Mednafen (SNES)

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Mednafen, an acronym for "My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name", is a well-known multi-console emulator developed by Ryphecha. This open-source project can simulate over a dozen classic gaming consoles including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES/ Super Famicom) with an emphasis on accuracy and compatibility.

Formerly called Nintencer, Mednafen is known for its unfriendly shell-only user interface that takes a while to get used to. The software has no GUI, and every operation requires extensive dragging and dropping. Whenever a crash happens, the error log will be shown on a generated text file with the file name "stdout". If that sounds too inconvenient for you, you might want to try a couple of third-party GUI launchers available that you can download externally.

Core Features

  • External Joystick and gamepad support
  • Customizable input¬†
  • A wide array of graphical filters and scaling modes
  • Save states
  • Real-time game rewinding
  • Convenient screenshots in PNG format.
  • QuickTime movie recording
  • MS WAV-format sound logging
  • Compressed format support for game saves
  • Network play by utilizing an external dedicated server

Please note that every game has a region, and each region requires a particular BIOS which makes it a bit of a hassle to set up initially.

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Mednafen Emulator download can be obtained free to play Super Nintendo. Available for multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Android and Wii with fastest download speeds on This SNES Emulator (also known as My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name, Nintencer) is in English and can run games online in high quality. Mednafen is developed by Ryphecha and Mednafen Team. If you like this Nintendo emulator then also see related emulators such as Snes9x EX+ and Bsnes.

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Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 64-bit newest WindowsFree2022-08-276.85 MB
Mednafen v1.31.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-08-275.16 MB
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2022-01-186.81 MB
Mednafen v1.29.0 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2022-01-185.15 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 64-bit WindowsFree2021-06-126.82 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Windows 32-bit WindowsFree2021-06-125.05 MB
Mednafen v1.31.0 Linux newest LinuxFree2022-08-273.37 MB
Mednafen v1.29.0 Linux LinuxFree2022-01-183.35 MB
Mednafen v1.27.1 Linux LinuxFree2021-06-123.21 MB
Mednafen v1.24.3 r0 Android newest AndroidFree2020-05-043.10 MB
WiiMednafen v0.3 Wii WiiFree2021-11-042.39 MB
Mednafen R3 PS3 PS3Free2010-10-253.37 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD13 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.76 MB
Mednafen v1.26.1_2,1 FreeBSD12 FreeBSDFree2020-11-113.73 MB

Additional other files:

Mednafen v1.31.0 Source Linux SourceFree2022-08-273.37 MBSource Code
Mednafen Server Source v0.5.20 Linux SourceFree2014-12-15109.88 KBServer Source Code