BSNES For Mac Publisher's description
from Richard Bannister
BSNES has a somewhat different purpose to most emulators
BSNES has a somewhat different purpose to most emulators; it focuses on accuracy over performance. To that end, it does not include any game specific hacks, or idle-loop skipping optimizations commonly found in other emulators. To add to the fun, it uses a cycle accurate hardware emulation. The net result of all this is the highest system requirements of any software I've released to date; those without an Intel-based Mac need not apply. If you meet the requirements, however, this is the most accurate SNES emulation available on the Macintosh platform
* Cycle accurate emulation.
* Support for DSP1, DSP2, DSP3, DSP4, OBC1, SA1, SDD1, SPC7110, SRTC, ST010, and SuperFX custom chips.
* Full sound.
What's New in This Release:В· This release officially introduces the accuracy and performance cores, alongside the previously-existing compatibility core. The accuracy core allows the most accurate SNES emulation ever seen, with every last processor running at the lowest possible clock synchronization level. The performance core allows slower computers the chance to finally use BSNES. It is capable of attaining full frame rate on all official Intel Macs.
В· The accuracy core is absolutely not meant for casual gaming at all. It is meant solely for getting as close to 100% perfection as possible, no matter the cost to speed. It should only be used for testing, development or debugging.
В· The compatibility core is identical to previous releases of BSNES, but is now roughly 10% faster. This is the default and recommended core for casual gaming.
В· The performance core contains an entirely new S-CPU core, with range-tested IRQs; and uses blargg's heavily-optimized S-DSP core directly. Although there are very minor accuracy tr...
System Requirements:В· BSNES requires a minimum of a PowerMac G5 to run. The current release is unlikely to run at full frame rate on anything less than 2.3GHz.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall