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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)