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AntSnes 0.8 for Symbian^3

AtnSnes is Snes9x emulator for Symbian. It is actually based on DrPocketSNES version 6.4.4, which in turn is based on snes9x 1.39
The new AntSnes comes with multitouch and with new transparent keys. You’ll need a Symbian^3 based phone to run this (N8, C7, E7 etc..). The old S60 5th edition is not supported by this version anymore.
Thanks for clpalmer for audiofixes and multitouch support!
What’s new

  • Audio is working
  • Multitouch
  • Transparent keys on top of the UI
  • Symbian^3 support

AntSnes v 0.8


just download and install. This version will also automatically install Qt 4.7.3 for you, if it’s required.
Download the AntSnes 0.8:  AntSnes v081 with smartinstaller (25449 downloads)
Sources are available on Github:
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  1. theberms says:

    dud whqat am i doing wrong? when i try to install version 0.8 it sayd Antsnes installer already exists, replace version 0.50(1) with version 0.08(0)? so i sauy go then i get update error, any ideas

    • Illbeanz says:

      Im trying to install {without} a previous version of antsnes for Qt installed, but I am also getting the “update error” during last phase of install.
      This didnt occur when trying to install the other recent versions of Antsnes for Symbian ^3. I suspect the Qt installer may be at fault.
      Summeli, would you be so kind as to un-bundle the Qt installer from the Antsnes sis?

  2. theberms says:

    where can i find Antsnes installer on my n8 so i can get rid of it to put the new one on? thanx

    • Illbeanz says:

      Thanks for leaving this comment! you helped me to resolve the update error issue 🙂
      go to settings > applicatoin settings > installed apps > delete antsnes installer (might also be worth deleting older antsnes is still installed)
      Then install new antsnes.

  3. ngoanrazor says:

    can you made version for s60v5 with support audio? 🙂

  4. Alex says:

    hi, this emu work on nokia 5800?
    pd:good job

  5. Great Work says:

    I updated to this version and now x and a do not work. I will go back to the old one I think. I hope you release a fix soon. Thanks for all your hard work.

  6. Alex says:

    I tried with this version (0.8) and dont work =(

  7. Mr.Helpful says:

    Hmmm, seemed to install fine & looks great but the ‘downwards key’ on the directional pad seems to be stuck, somehow =/
    And, all keys stop responding at times. Not sure if it’s just me/my phone (n8), anyone else experiencing any similar problems?
    Also, awesome work Summeli. Transparent UI’s pretty badass, bro.

    • Illbeanz says:

      I also have a problem with the down button – its as though it is being held down. This issue was present also on the last few ‘unofficial’ releases of Antsnes.

  8. Michael says:

    Great work Mr. Summeli! :D….you make me treasure my N8 even more.. thank you so much for your hard work and dedication!.. However, there seems to be a small problem with the controls in this new version… for example.. the yaxb buttons are not working along with the ,left directional button… I hope this can be easily remedied because the new transparent ui is beautiful and the keypad is much easier to use.. well done again!..

  9. Michael says:

    correction: it works perfectly.. it just has to be installed on mass memory.. not phone memory.. thanks again bro!

  10. Andreas Specht says:

    I i’m having similar problems to Mr Helpful…
    the keys are gettin stuck, mainly the downward key, and, where is the “menu” “start” “select” keys?

  11. Matoking says:

    The “left” key is stuck and the audio has gotten worse than clpalmer’s audio fix build.

  12. DAEX says:

    Super Bomberman 5 not work with multitouch key!

  13. theberms says:

    when i go to installed apps on my n8 it just keeps scanning and never stops 🙁 and end up having to turn my phone of and on to stop it, i even left it on through the night and woke up this morning to find it still scanning! any ideas people? i need to get into it to delete the old Antsnes installer, thanx

  14. Shinzx says:

    some games cant run like mario,fire emblem…..

  15. Ashtray3250 says:

    Summeli, this is version have a many bugs by multitouch, many buttons not work, start not work, triggers not work…

    • Summeli says:

      This really doesn’t help me at all. I already know that some users are having problems, but I can not fix anything since the keys are working for me. I tested with super mario world, chrono trigger and with super mario kart. For me it seems that the buttons are working really well.
      I hope that the next commenter will tell if he tested resetting the game, and did it help. And I would also like to know the game where the keys weren’t working, so I could perhaps fix this thing.

      • illbeanz says:

        I have tried with super mario, resetting did not resolve the issue. Mario keeps running to RHS of screen.
        Will do some more checks on this game since it is one that appears to work well for you, but not me.

