Super Nintendo emulators
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (known shorthand as SNES) is a 16-bit, 4th generation console released on 1990 in North America. In Japan, it was known as the Super Famicom.
|Name||Operating System(s)||Latest Version||Active||Recommended?|
|bsnes (higan)||Windows, Linux||✓||✓|
|Snes9x||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X||✓||✓|
|RetroArch (Snes9x, Bsnes)||Multiplatform||✓||✓|
1. bsnes (higan)
- The most accurate of the bunch. Should play any and all commercially released games without trouble, assuming you have the power.
- A Core2Duo at 2Ghz is the weakest I've seen run the balanced version full speed for most games.
- Balanced works. You do NOT need the accuracy build for anything but one game. And I believe it is a minor issue even for that.
- ROM hacks designed around emulator quirks will most likely not work. Same as with real hardware.
- LLE audio sounds amazing.
- Compatible with most games, even many romhacks that make use of emulator quirks.
- Fast enough for pretty much any toaster
- LLE audio, same as bsnes's.
- Often buggy graphical output and shader support in standalone
- Driver/GPU dependent.
- Remember those diagonal lines of offset across older 3D games on certain graphics cards? Yeah. Finding a picture.
- Hit and miss controller support, especially when it comes to XInput devices.
- Will run full speed on ANY toaster, supposedly back to the weakest of Pentium 3s, maybe P2s.
- Assuming it's an x86 toaster, since it's written in ASM.
- Romhacks were often designed around it's malfunctions
- Many romhacks won't work properly on anything else.
- Outdated as hell, with seemingly no hope for updating.
- Many bugs and lacked functions for many games, see ZSNES review
4. RetroArch, which has bsnes, and Snes9x cores.
- The same points as the emulators themselves
- Amazing graphical output
- At any resolution
- At any fullscreen resolution and refresh rate
- Vast shader support
- Dynamic rate control kills off most any and all audio distortion, such as crackling.
- Does not require Game Folders or anything like higan standalone.