Setup and Use an SNES Emulator in Windows 7

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to setup and use an SNES emulator on a Windows 7 computer. One of the best emulators, in our opinion, is "SNES9X". The latest version of it is 1.53. You can download the emulator here: http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/snes/snes9x.html and then follow along with the tutorial. Make sure that you already have the SNES game ROMs on your hard drive.

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Steps

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    Open the folder containing the SNES9X emulator by double-clicking the folder
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    We are looking for the .exe file; double-click it and a new window will open
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    Now it is time to configure the controls, click "Input" in the top menu bar
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    You can also change the size of the window, or you can press Alt + Enter at the same time to enable full screen.
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    Click "Input Configuration", or Alt + F7
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    A new window will open.
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    In this window, there is "Joypad #1" in the drop-down list under "Controller"
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    There should be a checkmark next to it for it to be enabled. In the left column, it says "Up", "Down", "Left", "Right" and so on. This means that these are the buttons on the SNES controller. On the right side of that column, there are spaces which can be edited.
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    If you click on the section to the right of "Up", it will turn green
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    This means that it is ready for your input. Press the key that you would like to set as "Up". For this tutorial, I will press the up arrow. The cursor will automatically move to the next button. Continue pressing the buttons that you would like to set.
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    When the controls are set to your preference, press "OK"
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    Now the emulator is set up.
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    To load a game, press "File" in the top menu bar
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    Click "Load Game" and wait for the window to open
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    Once the window open, locate the game file. In this case, there is a file on the desktop.
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    Here is the game file, "Super Castlevania 4.smc", select it and press "Open"
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    SMC is the extension for SNES games.
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    The game has been loaded
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to set up and use an SNES emulator on a Windows 7 computer
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    If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Lukward Thomason

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