ZSNES v1.51 Documentation ================================ N a v i g a t i o n ================================ * Index * Readme * GUI * Netplay [Index.txt] [Readme.txt] [GUI.txt] [Netplay.
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* Games [Games.txt] 1. ROMs 2. Compatibility 3. Special-Chip Games 4. Special Cartridges - BS-X (Satellaview) - Super Gameboy 5. Individual Game Issues 6. Games Supported by ManyMouse 7. Multiplayer List * FAQ [FAQ.txt]
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* ZSNES Home Page: [ZSNES.com] ================================================================================ ~ G a m e s ================================================================================ ............................................................ 1. ROMS ............................................................ ** ROMs are not included with ZSNES!!! ** You must find them on your own. Please read Wikipedia's article on ROM Images for a general overview. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_image] In relation to SNES emulation, a "ROM image" is a computer file which is an
....... You must use a good ROM if you want any chance of playing an error-free game... Compatibility . However.. in the Special-Chip Games section under SuperFX.... You can use NSRT to scan your ROM and tell you if it is a good dump.. If you wish to mute the sound output.. In some cases. these "bad" ROMs can display errors when they are played in an emulator.. you should re-enable it... In the past.interleaved....com] ..... Please read the documentation included with NSRT for additional information..... Furthermore. This file contains the same data that a real SNES console reads from the game cartridge.....edgeemu.. 2." ZSNES cannot detect when a ROM is interleaved with the SuperFX interleave method. The developers of ZSNES in particular are unable to provide any help to people who are using "bad" ROMs. ZSNES developers programmed the emulator to "hack" certain games.. which can introduce errors. ZSNES will incorrectly report the ROM as -not.... change it back to 100....... Regardless of the reason for an imperfect ROM image.exact copy of the data that is contained in a 'R'ead 'O'nly 'M'emory chip inside a game cartridge... There is more information about this below.. An SNES emulator loads this ROM into its own memory....... While we wish to play these incompatible games as much as you do.. very much like how a real SNES operates.. There are many reasons why a particular ROM may not work correctly with ZSNES.. Emulator developers generally try to make their emulators work with "good" ROMs. It may also be "interleaved. For example. simply move the volume slider to 0%... ROMs that are perfect copies of the data on a real game cartridge.. NSRT can actually modify a "bad" ROM in such a way that it becomes a "good" ROM.. The developers of ZSNES make no guarantee that any particular game will work....... that is. There are a variety of reasons why a ROM that appears to be a real game is not an exact copy of the cartridge data.. In some cases..... there are a few particular games that may work better if the percentage to execute is set to either 120% or 80%... A problem appears when you have a ROM image that is not an exact copy of the data on a real SNES cartridge........ * If you have turned off sound.... so disabling sound can "break" a lot of games. In cases where ZSNES cannot detect a ROM's interleave method..... Compatibility with a particular game may change between releases of ZSNES.. but it *is not* in fact a perfect copy of the data on that cartridge..... Certain prolific ROM "releasers" will "hack" a ROM to include an introduction that advertises the releaser...... the ROM may have been incorrectly "dumped" from the cartridge.. [http://nsrt.... ZSNES is in a constant state of development...." Often a ROM appears to be from a particular game/cartridge... * If you have changed the percentage of execution in the ZSNES configuration file... Here is a list of things you can do to improve your chances of a ROM working with ZSNES: * Make sure your ROM is actually a "good dump.. Many of the ROMs available for download on the Internet are not in fact exact copies of real SNES games..
.. NSRT can actually modify a "bad" ROM in such a way that it becomes a "good" ROM. * Your ROM may be a game that uses the SuperFX special chip.. sometimes it is just not possible.... Many games require sound emulation to be active in order to work correctly... and the ROM will fail to load.. We recommend using NSRT to verify that your ROMs are "good" dumps.
