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September 18, 2010 // 5:12 pm - Update #2: squarepusher2 has released several more updates to SNES9x PS3, the Super Nintendo Emulator for PlayStation 3, which are all available for download now HERE.

Update: A new SNES9x r2 binary is now available with changes noted HERE followed by a SNES9x v1.0.3 port by Alex793 which includes some more fixes for those interested.

I got my Teensy++ Thursday and decided to port SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) over to the PS3 as a little exercise to play with the Cell SDK.

It's pretty rough but it seems to work OK. It will load (uncompressed) ROMs off of /dev_usb000.

If anyone is interested, the code is linked above via GitHub with a binary attached below.

Download: SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port / SNES9x PS3 Port Source Code

It's a new port to PS3 LV2 OS based on the vanilla SNES9x source.

To build:

• Install Cell SDK >= 1.92. You know how to find it. Configure according to the install instructions (make sure to set CELL_SDK).
• Make pkg
• Load the pkg and your ROMs onto a usb drive.
• Install on PS3 using your jailbreak device of choice.

Things that suck:

• Lots of SNES9x features are not supported yet. No save states, for example. Most of these are really simple to implement.
• Sound code is rubbish. It more or less works, but you'll probably hear the occasional skip.
• Performance isn't great.
• UI. Or rather, there isn't one.
• So much more.









SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!

SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!

SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!

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#613 - bobdolka - February 14, 2011 // 11:13 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by KentaZXA View Post
um ok i decided to try this out, and when i tried super mario world, the controls respones slowly for some odd reason, like when i try to jump, it doesn't do it instantly, been like that on other games too, is there a way to fix this?

perhaps you need to disable tripple buffering as the post mentions possible input lag..

"Triple Buffering option added - enabled by default. Faster graphics/shader performance with triple buffering turned on - some potential input lag with triple buffering on - turn it off in case you experience problems of this nature."

#612 - tonybologna - February 14, 2011 // 11:11 pm
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Thanks for the updated version. Especially the HD version. That was a nice addition.

#611 - KentaZXA - February 14, 2011 // 11:04 pm
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um ok i decided to try this out, and when i tried super mario world, the controls respones slowly for some odd reason, like when i try to jump, it doesn't do it instantly, been like that on other games too, is there a way to fix this?

#610 - bogusking - February 14, 2011 // 9:50 pm
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3.55 HD does not install??

#609 - darko135 - February 14, 2011 // 9:33 pm
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maybe i'm missing something, but how do you save? thanks!

#608 - korn16ftl3 - February 14, 2011 // 8:39 pm
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any hopes for some sort of GUI any time in the next month or so?

#607 - PS4 News - February 14, 2011 // 7:45 pm
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Promoted to the main page now, and +Rep for the update squarepusher2.

#606 - squarepusher2 - February 14, 2011 // 7:05 pm
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Today the Super Nintendo Emulator PS3 port is updated to SNES9x PS3 4.4.5 for Firmware 1.92+, 3.15, 3.41 and PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware 3.55.

Download: SNES9x PS3 4.4.5 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55) (23.09 MB - Includes both HD and Normal Versions) / SNES9x PS3 4.4.5 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55) (Fixed 3.55 CFW Version)

OK, I promised Netplay was going to be in the next release - but it's going to have to wait until the next release. Sorry about that. BTW - check out the HD version this time - try it out in combination with 4xSoft and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

SNES9x PS3 4.4.5 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55) changes:

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Build 4.4.5 (14-02-2010)
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  • New HD Version - every game runs at the SNES' high-resolution mode (512x448 interlaced mode). Try this with the right shader on (4xSoft) and this can make the games look beautiful. Both progressive (1080p/720p/480p/576p) and interlaced modes (480i/576i/1080i) work with this - try interlaced for best results.
  • 4xSoft combined with this HD version also beautifies the pseudo hi-res transparent background layers in Kirby's Dreamland 3.
  • Triple Buffering option added - enabled by default. Faster graphics/shader performance with triple buffering turned on - some potential input lag with triple buffering on - turn it off in case you experience problems of this nature.
  • USB/Bluetooth mouse can be used now for Mouse/Super Scope games.
  • Primal Rage works again.



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#605 - dankov - February 4, 2011 // 10:17 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by squarepusher2 View Post
OK folks, new release out.

SNES9x PS3 Build 4.3.7

Hi Guys,

Thanks so much for your work, however, how do i upgrade to this version??

#604 - dragonblood18 - February 3, 2011 // 10:09 pm
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does it look ok in hd or no?