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AntSnes 1.0: Now Available in Nokia store

AtnSnes is Snes9x emulator for Symbian. It is actually based onΒ DrPocketSNESΒ version 6.4.4, which in turn is based on snes9x 1.39
The Symbian days are over for me, and I finally uploaded the app into the Nokia store πŸ™‚ The Nokia QA guys didn’t like the mario icon, so I had to remove it, and use crappier icon instead. This version should work with all Symbian Anna & Bellle phones.
What’s new

  • new crappy icon, since the mario icon didn’t pass nokia QA πŸ™‚
  • now available in nokia store

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.

Update: Nokia store is no more, you can get it from Opera Appstore

If your phone is not on the supported list in Nokia store, you can download it from here too:Β : AntSnes v_1.0 (5398 downloads)
Sources are available on Github:Β
Read this before posting comments:

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


  1. Hi,
    What about platform support Symbian^1?
    Do you have any plans to port your soft to WinPhone platform?

    • Summeli says:

      Supporting symbian^1 is impossible, since I break Nokia’s guildlines by using the green&red phone buttons as gaming buttons. Making a release for Symbian^1 would mean dropping off half of the buttons, which would make the whole release impossible to use.

  2. Nice project. you made the final of Antsnes emulator and I made a post about it in my own language at my blog: summeli made his final Antsnes v1.0
    I want to discuss this one: on your post at 7 April 2010 by the title “what’s up with the release” on that post you said this:
    Here’s a summary how I’m planning to proceed with my emulators projects.
    S60 5th Edition: gpSP and Antsnes QT
    Symbian^3: Psx4symbian
    my question for opening the discussions or it maybe similar like an interview about your project on symbian:
    1. After you finish your Antsnes and gpSP what will you do with symbian OS?
    2. Will you make psx emulator that namely “psx4symbian” for all symbian version such as: S60 3rd edition, S60 5th Edition and Symbian*3 Edition after Antsnes and gpSp done?
    3. What’s your advice for symbian user to keep survive in the gaming console world?
    4. One word about symbian?
    Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Summeli says:

      1. I’m really not actively developing neither of them. I just installed my developer environmnet few weeks ago, so I could help with this ppsspp project a bit. I had the environmnet ready, and making new version for Nokia store wasn’t too much work, so I decided to try it. I’m kind of allergic to the bureaucracy involved with appstores, and I have heard pretty nasty stuff about Nokia QA (I guess that they have loosen up the process a little bit too). Luckily getting antsnes in wasn’t too hard. I only had to change the icon. For gpsp I would have to replace all the graphics, and make some really good explanations about the bios file so no one would bother me though Nokia store. I guess that even with good instructions I would get too much spam about the bios file from Nokia store, so releasing gpsp in there doesn’t sound like a good plan.
      I have pretty much retired from the symbian development, but I still work with Qt stuff, so I just might release some of that stuff to the Symbian too. I really don’t have any plans.
      2. You shouldn’t wait psx-emulator from me. It’s probably not going to happen.
      3. I haven’t used a symbian phone as my primary phone in years, so I really don’t have any adivice. The Qt was kind of dead in mobile scene after Nokia killed Meego, but it’s coming back this year with BlackBerry10, Sailfish OS and Ubutuntu mobile, so there’s a little hope for symbian users that some of those new apps could be compiled for Symbian too.
      4. complicated : )

  3. parker says:

    Hey summeli how are you ? Thank you for all your hard work in the Symbian world I just picked up a Lumia 920 and noticed there is a total lack of apps in the emulator world and was wondering if you had any intention in starting to develop some of your great work for wp8 ? Anyways thank you again for your hard work and continued determination and have a nice day

  4. Chris Harvey says:

    Can you make a change in Antsnes & include an option to smooth out the video, like in the Emisnes smulator which is here That has a tick box option to smooth video.
    That way the video quality is much improved.

  5. Saiyaku says:

    lol, that’s my style, hated by app stores everywhere… πŸ™
    surprised that the blatant ripoff of graphic and lettering style of the title screen wasn’t also called off, tho

    • Summeli says:

      Maybe the QA team didn’t recognise it, lol πŸ™‚

      • Saiyaku says:

        heh, who knows πŸ™‚ allow me to replace that troll mario with a forever alone mario and let’s see what happens πŸ˜€
        btw, and in other news, since “they” already beat you to the punchline with snes8x on wp8 maybe it’s time to make things happen with gpsp? or are you leaning towards the bb10 side of life nowadays?

        • Summeli says:

          I’ll be pretty much snowboarding and ice climbing the next two months, so I don’t have any time left for open source project. I want to learn new thing, so I’ll probably start some new project after the season is over πŸ˜›

  6. Jess says:

    Hi sumelli, im really thankful for ur works for symbian anna s60v5. I can call u a genius… All ur works worth commendation. Thanks for enhancing our phones with ur coolest apps!!

  7. samke says:

    i have nokia e6 (e6-00). ovi store wont let me download antsnes. “Sorry, this item is not available for the Nokia E6-00 Belle.” is the message i see. older version works great but i still want the v1.0. playing it on the keyboard feels great. can you put it somewhere to download it directly (or point me to it). thanks

  8. Mark Kilbride says:

    Can you develop this emulator for the Lumia devices?

  9. FK says:

    hello,summeli,i am chinese. My english is so bad . I am very thank you. Your app on symbian is very good. My nokia 5230 play gba and snes is so cool. Thank you very much….

  10. Benigno says:

    Sumelli plese one last favor please repair the control on donkey kon country, the games runs good but the control dosent respond.

  11. Benigno says:

    thanks anyway for an excelent emu, it a pity that we cant play that fantastic game on antsnes.

  12. robin says:

    thansk for the app update to bad for donkey kong country!
    Bud strange too that the controls are not working bud the game running smooth! Thanks for the emulator!

  13. rubke says:

    hello i found something intresting!
    there is a another snes emulator for symbian called emisnes !
    and is also bassed on snes9x emulator!
    bud games ass donkey kong country etc the buttons work on that emutor! maby you can use that code for the broken game from your emulator!
    url autor
    (the emisnes is not free)

  14. Facu says:

    Thanks you Summeli. It’s great. I’ m from Argentina and I think that you would be remembered if you create a psx emulator for us. I really want to have this for my N8, I try to speak english to obtain the emulator ( lol ) . You are the only one person who can make something that run psx games on symbian, the aplication is needed by all over the world! So, think in that πŸ˜‰

  15. JOBS says:

    some games could be run but using any bottom .
    The only thing I can do is that watching the game demo.
    How to solve it ? E.G. : Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

  16. Rich says:

    You are amazing for porting this to symbian (my phone is an E7). And the controller icon is nice! I will post an excellent review. You are awesome, thanks!

  17. Lei says:

    does it work on Nokia asha 311? i need gba emulator for nokia asha 311 pls help

  18. Lacp says:

    The Symbian days are over for you but there are devs developing psx and psp emulators for symbian belle. In the future even, nintendo 64 and nintendo ds emulators will appear.

  19. rishmit says:

    bro i need emnulator for nokia asha 501… is any emulator available for it

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