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For several years, higan (formerly known as bsnes) has been the most accurate and maintained SNES emulator available, all the work of a single person, byuu. Some of you may recall an Ars Technica article about him and his emulator. Every so often, he writes an article describing the state of the art of SNES emulation; you might also be interested in reading archived copies of part 1 (2004), part 2 (2007), and part 3 (2010). This is the latest instalment.