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SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!


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202w ago - 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.


















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shdwghst457's Avatar
#4 - shdwghst457 - 202w ago
awesome! good work man. look forward to seeing it get really polished! SNES9X TYL is the only reason I still have a PSP!

deliol's Avatar
#3 - deliol - 202w ago
snes emulation was the reason i bought a psp 3 years ago... :-)

It's just awesome to be able to play "Lost Vikings" again , this time on my PS3 !!! Thank you!

Unfortunately i cannot try it right now, as my wife is watching tv... :-(

eiz's Avatar
#2 - eiz - 202w ago
it's a new port based on the vanilla snes9x source.

enohand's Avatar
#1 - enohand - 202w ago
nice man... is this just the ps2 one? or a completly new one?

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