I started to use ZSNes. But I found that the development had pretty much died about 1.5 years ago. So I checked to see what was good, but still had active development. I found BSNes. It doesn’t play all the games, but it does play most of the ones I want to play.
You can download the emulator here. I’ll let you find your own Roms. I’ve been playing Super Mario World, Legend of Zelda and Mechwarrior no problems.
bsnes – Super Nintendo Emulator
Here are the system requirements. They are a little hefty compare to many emulators, but, it plays very smooth on my dual-core machine. :)
Minimum system requirements:
- 2ghz Athlon 64 or Core Solo
- 32mb RAM free
Recommended system requirements:
- 2.4ghz Core 2 Duo
- 64mb RAM free
- Video card that supports Direct3D9+
- Sound card that supports non-standard sampling rates natively (32khz, 64khz, …)
One quirk I found. It didn’t automatically detect and use my MadCatz XBox 360 controller. All I had to do was configure the “joypad” and it worked fine.