Is there a snes emulator that actually runs fine?

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  1. wurstpistole
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering, why would it be that my I don't know how many years old psp runs snes extremely well even with filters, and my N3ds is so slow. I tried retroarch snes9x and it runs simple game fine like Mario world, but secret of mana for example lags quite a bit at 30 to 35fps. I can't seem to find any setting to increase the CPU speed (as n3ds has more power than o3ds). Figured that might be because retroarch isn't exactly built for 3ds exclusively.

    Does blargsnes run better? Can it actually take advantage of the n3ds' higher clock speed? Or is it just the way it is, that snes emulators can't run everything fine on 3ds? Thanks!
     


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    New 3DS? CatSFC is the Retroarch core you want. No sound errors, and no FPS dips. Doesn't emulate Super FX chips though.
     
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    Blargsnes is amazing, and afaik runs everything at full speed or playable speeds. Especially with a N3DS; but the downside to it is that is has a lower compatibility list.

    And horrible sound emulation xD
     
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    Don't forget the horrible sound emulation. Blarg makes a lot of mistakes on sound.
     
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    Fixed it xD
     
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    PocketSNES can also be used for some games who runs slowly with CatSFC (like FF6)
     
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    Pocketsnes runs super Mario rpg. For me that's about the only snes game I've ever been dying to emulate on a handheld.
     
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    Is that true? i always check here to see the new apps, but it's not there (guess it's no longer updated). I´ve been waiting for some emulator that could run mario rpg with playable fps, so i must check this xD.
     
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    Thanks, I tried CatSFC and it works fine and smooth. So does GPSP. Sound is fine.
     
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    PocketSNES is running Yoshi's Island near fullspeed :)
     
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    Yup totally true :) I'm using a new 3ds don't know if that matters. I haven't noticed any slowdown or anything
     
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    blarg snes
     
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    "runs fine" is extremely subjective
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Running fine means full-speed and sound for me. I tried some games with catsfc and they all run fine, except for the ones that don't run at all because of missing superfx.
     
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    Where do u even find that? I've been looking around but I haven't seen anything (super mario rpg is one of the few snes games I actually wanna play on my 3ds so)

    edit: ahh missed it in the retroarch cia folder lol, also yay super mario rpg on 3ds ^.^
     
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    May i have a link to download a 3ds pocketsnes version?, i took a look but i just found some PC ones.


    EDIT: NVM, i just saw that it´s core is with all the retroarch ones.
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Just wanted to let you know, just installed latest nightlies and CatSFC also runs super Mario rpg at full speed. Pocketsnes also does. I think that's just personal choice now which to use. All games I tried run at full speed on both.
     
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    Ok. But Yoshi's Island isn't running fullspeed in catsfc, I guess?
     
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    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Didn't try, played that enough already :D