Super Nintendo Emulators
The Emulators accessible on SNES Classics are not intended for use to run any unlawful software. You are accountable for your procedures. Owning commercial ROM files is against the law, if you do not own the original cartridge. There is no ’24 hour trial’ rule. If you use an Emulator or Emulators to run such files, you are on your own. SNES Classics nor the creators of the Emulator are responsible. Snesclassics and its owner hold no liability whatsoever for any use of the downloadable products made accessible here. If you have any concerns or uncertainties about the risks associated with downloading these products please refrain from doing so.
SNES 9x SNES Emulators
Snes9x is a portable, freeware Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator. This is our favorite out of the 3.
ZSNES SNES Emulator
ZSNES is a Super Nintendo emulator programmed by zsKnight in 2001. This was one of the first fully functional emulators.
SNES 9x for PSP
SNES 9x Emulator is the original SNES emulator ported over to work with the PSP.
Definition of an Emulator – An emulator duplicates (provides an emulation of or attempts to copy) the functions of one system using a different system.This is so that the second system behaves like (and appears to be) the first system. This focus on exact reproduction of external behavior is in contrast to simulation, which can concern an abstract model of the system being simulated, often considering internal state.refers to the ability of a computer program or electronic device to imitate another program or device. Many printers, for example, are designed to emulate Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printers because so much software is written for HP printers. By emulating an HP printer, a printer can work with any software written for a real HP printer. Emulation “tricks” the running software into believing that a device is really some other device.A hardware emulator is an emulator which takes the form of a hardware device. Examples include printer systems inside the ROM of the printer, and FPGA-based hardware systems.In a theoretical sense, the Church-Turing thesis implies that any operating environment can be emulated within any other. However, in practice, it can be quite difficult, particularly when the exact behavior of the system to be emulated is not documented and has to be deduced through reverse engineering. It also says nothing about timing constraints; if the emulator does not perform as quickly as the original hardware, the emulated software may run much more slowly than it would have on the original hardware, possibly triggering time interrupts to alter performance.