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AntSnes 0.86 for Symbian^3: fixed volumecontrol slider & fullscreen for E6

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. S60 5th edition users should use AntSnesQt 0.7
What’s new

  • fixed the volume control slider
  • Added fullscreen support for E6

Known issues:

  • Mounted shares(Dropbox etc.) breaks the filemanger, so do not use mounted shares.
  • Does not work on Nokia 500, since it doesn’t have GPU.

Just download and install. The installer contains a smartinstaller which will download and install Qt 4.7.3 for you if you don’t have it yet.

Download the AntSnes 0.8.5 with the smart-installer: AntSnes v 0.8.6 (24391 downloads)
Sources are available on Github:
Read this before posting comments:

  • Do NOT Ask where to find ROMs / Bios. Asking about these will just get you banned!


  1. […] sviluppatore finlandese Summeli ha annunciato il rilascio di una nuova versione del suo AntSnes, l’emulatore del Super Nintendo […]

  2. Rudolf says:

    Works great 😉

  3. luer says:

    dun forget S60 5th 🙂

  4. […] il download vi rimando al sito ufficiale dove ad inizio pagina troverete anche il link per 5th Edition (della release […]

  5. Bovi4ua says:

    But the emulator will be dandy?

  6. oscar says:

    Emulathor NeoGeo for QT would be surprising

  7. KUMAR says:

    please provide nes emulator for c7 will be very helpfull

  8. Garry says:

    Summeli I installed QT 4.7.3 antsnes v0.85 on my nokia n8 … It will not work all the roms bomberman games, side pocket, Donkey Kong Country 3, and top gear 3000 and lock these games .. I can not make them work!
    Worked great games: Metroid 3, rockman 2 and 3, harvest moon, top racer …. good job

  9. Don says:

    Still waiting for the L & R keys to be re-located, can you do that in the next release?

  10. acid says:

    Hi summeli. Been a fan of your work since the s60v3 days but recently got an n900. My question is, is it possible to port GPSP and gnuboy to maemo5? We have VGBA and VGB, but they have issues with graphics getting corrupted and resetting the games. Sorry for bothering you with this, since I’m sure you get sick of all the requesting and whining. Oh and thanks for AntSNES on s60, btw. Had a blast with it. 🙂

  11. Wallace Hermano says:

    I can’t install on my Nokia N8.
    I have QT on N8 but the smart install fail.
    Provide a version without smart install.

  12. Wallace Hermano says:

    I install AntSnes but i click on load rom and nothing

  13. HIAGO says:


  14. Tamstyler says:

    This Version is for Symbian^3 (Nokia N8, E7, X7…) and not for S60V5 (Nokia 5233, N97, 5800…)
    Here is the Right Version for you:

  15. Paul says:

    Hi, I’ve installed antsnes 0.86 on my N8 but I can’t get any roms to work. I tried both zip filed roms and the opened zip files, but all I get is a black screen when I try to open a game. I checked my N8 to see if there’s a “drop box” but I don’t think it has one since it would show up next to the other drives under file manager right? I’m bummed, I was super excited to play some of my favorite games on my N8 🙁 Is there anything else you can think of that could be causing the problem?

    • Paul says:

      I also updated the QT to 4.7.3 and still havent been able to get any games to work. Does QT have to be installed on a specific drive? The frame rate shows up at about 50-60fps, but the screen still remains black when loading roms :\

  16. Paul says:

    If anyone figures out how to install and get it to work properly on their N8. Could you please post step by step instructions. That would be really helpful for those of us having problems getting this emulator to work. THANKS!

  17. Tom says:

    @Paul/Summeli: Same here on my E7.
    I tried several Roms including Super Mario Land.
    I just get a blank screen.

  18. Paul says:

    do the roms have to be a certain file type. I heard that “.smc” was one of the popular kinds, or are they all smc? I’ll try some more roms, but I’m still not having luck. I might just have a buggy N8. Its been acting weird these past couple of weeks in freezing up momentarily.

  19. Paul says:

    Can anyone list a few of the roms that worked for them?

    • Brad says:

      I’ve heard that the following have been working ok.
      -Choplifter III
      -King Arthur’s World
      -Metal Marines
      -Super Double Dragon
      -Super Mario Kart
      -Super R Type
      -Super Star Wars V,VI,VII
      -Various Tetris games
      -U.N. Squadron

  20. db says:

    hmm i just tried to install this and it says antsnes installer already exists. replace 0.50(1) with 0.08(6)
    but i dont have antsnes installed. i did try the older version months ago and must have uninstalled.

