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SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!


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201w 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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TehNoob2010's Avatar
#664 - TehNoob2010 - 169w ago
Is this a new one, eg new source code?

Or just some edits?

PS3 News's Avatar
#663 - PS3 News - 169w ago
Here is another brief update, to SNES9x PS3 v4.4.9 Rev 3b364d.

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Changelog:

  • New shaders added
  • The game "Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday" now works

PS3 News's Avatar
#662 - PS3 News - 172w ago
Thanks for the update squarepusher2, promoted to the main page now and +Rep!

NTA's Avatar
#661 - NTA - 172w ago
yay custom soundtrack support!

i love good updates

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#660 - squarepusher2 - 172w ago
Today SNES9x PS3 version 4.4.9 for FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55 is released and also includes Custom Soundtrack support.

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SNES9x PS3 4.4.9 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55)

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Build 4.4.9 (12-04-2011)
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  • Custom Soundtrack support - select a song/album/playlist from the XMB Music category - music can be played both in-game and from within the menu.

  • Added USB/Bluetooth headset support - sound gets output through the headset.

  • Fixed Super Mario RPG level-up freeze.

  • Some filebrowser fixes

  • Added 5x scale option.

  • Updated Maister Pong - now with sound effects, scoring, two-player support, nice gameplay mechanics, etc.



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