“Evil triumphs when good men do nothing”.
Fears are growing for the safety of Byuu, the person behind the excellent SNES emulator BSNES, after they posted what appeared to be suicidal statements on Twitter.
Byuu’s work in the realm of retro gaming preservation and emulation is nothing short of remarkable. Work on BSNES began in 2004, with the aim of making an emulator which was as accurate as possible. Early versions of BSNES ran slowly on anything but top-level hardware, but, thanks to the fact that Byuu went the extra mile and actually decapped SNES chips to better understand them, it has become the gold standard of SNES emulators, boasting 100% compatibility with the entire SNES library. However, despite being focused on his own emulator, Byuu has taken the time to offer assistance to the developers of SNES9X to improve that project, too.
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