0 users browsing Emulation. | 3 guests  
Main » Emulation » New to higan, have questions
Pages: 1
Posted on 19-02-16, 15:23
Post: #1 of 2
Since: 02-16-19

Last post: 501 days
Last view: 501 days
Hi everyone! Forgive my newbishness, but I'm trying to figure out how to work higan (just downloaded it today).

First, how do you take screenshots with the emulator (specifically for SNES games)? That's the main reason I'm using the emulator, to take screenshots for various game guides I write.

Also, it's moving painfully slow. When I load A Link to the Past, it moves at 20 FPS or slower. Is there a simple way to improve the frame rate so it runs at a normal speed?

Thanks in advance!
Posted on 19-02-16, 15:29 (revision 1)
Post: #114 of 367
Since: 10-30-18

Last post: 8 days
Last view: 2 days
What's your computer hardware specifications?

AMD Ryzen 3700X | MSI Gamer Geforce 1070Ti 8GB | 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 RAM | ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) Motherboard | Windows 10 x64
Posted on 19-02-16, 16:58
Post: #2 of 2
Since: 02-16-19

Last post: 501 days
Last view: 501 days
Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A, processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics, installed RAM: 2.00 GHz, 4.00 GB (3.45 GB usable), 64-bit operating system with x64-based processor.

That's what I found under device specifications. Is that what you needed to know?
Posted on 19-02-16, 17:47
Post: #5 of 7
Since: 02-15-19

Last post: 480 days
Last view: 388 days
Higan uses a high accuracy method of emulation for SNES that is very CPU intensive.
Your CPU is probably not up to the task, being an AMD and all ( high core count, but weak cores; and the double whammy is that higan/bsnes only uses one core ).

I'd say use another SNES emulator on that machine.
Posted on 19-02-16, 20:25

Post: #70 of 278
Since: 10-29-18

Last post: 5 days
Last view: 1 hour
For screenshots try SNES9x or BizHawk (uses an older bsnes core). SNES9x and bsnes are also available as cores in RetroArch.

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
Posted on 19-02-17, 04:05 (revision 1)

Post: #82 of 210
Since: 10-29-18

Last post: 273 days
Last view: 245 days
If you're looking for a decent GUI, Snes9x is your only choice, here. BizHawk lacks a GUI and RetroArch has been angry fruit salad ever since it stopped being SSNES. Or you could just use Shift+PrintScreen with Higan.
Posted on 19-02-17, 08:26
Post: #115 of 367
Since: 10-30-18

Last post: 8 days
Last view: 2 days
Uh... since when has BizHawk lacked a GUI???

AMD Ryzen 3700X | MSI Gamer Geforce 1070Ti 8GB | 16GB 3600MHz DDR4 RAM | ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi) Motherboard | Windows 10 x64
Posted on 19-02-17, 09:13

Post: #83 of 210
Since: 10-29-18

Last post: 273 days
Last view: 245 days
Oh nvm, I was thinking of Mednafen. Calm down.
Posted on 19-02-17, 13:44
Custom title here

Post: #255 of 890
Since: 10-30-18

Last post: 1 day
Last view: 6 hours
Posted by Kakashi
Oh nvm, I was thinking of Mednafen. Calm down.
I AM CALM!!!

--- In UTF-16, where available. ---
Posted on 19-02-19, 01:08 (revision 2)

Post: #28 of 88
Since: 11-04-18

Last post: 279 days
Last view: 279 days
trying to comprehend how could anyone construe what NS as aggressive or in need of calming down...


Posted by CaptainJistuce
I AM CALM!!!


BEING CALM IS GOOD!!!

Posted by Rew
Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A, processor: AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics, installed RAM: 2.00 GHz, 4.00 GB (3.45 GB usable), 64-bit operating system with x64-based processor.

That's what I found under device specifications. Is that what you needed to know?


Sorry but it's very unlikely your CPU can run higan at full speed. one of my older AMD PCs has a slightly faster CPU similar to yours and it cannot run higan full speed either.Like it was said,your best bet is SNES9X
Pages: 1
Main » Emulation » New to higan, have questions
[Your ad here? Why not!]