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SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!


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223w 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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#12 - ionbladez - 223w ago
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looks like something I could jump into here.

always loved snes9x ports, if possible I'd like to do the graphical bit of the UI. anything I could do, I'd like to be a part of this :]

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#11 - hayman - 223w ago
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wow wonderful job, will try it, maybe in few days a 3DO port

#10 - djhazardous - 223w ago
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Thanks! Keep up the good work!

#9 - Walkies - 223w ago
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You're legendary, eiz This is what I've been waiting for!

Thanks for going to the effort for all us SNES fans

#8 - ferrell - 223w ago
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Oh wow! Gonna DL this now and try it out!

Thank you!

 

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