SNES9x (Super Nintendo Emulator) PS3 Port Arrives!


187w 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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mare92's Avatar
#644 - mare92 - 165w ago
Does on that emulator also run NES games (super mario bros, contra, castlevania etc)? and.. where do you get games? Is there some cool packs?

rubixcube6's Avatar
#643 - rubixcube6 - 165w ago
I'll try to post it.. ok its attached.

and I agree, that background you have now is a great peice of art. who did that?

squarepusher2's Avatar
#642 - squarepusher2 - 165w ago
I like the icon but I would like to keep the PIC1.PNG I have now. Could you perhaps post the ICON0.PNG you have so I can see if it fits well with the current background?

rubixcube6's Avatar
#641 - rubixcube6 - 165w ago
hey, I made a new Icon theme. tell me what you think and what to change to your liking if anything. add/remove/change etc.. I thought since this emu has had that icon for so long, I think its time for a new flavor

bobross's Avatar
#640 - bobross - 165w ago
Would be nice if you could switch to 480i or 1080i when your PS3 is set to 720p mode. I don't have the option for any "i" modes just 480/720p.

Getting some really bad combing effects.. I'm on 3.15.

Other than that so awesome, thank you!













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