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Revision as of 09:01, 24 December 2009

Snes9x GX
Snes9xgx-logo.png
General
Author(s)Tantric
Contributor(s)michniewski
TypeConsole emulator
Version4.1.4
LicenceGPL
Links
Download
Website
Discussion
Source
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Peripherals
Wiimote4.svg SensorBar.svg Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg GameCube Controller DVD Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot USB mass storage device SD Gecko Local WiFi Internet

SNES9x GX is a Super Nintendo emulator for the Wii based on the PC emulator SNES9x 1.51. The GUI is powered by libwiigui.

Features

  • Based on Snes9x 1.51
  • Wiimote, Nunchuk, Classic, and Gamecube controller support
  • Multi-tap support, up to 4 players
  • SNES Superscope, Mouse, Justifier support
  • Cheat support
  • Auto Load/Save Game Snapshots and SRAM
  • Custom controller configurations
  • SD, USB, DVD (requires DVDx), SMB, Zip, and 7z support
  • Autodetect PAL/NTSC, 16:9 widescreen support, filtered/unfiltered video modes
  • Turbo Mode - up to 2x the normal speed
  • Zoom option to zoom in/out
  • Open Source!

Screenshot

Setup & Installation

Unzip the archive. You will find the following folders inside:

  • apps - Contains Homebrew Channel ready files (see Homebrew Channel instructions below)
  • snes9x - Contains the directory structure required for storing roms, saves, and cheats (see below)

Via Homebrew Channel

The most popular method of running homebrew on the Wii is through the Homebrew Channel. If you already have the channel installed, just copy over the apps folder included in the archive into the root of your SD card.

Remember to also create the snes9x directory structure required. See above.

Loading Games

By default, roms are loaded from "snes9x/roms/".

Your SNES rom images must be in SMC, SFC, SWC, or FIG format. Generally, all images you find will be in this format, but if you run across one that isn't please download RTOOL which will allow you to convert the image into SMC format.

From DVD

  • ROMs can be burned to a DVD-/+R (4.7GB max size & ISO 9660 file format) but you need to install DVDx on your Wii.

From Network (via SMB)

Using the emulator via network requires that your Wii is configured for your wireless network, and that you've set up a file share. You must provide a username, password, share name, and IP address to log in to the file server (in settings.xml). This XML file is created for you upon first loading the emulator and entering/exiting Preferences. Here's an example snippet for your XML configuration file:

<section name="Network" description="Network Settings">
   <setting name="smbip" value="192.168.4.19" description="Share Computer IP" />
   <setting name="smbshare" value="wiifiles" description="Share Name" />
   <setting name="smbuser" value="yourusername" description="Share Username" />
   <setting name="smbpwd" value="yourpassword" description="Share Password" />
</section>

Also be sure to mirror the required directory structure within your share folder, or change the LoadFolder and SaveFolder values in the XML file. See the tinysmb page for additional information and troubleshooting.

Cheats

By default, cheats are loaded from "/snes9x/cheats/". Cheat files must be placed in the cheats folder and named identically to the ROM name, except with a CHT extension. After putting the cheat file in the proper place and naming it correctly, you can access cheats in-game by pressing 'Home' after loading a game. A Cheats menu option should be available.

Language Patches (IPS/UPS/PPF)

IPS files must be placed in the same folder as the ROM you are loading, and named identically to the ROM name, except with a IPS extension. They will be loaded automatically upon loading the game.

Controls

In menu

GameCube Controller Wiimote.svg Wiimote.svg + Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg Action
Gamecube D-Pad Up / Gamecube D-Pad Down or GameCube Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down or Nunchuck Control Stick Classic D-Pad Up / Classic D-Pad Down or Classic Left Control Stick or Nunchuck Z Button Navigate line per line Up/Down
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Wiimote A Button Classic a Button Enter to the selected menu or change selected option
Gamecube B Button Wiimote B Button Wiimote B Button Classic b Button Back to previous menu

In File explorer

GameCube Controller Wiimote.svg Wiimote.svg + Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg Action
Gamecube D-Pad Up / Gamecube D-Pad Down or GameCube Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down Wiimote D-Pad Up / Wiimote D-Pad Down or Nunchuck Control Stick or Nunchuck Z Button Classic D-Pad Up / Classic D-Pad Down or Classic Left Control Stick Navigate line per line Up/Down
Gamecube D-Pad Left / Gamecube D-Pad Right or GameCube Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right Wiimote D-Pad Left / Wiimote D-Pad Right or Nunchuck C Button Classic D-Pad Left / Classic D-Pad Right Down/Up one full page
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Wiimote A Button Classic a Button Select item (directory or file)
Gamecube B Button Wiimote B Button Wiimote B Button Classic b Button Back to previous directory
GameCube L Trigger+GameCube R Trigger+Gamecube X Button+Gamecube Y Button or LeftGamecube C Control Stick Wiimote HOME Button Wiimote HOME Button Classic HOME Button Emulator menu

In game (by default)

These controls can be changed in "Controller Configuration" menu.

