SNES9X
SNES9X 1.53
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SNES9X is an SNES emulator based on the SNES9X C++ core, and John Stiles' port of the same. It is largely the same as Stiles' version, but boasts some new features worth checking out.
What's New
Version 1.53:
  • Fixed the issue that loading a savestate fails in games that use custom chips.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later







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SNES9X User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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mac adam reviewed on 28 Dec 2007
The Best Emulator to me, better emulation playability and no need plugs or others garbage to buy for…
[Version 1.51]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Nov 2005
Great app. I seem to be having problems with the Williams Arcade Classics ROM's. Defender and Defender II. Works fine but the sound crackles. Doesn't bother me too much, but I'd love it if I could get it working properly. PB 1GHZ, 17" Tiger with 1GB RAM. Most of the other ROMs in my complete collection work fine. A bit of video issue, but I'm wondering if the sound settings are at fault (they're set to default).

I know Defender online via shockwave won't work on OS X. I'm not sure if it'll work on OS 9. I'm wondering if these would require OS 9 running.

Thanks for any information in advance.
[Version 1.43]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Sep 2005
Does anyone else have a hard time configuring a controller in Tiger? I have a USB Logitech Precision. When clicking on the key in order to configure it, it starts blinking on the screen as if sporadically being held down.
[Version 1.43]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jul 2004
Need help with Yoshis Island. I can't seem to get that to work on my machine. if any help e-mail me at magickem at yahoo dot com thanks :) and put in the subject Yoshis Island help. thanks :)
[Version 1.43 WIP1]

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Anonymous commented on 19 Jul 2004
to the guy who wanted to know about yoshi island. the original cart used a special chipset with protocols not supported by snes9x
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Anonymous commented on 08 Oct 2004
Well, I can play Yoshi's Island...
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Anonymous commented on 14 Nov 2005
Me too... in fact, that's one of the games I couldn't play with the original SNES9X. This "custom" version let me play it -- as well as the rest of the Megaman X series, Starfox, Stunt Race FX, more I'm forgetting... must be FX chip support...? I find that this emulator runs more ROMs than the original, anyway. Very solid, and the bonus features are more than just little extras. It's the best SNES emulator for Mac OS X, period.
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aphotic_hex commented on 29 Apr 2006
Hi, Yeah. there was a problem, as I recall. I tried this rom out a few years back and it doesn't let you get past the menu or something? anyway, the way around it, is to use another snes emulator (i think i used silhoette(sp)? and freeze state. but yeah since its poor, import the freeze into snes9x. unless that was a dream :/ pretty sure it wasn't. hope that helps :}
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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
Much faster than 1.42; I now get a rock solid 60fps framerate at all times, no matter what game.
[Version 1.43 WIP1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jul 2004
Vortex now works. :-)
Starfox 2 beta now works better (sound emulation must be off).
Super Air Diver now works better.
Starfox 2 early beta still does not work.

Turning off graphic layers no longer seems to work. :-(

Can't figure out how to set the SNES mouse (for Mario Paint), can anyone help?
[Version 1.43 WIP1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Jun 2004
So much better than Bannister stuff!
[Version 1.42v49]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2004
why can't i resume saved games--for example shadowrun--it says that it can't create folders for saving files.....?
[Version 1.42v49]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Jul 2004
copy snes and paste it, the new folder will allow freezes
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Apr 2004
Wow this is the best emulator for mac ever!!!! also if you have windows try zsnes there both great
[Version 1.42v49]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Feb 2004
i dont get it, this emulator is taking up like 80% of my cpu and i'm getting dropped frames all over the place. Its emulating an SNES for gods sakes, i think my G4 800mhz can handle it.

I've tried multiple settings including direct and openGL. Does anyone have any suggestions on how i can get fluid gameplay?

thanks
[Version 1.42v49]

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Macmanx206 replied on 07 Mar 2004
Lower your CPU Cycles Percentage (in the SNES9X Custom prefs) to 90%. It will greatly improve performance for some odd reason.
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Anonymous commented on 12 Jul 2004
Turn off mode7 smoothing, don't use the graphic filter (set to "OpenGL smoothed"), keep the "speed hack" turned on.
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pepsihound had trouble on 18 Dec 2008
Where do I download the games, I don't think it came with any. Do I download the games from a separate website
[Version 1.51]

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Naman commented on 16 Jan 2010
Downloading the games is illegal. As such, you probably shouldn't be asking for them on a law-abiding site.
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Spamtarget26 replied on 12 Jun 2010
Yes, you do. Do a google search for "ROM" and the title of the game you're looking for.

alexluz rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 1.53]



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Rutterp83 rated on 06 May 2011

[Version 1.53]



Berkleebassist rated on 03 Apr 2011

[Version 1.52]


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Version Downloads:188,017
Type:Games : Gaming Tools and Utilities
License:Free
Date:06 May 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SNES9X is an SNES emulator based on the SNES9X C++ core, and John Stiles' port of the same. It is largely the same as Stiles' version, but boasts some new features worth checking out.


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