Is there a good SNES emulator for 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Seliph, Jun 12, 2017.

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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    I've used every single Retroarch Snes emulator, none of them have been satisfactory.
    Snes9x: Doesn't work.
    Snes9x2002: Works pretty good but has graphical glitches in some games and makes my 3DS have a seizure whenever I try to play Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War.
    Snes9x2005: Just laggy in general and adds some weird faded blue pixels on the side of the screen.
    Snes9x2005+: Oddly worse than the standard 2005 version.
    Snes9x2010: Crashes my 3DS.
    I'm at a loss of what to use, are there just no good emulators?
    I have a New 3DS btw
     
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  2. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Fox Princess

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    Virtual Console injects
     
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    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

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    This or VC injects will have to do.

    EDIT: :ninja:
     
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    Oh yeah, forgot those were a thing.
    Thanks
     
  5. Hopalongtom

    Hopalongtom GBAtemp Regular

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    Vc injection doesn't work on games that use a special chip however, you need an emulator for those!
     
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    duwen Old Man Yoshi

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    Are you using 3dsx or cia builds? It makes a big difference.
    There's also BlargSNES which can sometimes give better results.
     
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    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

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    I'm using cia builds. I used to use BlargSNES but I found it just as bad as the other ones
     
  8. bubble2k16

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    Shameless advertising here, but you can try Snes9x for 3DS. :) Other than missing mosaic effects, it runs SNES games well on the new 3DS.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/snes9x-for-old-3ds.435568/
     
  9. SG6000

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    There is no difference in performance / compatibility between 3dsx and cia forms of any of the Snes emulators.

    My advice to the OP is to use Catsfc and PocketSnes from the old 1.1.2/3 builds of retroarch, the latest Snes 9X for O3DS and maybe some Snes VC injects as well.

    No Snes emulation solution is perfect but if this console is important to you at least - between the four options above almost everything in the library will be playable at worst and excellently emulated at best.
     
  10. Hopalongtom

    Hopalongtom GBAtemp Regular

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    Shame there isn't a port of Znes... that was the best PC emulator for Snes games!