GameCube Controller WiimoteHorizontal.svg Wiimote.svg + Nunchuck alternative.svg ClassicController.svg Action
GameCube D-Pad or GameCube Control Stick Wiimote D-Pad Wiimote D-Pad or Nunchuck Control Stick Classic D-Pad or Classic Left Control Stick Snes DPad
Gamecube Y Button Wiimote 1 Button Nunchuck Z Button Classic y Button Y
Gamecube B Button Wiimote 2 Button Wiimote B Button Classic b Button B
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Wiimote A Button Classic a Button A
Gamecube X Button Wiimote B Button Nunchuck C Button Classic x Button X
GameCube Z Button Wiimote - Button Wiimote 2 Button Classic - Button SELECT
GameCube START Button Wiimote + Button Wiimote 1 Button Classic + Button START
GameCube L Trigger+GameCube R Trigger+Gamecube X Button+Gamecube Y Button or LeftGamecube C Control Stick Wiimote HOME Button Wiimote HOME Button Classic HOME Button Emulator menu
GameCube L Trigger Wiimote - Button Classic L Trigger LT
GameCube R Trigger Wiimote + Button Classic R Trigger RT
Gamecube C Control StickRight Classic Left Control StickRight Turbo Mode
Gamecube C Control StickUp/Down Classic Left Control StickUp/Down Zoom In/out

In game (Superscope)

GameCube Controller Wiimote.svg Action
GameCube Control Stick Wii Remote Aim Aim
Gamecube B Button Wiimote B Button Fire button
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Cursor button
GameCube Z Button Wiimote - Button Aim Offscreen
GameCube START Button Wiimote + Button Pause
Gamecube X Button (held) Wiimote D-Pad Down (held) Turbo

In game (Mouse)

GameCube Controller Wiimote.svg Action
GameCube Control Stick Wii Remote Aim Move the cursor
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Left click
Gamecube B Button Wiimote B Button Right click

In game (Justifier)

GameCube Controller Wiimote.svg Action
GameCube Control Stick Wii Remote Aim Aim
Gamecube B Button Wiimote B Button Fire button
Gamecube A Button Wiimote A Button Aim Offscreen
GameCube START Button Wiimote + Button Start

History

4.1.5 - December 23, 2009

  • Changed default folders to snes9xgx/roms and snes9xgx/saves. Old folders will be automatically moved to the new location
  • File browser now scrolls down to the last game when returning to browser
  • Auto update for those using USB now works
  • Fixed scrollbar up/down buttons
  • Minor optimizations

4.1.4 - December 2, 2009

  • Fixed SMB (for real this time!)
  • Fixed snapshot loading regression

4.1.3 - November 30, 2009

  • Fixed SMB
  • Added separate horizontal/vertical zoom options
  • Improved scrolling timing - the more you scroll, the faster it goes
  • Fixed reset button on Wii console - now you can reset multiple times
  • Minor code optimizations
  • Reduce memory fragmentation - fixes out of memory crashes

4.1.2 - October 7, 2009

  • Revamped filebrowser and file I/O
  • Many, many other bug fixes

4.1.1 - September 19, 2009

  • Fixed black screen bug

4.1.0 - September 16, 2009

  • Text rendering corrections
  • SMB improvements
  • Built with latest libraries
  • Video mode switching now works properly
  • Other minor bugfixes and cleanup

4.0.9 - July 22, 2009

  • Fixed "No game saves found." message when there are actually saves.
  • Fixed shift key on keyboard
  • Text scrolling works again
  • Change default prompt window selection to "Cancel" button

4.0.8 - July 9, 2009

  • Faster SMB/USB browsing
  • Last browsed folder is now remembered
  • Fixed controller mapping reset button
  • Fixed no sound on GameCube version
  • Directory names are no longer altered
  • Preferences now only saved on exit
  • Fixed on-screen keyboard glitches
  • SRAM auto-saved on power-off from within a game
  • Prevent 7z lockups, better 7z error messages
  • Increase cheats limit from 30 to 150
  • Cheats no longer effect next game loaded - they are cleared properly

