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higan (console multi-system emulator)

higan (formerly known as bsnes) is an emulator that began development
on 2004-10-14. The purpose of this emulator is a bit different from
others: it focuses on accuracy, debugging functionality, and clean
code. The emulator does not focus on things that would hinder accuracy.
This includes speed and game-specific hacks for compatibility. As a
result, the minimum system requirements for higan are very high.

As of v104, higan has top-tier support for the following consoles:

- Nintendo Super Famicom/SNES, including add-on hardware:
+ Super Game Boy
+ Sufami Turbo
- Nintendo Game Boy Advance

It also includes some level of support for these consoles:

- Satellaview add-on for the Super Famicom
- Nintendo Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System
- Nintendo Game Boy
- Nintendo Game Boy Color
- Sega Master System
- Sega Game Gear
- Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
- NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16 (but not CD-ROM^2 System/TurboGrafx-CD)
- NEC SuperGrafx
- Bandai WonderSwan
- Bandai WonderSwan Color

Complete (though slightly outdated) documentation on higan is available

*** Configuration:

The default profile directory (where platform system files, cheats and
shaders are located) is /usr/share/higan. If you want a personalized
profile, store your files in ~/Emulation, then higan will use this
directory instead.

First time users note: By default there are *no* control
mappings. You'll have to use Settings -> Input to map your preferred
keyboard and/or gamepad controls for each emulated system. Also,
by default, there's nothing 'plugged into' the emulated controller
ports. In the menu bar, click on the system name (e.g. Famicom, Super
Famicom) -> Controller Port 1 -> Gamepad (or whatever is required for
the ROM you're running).

*** Build options:

- OpenAL is autodetected, and used if found. You can disable it with
OPENAL=no in the environment.

- OSS is disabled by default. If you need it, set OSS=yes in the

- PulseAudio is enabled by default. You can disable it with PULSE=no in
the environment.

This requires: gtksourceview

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: higan,bsnes,emulator,nintendo,nes,snes,gb,gbc,gba,nds,gameboy,game boy,nintendo ds,super nintendo,famicon,super famicon
ChangeLog: higan


Source Downloads:
higan-106.tar.gz (4a68c6b9671089b4a7fde0b234531d61)

Download SlackBuild:
higan.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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