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The best Saturn emulator right now. SSF is superior to [[Yabause]] and [[Mednafen]] for compatibility, but is Windows only, closed source and requires mounting ISO files in a virtual drive to run them.
 
The best Saturn emulator right now. SSF is superior to [[Yabause]] and [[Mednafen]] for compatibility, but is Windows only, closed source and requires mounting ISO files in a virtual drive to run them.
  
A recent major update to 0.12 improved compatibility for certain games and broke others. It added support for some of the games such as Astal (needs "Enable SH2 Cache").  Keep both versions, pre- and post-0.12 just in case. To raise compatibility, you can try with "No Bios" enabled or disabled, and you'll want to start with the MaxCompatibility (slow) option, then try with the faster options (that do not always work).
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A recent major update to 0.12 improved compatibility for certain games and broke others. It added support for some of games such as Astal (needs "Enable SH2 Cache").  Keep both versions, pre- and post-0.12 just in case. To raise compatibility, you can try with "No Bios" enabled or disabled, and you'll want to start with the MaxCompatibility (slow) option, then try with the faster options (that do not always work).
  
 
SSF requires either an external virtual drive or a specific loader to read disc images. Close and restart the emulator (as it says in the Japanese dialogue popup appearing) whenever you modify the options for them to take effect.
 
SSF requires either an external virtual drive or a specific loader to read disc images. Close and restart the emulator (as it says in the Japanese dialogue popup appearing) whenever you modify the options for them to take effect.
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* F7: Pause and Load State (Press 0-9 to choose)
 
* F7: Pause and Load State (Press 0-9 to choose)
 
* Shift + F7: Pause and Save State (Press 0-9 to choose)
 
* Shift + F7: Pause and Save State (Press 0-9 to choose)
* Numeral Pad 1-6: Disable 2D layers. Useful for sprite rips. Keep in mind this often causes 3D games to crash, and they already have lower compatibility than 2D one when it comes to general emulations.
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* Numeral Pad 1-6: Disable 2D layers. Useful for sprite ripps. Keep in mind this often causes 3D games to crash, and they already have lower compatibility than 2D one when it comes to general emulations.
 
* You can change the speed of emulation under options up to 4x.
 
* You can change the speed of emulation under options up to 4x.
  
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[http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega/saturn/ssf-a-nearly-perfect-sega-saturn-emulator General Guide]
 
[http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega/saturn/ssf-a-nearly-perfect-sega-saturn-emulator General Guide]
  
[https://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocities.jp%2Fmj3kj8o5%2Fssf%2Fsetting.html&sandbox=1 Shima's FAQ about compatibility issues. Note that this is Japanese-to-English Google Translate, and has a very shoddy syntax as a result.]
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[https://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geocities.jp%2Fmj3kj8o5%2Fssf%2Fsetting.html&sandbox=1 Shima's FAQ about compatibility issues. Note that this is Japanese-to-English Google Translate, and has very shoddy syntax as a result.]
  
 
[https://segaretro.org/SSF See the external links in this Sega Retro page for guides and compatibility databases].
 
[https://segaretro.org/SSF See the external links in this Sega Retro page for guides and compatibility databases].

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