4.0.7 - June 30, 2009

  • Fixed auto-update
  • Increased file browser listing to 10 entries, decreased font size
  • Added text scrolling on file browser
  • Added reset button for controller mappings
  • Settings are now loaded from USB when loading the app from USB on HBC
  • Fixed menu crashes caused by ogg player bugs
  • Fixed memory card saving verification bug
  • Fixed game savebrowser bugs
  • Miscellaneous code cleanup/corrections

4.0.6 - May 30, 2009

  • Fixed SD/USB corruption bug
  • SMB works again
  • GUI bugs fixed, GUI behavioral improvements

4.0.5 - May 26, 2009

  • Improved stability
  • Fixed broken SDHC from HBC 1.0.2 update
  • Fixed issues with returning to menu from in-game
  • Add option to disable rumble
  • Auto-determines if HBC is present - returns to Wii menu otherwise
  • Fixed Super Scope turbo button issue
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

4.0.4 - April 30, 2009

  • Improved scrollbar
  • Built with more stable libogc/libfat
  • Fixed rumble bug in filebrowser
  • Added confirmation prompts
  • Fixed settings saving glitches

4.0.3 - April 23, 2009

  • Settings resetting glitch fixed

4.0.2 - April 22, 2009

  • GameCube controller home trigger fixed
  • USB support fixed
  • More stable SMB support
  • Corrections/improvements to game saving/loading
  • Video mode corrections
  • hq2x filter no longer crashes hi-res games on unfiltered/filtered modes
  • Corrections to cheat file parsing
  • Super Scope turbo now activated when holding Down button
  • Settings are now saved when exiting game menu settings area
  • Super Scope pause button now works
  • Invalid VRAM access is now allowed - should fix some homebrew games
  • New video mode selection in menu (forcing a video mode is not recommended)

4.0.1 - April 13, 2009

  • Fixed turning off autosave in menu
  • Keyboard fixed, more keys added
  • Fixed 7z loading from DVD
  • Enable auto loading and renaming of SRAM save without "Auto" in the name
  • PAL resolution fixed - no more letterboxing
  • File browser scrollbar box now draggable, arrow buttons now scroll list
  • Better handling of multiple on-screen wiimotes
  • Menu restructured - new "Game Settings" menu

4.0.0 - April 4, 2009

  • New GX-based menu, with a completely redesigned layout. Has Wiimote IR support, sounds, graphics, animation effects, and more
  • Thanks to the3seashells for designing some top-notch artwork, to Peter de Man for composing the music, and a special thanks to shagkur for fixing libogc bugs that would have otherwise prevented the release
  • Onscreen keyboard for changing save/load folders and network settings
  • Menu configuration options (configurable exit button, wiimote orientation, volumes)
  • Configurable button mapping for superscope, mouse and justifier
  • New save manager, allowing multiple saves and save browsing. Shows screenshots for Snapshot saves, and save dates/times
  • Experimental hq2x filter, contributed by michniewski

009 - January 27, 2009

  • Faster SD/USB - new read-ahead cache
  • Removed trigger of back to menu for Classic Controller right joystick
  • Fixed a bug with reading files < 2048 bytes
  • Fixed some memory leaks, buffer overflows, etc
  • Code cleanup, other general bugfixes

008 - December 24, 2008

  • Fixed unstable SD card access
  • Proper SD/USB hotswap (Wii only)
  • Auto-update feature (Wii only)
  • Rewritten SMB access - speed boost, NTLM now supported (Wii only)
  • Improved file access code
  • Resetting preferences now resets controls
  • Fixed "invalid file size" error on smaller games (eg: Space Invaders)
  • Fixed hangup in Super Mario RPG
  • Minor bug fixes

007 - November 19, 2008

  • added: SDHC support
  • added: SD/USB hot-swapping
  • added: zoom saving
  • added: IPS/UPS/PPF patch support
  • added: Qoob modchip support (thanks emukidid!)
  • added: Added console/remote power button support (Wii only)
  • added: Added reset button support - resets game (Wii only)
  • changed: Settings file is now named settings.xml and is stored in the same folder as the DOL - eg: apps/Snes9xGX/settings.xml (Wii only)
  • fixed: swc, sfc file support
  • fixed: inverted sound channels
  • fixed: some game crashes
  • fixed: snapshot saving for games with SPC7110, BS, DSP, or CX4
  • fixed: justifier support
  • fixed: superscope turbo button
  • fixed: widescreen support
  • fixed: ActRaiser 2 issues
  • fixed: Invalid memory accesses in C4 and OBC1. MMX3 Toxic Seahorse stage now can be emulated with HDMA. (zones)
  • fixed: Updated snapshot to prevent desync. Added some variables related to APU and HDMA. (gocha)
  • fixed: zoom issues (thanks eke-eke!)
  • fixed: original modes (thanks eke-eke!)
  • fixed: vertical scaling for filtered/unfiltered modes (thanks eke-eke!)

