Love "Zsnes" - But Current Version Does Not Run on Manjaro KDE?


I would love to use “Zsnes” and I did successfully install it, but it does not run
on my Manjaro KDE “Testing” branch?

Any ideas on how to get this to work?


NOTE: I get below when running in terminal:

*** buffer overflow detected ***: terminated
zsh: IOT instruction (core dumped)  zsnes

Scrap Zsnes. :-1: (It’s an archaic security/coding/maintenance nightmare for modern systems.)

Use RetroArch (and download “cores” as needed.)

Think of “cores” as emulator engines.

Or try Snes9x standalone.

RetroArch is in the official repositories. :+1:

EDIT: Make sure to also install the “recommended” dependency libretro-overlays

I have RetroArch already, but the interface is terribly confusing…
Zsnes interface is clean and easy to understand.

I understand the hatred toward Zsnes, and I know it’s not 100% accurate,
but I love it most for SNES emulation…


I know. I have a place in my heart for Zsnes. :cry: But it’s unlikely to be maintained and consistently work for newer systems. The fork is a valiant effort, but still with severe issues.

Tried to run SNES on RetroArch, it just crashes to desktop?

“Snes9x” standalone works fine though and is adequate.

Interesting. Because I use the Snes9x core for RetroArch, and have recently played several SNES games with no issues at all.

The full name of the core is: Snes9x 2010

I also tried the same with the core found in the repos: libretro-snes9x (version 2145)

Which is labeled as: Snes9x (Current)

If it means anything, the system in question is:

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma: 5.24.5
KDE Frameworks: 5.94.0
Qt: 5.15.4
Kernel: 5.15.41-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 6 × Intel® Core™ i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 11.5 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2

My RetroArch (relevant) options:

Input: “sdl2”
Controller: “x”
Video: “gl”
Audio: “pulse”

My (relevant) installed packakges:

As long as you’re happy with it, and it works, that’s all that really matters. :slight_smile:

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