.. and your game still doesn't work.. In general..... The NSRT SNES Add-on Chip information article was frequently referenced for the information assembled on this page.... Europe) / Rockman X 3 (Japan) ... Below is a list of all known special processors. [http://en..wikipedia... .Each of the Nintendo DSP chips have identical hardware....... however there is nothing we can do..... ZSNES is developed for *emulation accuracy*. Sometimes....... in order for these games to work....... in addition to all the standard SNES hardware (which ZSNES already emulates). In conclusion.....The C4 chip is a math co-processor with limited graphical processing capabilities.. *we're sorry*.........com/INFO/chipinfo..... As the emulation accuracy of ZSNES has improved..... 3..... these hacks have become less necessary.htm] You may find that the section on Enhancement chips in the Super Nintendo article at Wikipedia contains some interesting historical information.... Special-Chip Games .C4 ...... a particular game hack will break other parts of accurate SNES emulation... but different software (firmware). . no new game hacks will be added. Some hacks were also used make certain games run at full speed if they were too slow. [http://nsrt. to get them to work with ZSNES.... however...... followed by a list of the games known to use each processor. With the current state of emulation in ZSNES.... The approximate percentage of emulation progress for these special chips is listed under Current Progress [Readme..... + DSP-1 (supported) * Ace wo Nerae! * Armored Trooper Votoms * Ballz 3D / 3 Jigen Kakutou Ballz * Battle Racers
. game hacks are removed whenever possible............ if you have tried the steps above......... A game would use this special processor to accomplish something that wasn't possible using just the standard SNES hardware.....txt].. not covered in this FAQ... It is impossible to represent these processors with ROM data.. * Megaman X 2 (USA) / Rockman X 2 (Japan) * Megaman X 3 (USA. ZSNES must emulate these special processors... The most you can do is try another emulator or hope that ZSNES will become accurate enough to be able to run your particular game....... *not* the other way around..Nintendo DSP ..edgeemu.These "hacks" would modify in-memory certain incompatible games....org/wiki/Super_Nintendo_Entertainment_System] A number of games developed for the Super Nintendo included additional special-purpose processors on the game cartridge. with game compatibility as a side effect........
Masters New Hayashi Kaihou Kudan no Igo Taidou Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. although at a higher clock then the SNES's internal one.Let's & Go!! Pebble Beach no Hatou New ..htm] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Asahi Shinbun Rensai ..Battle Racers Saikousoku Shikou Shougi Mahjong SD F-1 Grand Prix SD Gundam G-NEXT cartridge ROM (G-NEXT. [Quoted from http://nsrt.* Metal Combat .SFC) Shin Shougi Club Shougi no Hanamichi Shougi Saikyou
.1 J..com/INFO/chipinfo.Tournament Edition PGA European Tour PGA Tour 96 Power Rangers Zeo .Hyper Dimension Hanyuu Meijin no Omoshiro Shougi Harukanaru Augusta 3 ..* Drift King Shutokou Battle '94 * Drift King Shutokou Battle 2 * Final Stretch * Hashiriya Kon * Korean League * Lock On * Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge * Pilotwings * Super 3D Baseball * Super Air Diver * Super Air Diver 2 * Super Bases Loaded II * Super F1 Circus Gaiden * Super Mario Kart * Suzuka 8 Hours + DSP-2 (supported) * Dungeon Master + DSP-3 (partially supported) * SD Gundam GX + DSP-4 (supported) * Top Gear 3000 (USA) / Planets Champ TG 3000 (Japan) ..The SA-1 is a 65816 chip.edgeemu.Katou Ichi-Ni-San Kudan Shougi Shingiru Daisenryaku Expert WWII Derby Jockey 2 Dragon Ball Z .Super Deluxe (Japan) / Kirby's Fun Pak (Europe) Kirby's Dream Land 3 (USA) / Hoshi no Kirby 3 (Japan) Marvelous Mini Yonku Shining Scorpion ...OBC1 .SA-1 . League '96 Dream Stadium Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius Jumpin' Derby Kakinoki Shougi Kirby Super Star (USA) / Hoshi no Kirby ..
...Panic Bomber W Super Mario RPG Super Robot Wars Gaiden Super Shougi 3 .Seta RISC . However.* * * * * * *
Shougi Saikyou II Super Bomberman ..com] After you have downloaded all of the parts.. you may use some third party graphics decompression packs to get the four above games to work.S-DD1 ..S-RTC . Then go to the Config-->Paths menu in the GUI and enter in the location of the folder in the appropriate field... + Seta 10 / ST010 (supported) * F1 ROC II (USA) / Exhaust Heat II (Japan) + Seta 11 / ST011 (partially supported) * Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shougi ....The Seta RISC chip is not emulated.... The SPC7110 graphic packs are mirrored on a number of sites on the Internet..SPC7110 .* Daikaijuu Monogatari II .Idaten Takemiya Masaki Kudan no Igo Daishou
. extract them all into a new directory on your disk....* Far East of Eden Zero * Far East of Eden Zero .Kitaihei Taikyoku Igo ....com] * Caitsith2's Personal Web Page [http://www....com/gpacks/] * NSRT Official Site [http://nsrt.edgeemu..ipherswipsite.* Star Ocean * Street Fighter Alpha 2 (USA/Europe) / Street Fighter Zero 2 (Japan) .caitsith2.-
.Shounen Jump no Shou * Momotarou Dentetsu Happy * Super Power League 4 ZSNES does not fully support the SPC7110 chip yet... Here are a few: * ipher's WIP Pages [http://other. + Seta 18 / ST018 * Hayazashi Nidan Morita Shougi 2 .. .Seta's DSP has 2 major firmwares......Seta DSP .
