The Game Boy is deceptively one of the hardest systems to emulate accurately, considering the myriad of subtle hardware revisions all with their own bizarre quirks and edge cases. higan’s Super Game Boy emulation is powered through its own Game Boy emulation core. I know of no SNES emulation more complete than this. Currently, there are zero known bugs in higan’s SNES emulation, and I work tirelessly to ensure that continues to remain the case as often as possible. The Famicom Disk System is also supported, including its custom FM synthesis sound channel.
The Neo Geo Pocket Color is of course supported as well. I don’t have any plans to support the Coleco Adam at this time, but maybe one day if I have absolutely nothing else to work on. The MSX turbo-R is not supported, and the odds of it ever being supported areextremely slim, sorry.
We have scanned the file and URLs associated with this software program in more than 50 of the world’s leading antivirus services; no possible threat has been detected. The current version of the program is 1.2.5, and you can run it only in English. This was an educational system released by Benesse, but since it uses the same underlying hardware as the WonderSwan Xbox ISOs ROMs free download, I went ahead and supported it for completeness. The WonderSwan is another oft-neglected system in the emulation world, but I do feel that higan’s emulation of this system is very complete. I even optionally display the system status icons that are found on the real WonderSwan hardware.
This file must be named "gba_bios.bin" in all lowercase as shown, so rename it if needed. We managed to get around the Didj’s memory allocation limitations and got Exophase/notaz’s gpSP emulator running on the Didj. At the time of this writing, the GBA Emulators on Didj was reasonably stable, but your mileage may vary.
higan-the-project encompasses the forks and variants released as byuu and ares. It is available under the GNU GPL version 3 or later. By default, your downloads should just go to your “Download” folder, but if you happened to have changed this it won’t be different.
Images in higan use the raw digital format of these disks, which include padding and checksum information. Using icarus, FDS images stored with this information trimmed off can be imported, and the missing data regenerated. Further, higan does not have support for unofficial mappers, which limits its use with many Chinese software titles. It was originally developed by byuu, but in March 2020 it was handed over to the community.
The SC-3000 is not as well supported, as the computer-specific portions are not really emulated. I haven’t decided how far I want to go in emulating this system, but the basics are in place at least. The Game Boy Color is also supported, along with a relatively decent simulation of the unusual color profile of the system. higan’s Game Boy emulation is only roughly middle-of-the-road.
The MSX2+ is not supported, and there are currently no plans to support it. The SuperGrafx is also well supported with full compatibility for the entire library of … five software titles. However, arguably the third best game on the system, Popful Mail, currently does not boot, so there is still work to be done on this core for sure.