Sega Saturn Emulator Compatibility List

Last updated:07/30/2022

Latest Version:

07/30/2022 Starting compatibility lists for Mednafen 1.29.0 PAL list HERE. Using Bizhawk interm released on 07/16/2022

07/16/2022 Starting compatibility lists for Mednafen 1.29.0 USA list HERE. Using Bizhawk interm released on 07/06/2022

02/17/2022 SSF_PreviewVer_R28 (Sprite Fix)
01/31/2022 SSF_PreviewVer_R28 (DirectInput Fix)
01/29/2022 SSF_PreviewVer_R28 (Xinput Fix)
01/21/2022 SSF_PreviewVer_R28 (Grandia Fix)
01/18/2022 SSF_PreviewVer_R28
09/18/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R27
07/04/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R26
06/26/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R25
06/22/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R24
06/19/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R23
06/17/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R22
06/16/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R21
06/09/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R20
05/29/2021 SSF_PreviewVer_R19
12/10/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v8)
11/11/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v7)
11/04/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v6)
10/30/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v5)
10/20/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v4)
10/04/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v3)
09/22/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (v2)
08/20/2020 SSF_PreviewVer_R18 (Test)

SSF Homepage (Github)

07/06/2022 - USA page is HERE. Tested all USA games with version PreviewVer_R28 (DirectInput Fix).
05/22/2022 - Japanese page is HERE. Tested all Japanese games with version PreviewVer_R28 (Sprite Fix).
02/25/2022 - PAL page is HERE. Tested all PAL games with version PreviewVer_R28 (Grandia Fix).

PreviewVer_28 (DirectInput Fix)
Shining Force 3 graphic glitch fixed. DirectInput error code fix

PreviewVer_28 (Xinput Fix)
"The color calculation window processing of GPU rendering has been modified. Also, I put a number at the beginning of the DirectInput error message. If you can tell me the number, you may be able to solve the problem"

The Empty Drive error in R26 will be fixed in R27

"Shader model 5.0 is required for GPU rendering. 4.0 is OK for software rendering.
So, if you fail to create a shader, open SSF.ini with a text editor etc. [Program1]-> Please set GPU Rendering to 0"

USA Game Improvements in PreviewVer_R18 (test) - Current status (previous status)

3D Baseball (U) - Fully Playable (Freezes durring game)
Corpse Killer (U) - Fully Playable (Serious timing errors)
Courier Crisis (U) - Fully Playable (Audio glitch)
Croc! (U) - Fully Playable w/minor audio issues(static) (Black screen with audio running)
Cyberia (U) - Fully Playable (Timing issues)
Daytona USE CCE Netlink Edition (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
Die Hard Trilogy (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
Doom (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading level HUD displayed)
Double Switch (U) - Fully Playable (Serious studdering/timing issues)
Duke Nukem (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
FIFA Road to the World Cup 98 (U) - Fully playable with timing issues durring movies (Crashing)
NHL 98 (U) - Fully Playable with crowd graphics glitching (Freezing durring gameplay/timing)
Quarterback Attack (U) - Fully Playable (Serious timing issues)
Scorcher (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen prior to gameplay)
Sega Rally Championship Plus Netlink Edition (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
Saturn Bomberman (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
Virtual On - Cyber Troopers Net Link Edition (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
VR Golf '97 (U) - Fully Playable (Black screen loading disc)
Wing Arms (U) - Fully Playable (Freezes prior to gameplay)
World Series Baseball (U) - Fully Playable (Locks up prior to game starting (after menus))

Notes: The Netlink games now boot! Plus the timing issues with Digital Pictures games has been resolved.

06/07/2020 - Updated web page
Test versions are being released quite often. You can find the latest releases on the EmuCR website or directly from Shima's Twitter feed HERE.
Working on a new version of the Compatibility list. Creating list baised on the Satakore database using Excel. Example: HERE

HERE is an early version of the website from 2006. Just to see how far Saturn emulation has come.

All emulator setting are left at the default with the following exceptions:
Bios set - using the Japanese 1.01 version
Controller set - Using Retro-Bit Wireless, Bluetooth or Wired Sega Saturn controller
Older version that have the EZ Setting tab - Set to Full Compatibility

Test Systems (For versions above 0.12 Beta R5):

Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular Power Supply
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E500B/AM
Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT2000MX500SSD1
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC ULTRA GAMING, 08G-P4-2173-KR, 8GB GDDR6
Cooler Master COSMOS II 25th Anniversary Edition XL-ATX Full-Tower Case
Retro-Bit Official Sega Saturn USB Controller Pad (Model 2)
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - OEM Updated to version 1909
Japanese Bios 1.01
Alcohol 120% for image testing
Redump Set (BIN, CUE)

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop (2020 version)
Intel i7-10750H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB
15.6" 1080p 144Hz 3ms IPS Display
16GB Dual-Channel DDR4
Windows 10 Home

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Thanks to Borisz, dragonmasterx2, F1ReB4LL, Mr X, and Rockmangames