NES / Famicom (bnes)Link

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BackgroundLink

A port of bNES v083 to libretro.

Why use this core?Link

Awaiting description.

How to install the bnes core:Link

  • Start up RetroArch. Inside the main menu, go to 'Online Updater'.

  • Just to make sure we have the latest info files, select 'Update Core Info FIles'. Wait until this is done. Then, select 'Core Updater'.

  • Browse through the list and select 'NES / Famicom (bnes)'.

After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!

How to start the (Core name) core:Link

  • Go back to RetroArch's main menu screen. Select 'Load Content'.

  • Browse to the folder that contains the content you want to run.

  • Select the content that you want to run.

  • If you are asked which core to select, choose 'NES / Famicom (bnes)'.

The content should now start running!

AuthorsLink

  • byuu
  • Ryphecha

See alsoLink

NES/FamicomLink

LicenseLink

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

The bnes core is licensed under

ExtensionsLink

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

  • .nes

DatabasesLink

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

FeaturesLink

RetroArch-level settings or features that the bnes 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 bnes core's directory name is 'bnes'

The bnes core saves/loads to/from these directories.

RetroArch's Config directory

  • bnes.cfg (Core Overrides)
  • 'content-name'.cfg (Game Overrides)
  • 'content-name'.opt (Game-options)

RetroArch's Input Remapping directory

  • bnes.rmp (Core Remap)
  • 'content-name'.rmp (Game Remap)

RetroArch's Video Shader directory

  • bnes.'shader-preset-extension' (Core Shader Preset)
  • 'content-name'.'shader-preset-extension' (Game Shader Preset)

RetroArch's Save directory

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

RetroArch's State directory

  • 'content-name'.state# (State)

Geometry and timingLink

  • The bnes core's core provided FPS is 60
  • The bnes core's core provided sample rate is 32000 Hz
  • The bnes core's core provided aspect ratio is (Ratio)

ControllersLink

The bnes 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.
  • RetroPad - Joypad
  • RetroPad w/Analog - Joypad - There is no reason to switch to this.

Controller tablesLink

JoypadLink

User 1 - 2 Remap descriptors RetroPad Inputs
B
Select
Start
D-Pad Up
D-Pad Down
D-Pad Left
D-Pad Right
A

CompatibilityLink

Game Issue
Crisis Force Graphical glitches. (1)
Huge Insect No enemies spawn.
Lagrange Point No music.
Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen version) Graphical glitches on the sides of the screen.
Skull & Crossbones Crashes on start.
(1)