It's has been 10 years since the last ZSNES release...

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  1. hobbledehoy899
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    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    Why are people (potentially you the reader) still using it, what with its DOS-era pseudo-window GUI and low emulation accuracy?
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  2. Lilith Valentine

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    It's been 10 years since I last used that zsnes.
     
  3. BlueFox gui

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    Emulators made more of my childhood than consoles
     
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    I'm not.

    Really though:
    - It has a very low memory footprint. Especially compared to high accuracy emulators like bsnes/higgan.
    - Many people are just used to it and now.
    - It works for >90% of basic use cases.
    - Emulator names have sticking power. See Gens and PJ64 where there are better alternatives.
    - People who actually care about anything that makes ZSNES a worse emulator have switched long ago. The remaining people just want to play a popular ROM sometimes and don't care about transparency in Speedy Gonzales or CD audio in LttP.
     
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    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

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    But why ZSNES?
     
  6. nitrostemp

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    lol more like dosnes
     
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Considering how bad Brazil gets it for consoles releases, yeah.

    I hadn't considered nostalgia as something in ZSNES's favor but there you go.
     
  8. BlueFox gui

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    i used zsnes a little bit, in the most of time of my life i used snes9x (i still have the old version that i used when i was a child XD)
    and i used emulators like GENS

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    sometimes of my life i got some console like snes and mega drive, but most part of time it was on emulators
     
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    I usually use higan.
    But, I do note that zsnes is the recommended emulator on a certain popular rom site, and that likely contributes to its popularity.
     
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    a PJ64 alternative? PJ64 had the best compatability the last time I tested banjo tooie and such. most other emulators had issues with those games. it is still the best rated emulator here with 73144 Votes:

    http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/n64/

    so?
     
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    This very site lists ZSNES as the best rated emulator.

    I thought mupen64plus was the de facto now?
     
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    SMW Central would disagree with that rating.
     
  13. godreborn

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    the only issue I've had with zsnes is that I can't seem to exit the emulator with esc unless I go into task manager to exit first. what's the recommended emulator nowadays? I'm still using zsnes actually.
     
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    I don't think I've ever. I want to get an SD2SNES doe
     
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Higgan
     
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    I like its retro look and the games work and a few months ago, I played SNES roms with my Pokkén controller and it was pretty nostalgic. Almost identical to the SNES controller.
     
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    For general playing I'd use Snes9x.
     
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    I've played snes9x which is the basis for a lot of emulators on consoles. higgan - I haven't heard of that one.
     
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    I used ZSNES for years and then switched to snes9x.
    But I just love the goddamn ZSNES interface, it brings back memories :^)
     
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