Snes9x - Portable Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM) emulator (by snes9xgit)

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  • I’m looking for an emulator they works on Mac. Any recommendations? | 2021-09-06
    Website -- (Inactive)
  • Easiest way to experience SNES again? | 2021-08-17
    If you want to go with the standalone emulator, SNES9X ( ) is going to be your preferred option, with BSNES ( ) as the alternative.
  • Differences between bsnes and Snes9x | 2021-07-19
    SNES9X was designed to be an emulator that focused on maximum library compatibility with moderate PC hardware. While it allowed users to use weaker hardware (like 350 Mhz Pentium II processor with 256 MB of RAM) at the cost of execution accuracy by utilizing some shortcuts that can cause some unintended randomness or glitches in games, but is "close enough" for most users. There can also be some incompatibility with some SNES games that utilize some more niche chips or complex game code that the emulator may not properly handle consistently (giving some graphical glitches or something), but the majority of games will work just fine (hitting like 97.000 - 99.999% compatibility -- You can see a list of some issues at as an example). Such types of emulators (which includes ZSNES, which is the common alternative to SNES9X) are typically popular options since they provide a lot of options & features while being accessible to most hardware. This "Good Enough" approach is why this emulator has become prominent & effectively the "Gold Standard" for SNES emulators.
  • Anybody know where I can get a clean download of Snes9X that's not an installer? | 2021-06-28
    The latest version can be grabbed here or here. Nightly builds can be found here. None of these links will give you an installer; just unzip and play.
  • Everyone Plays Fire Emblem - Week of June 5th, 2021
    SNES9X is what OpenEmu primarily uses for SNES games (so FE3-FE5).
  • How do I get the box art on the side? I'm aware that there is a covers and artwork folder. | 2021-05-03
  • snes9x sound randomly stopped working
    v1.60 was released in 2019, what are you referring to..?
  • Any Way To Play Genealogy of the Holy War today?
    You can use the emulator snes9x to play the game.
  • The future of SNES 9x | 2021-03-26
    Not sure if this answers your question but you can find the list of game-specific emulation patches in snes9x sourcecode here:
  • Need Some Emulation Help!
    Lunar IPS is what i used to patch both FE4 & 5. You just select the ROM and then the patch you want to patch over it and you’re done. Then you just need to emulate it on something, my recommendation would be SNES9X.
  • Help
    You'll have a better time with a standalone, offline emulator like bsnes or Mesen-S, or snes9x if you're on weaker hardware.
  • Emulator ROM problem
    Don't use ZSNES, use bsnes, snes9x or Mesen-S.
  • Where should I start with the games using an emulator?
    bsnes is the best SNES emulator, but it has high system requirements. snes9x is not quite as accurate but is very low-spec friendly and has lots of good features. An unpopular but still very good choice is Mesen-S which is cycle-accurate like bsnes, but has seemingly lower system requirements and directly copies Mesen's very good interface. If you end up liking Mesen I would give it a shot.
  • How to emulate any NHL game on PC | 2021-02-22 is the most popular one
  • I translated the entirety of "Zelda - A Link to the Past" to Kan (once again inspired by u/Visocacas) | 2021-02-20
    Here's a link to the modded ROM. In order to use it, you'll need an emulator like Snes9x or similar.


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