        • Summeli says:

          I think that I’m going to need some testers for this. I have no idea what’s going on in here…
          What’s different in my phone… Can you try it with / without audio? does it happen with audio off?

          • illbeanz says:

            Actually, I have only been using this latest version ‘without’ audio enabled.
            I only downloaded the new version this morning before work, I aim to spend some time on this tonight to see if i notice some patterns across games/settings configurations.
            Best of luck with the investigation in the meantime.

  16. Andreas Specht says:

    It’s very wierd, it loook like the accelerometer interfere in the bug of the buttons, I tried starting the antsnes and super mario world with the N8 horizontally, and sometimes the down or the left button got stuck, but when I tried starting with the N8 vertically, the up button and the X or Y button got stuck (because mario was always running)

    • illbeanz says:

      I found this too – i wonder if its an orientation issue…
      When QA’ing our QT app, i found that if device is in either horizontal or landscape on launch – it can present some unexpected bugs, but in my experience these have been UI layout issues rather than selection bugs.

      • Summeli says:

        if the orientation is not locked into landscape all touchpoint received from the user would be wrong. However I’m forcing the orientation into landscape, so I’m not expecting problems in here…

  17. Mr.Helpful says:

    Well I tested with The Lion King, AHH! Real Monsters! (nostalgia :3) & Mortal Kombat II, yet the keys kept giving me problems. And yes, I resetted a couple times =/

  18. TheOldLegend says:

    i cant even install the app idk why -.- it say reverting changes then nothing happen x.x crap

  19. TheOldLegend says:

    crap those ppl get to play with this app and i dont =( totally unfair

  20. TheOldLegend says:

    its says reverting changes then Device is Not supported wtf is this crap

  21. TheOldLegend says:

    idk why this happens -.-

  22. cansual says:

    Hello Summeli. at first thank you for your quick update.
    I testet your emulator with the game megaman x.
    I found that you can’t press 2 buttons at once (but only the right buttons).
    for example, if i load my gun and want to jump, the gun shoots and megaman jumps, what i want to say is,he is lost his loaded blaster.
    I hope you can fix this problem, because it’s very important for playing to press 2 buttons at once.
    I hope you understand what i mean

    • Summeli says:

      this is really a wtf moment for me, since all the keys are working. I can press even 3 buttons at once for smw: direction, run and jump. I wonder what’s going on right now. I’ll make some new builds today and give links on twitter, so you can see if these fixes anything…
      I wonder if there’s anyone else besides me who doesn’t have problems with keys.

      • cansual says:

        Thank you for your fast answear summeli i make more tests.
        I found that i can press maximun 2 buttons at once (game megaman x and megaman x2).
        if i hold the Y button than i can press the A button at once or can make a move.
        But i can’t hold the Y button and the B button at once.

      • Michael says:

        actually i have the same problem with megamanx.. if i am moving in a direction and i am holding the y button to charge the blaster, if i try to jump while maintaining the charged blaster, the blaster discharges. It is almsot as if i can only hold two buttons at a time.. even with antsnes 8.1…. very strange problem..

  23. warcoke says:

    Link to the past has the down button locked :/

  24. krisq says:

    Can I suggest moving L trigger to the right, maybe below R? I know it’s against the pardigm of snes controller but it’s really hard to push it while thumb is on the d-pad.

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  26. illbeanz says:

    Hi Summeli,
    Where are the save states located? I want to delete them/back them up. I have a hunch its connected to the problem with the keys, Ive seen some evidence to back this up but want to investigate further.
    which folder/path would I most likely find them in?

  27. Terry says:

    Hi, Summeli,
    At first,thanks for your update, but I think there’s something with this version.
    I have installed AntSnes 0.8 successful, and it can run any games, but the key(↑↓←→ABXYLR) both aren’t working except “MENU”.
    Also, I installed Qt 4.7.3 already.

  28. Theberms says:

    when i try to install v8 it says do i wanna overwrite Antsnes intaller 0.50 so i put ok and then it says error! i’ve deleted everything Antsnes but its still doing it, heeeelllpppp

  29. Andreas Specht says:

    I uninstalled the emulator, and installed again, now the controls are working 100% (I even can press 3 buttons, like go left, run, and jump at the same time in super mario world)
    And the audio is great too!
    Thanks summeli!

  30. Theberms says:

    why cant i find Antsnes 0.50 installer to uninstal it????????????? pleaseeeeeeeeee

  31. Theberms says:

    in what version was the 0.50 installer?

  32. Theberms says:

    sorted it ha ha so how do i exit games to load up another?

  33. arol says:

    ummm how to hide the button in the skin? coz i using e7 can use keypad

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