006 - October 15, 2008

Tantric

  • added: 480p for GameCube
  • added: Sound sync
  • added: 7z support
  • changed: Faster SD/USB access (readahead cache enabled)
  • fixed: Video offset issues
  • fixed: BS-X games work now
  • fixed: Wii DVD works now
  • fixed: DVD re-enabled for GameCube
  • fixed: Nunchuk analog stick issues
  • fixed: Many crashes, memory leaks, etc

michniewski

  • added: Video shift options
  • changed: Turn DVD motor off option re-enabled for GameCube

005 - September 23, 2008

michniewski

  • added: Superscope/mouse/justifier support, with Wii remote
  • added: 3 render modes - Original, Filtered, Unfiltered
  • added: widescreen compensation option
  • added: DVD support on the Wii (note that many users are currently reporting problems loading from DVD- fixed in next revision)
  • changed: zoom - limited range, added reset zoom option

Tantric

  • added: now uses SNES 1.51 core (thanks to eke-eke for help with this)
  • added: cheats menu! Loads .CHT file from /snes9x/cheats folder, .CHT file name must match file name of ROM
  • added: load/save preference selector. ROM, SRAM, Freeze, and preferences are saved/loaded according to these
  • added: preliminary Windows file share loading/saving (SMB) support on Wii: You can input your network settings into snes9xGX.xml, or edit s9xconfig.cpp from the source code and compile.
  • added: 'Auto' settings for save/load - attempts to automatically determine your load/save device(s) - SD, USB, Memory Card, DVD, SMB
  • added: ROM Information page
  • added: Game Menu - all game-specific options are here now: SRAM save/load, Snapshot save/load, game reload, etc
  • added: Credits page
  • fixed: sd gecko works now
  • fixed: full USB support
  • changed: menu structure
  • changed: preferences are now loaded and saved in XML format. You can open snes9xGX.xml edit all settings, including some not available within the program
  • changed: if Home button is pressed when a game is running, Game Menu pops up
  • changed: if preferences can't be loaded at the start and/or are reset, preferences menu pops up - remove to save your preferences!
  • changed: SRAM load - game reloaded automatically after loading SRAM

004 - August 5, 2008

  • added: option to disable AA filtering (snes graphics 'crisper', AA now default OFF)
  • added: mapped zooming and turbo mode to classic controller
  • added: preliminary usb support (loading)
  • changed: sram and freezes now saved by filename, not internal romname. If you have multiple versions of the same game, you can now have srams and freezes for each version. A prompt to convert to the new naming is provided for sram only.
  • changed: by default, autoload/save sram and freeze enabled

003 - July 25, 2008

  • added: alphabetical file sorting
  • added: background logo/backdrop + nicer menus
  • added: scrolling in ROM selector
  • fixed: switching between pal/ntsc ROMS doesn't mess up timings
  • fixed: GC controller config works now
  • fixed: freeze autoloading on ROM load
  • fixed: zipped ROMS should now load in a reasonable time
  • fixed: precompiled dols for autosaving to various locations (see readme)
  • changed: GC default quickload slot (to sd) (thanks kerframil)
  • changed: default load/save dirs are now "/snes9x/roms" and "/snes9x/saves/" (thanks kerframil)
  • changed: Classic X and Y defaults aren't switched
  • changed: if autosave is enabled, it doesn't ask to save SRAM anymore. It is saved in the background.
  • updated README

002 - July 21, 2008

  • added: classic and nunchuk support
  • added: all controllers can now be configured
  • added: GC version (untested)
  • changed: mappings are no longer stored in SRAM, but in config file. This means no per-game configurations, but one global config per controller.
  • one makefile to make all versions. (thanks to snes9x143 SVN)

001 - July 12, 2008

  • compiles with latest devkitppc (r15)
  • now uses libfat (can use front sd slot on wii)
  • updated menu items a bit
  • wiimote support
  • fixed: autoload sram/freeze
  • fixed: rom plays immediately after loading

Third party releases

Unofficial version with more archive format support

Supports the following formats in addition to ZIP:

  • gzip (.gz, .tar.gz)
  • bzip2 (.bz2, .tar.bz2)
  • JMA (similar to 7zip, but with better compression)

Download with source: Download

Based on version 004.

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