.... all your ROMs.. The NSRT file names for these ROMs are "SAMEGAME.. 4.. Consequently................. You can play the original cartridges by themselves by loading them like any normal ROM........ or even determine that they are interleaved........ real SNES cartridge.php?mode=article&k=2] . you must first configure the paths to the base cartridge ROMs under Config -> Paths.. "The Grand Document on the many SNES Interleave Algorithms": [http://nsrt...These were special games released only in Japan......txt]..... if you are interested... After defining the path to the base ROMs. Special Cartridges ..edgeemu... ......Same Game.......gamersgraveyard.Sufami Turbo .... In order to play these games as if they had an expansion cartridge plugged in.. They could be played by themselves. or if you prefer... While ZSNES has the ability to read the most common types of interleaved ROMs. You can use NSRT [http://nsrt.... ZSNES will virtually "plug in" the expansion ROM to the base ROM....com/forum/kb.. These extra cartridges used the same form-factor as the BS-X memory cartridges....Gamers Graveyard has some pictures and information on the Sufami Turbo.................. and load both of them at the same time...........SFC"... but they could also be played with special additional cartridges. you can now load the expansion ROM like any normal ROM..com] to deinterleave your SuperFX ROMs.... respectively.. The approximate percentage of emulation progress for these special cartridges is listed under Current Progress [Readme.......... the creator of NSRT (Nach) has also written a document about the technical details of interleaved SNES ROMs..* Dirt Racer * Dirt Trax FX * Doom * Star Fox (USA / Japan) / Starwing (Europe) * Stunt Race FX (USA / Europe) / Wild Trax (Japan) * Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island * Vortex * Winter Gold ** ZSNES does not support interleaved SuperFX ROMs! ** An interleaved ROM is one in which the data is arranged differently than in the original.. ..... SD Gundam G-Next . which plugged into the top of the main cartridge.. it cannot read interleaved SuperFX ROMs.. [http://www.......edgeemu...com/repository/snes/peripherals/sufamiturbo......html]
... and they would improve or change the main game in some small way (similar to the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge for Sega Genesis)......... standing alone....SuperFX .SFC" and "G-NEXT..
Use NSRT with the -split command to separate the BIOS from the ROM.. Many games. and released only in Japan. You may even get 3 files: Two games and one BIOS.BIN"..st" "C:\Path\To\ROMs\sufami turbo rom 2.... you would type in: zsnesw. The NSRT file name for the BS-X BIOS is "BS Satellaview BS-X (BIOS) (J). In order to load two ROMs at once (to emulate two simultaneously loaded cartridges). As an example... It allowed gamers to connect to a satellite feed at certain times of the day.. The games were sold on small... Thus. it's not currently required to run BS games..** The Super GameBoy is not emulated..st" Note that you must type the FULL path to both ROM images. The example is specific to the Windows command line and ZSNES port. which plugged into the top of the BS-X main cartridge (which in turn plugged directly into the Super Famicom). To emulate the Sufami Turbo. of course).. some games will have graphics glitches. there are some very complex interactions between the Super GameBoy and SNES hardware that are not yet fully understood. which would transmit games to the Super Famicom..Broadcast Satellaview (BS-X) ..sfc". Certain combinations of games could interact with each other.. eight-megabit mini-cartridge. some games can be coaxed into running by changing certain settings. GameBoy-sized mini-cartridges.The Sufami Turbo is a special add-on. [http://en. manufactured by Bandai..st extensions. If you use NSRT. After you have separated the BIOS and the game(s).
. you will first need the Sufami Turbo BIOS. In addition.... You must configure the path to this BIOS under Config-->Paths. Currently.. some of which had time limits.. to fully support the Super GameBoy.... This will give you at least two separate files: one will be the game. your Sufami Turbo ROMs will have . however.Please read the Satellaview article on Wikipedia for additional information.exe "C:\Path\To\ROMs\sufami turbo rom 1. Downloaded games were optionally stored on a small. and the other will be the BIOS. You may occasionally come across a Sufami Turbo ROM that is hacked to include the BIOS with it... ZSNES can partially emulate the BS-X. you must use the command line.. ** This is because the Super GameBoy cartridge contains a complete set of GameBoy hardware (without screen and speakers. were made exclusively for the BS Satellaview.. .. The NSRT file name for the Sufami Turbo BIOS is "STBIOS. It may be required in the future. You may configure the path to the BS-X BIOS under Config -> Paths. ...wikipedia. two of which could simultaneously be plugged into the Sufami Turbo main cartridge.. simply follow the directions stated above.... There are currently no plans to support it. but you get the idea.Super GameBoy .. but some games won't run at all. Also note that there is a BIOS for the BS-X...org/wiki/Satellaview] This add-on was released only in Japan.. ZSNES would have to emulate both the SNES and a GameBoy.
