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For the identically-abbreviated Sega Saturn audio format, see Saturn Sound Format.

Video game console emulator

System(s): Sega Saturn, Sega Titan Video
OS: Windows PC, Android
Developer: Shima
Last release date:
Last version: 2022-17-02 PreviewVer R28

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SSF is a Sega Saturn emulator developed by Japanese programmer Shima and first released around the turn of the new millenium. One of the system's more accurate emulators, it has seen multiple updates in recent years to include ISO and bin/cue support where it was previously required to run discs off a physical drive. The emulator has also seen Android support in recent years.


  • BIOS file not required, but may improve compatibility in certain cases
  • All regions (PAL & NTSC) emulated
  • Backup memory emulated
  • Savestates supported
  • Joystick support
  • Can dump screenshots in BMP format, and audio in WAV format
  • Unoptimized PAL games can be made run at the speed of their NTSC counterpart by setting the "Emulation Speed" lever to 1.20, often without unwanted acceleration of music and sound playback.
  • A certain degree of input lag can be compensated for by disabling V-sync and enabling VDP2 Ram write timing.

Emulated components

Component %
SH2 emulator 100%
68000 emulator 100%
VDP1 block 95%
VDP2 block 95%
SCU block 100%
SMPC block 100%
SCSP block 95%
CD block 85%


Latest releases can be downloaded at the author's github.


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