Super Nintendo (SNES) Emulator for PC: RetroArch (Install guide: setup / config / tutorial)



Hi all, in this video I go over the best Super Nintendo (SNES) Emulator for PC. RetroArch is an incredible front end for emulators that has a TON of options.

Included in this video is a tutorial / installation guide with the cores that I use/recommend in order to get your games up and running great!

Please note that most PC setups vary in some way, shape or form, so your settings may differ slightly from mine.

Get RetroArch here:

Best Cores:

Accuracy: Higan
Best performance: bsnes
Ye olde faithful: Snes9x

From the RetroArch wiki:

RetroArch is the reference implementation of the libretro API.It is free, open-source, cross-platform software, licensed under the GNU GPLv3.

It is described as a front-end for emulators, game engines, video games, media players and other applications, designed to be fast, lightweight, portable and without dependencies.

RetroArch runs programs converted into dynamic libraries called libretro cores, using several user interfaces such as command-line interface, a few graphical user interfaces (GUI) optimized for gamepads (the most famous one being called XMB, a clone of Sony’s XMB), several input, audio and video drivers, plus other sophisticated features like dynamic rate control, audio filters, multi-pass shaders, netplay, gameplay rewinding, cheats etc.

RetroArch has been ported to many platforms.[4][5] It can run on several PC operating systems (Windows, OS X, Linux), home consoles (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, etc.), handheld consoles (PlayStation Vita,Nintendo 3DS, etc.), on smartphones (Android, iOS, etc.), embedded systems (Raspberry Pi, ODROID, etc.) and even on web browsers by using the Emscripten compiler.

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27 Replies to “Super Nintendo (SNES) Emulator for PC: RetroArch (Install guide: setup / config / tutorial)”

  1. Ss Farazi

    Already had Retro installed but was confused how to play roms. Wonderful tutorial, used smooth and easy language to make ppl understand about the usage. Thanks

  2. cid facetious

    Man I have downloaded a ton of games when I scanned the directory the only two that popped up was one for Sega Genesis and one for the NES nothing else is working I can't even get the games of pop-up or just the console icon so you can show up what the hell do I do all you internet guys make it look easy with a thousand games

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