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NAME

       bsnes - Accurate SNES/Super Famicom emulator

SYNOPSIS

       bsnes <ROM location>

OPTIONS

       <ROM  location>  -- from the command line, you can supply the name of a
       ROM file as an argument to start playing that ROM

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

       F11 -- toggle fullscreen mode

DESCRIPTION

       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.

Supported Filetypes

       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.

Known Limitations

       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.

PROFILES

       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

SEE ALSO

       snespurify-gtk(6)

MORE INFO

       Website: http://byuu.org/bsnes/

BSNES AUTHOR

       byuu

MAN PAGE AUTHORS

       Brandon Barnes, Tobias Hansen

                                August 5, 2011                        bsnes(6)