Provided by: bsnes_0.084-1_i386
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
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
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)