higan — Accurate Nintendo multi-system emulator




higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that strives to provide the most faithful hardware emulation possible. It focuses on accuracy and clean code, rather than speed and special features. higan emulates the SNES, NES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color and the Gameboy Advance.


Consult the user guide (see below) for information about higans configuration.


higan comes with three profiles, where "accuracy" is focused on accuracy in emulating the SNES at all costs, "balanced" makes minor tradeoffs in favor of speed and is considerably faster and "performance" is focused on using less resources. Which profile to use can be set with:

# update-alternatives --config higan

More info

Website: http://byuu.org/emulation/higan/

Higan author


Man page authors

Brandon Barnes, Tobias Hansen