With the leave of byuu/near earlier this year (the creator of bsnes/higan/ares) a long era came to an end. Just a couple of days ago another superstar left the scene, Sour (the creator of Mesen and Mesen-S) All projects on GitHub archived (h ttps://github.com/SourMesen) and even Sour have confirmed he's not going to return to these projects. What does this mean for all of us emulation end users? Well, given that bsnes/higan/ares is the most accurate Super Nintendo/Super Famicom emulator and Mesen is the most accurate NES/Famicom/FDS emulator in existence there will not be anymore official updates to these emulators ever again. The golden rule for pretty much any piece of software applies to these projects too, the work is truly never done. There is still bugs and issues that needs to be fixed but it all depends on how much time people who forks the projects intent to put in them. I don't know if this is the start of a cursed trend but in order for future generations to be able to accurately experience all these older consoles, projects like these can't afford to die out. In regards to preservation this is absolute tragedy and we all know how Nintendo/Sony/Sega handles/treats their brands, just look at how awful the emulation of the games featured in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection is. I recommend downloading these as fast as you can because no one can say for sure how long they will exist: Mesen (the last development build) - h ttps://ci.appveyor.com/project/Sour/mesen/build/artifacts Mesen (Sour's final release) - h ttps://github.com/SourMesen/Mesen/releases/download/0.9.9/Mesen.0.9.9.zip bsnes (byuu's final release) - h ttps://github.com/bsnes-emu/bsnes/releases/tag/v115 higan (byuu's final release) - h ttps://github.com/higan-emu/higan/releases/tag/v110 ares (byuu's final release) - h ttps://github.com/ares-emu/ares/releases/tag/v115 Let's hope that no more emulator projects will die, or else everything have been for nothing. EDIT: Sorry for the space in the links, I didn't have 5 posts to post with correct links.