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higan 101


higan (formerly bsnes) is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2004-10-14. It currently supports the following systems:

  • Nintendo
  • Super Nintendo
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Bandai WonderSwan
  • Bandai WonderSwan Color

higan also supports the following subsystems:

  • Super Game Boy
  • BS-X Satellaview
  • Sufami Turbo

higan focuses on accuracy and clean code above all else. It never uses speed or compatibility hacks. As a result, the minimum system requirements are higher than with other emulators.


Not a large changelog this time, sorry. This release is mostly to fix the SA-1 issue, and to get some real-world testing of the new scheduler model. Most of the work in the past month has gone into writing a 68000 CPU core; yet it's still only about half-way finished.


  • fixed SNES SA-1 IRQ regression (fixes Super Mario RPG level-up screen)
  • new scheduler for all emulator cores (precision of 2^-127)
  • icarus database adds nine new SNES games
  • added Input/Frequency to settings file (allows simulation of latency)






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