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    Snes9x info/help?

    Hello, i am still new to Ubuntu. I downloaded a bunch of SNES ROMS, and I got the Snes9x program to emulate them, but when I open them, they either run really slow, or when I turn on TURBO they go really fast. There is no happy medium. Or, I don't know how to reach it.

    Can anybody help/guide me in finding this happy medium?

    Much thanks!

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    remove snes9x and install zsnes. I have used both in the past and zsnes works better and with more roms.

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    Ditto for zsnes, it's a nice and very complete app.

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    Holy smokes! Thank you so much! It just runs much, much smoother! Much better, thanks!

    Is there any reason why one works better than the other emulator?

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    with any emulator, it's all about how seriously the devs take the project. The person(s) who write the zsnes code seem to care a bit more about having a functioning piece of software. Either that or they have a better knowledge of how to create a good emulator.

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    The reason that ZSNES is better than SNES9X is that SNES9X is written in C++ and ZSNES is written in Assembly. Which means ZSNES runs as if it were native to the OS running it. ZSNES for Linux does not work on AMD64, unfortunately.

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    they are not made from the same developers and hence not all will be of the same quality.

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    Re: Snes9x info/help?

    Guys am i missing something here???!! I installed ZSNES Emulator and launched it, and went to the site to download some games, to no avail. Scary thought, the download was a Windows.exe file. What am i missing here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    freesparks

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