Byuu (emulator)

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byuu
Byuulogo.png
Developer(s) Near (formerly known as byuu), contributors
Latest version v4
Active Yes
Platform(s) Windows, macOS, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD
Emulates NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA, WS, SMS, GG, GEN, PCE, MSX, COL
Compatibility 100% for commercial titles. Some homebrew may have small defects
Accuracy System-dependent
Website byuu.org/byuu
Support ($) Patreon
Programmed in C++
Source code GitHub

byuu is an open-source, multi-system emulator. It aims to provide the accuracy of higan, with the ease-of-use of bsnes.

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Windows Linux macOS FreeBSD Latest builds
Stable and dev builds

Overview[edit]

byuu is an upcoming multi-system emulator that aims to provide the accuracy of higan, with the ease-of-use of bsnes.

It seeks to accomplish this by catering to the common 99% of use cases, rather than higan, which tries to cater to every niche. As such, certain advanced functionality will not be available in byuu; however, the emulator will be significantly easier to use, like bsnes.

Unlike bsnes, byuu will also put accuracy at the forefront, at least at first, to uphold Near's vision for emulator design. This means that byuu will have higher system requirements and less enhancements than bsnes, but it will still aim to offer more features than higan.

Essentially, think of it as the bridge between two extremes. The goal is to build on the success of bsnes, and to offer an easy-to-use interface for all of Near's emulator cores, rather than just for the SNES alone.

Forks[edit]

  • byuuremix: a modified version with more ergonomic automaps, an acronymized system list, and faster setup time in Windows.

See also[edit]