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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 1/6/2016.

Higan is a Nintendo multi-system emulator that began development on 2014-10-14. It currently supports the following systems: Famicom, Super Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance. Higan also supports the following subsystems: Super Game Boy, BS-X Satellaview, Sufami Turbo.

Note: The last and final version for 32-bit systems is 1.0.094.

To install higan, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install higan

To upgrade higan, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade higan


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'higan'
    $dir32 = 'higan_v094-32bit'
    $dir64 = 'higan_v096-64bit'
    $is64 = ((Get-ProcessorBits 64) -and !$env:chocolateyForceX86)
    $dir = If ($is64) { $dir64 } Else { $dir32 }
    $url32 = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $unzipLocation = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $checksum32 = '16a4703d0d2abbd2f62c0f456cb2a74573c6e63b'
    $checksum64 = '08608a0b375db1295f26dd9d219f48e9278c343d'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $higanExecutables32 = @('higan-balanced', 'higan-accuracy', 'higan-performance')
    $higanExecutables64 = @('higan-balanced', 'higan-accuracy', 'higan-performance', 'icarus')
    $higanExecutables = If ($is64) { $higanExecutables64 } Else { $higanExecutables32 }
    $startFolder = $packageName
    $path = Join-Path -Path $unzipLocation -ChildPath $dir
    Function CreateStartMenuShortcuts {
        $startMenuFolderPath = Join-Path -Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Programs')) `
            -ChildPath $startFolder
        $startMenuFolder = New-Item $startMenuFolderPath -Type Directory `
            -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If ($startMenuFolder) {
            ForEach ($executable in $higanExecutables) {
                Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath `
                    (Join-Path -Path $startMenuFolderPath -ChildPath ($executable + '.lnk')) `
                    -targetPath (Join-Path -Path $path -ChildPath ($executable + '.exe')) `
                    -workingDirectory $path
        } Else {
            Write-Warning "Start menu folder couldn't be created."
    ForEach ($executable in $higanExecutables) `
        { Stop-Process -Name $executable -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue }
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url32 $unzipLocation $url64 `
        -checksum $checksum32 -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64
    # create .gui files
    $higanExecutables | ForEach-Object `
        { New-Item -Path $path -Name ($_ + '.exe.gui') -ItemType file }
    # remember which version is installed
    If ($is64) { New-Item -Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder -Name '64' -ItemType file }
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'higan'
    $fileName32 = 'higan_v094-32bit.7z'
    $fileName64 = 'higan_v096-64bit.7z'
    $is64 = (Test-Path -Path (Join-Path -Path $env:chocolateyPackageFolder -ChildPath '64') -PathType Leaf)
    $fileName = If ($is64) { $fileName64 } Else { $fileName32 }
    $startFolder = $packageName
    Function StopProcesses {
        Stop-Process -Name 'higan-accuracy' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Stop-Process -Name 'higan-balanced' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        Stop-Process -Name 'higan-performance' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
        If ($is64) { Stop-Process -Name 'icarus' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue }
    Function RemoveStartMenuShortcuts {
        $startMenuFolderPath = Join-Path -Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Programs')) `
            -ChildPath $startFolder
        Remove-Item $startMenuFolderPath -Recurse -Force -Confirm:$FALSE -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    UnInstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $fileName

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Software Author(s)

  • byuu et al.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
higan 1.0.094 209 Monday, June 15, 2015 approved

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