View Full Version : 'bsnes' emulator author claims 100% compatibility with new release

03-08-2012, 10:17 AM
New release adds ST018 emulation, which was the final unsupported SNES coprocessor.


'bsnes' is the most accurate SNES emulator out there. Well, with the new release, the author says it has reached 100% compatibility, with no known bugs.

bsnes is an SNES emulator by byuu. Over the years, it has become the most accurate SNES emulator out there, and with the new emulator release v087, the author claims 100% Compatibility, without known bugs/hacks and now runs every official game ever released.

This release adds ST018 emulation. As this was the final unsupported SNES coprocessor, this means that bsnes v087 is the first SNES emulator to be able to claim 100% known compatibility with all officially released games. And it does this with absolutely no hacks.

Again, I really have to stress the word known. No emulator is perfect. No emulator ever really can be perfect for a system of this complexity. The concept doesn't even really exist, since every SNES behaves subtly different. What I mean by this, is that every single game ever officially sold has been tested, and zero bugs (of any severity level) are currently known.

It is of course extremely likely that bugs will be found in this release, as well as in future releases. But this will always be a problem for every emulator ever made: there is no way to test every possible codepath of every single game to guarantee perfection. I will, of course, continue to do my best to fix newfound bugs so long as I'm around.

I'd really like to thank Cydrak and LostTemplar for their assistance in emulating the ST018. I could not have done it without their help.

The ST018 ROM, like the other coprocessor ROMs, is copyrighted. This means I am unable to distribute the image.

Well, this is quite an achievement. But it also requires a relatively modern PC, with at least an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom processor, so it can run decently.

The emulator is available on his official website, with Windows versions already compiled, and also is the Source Code so you can manually compile it on OS X or Linux.

OFFICIAL SITE: http://byuu.org/bsnes/

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