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Thanks to SNES emulators, people in modern times can play these classic games without having to find the original console unit. Instead, they can simply download a SNES emulator program like zSNES onto their computer and play their favorite SNES games on it. There is no installation required, and it hardly takes up any storage space. You just download the software and run the executable file.
However, you’ll need to obtain the ROM files of the games and run them on zSNES. You can download ROMs from the internet for free too. zSNES has a classic SNES interface, which people who grew up with the real SNES can appreciate.
Your keyboard should be used to control the zSNES. You can try using the mouse, but it is hard to manage the primary window with it. The keyboard is the easiest choice. The emulator lets you load ROM files to play the games, but that’s only the beginning. You can save your game wherever you currently are as well. When you want to play the game again, you can simply load your saved state and start from where you previously were before. This is something you could never do with the physical console.
On the configuration menu, you can select which input devices you want and configure the chips, video, speed, and audio choices. The saving settings can be adjusted too.
If you want to make the gameplay even easier for a specific game, you can choose the “Cheat” option from the menu and load, search, or browse cheat codes. You can find cheat codes on the internet too.
Users can change the keyboard configuration, GUI and movie options, and then save them for the future, so they don’t need to be changed again.
You may experience minor glitches while playing some games, but for the most part, zSNES is the best tool for playing classic SNES games on your personal computer.
Features and Highlights
- Complete 65816 instruction set
- SRAM support
- LoROM and HiROM support
- SlowROM and FastROM support
- Full DMA support
- HIRQ/VIRQ/NMI Interrupts
- Support for several SNES file formats (SMC, SFC, SWC, FIG, MGD, MGH, UFO, bin, GD3, GD7, DX2, USA, EUR, JAP, AUS, ST, BS, 048, 058, 078,), including split files (1, 2, 3; A, B, C)
- Interleaved format support (except SuperFX games)
- PAL/NTSC timing support