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A port of higan v105's Super Famicom emulation core to libretro. This core is the most in sync with upstream higan.
Why use this core?Link
- Most accurate SNES emulation available.
- Simplified and easily accessible Super Game Boy functionality compared to the other bsnes cores.
How to get and install the higan Accuracy 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 'SNES / Super Famicom (higan Accuracy)'.
After this has finished downloading, the core should now be ready for use!
How to start (after installation):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 'SNES / Super Famicom (higan Accuracy)'.
The content should now start running!
- SNES / Super Famicom (Beetle bsnes)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes Accuracy)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes Balanced)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes C++98 (v085))
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes Performance)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes-mercury Accuracy)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes-mercury Balanced)
- SNES / Super Famicom (bsnes-mercury Performance)
- SNES / Super Famicom (nSide Balanced)
- SNES / Super Famicom (Snes9x 2002)
- SNES / Super Famicom (Snes9x 2005 Plus)
- SNES / Super Famicom (Snes9x 2005)
- SNES / Super Famicom (Snes9x 2010)
- SNES / Super Famicom (Snes9x)
- Game Boy / Game Boy Color (Emux GB)
- Game Boy / Game Boy Color (Gambatte)
- Game Boy / Game Boy Color (SameBoy)
- Game Boy / Game Boy Color (TGB Dual)
- Game Boy / Game Boy Color (Gearboy)
- Game Boy Advance (mGBA)
- SNES / Super Famicom (nSide Balanced)
A summary of the licenses behind RetroArch and its cores have found here.
The higan Accuracy core is licensed under
Content that can be loaded by the higan Accuracy core have the following file extensions:
RetroArch database(s) that are associated with the higan Accuracy core:
- Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- Nintendo - Super Nintendo Entertainment System Hacks
- Nintendo - Game Boy
- Nintendo - Game Boy Color
Required or optional firmware files go in RetroArch's system directory.
higan Accuracy uses split ROMS for special chip games.
Notable DSP1/DSP1B Games:
- Super Mario Kart
Notable DSP2 Games:
- Dungeon Master
Notable DSP3 Games:
- SD Gundam GX
Notable DSP4 Games:
- Top Gear 3000
Notable Cx4 Games:
- Mega Man X2
- Mega Man X3
|dsp1.data.rom||DSP1 co-processor firmware - Optional||3d81b45fa0c2aa8b852dfb1ece7c0971|
|dsp1.program.rom||DSP1 co-processor firmware - Optional||ae209fbe789fbf11a48aea5ab1197321|
|dsp1b.data.rom||DSP1B co-processor firmware - Optional||1e3f568634a7d8284020dddc0ae905bc|
|dsp1b.program.rom||DSP1B co-processor firmware - Optional||d10f446888e097cbf500f3f663cf4f6d|
|dsp2.data.rom||DSP2 co-processor firmware - Optional||e9417e29223b139c3c4b635a2a3b8744|
|dsp2.program.rom||DSP2 co-processor firmware - Optional||aa6e5922a3ed5ded54f24247c11143c5|
|dsp3.data.rom||DSP3 co-processor firmware - Optional||0a81210c0a940b997dd9843281008ee6|
|dsp3.program.rom||DSP3 co-processor firmware - Optional||d99ca4562818d49cee1f242705bba6f8|
|dsp4.data.rom||DSP4 co-processor firmware - Optional||ee4990879eb68e3cbca239c5bc20303d|
|dsp4.program.rom||DSP4 co-processor firmware - Optional||a151023b948b90ffc23a5b594bb6fef2|
|cx4.data.rom||CX4 co-processor firmware - Optional||037ac4296b6b6a5c47c440188d3c72e3|
|st010.data.rom||ST010 co-processor firmware - Optional||254d70762b6f59f99c27c395aba7d07d|
|st010.program.rom||ST010 co-processor firmware - Optional||1d70019179a59a566a0bb5d3f2845544|
|st011.data.rom||ST011 co-processor firmware - Optional||10bd3f4aa949737ab9836512c35bcc29|
|st011.program.rom||ST011 co-processor firmware - Optional||95222ebf1c0c2990bcf25db43743f032|
|st018.data.rom||ST018 co-processor firmware - Optional||49c898b60d0f15e90d0ba780dd12f366|
|st018.program.rom||ST018 co-processor firmware - Optional||dda40ccd57390c96e49d30a041f9a9e7|
|SGB1.sfc/sgb1.boot.rom||Super Game Boy BIOS - Optional|
|SGB1.sfc/program.rom||Super Game Boy ROM - Optional|
|SGB2.sfc/sgb2.boot.rom||Super Game Boy 2 BIOS - Optional|
|SGB2.sfc/program.rom||Super Game Boy 2 ROM - Optional|
Firmware files for SGB emulation need to be in directories called SGB1.sfc and SGB2.sfc in RetroArch's system directory. Look at the Super GameBoy support section for more information.
