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Snes9x_1.43_OS9.img_.sit (806.50 KB)
MD5: 6a0c51da553657fc2554faa8c806bd24
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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snes9x-1.43-macosx.dmg (1.20 MB)
MD5: b954b9a2fb4e63b427fef71090a82840
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
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snes9x-1.53-macosx-113.dmg (2.63 MB)
MD5: dea1ca45158149027e5dec1b6c740979
For Mac OS 9 - Mac OS X
Guides on emulating older applications

A popular SNES emulator that supports a wide variety of ROMs as well as Game Genie codes. Talking from personal experience, the only ROM not supported is Doom (but you can get the Mac version here). Front Mission crashes at the beginning of Freedom City, but this is fixed with a patch found at

DL #1 is version 1.43 for Mac OS 9.

DL #2 is version 1.43 for Mac OS X 10.2 and up.

DL #3 is version 1.53 for Mac OS X 10.4 and up.

Architecture: PPC

Minimum requirements:

The link to download CarbonLib 1.6 is included with the documentation (Important notice.txt)


hamburger's picture
by hamburger - 2020, July 12 - 5:29pm

I have 1.43 for OS X; I should upload it here when I boot up my other powermac. It has various advantages:

- Works on G3's (not requiring altivec like 1.53)
- Significantly lighter on resources than 1.53 in my experience (even usable on a clamshell iBook)
- Probably even runs on 10.1.

Features are similar, no outstanding bugs, and only game I've had problems with myself is Wonder Project, for which i used 1.53.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, March 30 - 5:10am

Rightoh. Yer 1.53 is Universal Binary Tiger minimum and should be good on SnowLeopard. Newer versions than that are intel. I am EarthBound.

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by remy27 - 2020, March 29 - 8:17pm

You must use version 1.53 for OSX.

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by SkyCapt - 2020, March 29 - 3:43pm

I downloaded this so I could play "EarthBound" fantastic in OS9 but won't launch in OSX complains of QD3D lib error, tried Tiger and Jaguar. Our other SNES emulator BSNES is a drag says it needs a G5 @ 2.3GHz to run smooth and my G4 @ 1.6 GHz was molasses. But this old OS9 emu knocks it outta the park on my G4. What a comparison, this can use a G3 while BSNES is useless. Anyone know how to run this in OS X?

I've never done NES/SNES prior, and only learned about EarthBound last night. EB is all retro 8-bit with great music, and fwiw EB was the inspiration for SouthPark.