophar.net/snes/nlke.html NLKE] is successor of ESNES and NLKSNES and contained both speed and sound.
  
 
===Genesis===
 
===Genesis===
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.zophar.net/oldnews/ Old news archive] - Zophar's Domain
  
 
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Revision as of 04:02, 14 October 2015

This page contain information of emulation history.

History

NES

The early history of NES emulation is vague, but there are some early emulators known to public.

  • Family Computer Emulator V0.35 for FM Towns, by "Haruhisa Udagawa", with file timestamps of December 12, 1990.
  • Pasofami for the FM Towns, with a release date of May 1, 1993 in its info file. Windows version was released on 1996.
  • LandyNES by Alex Krasivsky, which seems became the base of iNES emulator. At least one beta version was released to the public, but discontinued after the release of NESticle. No release date known but likely mid to late 1990s.
  • Marat Fayzullin's iNES (also known as interNES in early versions) is the first (or at least one of the first) emulator to use NES header format (also known as iNES format). The release date of first version is 1996 according to its site.
  • NESticle (first version known as v0.2) was released on April 3, 1997. It was one of the first freeware NES emulators.

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SNES

Just like NES, the SNES emulation history is quite fuzzy, but there are evidences that SNES emulators existed as early as 1994.

  • VSMC was released in 1994 and could run select few Homebrew roms. (Video)
  • ESNES was one of the first SNES emulator that could emulate sound. It later merged with NLKSNES to become NLKE.
  • NLKSNES was one of the fastest SNES emulators, though it lacked sound emulation. It later merged with NLKSNES to become NLKE.
  • NLKE is successor of ESNES and NLKSNES and contained both speed and sound.

Genesis

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