  21. Matheus Andreo says:

    iControlPad work with?

  22. wealth says:

    please some of us have it worked but we still want to confirm if you will make donkey kong to work soon. The games I love is not working for me. Like donkey kong (1,2,3),bomberman. I like this games. Please do something about you. You are great. Thanks

  23. wealth says:

    Sorry just to let you know that I am still using the older version .85 and is working well on my e7. Please we need donkey kong

  24. Dionysosk says:

    Hey Summeli, sup?
    I’m having issues playing patched roms. I have a nakia E7, and everytime i try play and english patched rom,whther pre patched, or if I patch them myself, either I Just get a black screen, or just green squares across the whole screen. Anything I can do to fix this?

  25. Brad says:

    Has anyone found a good external game pad for the N8?

  26. Lucian says:

    Summeli,what is the difference to write an gb/gbc emu on java?And for sis/sisx file?I want to know how good will be the port.

    • Summeli says:

      I don’t see any reason to write it in java, since you can go native (native means fast) with Symbian. Symbian supports only JAVA ME, which is slow, buggy, and has very limited set of APIs. The sis/sisx is only installation packag, so I don’t see how that could affect any ports.

  27. HansWurst says:

    Works fine on my C7. The problem is: the C7 multitouch is limited to two simultaneous “touches”, meaning you can not press three buttons at once. You need that for several games, however. Is there a workaround for this? Maybe an option to change the behavior of the buttons X and Y to “on” if pressed once and “off” if pressed twice.

  28. javad says:

    hello – thank u
    please dont forgot s60v5 users !!
    and please make all old games emulator for mobile (for example :ps1 , sega , nintendo64 , nintendo ds and…)

  29. kyn says:

    Hi summeli! I managed to make it work on my N8 tried some games like Super Mario Collections/All Stars it was working great on the menus until you enter the game. The D-pad is not working and I can’t find any solutions for this. Is this some sort of bug? I hope you can fix this. By the way, great work and thanks a lot for making emulators for symbian platforms. Kudos!

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  31. Olsen says:

    Why can’t i play any rom on antsnes? Am i supposed to manually allocate the bios? if so, i cant find the option for it…. I like GPSP better though…

  32. LK says:

    Can someone confirm that it works with Symbian Belle?
    I use the leaked Belle on my N8 and all I get is a black screen. Tried Super Mario World and Allstars so far.

  33. demona says:

    work fine with nokia e7 think summeli

  34. Zeke says:

    load rom No response to treatment

  35. ig says:

    A bunch of games (Tactics Ogre, LOZ) seem to be uncontrollable on my E6-00. Other than that they rin smoothly, however it’s impossible to ecen press start, no inputs work.
    Any one else having this problem?

  36. Arz says:

    gpSP doens’t work with Nokia 500 but will this work?

  37. MV says:

    Hm – how can it be that when playing SoM, switching the charater won’t work? Ain’t the top start / select buttons work?

  38. Chrono says:

    Hi, first congratz for this nice aplication. Snes’ games were the best! Now I’m playing Chrono Trigger and there is part that you need to press L&R and A. I have the nokia C7 and seems that you can’t press more than two diferent places on the screen. Please, help me… Thanks

  39. Toad says:

    I can’t get this to work on n8, load doesnt do anything where does it load the rom from?

  40. Dan says:

    can get the emulator to load but not the Roms using .smc help anyone 😀

  41. atul says:

    showing ‘update error’. Wat to do? On my nokia c7

  42. Rick says:

    Hi im just letting you know i got it to run on my does require an internet connection for the initial installation but after that you dont need the net.I would like to make a donation if you accept them.Id like for you to also begin working on a sega genesis emulator if you are interested.Golden axe and steets of rage are timelss classics

  43. trextrex65 says:

    AntSnes_v087 working better with e6
    caz AntSnes_v085 not fullscreen
    AntSnes_086 not working on belle 2011 111/130.0625.co402

  44. dreamchaser says:

    i’m using an old nokia 6120 classic, i know it’s 2012, but i’m using s60v3 and i can’t install it says “certificate error”. I tried ur other older versions but it says “certificate expired” tsk!

  45. Samir says:

    Summeli, that is simply fantastic! Playing snes games on my N8! Thanks for the great work!

  46. Nick says:

    Hi Summeli, excellent work with AntSnes for Symbian 3.
    Any chance to add linear scaling for nicer look on screen. Thanks

  47. Jhoncarl says:

    When i press the application nothing happens, i’m using Nokia 5800

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