Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Enhanced “High Definition” Graphics Mode 7 Super Nintendo Emulation

A user on the emulation sub reddit by the name of DerKoun has released an enhancement for the Super Nintendo emulator BSNES.  Users of the emulator version 107.3 (as of this articles write up) are now able to download a Windows binary which will in essence increase the Mode 7 resolutions by up to 4 […]

Bob

Easier SNES Cart Modding

Voultar has just posted a video that shows how to use his new adapter boards to create easier and safer SNES cartridge hacks.  This is something that’s been important to many people in the retro-gaming world, as there’s many amazing language translation patches available that allow people to play games that would never normally be […]

SmokeMonster

SD2SNES Firmware v1.10.0 – S-DD1 for all & SA1+MSU1 for Pro

Ikari just released the latest SD2SNES firmware v1.10.0, adding support for the new Pro model (AKA MK.III) as well as S-DD1 support for both the original SD2SNES & Pro. The new firmware also allows SA-1 special chip games to be MSU-1 patched for the Pro. SA1+MSU1 were too large to fit the Spartan III FPGA […]

SmokeMonster

SNESLab: Unified SNES ROM Hacking Community

Vitor Vilela–the Brazilian Super Nintendo SA-1 expert, long-time romhacker, and former SMWCentral Moderator–has started a new community dedicated to SNES ROM hacking called SNESLab. SNESLab.net will be a fully-featured site and forums, and SNESLab’s Discord is now open to the public at https://discordapp.com/invite/bGEV6PB The purpose of this place is joining together people that are have […]

SmokeMonster

SD2SNES PRO: More Details From Ikari

Questions poured in after my interview with Ikari about the SD2SNES Pro (AKA SD2SNES MK.III), and he was kind enough to answer them all. He also shared new photos of his SD2SNES Pro prototype units. Below is a transcript of our conversation. SmokeMonster: Thanks again for joining me for the video. Could I ask a […]

Bob

Borti SNES Amps back in stock at VGP

Video Game Perfection has just received full stock of their SNES & N64 mod boards.  On hand is the SuperCIC (NTSC/PAL + IGR), Digital Audio and SNES & N64 RGB board, designed by Peter Bartmann.  If you’re in the UK and are looking to upgrade your SNES, their store has everything you need: SNES:  https://www.videogameperfection.com/products/nintendo-bypass-amp/ N64:  https://www.videogameperfection.com/products/nintendo-64-rgb-bypass-amp/ […]

SmokeMonster

MiSTer Updates Roundup

This week saw another big round of MiSTer core updates primarily focused on fixing bugs and moving to the new open-source scaler by Grabulosaure. The new scaler uses 10% of the resources of the old scaler, is easy and faster to compile using the free Quartus software (instead of the $5,000/year suite required for the […]

SmokeMonster

SD2SNES Gets S-DD1 Special Chip Support

Magno has been working on an open-source S-DD1 special chip FPGA core for SD2SNES for over a year, completing roughly 95% of the code, and Redguy made it playable. His latest commits on Github successfully add support for SDD-1 games in SD2SNES. It hasn’t been officially released yet, but a pre-compiled build was shared (link […]