Nintendo - SNES / Famicom (Snes9x 2002)Link

BackgroundLink

Port of SNES9x 1.39 for libretro (was previously called PocketSNES). Heavily optimized for ARM.

Provides more favorable performance thresholds at the cost of accuracy. DO NOT use this core unless you have underpowered hardware and the mainline Snes9x core and the bsnes/higan/bsnes-mercury cores aren't fast enough

This core is part of a group of Snes9x cores that are snapshots from the year their code is based on. (Snes9x 2002, Snes9x 2005, Snes9x 2005 Plus, Snes9x 2010)

Author/LicenseLink

The Snes9x 2002 core has been authored by

  • Snes9x Team
  • PocketSNES Team
  • Toadking

The Snes9x 2002 core is licensed under

A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.

ExtensionsLink

Content that can be loaded by the Snes9x 2002 core have the following file extensions:

  • .smc
  • .fig
  • .sfc
  • .gd3
  • .gd7
  • .dx2
  • .bsx
  • .swc

DatabasesLink

RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the Snes9x 2002 core:

FeaturesLink

Frontend-level settings or features that the Snes9x 2002 core respects.

Feature Supported
Restart
Screenshots
Saves
States
Rewind
Netplay
Core Options
RetroAchievements
RetroArch Cheats
Native Cheats
Controls
Remapping
Multi-Mouse
Rumble
Sensors
Camera
Location
Subsystem
Softpatching
Disk Control
Username
Language
Crop Overscan
LEDs

DirectoriesLink

The Snes9x 2002 core's internal core name is 'Snes9x 2002'

The Snes9x 2002 core saves/loads to/from these directories.

Frontend's Save directory

  • 'content-name'.srm (Cartridge battery save)

Frontend's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The Snes9x 2002 core's core provided FPS is 60.0988118623 for NTSC games and 50.0069789082 for PAL games.
  • The Snes9x 2002 core's core provided sample rate is 32040.5 Hz
  • The Snes9x 2002 core's core provided aspect ratio is 4/3

Core optionsLink

The Snes9x 2002 core has the following option(s) that can be tweaked from the core options menu. The default setting is bolded.

Settings with (Restart) means that core has to be closed for the new setting to be applied on next launch.

  • Reduce Slowdown (Hack, Unsafe, Restart) [snes9x2002_overclock_cycles] (disabled|compatible|max)

    Many games for the SNES suffered from slowdown due to the weak main CPU. This option helps allievate that at the cost of possible bugs.

    Example video here

    compatible: Reduce slowdown but keep as much game compatibility as much as possible.

    max: Reduce slowdown as much as possible but will break more games.

ControllersLink

The Snes9x 2002 core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):

User 1 - 2 device typesLink

  • None - Doesn't disable input. There's no reason to switch to this.
  • **RetroPad - Joypad - Stay on this.
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - Same as RetroPad. There's no reason to switch to this.

Controller tablesLink

JoypadLink

RetroPad Inputs Snes9x 2002 core Inputs
B
Y
Select
Start
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right
A
X
L
R

CompatibilityLink

Awaiting description.

See alsoLink

Nintendo - Sufami TurboLink

Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (+ Hacks)Link