RetroArch-level settings or features that the higan Accuracy core respects.
The higan Accuracy core's directory name is '(Directory name)'
The higan Accuracy core saves/loads to/from these directories.
RetroArch's Save directory
- 'content-name'.srm (Cartridge battery save)
RetroArch's State directory
- 'content-name'.state# (State)
Geometry and timingLink
- The higan Accuracy core's internal FPS is (FPS)
- The higan Accuracy core's internal sample rate is (Rate)
- The higan Accuracy core's core provided aspect ratio is (Ratio)
Super Gameboy SupportLink
The higan Accuracy core uses a simplified Super Game Boy routine that makes it much easier to access this feature than with the old v094-based cores.
Instead of using the complex, CLI-based 'subsystem' launch commands, it looks for the necessary files in the system/BIOS directory whenever you feed the core a *.gb/c file.
To get it working, you'll need one or more Super Game Boy ROMs and the sgb.boot.rom BIOS.
Make 2 subdirectories in RetroArch's system directory, one named SGB1.sfc and the other named SGB2.sfc.
Copy your original Super Game Boy ROM into the SGB1.sfc directory and then rename it to program.rom. Copy your Super Game Boy 2 ROM into the SGB2.sfc directory and then rename it program.rom, as well.
Copy your sgb.boot.rom BIOS into each of your SGB1.sfc and SGB2.sfc directories, and rename them to sgb1.boot.rom and sgb2.boot.rom, respectively.
The 'Preferred Super GameBoy BIOS' core option lets you choose which of the two SGB BIOSes to use.
Load a SGB-supported GB/GBC rom.
There may be graphical glitches when Rewind is set to On in RetroArch's settings.
The higan Accuracy 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.
- Internal resolution (512x480/512x448/512x240/512x224/256x240/256x224)
- Color emulation (Off/On)
Color emulation - Disabled
Color emulation - Enabled
- Blur emulation (Off/On)
Blur emulation - Disabled
Blur emulation - Enabled
- Scanline emulation (Off/On)
- Preferred Super GameBoy BIOS (restart) (SGB1.sfc//SGB2.sfc/)
The higan Accuracy core supports the following device type(s) in the controls menu, bolded device types are the default for the specified user(s):
User 1 device typesLink
User 2 device typesLink
- None - Input disabled.
- SNES Joypad - Joypad
- SNES Mouse - Mouse
- Multitap - Joypad - Allows for up to five players to play together in certain games.
- SuperScope - Lightgun
- Justifier - Lightgun
- Justifiers - Lightgun - Two Justifiers are plugged in, for two-player Justifier games.
Activating multitap support in compatible games can be configured by switching to the Multitap device type for User 2.
Joypad and analog device type tableLink
|User 1 - 5 Input descriptors||RetroPad Inputs||SNES Joypad / Multitap|
|D-Pad Up||D-Pad Up|
|D-Pad Down||D-Pad Down|
|D-Pad Left||D-Pad Lef|
|D-Pad Right||D-Pad Right|
Mouse device type tableLink
|User 1 - 2 Input descriptors||RetroMouse Inputs||SNES Mouse|
|SNES Mouse Cursor|
|SNES Mouse Left Button|
|SNES Mouse Right Button|
Lightgun device type tableLink
|User 2 Input descriptors||RetroLightgun Inputs||SuperScope||Justifier(s)|
|Gun||SuperScope Crosshair||Justifier Crosshair|
|Gun Trigger||SuperScope Trigger||Justifier Trigger|
|Gun Cursor||SuperScope Cursor|
|Gun Turbo||SuperScope Turbo||Justifier Offscreen|
|Gun Pause||SuperScope Pause||Justifier Start|
All of the Super Scope games made by Nintendo have a soft-reset to the game's main title. This is accomplished by pausing the game, then, while holding Cursor, the Fire button must be pressed twice.
The higan Accuracy core fully emulates all SNES games that have ever been officially released.
Incompatible with ROM hacks made to take advantage of emulator quirks, much like real hardware.