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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SmokeMonster

MiSTer SNES Core Released

As I reported last week, a new and never-before-seen Super Nintendo FPGA emerged recently and took the world by surprise. Srg320 presented a relatively complete SNES implementation, complete with special chip integration. Now that core is on MiSTer. SNES FPGA porting to MiSTer proceeded at a tremendous pace, with ElectronAsh undertaking the effort to get […]

SmokeMonster

New SNES FPGA Appears Out Of Nowhere

srg320 released what appears to be a well made, open-source, relatively complete Super Nintendo/Super Famicom core for a Cyclone FPGA with special chip support already integrated. The release came out of nowhere, as has become the norm for FPGA developments. Users are currently investigating if it can be quickly brought over to MiSTer. A random […]

Bob

Interview with SD2SNES Creator ikari_01

In my opinion, the SD2SNES was an absolute game changer in the SNES world and I’m thrilled I was able to interview the creator Maximilian, aka ikari_01!  We talked about the SD2SNES’ origin story, some of it’s coolest features and what’s to come in the future!  Audio-only available here:  http://www.retrorgb.com/podcast/?name=2018-10-18_interview_ikari_01.mp3 Here’s the project on github:  https://github.com/mrehkopf More information […]