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Video: SSNES Multi-System Emulator Port for PS3 is Now Available


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130w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developers opium2k, Themaister and Squarepusher2 have made available a PS3 port of SSNES (manual reader shader), which is a multi-system emulator for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and BSD with roots as a SNES emulator.

To quote: Due to be released within the next day or two is version 0.9.5 of SSNES as well as the initial release of the PS3 and 360 ports. SSNES is a multi-platform, multi-system emulator with ports being worked on for PC, OSX, PS3, 360 and a few more I believe.

As I said, it's a multi-system emulator. Don't let the name fool you, it's not just for SNES games! It currently supports games from systems such as NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA, SMS, GG, Genesis & FBA using selectable cores from various emulators to ensure the best compatibility, accuracy and performance for the end user.

To demonstrate the capabilities of SSNES and more specifically maister's manual reader shader I've been working on some implementations for the past couple months to show off just a taste of some of this shader's uses.

IMAGES:

Here are some screenshots showing some of the uses on roms for the systems that SSNES currently supports:

Pages of the manual are changed by the user with a key combination of (enter+Q or W) on PC and (Start+L1 or R1) on PS3.

The biggest limitation of the shader is your imagination. As demonstrated in the videos below, it can be used for things such as maps, guides, instruction manuals, cheats, passwords, etc. Additionally, the dimensions, positions and number of pages are completely customizable. For example, the Mortal Kombat 1 example is only 8 pages while the Chrono Cross one is 136!

VIDEOS:
Forgive the quality of the videos. My computer is pretty old

In Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past (SNES) I've used the shader as a map guide





Street Fighter 2 (SNES) as a moves list for each character





Bubble Bobble (NES) as a cheat sheet for all the passwords





Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) as an instruction manual





Bubble Bobble (Gameboy) Another example of displaying just a manual





Chrono Cross (SNES) Using the official Prima strategy guide





More videos:

  • Golden Axe Warrior (SMS) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (Gameboy Color) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Road Rash (Gamegear) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Streets of Rage 1 (Genesis) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Kirby's Dreamland 3 (SNES) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Megaman X1 (SNES) with the original instruction manual: [Register or Login to view links]

DOWNLOADS:

Due to restrictions on the PS3 I've created two versions for each download. The PC versions are better quality and zipped. The PS3 versions are smaller and in .PKG files I haven't tested them on any other systems but you're welcome to try.

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Maps (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]

Bubble Bobble Passwords (NES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]

Chrono Chross Strategy Guide (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]

Mortal Kombat 1 Moves List (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Street Fighter 2 Turbo Moves List (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
X-Men: Children of the Atom Moves List (FBA) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]

Bubble Bobble Manual (Gameboy) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Final Fantasy 3 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Golden Axe Warrior Manual (SMS) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Harvest Moon Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Kirby's Dreamland 3 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Kirby Superstar Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Manual (Gameboy Color) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Manual (Gameboy Advance) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Megaman 7 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Megaman X1 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Megaman X2 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Megaman X3 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Mortal Kombat 2 Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Mystical Ninja Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Out of this World Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Road Rash Manual (Gamegear) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Super Mario Bros 3 Manual (NES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Super Mario RPG Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Super Mario World Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Streets of Rage 1 Manual (Genesis) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
Super Gameboy Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
WWF Raw Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]
X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse Manual (SNES) - [Register or Login to view links] | [Register or Login to view links]

INSTRUCTIONS:

PC

  • Unzip a reader to the directory of your choosing.
  • Open ssnes-phoenix.exe and navigate to Settings>Video
  • Next to Shader/Filter Settings click Open
  • Next to Cg pixel shader click browse
  • Navigate to where you unzipped the shader folder and select name_of_shader.cgp
  • Back in the main SSNES Window click the large Start SSNES button
  • -ENTER+Q / ENTER+W are used to change pages

PS3

  • Place the PKG file on external media such as a flash drive
  • Install the PKG on your PS3 from the Install Package Files menu
  • Run SSNES and select the rom you want to play
  • Open the Menu by pressing L3+R3
  • Press Select to access the settings
  • Highlight Shader Preset (CGP) and press X
  • Navigate to: /dev_hdd0/game/SSNES10000/USRDIR/cores/presets/name_of_shader/
  • Select manual_reader.cgp (it will take 5-30 seconds to load)
  • Press L3+R3 again to exit the menu and resume playing your game
  • -START+L1 / START+R1 are used to change pages

To create your own there are sites available such as Replacementdocs (replacementdocs.com/download.php) and emuparadise (emuparadise.me/magazine-comic-guide-scans/guides) where you can find strategy guides and official manuals. Not to mention the vast database of guides and cheats available at GameFAQs (gamefaqs.com). Feel free to use any of the files I've posted as a base. I can be reached here on Tortuga-Cove (tortuga-cove.com) or on Twitter @opium2k (twitter.com/opium2k) for any questions, problems, etc.

And of course, don't forget to check out the official forum for SSNES: [Register or Login to view links]
As well as the github page: [Register or Login to view links]

P.S. Thanks to Maister and Squarepusher for all the help.








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Gigaquad's Avatar
#12 - Gigaquad - 100w ago
Looking forward to seeing this emulator in action.. anyone had any bad experiences?

Hamilton Zeus's Avatar
#11 - Hamilton Zeus - 106w ago
very good d +!!

elser1's Avatar
#10 - elser1 - 128w ago
sorry no there isn't. there is the neo geo thing in the ps store but its not good at all imo.. maybe one day there will be but as sony don't own nintendo and sega games etc i doubt it as those companies have there own consoles to worry about.

Ozz465's Avatar
#9 - Ozz465 - 128w ago
You will wait for ever , not happening anytime soon.

Bonky's Avatar
#8 - Bonky - 129w ago
Is there no way to play an emulator on a ps3 without jailbreaking it ??

I play most of the time online that's why i have not jailbroken it. I hope that there is coming a solution to that, i liked playing old arcade games on my ps3. It really sucks that they removed OS.

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