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kindred is a multi-system video game emulator for Windows. A work-in-progress for more than a decade, the software utilises a number of proprietary technologies to accurately emulate video games systems.

The following systems are somewhat supported:
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore Amiga
  • Famicom / Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super Famicom / Super Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance
  • Nintendo DS
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mega Drive

Due to the discrete knowledge of video game hardware some features may be non-existant or disabled due to constant changes in the overall structure of the software.

D I S C L A I M E R (Please read before downloading)

This product is provided free of charge and therefore on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation the warranties that it is free of defects, virus free, able to operate on an uninterrupted basis, merchantable, fit for a particular purpose or non-infringing. This Disclaimer of warranty constitutes an essential part of this agreement. No use of the product is authorised hereunder except under this disclaimer. This product is for non-commercial use only and shall not be packaged with any commercially licensed products.


NINA Header Format v1.00 (Famicom, 2013)
Sony SPC700 Instruction Operation (Super Famicom, 2014)
Printed Circuit Boards (Super Famicom, 2016)


kindred 1.09 Preview Build 2 (Windows, 32-Bit)

Release information for kindred v1.09 Preview Build 2
  [ALL] Rewrote main video renderer 
  [ALL] Added selectable aspect ratio to video renderer
  [ALL] Added various window display sizes
  [ALL] Updated readme.html
kindred 1.09 Preview Build 1 (Windows, 32-Bit)

Release information for kindred v1.09 Preview Build 1

  [SFC] Added input mapping for NTT Joypad
  [SFC] Updated SETA-DSP (UPD96050)
  [SFC] Updated SCPU Multiply/Division cycle processing
  [SFC] Updated PPU vertical synchronization
  [SFC] Rewrote PPU object rendering code
  [SFC] Updated State information to be cycle relevant
  [SFC] Updated SA1 memory map timing
  [SFC] Reworked SPC700 CPU core
  [SFC] Reworked SA1 and 65816 CPU cores
  [SFC] Updated DMA and H-DMA timing and protocol
  [SFC] Added S-RTC (all four clocks supported)
  [SFC] Added RTC-4513
  [SFC] Added SPC7110 decompression
  [SFC] Added BS-X flash cartridge (all commands supported)
  [SFC] Fixed BS-X mapping
  [SFC] Updated BS ROM detection
  [SFC] Added board (SHVC-2J5B) (Sangokushi III)
  [SFC] Added board (SHVC-BJ5M) (Sangokushi IV)
  [SFC] Added board (SHVC-2A5B) (Sangokushi Senshi)
  [ALL] Updated kindred.db

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Screen Captures

Super Mario RPG Metal Combat Yoshi's Island

"Famicom", "Nintendo Entertainment System", "Super Famicom", "Super Nintendo Entertainment System", "Game Boy", "Game Boy Color", "Game Boy Advance" and "Nintendo DS" are registered trademarks of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

The kindred logo and emulator Copyright © 1998-2017 Kris Bleakley. Laughing Frog appears courtesy of Kris Bleakley.