.... The battles in the game are emulated at an incorrect speed..com/shrines/snes/so1/bugs.............. there are some GameBoy emulators.. we recommend that you use an emulator that runs the game more accurately............com].... ZSNES supports Ryan C. not the hardware.. "I have a Super GameBoy BIOS! Won't this allow ZSNES to emulate a Super GameBoy?" The answer is "no........ You may encounter more issues... and there are also bugs within the game itself.......... BGB [http://bgb..emuunlim.......... For best results........Chrono Trigger .." you say........... ... ...... R......com]......... [http://icculus. and thus is no help in emulating the Super GameBoy hardware. such as KiGB [http://kigb.........Star Ocean ......... that faithfully support some of the more useful features of the Super GameBoy.........ngemu." The BIOS you have is only the software for the Super GameBoy........bircd........... 6.org]..... Games Supported by ManyMouse .......org/manymouse/] You will need two mice plugged into your computer.........How do you get past the part in Chrono Trigger where you have to press the L..American Challenge Lord Monarch Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen Operation Thunderbolt
... Here is a list of known games that support two SNES add-on devices simultaneously: Arkanoid ......."But wait...... and the game will often freeze or crash randomly..com]................... In the meantime.... You can do this under Config Menu -> Input.... Gordon's ManyMouse library........rpgclassics... and VisualBoyAdvance [http://vba.............. You can find detailed information about the bugs in this game at RPGClassics [http://www.. 5.....Kondo ha Puzzle de Oshiokiyo! Fun 'N Games Koutetsu no Kishi (and its two sequels) Lamborghini .. Please read the note about keyboard limitations in the Input section [GUI........... such as Snes9x [http://www...........This game is difficult to emulate correctly................. ..... which allows you to take advantage of games that support usage of two SNES add-on devices at once..txt].... .. Individual Game Issues .shtml]...... and A buttons? Assign two or all three of these SNES controller buttons to the same keyboard key.......snes9x..Doh It Again Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S ..........
Aero Fighters Art of Fighting Battletoads in Battlemaniacs Battletoads vs DoubleDragon Brawl Brothers Brutal: Paws of Fury Captain Commando Clay Fighter Contra 3 Darius Twin Double Dragon 5 Dragonball Z Super Butoden Dragonball Z Hyper Dimension Faceball Fatal Fury Fighter's History Final Fight 2 & 3 Ghoul Patrol Goemon Goof Troop Gundam Wing: Endless Duel Joe & Mac Jurassic Park 2 ........... ManyMouse currently does not support BSD either... this list does not generally have sequels or other derivatives listed....-
Revolution X Shien's Revenge Super Castles T2 ............ This list is not necessarily complete. Also. 7. it's likely its sequels and derivatives support multiplayer............. if the original is listed here............. It also does not include games with only 2-player alternating modes nor games that require the SNES Mouse/Super Scope.............. or Mac OS X is required........... Linux....The Chaos Continues Killer Instinct King of Dragons King of the Monsters Kirby's Avalanche Kirby's Dreamland 3 Kirby Super Star Legend of the Mystical Ninja
...... ..... so Windows.............. This feature is not implemented in the DOS port....The Arcade Game Tin Star Tokimeki Memorial
Linux users should remember to type chmod a+r /dev/input/* at the shell after both mice are plugged in........ too........ List of Multiplayer Games .... Please note that this list does not include any sports games (since they are easy to recognize and most of them are multiplayer).
. .Turtles in Time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 5 . .Lemmings Megaman 7 (Secret Code .txt]
. . This documentation is best viewed in a fixed-width font such as "Courier New".B. . press X. . Copyright (C) ZSNES Team & ZSNES Documentation Team [License. . .Y. .password 1415/5585/7823/6251 and press L+R+Start) Metal Warriors Mortal Kombat Ms. .X. . .Tournament Fighters Tetris The Great Circus Mystery Top Gear 2 Top Gear 3000 Tuff E Nuff Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Uniracers Wild Guns World Heroes Wrecking Crew '98 Zombies Ate My Neighbors . Pac-Man NP Mario Picross Series Peace Keapers Pirates of the Dark Water Pocky & Rocky Pop'n Twinbee Power Instinct Primal Rage Puzzle Bobble Raiden Rampart Ranma 1/2 Rise of the Robots Rival Turf Rock N' Roll Racing Run Saber Sailor Moon Samurai Shodown Secret of Mana Seiken Densetsu 3 Shaq Fu Star Fox 2 Star Trek Starfleet Academy Street Fighter 2 Street Fighter 2 Turbo Street Fighter Alpha 2 Street Racer Stunt Race FX Sunset Riders Super Bomberman Super Mario All-Stars (SMB3 minigame) Super Mario Kart Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (At map. . .A) Super Offroad Super Smash TV Super Street Fighter 2 Suzuka 8 Hours Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 . .