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Old 05-12-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

As the subject explains, I've been trying to find a way to slow down ZSNES. Now it doesn't run too fast on my system but I'm trying to basically make the game run slower than its supposed to.

I still have been unable to determine if there is such a thing in ZSNES since I've checked the different option menus and haven't found anything that would suggest you can.

Now, what I have been able to do is download other emulators and use them to run the game slower; however, that brings up another problem.

For example, I was able to get the game running in the SNEShout emulator, which I was able to find a way to slow down the game (change the fps slider to about 5). I was also able to change the file extension of my ZSNES save game (.zs'x') to the Shout extension (.00x) and then load it and run it.

Now all that was fine and dandy until I tried to send the file back. I, of course, renamed it a different 'zsx' than the original so I didn't completely wreck the game and have to start over again. But when I loaded the game in ZSNES, and then tried to load the corresponding save state to the renamed 'Shout' file, ZSNES crashed.

What I'd like to know is 1) if there is a way to do in ZSNES what I did in SNEShout? or 2) if there is a way to transfer save games back and forth between emulators?

I just thought of a third option, which I, of course, haven't had a chance to test yet (which may have the same issue as the save states): actually saving the game in the game instead of using a save state (I'm playing Chrono Trigger so I'd go to the World Map and save). Now, by doing that, does the save game get saved in the Chrono Trigger ROM file or is it still an external file like the save states? If it is, would it be simpler or more compatable to transfer that file between emulators?

Thanks for any help/suggestions.

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Old 05-12-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

> I still have been unable to determine if there is such a
> thing in ZSNES since I've checked the different option menus
> and haven't found anything that would suggest you can.

Maybe this will do, although I don't think it is adjustable:
Misc ==> Game keys ==> Misc toggles ==> Slowdwn key
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

Maybe this will do, although I don't think it is adjustable:

Misc ==> Game keys ==> Misc toggles ==> Slowdwn key

Well, it works a bit. Slows it down, not as much as I'd like and you have to hold down the key for it to work.

I HAVE found out though, that saving the game IN THE GAME and then copying the '.srm', '.zss' and '.zst' (may not have to copy all of them but I copied them all to be safe) to the save game folder of SNEShout works.

Was hoping I wouldn't have to switch between emulators but you gotta do what you gotta do. Too bad.
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Old 05-13-2006, 12:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

> Well, it works a bit. Slows it down, not as much as I'd like
> and you have to hold down the key for it to work.

Not really, there is an opton somewhere that lets you set it to toggle rather than having it held.

You can try using f1 for going slowly forward.

What do you want it for anyway?

> I HAVE found out though, that saving the game IN THE GAME
> and then copying the '.srm', '.zss' and '.zst' (may not have
> to copy all of them but I copied them all to be safe) to the
> save game folder of SNEShout works.

Ingame saves are within the srm. Zsnes specific savestates are the zst. What is sneshout again?

srm are commonly cross compatible. emulator save state are not.

Btw, you can set your save folder path to read from a different directory than the zsnes one. I'd suggest a generic place where other emuletor can be pointed to.
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Old 05-13-2006, 04:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

> As the subject explains, I've been trying to find a way to
> slow down ZSNES. Now it doesn't run too fast on my system
> but I'm trying to basically make the game run slower than
> its supposed to.

Use one of the current WIP releases...look for a Speed option. You can change emulation speed and also configure how slow you want the 'slowdown' key to slow the game.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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Default Re: Slowing Down ZSNES or Other Options

Find, as, google an older version. They exist.
I'm interested as to why you want an older version.
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