Provided by: bsnes_0.084-1_amd64
bsnes - Accurate SNES/Super Famicom emulator
bsnes <ROM location>
<ROM location> -- from the command line, you can supply the name of a ROM file as an argument to start playing that ROM
F11 -- toggle fullscreen mode
bsnes is a Super Nintendo / Super Famicom emulator that strives to provide the most faithful hardware emulation possible. It focuses on accuracy and clean code, rather than speed and special features. It is meant as a reference emulator to document how the underlying hardware works. It is thus very useful for development and research. And while it can be used for general purpose gaming, it will require significantly more powerful hardware than a typical emulator. Although not as polished as the SNES emulation (yet), there is also support for NES, Gameboy and Gameboy Color games.
SFC: SNES cartridge -- ROM image. BS: Satellaview BS-X flash cartridge -- EEPROM image. ST: Sufami Turbo cartridge -- ROM image. SRM, PSR: non-volatile memory, often used to save game data -- (P)SRAM image. GB/GBC: Gameboy (Color) cartridge -- ROM image. NES/FC: NES cartridge -- ROM image.
Satellaview BS-X emulation: this hardware is only partially supported. This is mostly because the satellite network it used (St. GIGA) has been shut down. Access to this network would be required to properly reverse engineer much of the hardware. Working around this would require game-specific hacks, which are contrary to the design goals of this emulator. As a result, most BS-X software will not function correctly. Netplay: internet multiplay is not currently supported nor planned.
bsnes comes with three profiles, where "accuracy" and "compatibility" are focused on accuracy in emulating the SNES (compatibility makes minor tradeoffs in favor of speed) and "performance" is focused on using less resources. Which profile to use can be set with: # update-alternatives --config bsnes-bin
MAN PAGE AUTHORS
Brandon Barnes, Tobias Hansen August 5, 2011 bsnes(6)