Well the SNES is very old now, and probably more people use emulators than the actual console. ZSNES is the best SNES emulator around, it has multiple features, some that weren't even on the SNES itself.
Heres a run down of ZSNES' features:
- Support for netplay, this allows users to play over the internet or a LAN, only split screen games work in this mode obviously. Unfortunatly netplay seems to experience quite a bit of lag, even when using high speed broadband.
- Well its region free, you can run NTSC and PAL games without any hassle whatsoever.
- Unlike some emulators, ZSNES is compatible with pretty much every game there is, and almost any PC can run it.
- It supports very high resolutions, as well as running as very low resolutions, making the game available to play on a wide variety of monitors.
- Its free, obviously like all emulators the games available for them are available to download for free, they're illegal, but its very unlikely Nintendo would chase up people on a console thats 20 years old.
Really ZSNES is the best emulator, netplay is probably better suited to an LAN, it does support configuring controls for several controllers, allowing you to play multiplayer games on the same computer.
There are also various other settings which i dont fully understand in the settings menu, presumably to make certain games run better.
You'll have no problem installing it, there are only about 4 files, and only 1 of which you will actually need to use in order to get the emulator fully working, and if you have experience with emulator's you'll know how to use the game files with it.
I admit it. I'm new to all this emulation stuff and before I read an opinion on dooyoo (cant remember who it was by) I didn't have much of a clue with what I was doing and how much it worked. So to say I was a novice was really a bit of an understatement. I do however, admittedly, have a good knowledge of computers in general so this assisted me greatly. After reading the dooyoo opinion I went to the site of ZSNes and downloaded the DOS edition of the emulator - easy so far. The download was quick from what I can remember and running the file through WinZip uncovered the emulator itself as well as a few notepad files and all the rest of the stuff you may require. Setting up the controls, sound and all the rest of the basic options was very easy using this emulator. The emulator itself is well presented with easy to read menus and loads of options. I have tried a rival emulator but I found this one to be much better and so have consequently deleted the old one! Next I needed some games, or ROMs, a search on google.com and I eventually came across a site that had every SNES game imaginable. I began to download these past favourites such as Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong, Sensible Soccer and Mario Kart among may others. After days of playing these games (especially Donkey Kong) I remembered why I bought a PS2. After this small doubt I then remembered these games where free and (partially) legal. Free SNES games?? How dare I argue? The only disadvantages of this is that it is only partially legal - although I have never heard of anyone getting done for possession of ROMs / emulating software. The process is very secure and I feel confident using the software. There are no dodgy-looking things happening as a result of downloading either. Also I, as yet, have not found a very comfortable control calibration but you can customise this yourself to use a joy pad, stick or keyboard. The only other thing is that all the ROMs are downloaded in t
he WinZip format so f you don’t have this essential program, and u really should, you really do need to get it now - you'll wonder how you ever managed without it... SNES games for free? Do you see me arguing?? Then you shouldn't be either.
If you are into emulation, then you wil probably heard of Zophar's Domain. It has got over 1,500,000,000 hits you know. Anyway, if you have been there, and you have downlaoded something, it will have been an emulator. Otherwise there is no point downloading anything else becasue it won't work. So, if you downloaded a SNES emulator, and it wasn't ZSNES, then you have made a horrible mistake. This is by far the best, and beats the famous SNES 9x, which is extremely popular within the emulation world. The graphics can be the same if you want them to be. Or you can use the double eagle engine, 2xSai engine or super 2xSai engine. Maybe the Super Eagle engine will be good. Either way they all rock. If you have MMX and a descent 3D card it runs a treat. You can, obviously run the games using a game controller/joystick, or a keyboard if you want. I can't really say too much about the games, as it's not exactly the ZSNES makers who did them is it? Unless there is some secret conspiracy or something... The additional features are really good, you can play a Windows port, DOS port od Linux port, all but the latter are the ones I've tried. You can play around with the sound a lot, the video options are very big, and the frame skip and fast forward button make this well worth it, as there are a lot of games which you want to hurry the hell up. Well, I must say: _demo_, ZSknight, Pharos, you really have made something worthwhile for the people, keep it up!
ZSnes is a SNES emulator supported over multiple Operating Systems. It has 5-player support, is highly compatible with most ROMs and it can even read (both PAL and NTSC) SNES ROMs from Zip files. ZSnes has got lots of excellent features packed into it. You can change the video modes and enable graphic engines and graphic options (such as Interpolation, 2xSai engine and Hi resolutions Mode 7). You can disable sound, which is very useful if a ROM has buggy or bad music. You can assign keys for different functions (e.g. loading, saving a state) and there is also a feature that allows you to play over the Internet with other people. You can use cheat codes when you’re completely stuck at a game. This uses the Game Genie, Pro Action Replay, or Gold Finger format. You can record movies to show to others and there are also lots of other options that can be changed. Apart from the bugs that ZSnes still has (most of them have been removed now), ZSnes is definitely the best SNES emulator by far.
Coming in a number of flavours from 9x, Linux and Apple mac this emulator is the most widely used for the super nintendo. because it is primarily DOS based on the 9x platform it is faster with its real mode operations than the virtual mode operations of specifically windows emulators. The latest version has the ability to be able to play roms directly through zip files without having to uncompress them first which is ideal for those short on disk space although this has great adverse affects to performance in gameplay. No emulator could be complete without the ability to save states and Zsnes is no exception. This is one of the most updated and compatible emulators available for the snes and you won't be short of games to play in it.
There are quite a few of these emulators for the snes mainly due to it's sucess abroad. If you used to love the likes of Mario 3 and have long ago thrown away the snes, fera no longer! This piecwe of software turns your PC into a brilliant snes. This is by far the best version of Snes emulator the others just don't have as many features. This makes it possible to use your joystick (or gamepad) and play using it to enhance the experince. Also it allows you to save absolutly any where in a game. And unlike the real Snes there is no restriction on the amount of saves you can store. There are roms (games) for all the classics such as Mario Paperboy etc. If you remember these gaming moments with joy then dowload this now.